Monday, March 16, 2015

Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
This is a new adult romance novel (Rated NC-17)
(Four and a Half Gooey Gumdrop Hearts)
Book Summary
Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.
My Review
I’ve read many books by this author, but mostly of the young adult and paranormal variety. I have read the Gamble brothers series, but outside of that I haven’t dived into any other new adult or adult books by this author (or penned under  J. Lynn).
I was super pleased with this book. It wasn’t a fluffy contemporary romance with no substance. In fact, it’s more like a bowl full of warm romance with dashes of suspense, mystery and intrigue. I was totally full and satisfied when I finished it. In fact, I woke up in the morning with about half way to finish. And I didn’t stop reading choosing to skip breakfast in favor of reading the whole morning away.  I hardly noticed I missed a meal  I was so caught up in the story. Well, until I finished at lunch. Then I headed to get food.
As a mystery (who done it) kind of reader, I knew who “done it” from the first meeting and my guess never wavered from that individual and was confirmed at the reveal moment in the story. Even thought I knew, it didn’t take away my enjoyment of the story.
I can tell you that the story is multilayered. I was disarmed by the beginning of the story. I was also intrigued with the ‘what and why’ of Reece and Roxy, and was a little pissed at her for different reasons. But Roxy was a sparkler with fire in her gut. She was no whinny female.
And Reece won my heart from the start. Book boyfriends with a kind heart and a hard exterior tend to be my top book boyfriends, like Aiden from JLA’s Covenant series. While I can appreciate the bad boys with snarky attitudes like Daemon from the JLA’s Lux series, I tend not to like the guy that’s an ass all in the name of “saving the girl.” Reece was the former and I fell hard for him. Read and you will too.
I can’t really say more other than this was my first book in the Fall Away series. And it was easily read as a standalone. However, my only compliant, which is my fault really, is I suspect that the first few chapters which were a bit slow for me, dealt with other characters from the previous books in the series. For me, those chapters really didn’t add to the meat of this story. However, I suspect had I read the other books I would have been grateful to catch up with those previous staring couples and would have enjoyed those few chapters more.
And a big thanks to JLA for my paperback ARC. You are the best!
My book boyfriend Reece.
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