Fearsome

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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, ...

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Overview

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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780991019786
  • Publisher: S A Wolfe
  • Publication date: 9/29/2013
  • Pages: 466
  • Sales rank: 266,852
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

S. A. Wolfe lives with her husband and children in New York City. When not writing or reading, she loves hanging out with family and friends. Unfortunately, she is also great at procrastinating.
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  • Posted October 17, 2013

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    **ARC** Jessica has always been taught to put her studies before

    **ARC**
    Jessica has always been taught to put her studies before fun. She graduated High School at the age of 14 and by 19 she graduated MIT at the top of her class.
    This left her little time to be a teen and enjoy her Social Life. She moved out of her parents house as soon as she was able to and moved in with two girls.
    They could not be bigger opposites. But she loves how the girls bring out the Social Side in her. 

    In the matter of moments with one phone call, her whole life has changed and she has become a rather wealthy 19 year old and went from living in New York City to a small town Hera.
    Jessica receives a phone call from a Lawyer named Archibald who is in charge of her Late Aunt Virginia’s Estate.
    She is not understanding all that he is telling her since she thought that her Aunt passed away years ago, but alas she agrees to take the trip up to Hera and see what all the fuss is about. 

    Upon arriving in Hera she is greeted by Archie who takes her to his office and lets her know about what has been left to her and how in the matter of moments she has become a rather wealthy 19 year old woman.
     When she is leaving to head to the local diner with Archie, they are stopped by Carson, who is in charge of the remodel of her Estate.
    Her first impression of Carson is not a very good one since he was rather rude to her. 

    When eating at the diner she meets Imogen & Lauren, who she feels right away she can become friends with if she chooses to stay in Hera.
    They are fast whitted, talking girls and take no crap from anyone. She also meets Dylan, who has stolen her breath and taken over her mind and space in the matter of moments.

    It is from this moment on that I could not put this book down and it took up all of my time! We read about Jessica’s relationship with Dylan, and why Carson is so rude to her.
    She gets life and dating advice from Imogene & Lauren on the regular. And she has fallen to love the older crowd who were her Aunt Virginia’s Best Friends, Archie, Lois and Eleanor. 

    Jessica is still not to sure what she is going to do with all that has landed in her lap, but she does know that the small town and people of Hera are making it hard for her to return to the Big City.
    The whole time I was cheering for her to stay in Hera with the new family she has come to love. I wanted her to drop Dylan and run into the arms of his hot older alpha male brother Carson, but hey we all have our favorite hot guys in books right?
     When Dylans inner demons are brought to the surface and she still chooses to stay with him inspite of what Carson has said, I wanted to slap some sense into her and open her eyes so that she could see who it was that really loved her since they were kids and who it was that was only playing with her heart.

    I want to tell you all about this amazing book that had me up until wee hours of the early dawn, but if I did all that, then I am afraid that I will give away all that is good in this book and you won't want to read it anymore.
     So to leave with all the suspense until you read it yourself, I will leave you with this……...What you think is going to happen, doesn't…...

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Monotonous.

    Monotonous. Annoying. Lacks the "it" factor. The female lead needed to make up her mind instead of dragging out numerous chapters of dull, pointless, indecision. The intimate thoughts and feeling of scenes lacked depth. I like the interjection of sex scenes in novels but, these were just empty, dull, fill in the space (way to often) for lack of a better storyline. The premise was promising, the book cover eye catching but, the writing was stunted and, went down hill from there.

    S.A.K.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2014

    Wonderful!

    Great, well written book with amazing characters! I loved it! Very hard to put down!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 7, 2013

    Wolfe tackles a variety of different yet difficult topics in an

    Wolfe tackles a variety of different yet difficult topics in an approachable yet enlightening manner.  She makes this story light-hearted and funny at times, while it’s downright earthshattering at others.  She has created the perfect balance of events for a coming of age tale.  Her intricate descriptions combine with her easy going writing style to create a novel that you can easily immerse yourself in.  

    You get to know the main characters of this story on many different levels.  They are such real people that you can’t help but feel for them.  The supporting cast is wonderful as well.  Wolfe puts a great deal of character development into them as they aren’t simply support in this novel, but rather family members 

    This story is real life at its most raw and intimate moments.  It’s a rollercoaster of emotions that you’ll find yourself completely caught up in.  It also may make you want to take up painting.

    Please note that I received this novel free of charge from the author in exchange for an honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2014

    I would have given this book 5 stars, but... Okay, while I was

    I would have given this book 5 stars, but...

    Okay, while I was reading this book I was so frustrated I was practically screaming (in my mind) at the pages.  The questions that I was asking were thankfully asked by Jessica, but boy this trainwreck did not have to happen.  I am not going to include spoilers in this review so I won't say what really bothered me by this story.  You will understand when you read it.  

    All that being said I still recommend this book because it's sets up the next book nicely.  You will definitely want to read the next one titled Freedom.  ENJOY

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  • Posted May 30, 2014

    S. A. Wolfe had me captivated from beginning to end. Carson and

    S. A. Wolfe had me captivated from beginning to end. Carson and Jess are great together even with all the denial by Jess. Can't wait to read more!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2014

    ;-)

    Yes very good...Jessica's POV ONLY, Dylan & Carson were Hotttt...Jess was cool (nice to have her character be a genius) then GOD she started to get really annoying to me. Overall good steamy love story! I want to read Dylan's story, but I'm sooo hoping it's not likre the last book "I cant be w/ you...but I can..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2014

    Good story.

    I liked this story. I was expecting something awesome based on the reviews but it was just 4 star for me. Cute story. Believable. Likeable characters. Hope there is more to the story in Freedom since I already bought it.

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  • Posted April 9, 2014

    3.5 star review Let me just start and say that my review may be

    3.5 star review

    Let me just start and say that my review may be jaded by the fact that I already read the second book in this series first, and after loving that one, this one just bugged me and had me second guessing how I really felt about Dylan in the second book.

    Jess is some intellectual genius with amazing artistic talent, not even 21 yet, and she has the two hottest guys in town lusting for her. That right there was enough for me to be turned off by Jess. Couple it with the whishy/washy attitude and way drawn out concerns she would be just like her parents and I was left with a heroine I could not get behind. How does one girl lust for one brother but then sleep with the other, I just don't get it, especially since she had never done the relationship or the sex before.

    Dylan still in my mind is a likeable character. Towards the end of the book his justification for going after Jess was somewhat disheartening, but I didn't see all the crazy that EVERYONE in the whole town kept commenting on. Why wouldn't Jess think this guy was in to her. And yes his actions may seem quick, but after reading the second book I really don't see a big difference in his actions.

    Carson should have been an amazing character. I love his swagger but his attitude drove me bonkers. His loyalty to his brother was amazing but I found him to be contradictory with Jess. I love you and I will be patient, then later having her leave and giving her the cold shoulder because she doesn't declare her love. Annoying. In hindsight, some may say his past actions may have bordered on stalking. It would make wonder how much he really loved her. When you love someone from afar based on what you see without really knowing them, how can you love them.

    Oh well, I obviously was really opinionated about this book and as I said before it is likely due to my connection with Dylan after reading the second book. I still love the humor of the townspeople, though they really should mind their business sometimes. The sexual tension and chemistry throughout the story was hot. So with all things considered, still a worthy read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Omg i love carson

    This was one of my favorite books ever......

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  • Posted March 14, 2014

    I thought this book was wonderful! For a story without any real

    I thought this book was wonderful! For a story without any real dramatic plot, I could NOT put this book down! I would definitely recommend this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2014

    Fabulous!!

    I loved everything about this book. The plot was never stagnant and flowed beautifully. The characters were extremely engaging. The sex scenes were hawt! I enjoyed watching Jessica fumble thru her emotions as she discovered she couldn't decipher and fix it like a bug in a line of computer code. The Blackard brothers. Sigh. Dylan is flirtatious and enigmatically charming. But Carson Blackard makes me swoon. He has usurped all of the previous book boyfriends I love to become my all time favorite. A beautiful story about finding love.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2014

    wonderful book.....love how the authors writing is so vivid like

    wonderful book.....love how the authors writing is so vivid like I am right there in the book.......cannot wait for her next book to come out

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  • Posted February 7, 2014

    Love, love, love this book.  I loved how the characters seem so

    Love, love, love this book.  I loved how the characters seem so real.  My favorite ones are Jess and Carson.  I loved how Dylan and Carson are so devoted to one another as brothers and how Carson looked out for his little brother all his  life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2014

    Awesome

    You know the type of book you read and you feel like your there doing everything that the characters are doing this book is it Sa Wolfe not only did she write a book that makes you feel it makes you relate and see what there seeing I absolutely loved it. ...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2013

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had me laughing and crying! J

    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It had me laughing and crying! Jessica was the quirky, gutsy, fearsome character the title promises (I saw Emma Stone in my mind's eye as I was reading) Carson and Dylan, the Blackard boys, won over my heart, but I will have to say, Carson was my favorite! I want to meet a man like him! The rest of the characters in the book were endearing as well and I really felt the love and friendship they had for Jessica and her Aunt Virginia. I very much look forward to S. A. Wolfe's next novel!

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  • Posted December 19, 2013

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    Fearsome, a New Adult Romance, is a riveting story about a young

    Fearsome, a New Adult Romance, is a riveting story about a young woman who has been raised by two of the possibly worst parents ever. Starting with the decision to keep her away from her beloved Aunt Ginnie up to picking her career and sending her to college at the tender age of fourteen, Jesse’s parents have created a situation where their young daughter isn’t fully prepared for life. She can do complex equations in her head but she isn’t prepared to fall in life, especially with a young man who has severe emotional problems and a yummy hot brother.
    Wolfe has created a character who is genuine and innocent, likable and tragic, insecure and confused by the world; one that readers will cheer on. Besides Jesse though, Dylan and Carson, Lauren and Imogene, Archer and Bert are all appealing and well-realized characters, some humorous, some tormented. The plot is believable and very realistic, especially now when mental health is a subject that is no longer taboo. There is romance, happiness, tears, tragedy, friendships, new loves, and lots of memories. Four Stars!

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  • Posted December 1, 2013

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     ¿I have the world¿s laziest dog, Hangover, I have a quasi-boyfr

     ”I have the world’s laziest dog, Hangover, I have a quasi-boyfriend who is too cute and unstable for his own good – Hotty – and my new protector or guardian, who I can only think of as Lusty. What a cast of characters.”

    Jessica is summoned to a small town after learning of her Aunt Virginia’s death. She has vague memories of her aunt and is slightly confused about why her aunt left her everything in her will. She just wants to get everything straightened out in Hera so she can return to her life in New York. But the longer she spends in Hera, the more it starts to feel like home thanks to the town’s natives. Jessica finds herself in Hera. She also finds some amazing friends and two incredible, gorgeous men.

    “Perhaps its my inexperience at both love and sex. They arrived in my life at the same time, so it’s next to impossible for me to separate the two and ascertain if the love is genuine or if it’s merely a side effect to making love.”

    The Blackard brothers are about as different as they can possibly be. Dylan is hyper and attentive and doesn’t hold back. His older brother Carson is far more reserved. Jessica can’t really get a read on him. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that these two men were her childhood playmates. She and Dylan enter into a whirlwind relationship. Despite her relationship with Dylan, however, she can’t seem to get Carson out of her mind. He’s quiet and sexy, protective and thoughtful. Dylan and Carson are both keeping secrets. When the truths start to come out, Jessica has some tough decisions to make. Dylan or Carson? Hera or New York? You’ll have to read to find out for yourself.

    “We don’t always get do-overs. Think very carefully before making a decision about love,” he says to me. “Sometimes when it’s offered, it may have an expiration date.”

    I want to be friends with these characters. They each seemed so real. Jessica was funny, smart and strong. She was indecisive and not all that bright when it came to her love life, but that’s part of her charm. Dylan was like a giant ball of energy. He had his good and bad moments, but the latter were justifiable. Carson was absolutely swoon worthy. I wouldn’t mind having a hot man like that in my life. You know, one who can build furniture for me, fix things around the house and then crawl into bed with me at the end of a long day. Is that sexist? I don’t even care if it is. :) Imogene and Lauren were a fantastic addition to this book – and Jessica’s life – as was Archie.

    “I’m not a care-free spirit like my Aunt Virginia was. I’m very much a product of my upbringing and my parents taught me to figure out what I need to do. I’m good at that. But now I want to fire out what I want to do, too.”

    What I loved most about this book – aside from the gorgeous writing and the charming characters – was the fact that I really wasn’t ever able to get a feel for how it was all going to end. The relationships – whether friendship, romantic or familial – were complicated. There was an extraordinary amount of depth to the storyline. Fearsome sucked me in from the beginning and I had a really difficult time setting this book down.

    “I just want you to be mine,” he says. “You have me; body and soul, and all the parts in between.”

    Fearsome had humor and heart (and a bit of angst). It was sweet and sexy. But, it was more than your typical romance novel. The love triangle didn’t come off as trite as they often do. Given Jessica’s history with the Blackard brothers, it was completely conceivable that she could have feelings for both of them. It was equally believable that they could each be harboring feelings for her, too. At its core, Fearsome was a story of a woman growing, figuring out what she wanted from life and falling in love as a result. It was a wonderful coming of age story with an absolutely delightful cast of characters. I wanted to spend more time in their world.

    I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All quotes come from the review copy and may differ from the final version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2013

    Great Read

    Great snuggle under the cover on a cold day book...living in Wyoming, I Know

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    Posted December 12, 2013

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