Fearing life is no way to live, but for Jessica Garrison, it’s the only thing she knows. After she lost her mother to cancer, she couldn’t bring herself to live with her father any longer. The lies and deceit she protected her mother from during the last months of her life now felt like betraying the loving woman who lost her life. Jessica left her childhood home at the age of seventeen, expecting to find a life free from lies, drugs, and adultery; what she found was anything but. Forced to learn the harsh realities in life, she endured years of abuse. Jessica escaped; but her escape came with a price. Now, Jessica lives in fear of the day Brandon will find her. Will she be able to piece her life back together or stay trapped living in fear for the rest of her life?
This is book one in the series, Loves of Deception. The series is about young women who rise above the harsh realities in life by empowering themselves to succeed and become their own heroine. Each book is about a specific topic: Domestic Violence, Drugs, and Cheating.
I liked this book. Jessica is understandably scared and standoffish. She has basically exiled herself and only sees her best friend and sister. She does not want to be around anyone and does not trust anyone. This all makes sense. She had horrible things happen to her and I don't know if I would be able to be around people either. Roxy (Jess' sister) and Jack (Roxy's boyfriend) introduce Jess to Logan. He is a friend of Jack and is hanging out with them. Logan is a little bit of a mystery at first and I was not sure if I was going to like him. He is pretty great. Protective but not overbearing. He is pretty calm unless you make him mad. He really comes across as a great guy.
I think that Kay Lindy did a great job of showing real feelings on domestic abuse. People always ask why the person being abused doesn't just leave, why do you stay, etc. There are so many reasons that people can't or won't leave abusive situations and I think that Kay showed some of the reasons.
I am giving this book 4.5 stars out of 5 stars. I want to read the rest of the series. I recommend you getting this book.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kay Lindy is a suspense romance writer. Her first novel, Fearing Love, was released in September, 2015. Lindy is passionate about writing characters who are strong independent women and are their own heroines.
Kay is the mother of four girls. Each of her daughters has inspired her to follow her own dream. "My young ladies are so full of passion and spirit. I am always there to support their dreams and aspirations.This action of love is what made me realize I was not living up to the same standards I was teaching my girls; to follow their dreams. So I began to write. Fearing Love is a product of my passion."