Reviewed by Amber
TITLE: Succumbing to His Fear
AUTHOR: River Mitchell
PUBLISHER: Via Star Wings Books
LENGTH: 185 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 26th, 2016
After a life changing event makes Alfie the legal guardian of his estranged step-siblings, as well as a chance meeting one drunken night, he finds his world turned upside down when he discovers that everything he thought he knew about himself was catastrophically wrong.
Before meeting Alfie and his family, Fear was content with his casual hookups and one-night stands, purposefully keeping everyone at an arm’s length. As Alfie comes into his burgeoning feelings, a curveball shakes the two men, threatening to destroy Fear and his new found chance at happiness with Alfie.
With everything thrown into turmoil, Fear decides to fight for those he loves, Alfie and his family included. Will they be able to survive the collateral damage around them, or will they lose everything?
This book was really good. I’ve never read River Mitchell before but I’m hooked with just this first book. The story flowed so well and I absolutely LOVED Fear and Alfie together. There were times that this story got “roll your eyes” sappy almost over the top lovey especially with Fear but it was few and far between so it didn’t really impact the overall feel of the book.
Alfie gets the shock of his life when he’s awarded custody of a brother and sister he knew nothing about. Doing what he knows is right he uproots his life in England and moves to the US to tackle his new responsibility head on. With the initial help of his mother and stepfather, Alfie and his siblings start making their lives together.
Early on Alfie meets Fear and his band of friends and family but never having been attracted to a man before he’s not prepared for his reaction to Fear. He doesn’t know what to make of Fear but being very mature for his young age, he goes with his feelings and explores the attraction.
Fear and Alfie get really close pretty quickly and it’s pretty intense. There are a ton of things going on in this story but it’s not overwhelming. Everything flows pretty well and you get hooked very quickly because you have a need to know what’s going on.
Overall, this book is a definite must read. Great writing and the characters were amazing…..Recommended.