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ARC Review….Dream Of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Synopsis:

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..

 

My review:

Dream of You is story number 4.5 in author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s Wait For You series as well as novella number 9 in 1,001 Dark Nights’ 2015 line-up. This was also another first for me, thanks to the intro from 1,001 Dark Nights, and now that I’ve read and loved Dream Of You, I will certainly be picking up the rest of the books in this series!

As if being on the worst date in the history of dating wasn’t a bad enough way to spend an evening, young widow Abby Erickson suddenly finds herself in a circumstance that makes her lame date seem like a paradise….witnessing a murder. Yeah, that would do it. But a bright spot in this epically horrid evening was seeing Colton Anders. Colton, a blast from her high school past was now a detective and one of the men in charge of bringing the killers to justice and keeping her safe in the process.

Fate may have put her in the path of these killers but also out her in the path of her long lost crush. A long lost crush who may have had a thing for Abby, too? As much as she would love to believe that, he was the handsome and popular jock back then and she was the studious book nerd. Sure opposites attract all the time but no way could Colton have a thing for Abby like she did for him all those years ago….or could he? Maybe fate knew a thing or two….

From the very first page of this story I was hooked. Hell, from the very first sentence. Ms. Armentrout completely drew me in and I had so many feelings and emotions for Abby. Sure she witnessed an awful thing and I was scared for her safety, but more than that I was so sad for her that she had lost her husband so young and had really been alone since then. Four years. Alone. She had a few friends and a great job as an editor (which led to some great author and book references that had me grinning like the fan girl I am) but her love life was non-exsitant and that made me so sad for her. But then, like the sun coming out on a cloudy day, things started looking up for this amazing and extremely relatable gal. Colton comes back into her life and shocks her by admitting he had feelings for her but had never acted on them. I loved that their past was a connection that came back to life when this unexpected event happened. It’s their second chance and one they grab onto with both hands. It’s not without a bit of apprehension, however. This leads me to one of my absolute favorite things about this story….Abby is just like so many of us when it comes to her body image. She’s not unhappy per se, just not totally comfortable with herself and the way she looks and that resonated deeply with me, as I imagine it will with many readers. We all have our insecurities and when Abby’s friend gives her the come-to-Jesus talk, I wanted to cheer and shout from the rooftops how much I loved the words written in that paragraph! It’s possibly one of the best parts of a book I’ve read and one that will stay with me. Kudos to Ms. Armentrout for writing what so many of us needed to hear!

Dream Of You is suspenseful, sweet, sexy, emotional; and with wonderful characters, it’s the total package. I cannot wait to go back and start this series from the beginning and have no doubt I will love each book. Thank you, Ms. Armentrout, for a fantastic read!

5LovesRLBFive Loves

 

Book Links:

Amazon  |  1,001 Dark Nights

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About the author:

# 1 New York Times and International 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, 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. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.
For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.
If you are requesting an ARC please contact the publisher of that book.
To contact Jennifer directly, please email: jenniferlarmentrout@live.com

 

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