Series: Wait For You #4.5
on June 23rd 2015
Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.
Hey guys! I’m so excited to be taking part in the Review & Excerpt Tour for DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, a novella in her Wait For You Series. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy today!! Scroll down for my review and a fab excerpt! 🙂
It’s always a fun time guaranteed when you open a Jennifer L. Armentrout book and DREAM OF YOU was no exception. With her trademark sizzling chemistry, suspense filled storylines and pacy writing, I was hooked by Abby and Colton’s story. Despite being a novella, I never felt like anything was missing and the relationship and plot both developed nicely and never felt rushed.
Abby has harboured a crush on Colton since her high school days but never dreamed he would ever look her way. Rocking a curvier figure than she would like, Abby doesn’t have the best self image and it made my heart hurt and really connect with her because I feel the same way and it sucks when you see just how much it can affect your life and hold you back from experiencing things you feel you don’t deserve. I loved how JLA tackled this issue and even in a few short pages, helped me to pause and look at my own self image in a more positive light and consider what I can do to help myself rather than focussing on the negatives.
When Abby witnesses a crime, Colton is thrust back into her life as the investigating detective and surprises Abby by being just as enthusiastic to reconnect as she is. Colton is the quintessential sexy, smouldering hero we’ve come to expect in Jennifer’s books and I loved his outrageous flirting and his charm as he broke down Abby’s walls. Together, Abby and Colton have chemistry that sizzles more than a BBQ on the fourth of July. The sexual tension was through the roof by the end of the book and you’ll definitely need an ice cold drink to cool off afterwards.
DREAM OF YOU is a great addition to the Wait For You series and I hope we’ll get a glimpse of Abby and Colton in future books! Get this one on your kindle now!
The look on his face said he wasn’t so sure of that. “He followed you to your house and he hit you with a gun. You could’ve died, Abby. I—”
“Colton,” I tried again. “I’m serious. It wasn’t your fault. Okay? And you didn’t have to come over here to check on me. I’m okay. You’ve… you’ve done enough. You got your brother and Roxy to take me home and—”
“I’ve done enough? Obviously, I haven’t done enough.” His gaze found its way back to mine. “I need to make a couple of things clear. When you left Mona’s last night, you were upset. I get that. You just saw me walk out with Nicole and you left before I could say a single thing to you. Don’t pretend like you didn’t see that.”
“Okay. You, um, seemed busy.” I swallowed, taking a step back. “So that…that’s your ex-fiancée? She’s gorgeous.”
“Yeah, she is.” His brows knitted as he stared down at me. “You know, I was hoping I would hear from you. I figured after Sunday, I was going to leave the ball in your court.”
He had? Had he given that message through man code? I wasn’t good at reading man code.
“Obviously, you need to work through some issues and I was hoping that you would let me help you with that,” he continued. “I’m impatient though. I was planning on calling you last night, but my brother does this thing every week at his place—game night. It’s stupid, but fun. I thought I’d swing by his place for about an hour and then call you.”
I didn’t know what to say about any of that, but I wasn’t going to stand here like I was mute. I had a voice and I was going to use it. “But you were at Mona’s, with Nicole.”
“I was,” he said, a muscle flexing along his jaw. “I met her there on the way to Reece’s. When we broke up, there was a watch that my grandfather had given me before he passed away. One night at her place, I had taken it off and I never found it after that. Nicole finally found it.” Lowering his one hand to the pocket of his denim jeans, he fished out a gold watch that looked like it cost a pretty penny. “She wanted to talk. That’s why we were in Jax’s office.”
I stared at the watch and then watched him place it back in his pocket. Part of me felt like an idiot, but how would anyone really react in this situation?
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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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