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.
Title: Fall With Me (Wait for You #4)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
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I want to thank William Morrow for providing me with a copy of this book to read and give an honest review. Receiving this book for free has in no way altered my opinion or review.
As with all Jennifer L. Armentrout books, I was very excited to jump into this book! I loved Roxy in Stay With Me and really wanted to see what her story was all about. And it didn't disappoint.
Roxy was by far my favorite character in this story. She's quirky and fun and just the slightest bit awkward in an endearing sort of way. I love that she is not afraid to be who she is. I also love that she has this never ending crush on a guy who she's pretty much grown up with. It's sweet and really added to my love of their relationship during this story. I will say she is a bit angsty, but what girl wouldn't be when the crush of her life practically tells her he's sorry their one night of passion ever happened?
Of course Reese doesn't really see it the same way Roxy does. But what girl, blinded by those words, can really bring herself to think otherwise. Now Reese is this sexy as all heck cop/military guy who has no qualms about letting Roxy know that he wants more than friends between them. But even with this admission, Roxy has a hard time getting into a groove with him and letting it all happen without things overshadowing the relationship and casting doubt down on her.
Armentrout's writing continues to remain true. Each story has it's own unique twist to it. I liked that she included a few side stories in this one, so we're not just getting all romance and hot, passionate sex (although those things never seem to grow dull!). Roxy deals with things from guilt to shame to fear, all with Reese beside her (even if she doesn't recognize it for what it is). Add to that her holding back from him what truly happened during their one night together, and you get a girl who really needs to sort out her issues and move forward.
I will say that many of Roxy's decisions are clouded and seem to come from left field at times. But I think this is just a side effect of her not really having her head on straight. She is kind of floating through life and doing the things she thinks are expected of her, rather than what she wants to do, and I think this often clouds her judgement and reactions. In the end, she shapes up and realizes that she needs to go for what she wants, because that is the only true thing that will make her happy.
I will say there were elements of predictability with the story, but I think that is true of most NA romance. And I knew there would be an HEA, because Armentrout doesn't do anything else! So there's always that to look forward to with her books.
Overall I enjoyed Roxy and Reese's story. I will certainly be picking up the future books in this series!
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.