Title: Fear Us
Series: Broken Love – Book 3
Author: B. B. Reid
Pages: 252 pages
Rating: 4.5/5 stars
It’s been four years since I ran away–from home, my brother, and my maybe father. I created a life free of expectations while pretending I wasn’t being hunted by all of the above. I managed to stay under the radar all this time… or so I thought. When big brother shows up and saves my ass, I’m forced to face everything I left behind, including her.
It’s been four years since I became another statistic. I made a lot of mistakes when it came to Keenan Masters. The first was loving him at all. He took something from me the night he left, and when I told him I still loved him, he told me he’d always hate me. After that, I learned how to be okay… until he came back. Gone was the boy who always knew how to make me laugh, and in his place was a cold, arrogant monster.
Not really sure what to say here…
While I believe you could read this as a standalone, I would not recommend it. Read books 1 and 2. There is so much backstory alluded to in this book that you really would miss out by not reading books 1 and 2.
In book three of the series, we are told Keenan’s story. We were introduced to Keenan in books one and two as the funny and loyal younger brother to Keiran. He was so different from Keiran. Keenan had a heart of gold. Then he was shot and betrayed in that order and he became a monster, a shell of his former self.
Fear Us tells Keenan and Sheldon’s (his long time girlfriend) story, or more accurately, their way back to each other. It is dark and gritty and difficult to read at times. If you don’t like a dark read where sex is used a power and punishment or a dominant/submissive (not in the traditional BDSM sense) then you may not like this book. There is a happily ever after, sort of, but it sure is a hard ride to get there.
You may be wondering why I gave this 4.5 stars, well I’m somewhat invested in these characters and this series and truly this is the best book yet. Think Penelope Douglas’s Fall Away series on crack.