Succumbing to His Fear by River Mitchell ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

FearMitchellTitle: Succumbing to His Fear

Author: River Mitchell

Publisher: Via Star Wings Books

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 02/26/2016

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance


After a life changing event makes Alfie the legal guardian of his estranged half-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 curve ball 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?

My View:

I picked this one up on a whim because I am a sucker for the unexpected parent/guardian trope. There are not enough words to explain how happy I am I gave this one a try.

This book was all kinds of emotional and all kinds of over the top and all kinds of fun. The plot was far fetched but the way the story was presented, it totally worked for me and pulled me in. I had to know what was what and who was who and why things were happening as they were.

However, the plot was not even a blip on the radar compared to the way I fell in love with ALL of the characters. Fear and Alfie were the main couple but it was the entire cast and crew who captured my heart and this book would not have been what it was if one character had been left out or had been created differently. Gamma Sheri was my favorite! That takes talent for an author to so completely create a world that every element was perfectly formed and perfectly carried out. I have never heard of or read anything by this author, but I MUST correct this deficiency right away.

Fear and Alfie’s romance was fraught with trouble from the very start. Both men were broken in their own way but each man completely the other in such a way that the troubles they encountered were meaningless in their journey to love. And there love was FAST and intense and I loved it right along with them. I am usually skeptical of instant anything but I was all for this romance and I enjoyed every moment of my reading experience.

I know this review is all over the place but I was just so surprised and pleased with this story I just want to tell everyone to read it for themselves so they can share in my fangirling love! I CANNOT WAIT for Talon and Tate’s story! I need it NOW!!!!


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