New Adult / Romance
Date Published: 10/1/2013
Jessica Channing’s big city life should be more exciting than sixty-hour work weeks and popcorn nights with her girlfriends, but it’s not. She has worked hard fulfilling her role as a child prodigy and graduating college years before her peers. She’s the good girl, the brilliant girl.
Unfortunately, she’s also the dateless young woman.
That all changes with one phone call. Jess’s rigid, predictable life upends when she must visit a small, obscure town to deal with a relative’s death. This isn’t just any little speck of a town, though. Long lost memories come crashing down on Jess’s world when two men, the Blackard brothers, seem to lure her in.
Dylan is cover model handsome, and pursues Jess the minute she comes to town. Then there is tall, dark and gorgeous Carson, who hides his own secrets behind his hardened reserve.
For someone who has been governed by her own obsessive behaviors and fears, Jess lets her guard down and jumps at the opportunity to have an affair with a man she actually finds attractive for a change.
There’s just one problem. Jess discovers that she can’t have a simple romantic fling because true passion does indeed come with some very big strings attached to it. She will have to own up to her own truths about love and face the two extraordinary men; both troubled in their own ways and both determined to have her.
This novel contains graphic sexual content and strong language. It is intended for mature readers.
Author Spotlight: S. A. Wolfe lives with her wonderfully loud, opinionated children and husband. She is a voracious reader and passionate about writing, and when those two activities don’t keep her locked away in her room, she loves hiking mountains as much as she adores all the thrills New York City has to offer.
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say (review): 20-year-old Jess is a genius, she's also missing some major life skills; she's sweet, naive and awkward. After being left a house by a long lost Aunt, Jess finds herself leaving her life in the city to stay at her Aunt's old house in a small town. The house is being renovated by the Blackard brothers; Dylan and Carson.
Dylan goes all out to woo Jess. He's sweet, charming and classically handsome. Whilst older brother Carson is more responsible, withdrawn, hot and moody. I was instantly suspicious of both brothers (I'm not sure what that says about me), but they both have their individual merits.
There are a LOT of secrets and surprises in Fearsome, which were both interesting and frustrating. I really liked Jess, but at times I found her standoffishness a bit irritating (I'll leave you to discover why she does what she does).
Although I found some of Dylan's motivations a bit shady, I found myself really drawn into his situation and found his history really upsetting.
Carson spends his life looking after others and always puts Dylan first. A lot of the issues in the book could have been resolved by him being more open and honest, but then this could be said about all three of the main characters.
I enjoyed Fearsome and liked Jess's story, although I would have liked an insight into Dylan's head.
3.5 Stars in my Sky!
I’m still daydreaming when he stops abruptly to pick up his toolbox and I bash right into his back. Perfect. Didn’t I already do this with Dylan?
Carson drops the box and turns around to catch me. “I’m sorry, did I do that?”
“No, it was me.” I rub my nose.
He’s holding me by the waist, pulling me into him, but it’s not a déjà vu of Dylan. Carson is something else—something I like very much—and I suspect that being torn between two men in my own imaginary, lovelorn world is a sign of my immaturity. At least, that would be the first thing my mother would say before she asks what they do for a living. My hands are wedged between us, resting against his hard abdomen.
Carson doesn’t let go, as if he’s thinking of something to say or thinking of pulling one of those fast Blackard kisses. “This could be awkward,” he says and releases his grip on me while his hands remain hovering by me.
I’m not sure if he’s having the same thought as me, that a kiss would be awkward since I’m going out with Dylan, or if it’s awkward because he sees me as some virginal geek and he’s never touched one in person before. It’s awkward because I’m over-thinking the whole scenario!
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