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Excerpt Reveal: Fire in You by Jennifer Armentrout

Posted November 14, 2016 by Rowena in Promotions | 1 Comment


I have read most of the books in this series and have adored Cam and Jase to pieces. I have a few books to catch up on but am looking forward to continuing this series. We’re super stoked to be participating in the excerpt reveal for the sixth book in the Wait for You series, Fire in You.


Fire in You by Jennifer Armentrout
Series: Wait for You #6
Also in this Series: Be with Me, Stay with Me, Fall with Me
Release Date: November 28, 2016
Publisher: Jennifer Armentrout
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

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Brock’s gaze flickered over my face and the line of his jaw softened. “It’s been a really long time since you and I have sat and talked to one another. I know you have every reason to hate me. I don’t blame you.”

“I don’t hate you.” That twisting motion in my chest picked up. What I had said was true. Maybe at one point I did. Okay. I’m sure I had, but I’d never been one to hate anyone. It just wasn’t in me. Well, I hated plenty of fictional characters, but some people would claim they didn’t count. I drew in a shallow breath and repeated, “I don’t hate you.”

Brock was still as he stared at me, a flicker of surprise and relief mingling across his chiseled features. “I’m…I’m glad to hear that.”

I pushed all that mess aside and focused. “Why are you even the GM? You’ve probably made enough money to live a very, very long time without having to worry about a paycheck.”

“I have. When I retired from professional fighting two years ago, I could’ve lived quite comfortably for the rest of my life.”

I wanted to ask why he’d retired so young. At his age, he still had a couple of more years left, but I resisted the urge. “So why take this job?”

A frown started to appear. “Do you really need to ask me that?” Before I could respond, he lifted a hand, thrusting his fingers through his hair as he said, “Your father saved my life. That’s not an exaggeration. You know that. If it hadn’t been for him, I would’ve died on those streets. The Academy became my life and it is a part of me. This company is important to me, and even if I’m not fighting, representing the Academy, I still need to be a part of it.”

Lowering my gaze, I squirmed in my chair. Of course I knew that. No matter what had happened, that would’ve never changed for him.

“I love scouting, looking for fresh talent,” he continued. “As the GM, I can still do that. I can give back to your father for everything he did for me. I need to do that. Especially considering how badly I let him down.”

“How in the world did you let my father down?” I asked, genuinely curious. “You’ve won championships for him. Brought so much attention to the—”

“That’s not what I’m talking about.” Tone serious, he held my gaze. “You never told him why you were at Mona’s that night.”

I stilled.

“If you had, he would’ve—”

My eyes snapped to his. “Brock.”

“And I would’ve deserved everything I had coming to me,” he continued, leaning forward. “And the only reason why I never told him you were there because of me was because you made me promise not to.”

Closing my eyes, I pressed my lips together. I had made him promise not to say a word. I’d begged him, because I knew what would happen if he’d been honest. Brock would’ve lost everything.

The knot was back, expanding in my throat. I couldn’t sit here and think and talk about these kinds of things if I was going to be able to make this job work. Curling my hands together, I opened my eyes. “What happened back then has nothing to do with now. It can’t.”

Brock leaned back and straightened.

“And I don’t want to talk about it,” I continued, struggling to keep my voice steady. “We don’t need to talk about any of that for us to work together.”

He was silent for a moment, his body deviously relaxed, but he was like a coiled cobra, and could strike at any moment. “I don’t agree with that, but I’ll let it go.”

Some of the tension seeped out of my shoulders even though I had a feeling there was an unspoken “for now” at the end of what he said. “That’s all, then? I would like to get my office set up and get to work.”

Brock nodded and pushed off the desk. Walking around it, he scanned the paperwork on his desk. “I do believe we have a meeting today with the sales team. Two o’clock.”

“Sounds good.” I rose on oddly shaky legs and turned to the door. Everything felt surreal.


Stopping, I faced him. “Yes?”

His shoulders rose with a deep breath as his gaze drifted over my face once more, and I wondered what he thought about how I looked now. “I really want this to work for us, Jillian,” he said, and I felt the very sharp twisting motion in my chest give one powerful stab. “It’s a second chance for us.”



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About the Author


Jennifer Armentrout aka J. Lynn


# 1 New York Times and # 1 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. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. 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.

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Review: Fall with Me by J. Lynn.

Posted June 23, 2015 by Rowena in Reviews | 1 Comment

Publisher: Avon, Harper Collins

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Rowena’s review of Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by J. Lynn.

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.

Fall with Me is the fourth book in the Wait for You series by J. Lynn. In this book, we get Reece and Roxy’s story. Their happy ending and even though it wasn’t that long ago that we met these two, it feels like a while and their story feels like it’s been a long time coming because there’s a history with these two that we finally get to know all about.

Roxy has had a thing for Reece Anders since she was fifteen years old. Reece has always found Roxy interesting and even a little cute but he’s kept her at a distance until one night, a night that he can’t even remember. Things between Reece and Roxy have been strained and Reece doesn’t really know why and then when Roxy’s life is in danger, Reece doesn’t care how strained their relationship is, he’s going to keep her safe from those that want to harm her.

On top of that, Roxy is struggling with a horrible incident from her past that has left her best friend Charlie broken in a hospital, wasting away. She goes to visit him every week but each week, he falls further and further away from her. It breaks her heart but she’s helpless to stop it.

Roxy was a heroine that I liked quite well in Stay with Me but throughout the course of this book, she drove me absolutely bat shit crazy. She put herself in unnecessary danger because she thought she could take care of herself. She popped off at the mouth every time that Reece was around and she sounded like a petulant child that I wanted to smack upside the head at every turn. In short, she was a brat and even in the end, I hadn’t warmed up completely to her.

I did like Reece. He was a man’s man who didn’t fuck around. He meant business in every aspect of his life and all he wanted to do for Roxy was protect her but she made that so hard for him. I get that she’s head strong and willful but holy shit, I felt like all these years later and she didn’t learn a damn thing from Charlie. I mean, she held herself responsible for what happened to him so why didn’t she learn to curb her temper or her mouth whenever she was around Reece? It drove me crazy.

The whole stalking thing was freaking crazy though. I was completely creeped out by that guy and to think, he was right there the whole time. I thought that part of the story was well written and completely believable.

It was good to see the gang again but I think that I’m slowly losing interest in these characters so after I read Colton’s story, I think I’m going to throw in the towel with these guys. The book started out promising but Roxy’s antics everywhere she turned pissed me off and I kept right on getting pissed at her that by the time the ending came, it was kind of too late to redeem her for me. I didn’t hate her at the end but I still didn’t like her all that much. If it wasn’t for Reece, I probably would have DNF’d this one. Sigh.

Grade: 2.5 out of 5

This book is available from Avon. You can purchase it here or here in e-format.

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Review: Stay with Me by J. Lynn

Posted November 24, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 0 Comments

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Rowena’s review of Stay with Me (Waiting for You #3) by J. Lynn.

At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.

But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.

Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.

Calla is a good friend to Teresa Hamilton from the last book in this series, Be with You. She’s got a huge crush on her friend, Brandon who is part of the Hot Guy Brigade. The HGB is what Calla calls the assortment of hot guys that she hangs out with. Cam is the President of the HGB and is with her friend Avery (Book 1) then there’s Jase who is with Teresa and some other guys and then, Brandon. Brandon, the guy who has become one of her closest friends.

The night she finds out that Brandon has a girlfriend, a serious girlfriend, Calla is bummed but she doesn’t have time to deal with her feelings about that since she finds out some pretty bad news. Her Mom has wiped out her savings, her tuition money and Calla has to go home to figure out what the heck is going on.

Going back to the place that she grew up isn’t something that Calla ever thought she’d do. There aren’t a lot of good memories for her there. Her mother was a pretty crappy Mom and Calla was affected because of her mother’s choices. Now, all these years later and Calla’s Mom is still being a crappy Mom but she’s messing with Calla’s life and Calla has nowhere else to go to figure out what she’s going to do. So back to Mona’s bar, Calla heads.

Her Mom’s bar isn’t the shit hole that Calla remembers from when she lived there and while she’s home for the summer, she learns a lot about what her Mom has been up to while Calla’s been studying at school. And she meets Jax. The guy that is running her Mom’s bar.

I’m really enjoying this series by J. Lynn. I don’t read any of her other books but I’m a huge contemporary NA fan so I’m all about reading these. Jax and Calla were great characters that weren’t perfect and while some of the time, it drove me up the wall, I still walked away from this book having enjoyed it.

Jax was super-hot and I really enjoyed getting to know him throughout the book but there were a few times when I wanted to smack him upside his head. Like when they get into that fight and he takes off? Umm, bone-head move considering everything that they’re going through right now. Then there was when he was explaining himself to Calla and her friends. How he knew all about her before she got to town because he drove her Mom out to see her a few times and even though they never approached her, he knew what she looked like since he mentioned a specific scene from the last book. He’s seen her before and yet when she comes into the bar, he hits on her. I got the impression that he didn’t know who she is since when her Uncle Clyde comes out and calls her name, he freezes. Like, it just dawned on him who she is and ummm, how does that make sense of the story you told Calla later on with her friends as witnesses? How can you not know that Calla was Calla? I mean, it’s pretty hard to mistake her for anyone else considering she’s got that huge scar on her face. So that didn’t make sense to me but I got over it because in the end, I enjoyed the story.

Calla was a great heroine, a heroine that I connected with because I understood why she thought the stuff that she thought, why she did and reacted to things as she did and though she wasn’t the most perfect protagonist, I still enjoyed her journey. I really enjoyed getting to know her and seeing the romance between her and Jax take off. They were just too cute together.

It was also nice to see the rest of the gang in the book though I would have liked it more had Brandon made an appearance in the book. They were mentioned as being good friends and yet, he never once made an appearance in the book other than the very first scene.

Overall, this was a great addition to the series and it’s got me pretty stoked for the next book. I was mighty curious about both Roxy and Reece so I’m looking forward to jumping right into their story.

Grade: 3.5 out of 5

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This book is available from William Morrow Paperbacks. You can purchase it here or here in e-format.

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Review: Be with Me by J. Lynn

Posted May 8, 2014 by Rowena in Reviews | 1 Comment

Be with MeRowena’s review of Be with Me (Wait for Me #2) by J. Lynn.

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

This is the second book in the Wait for You series by J. Lynn. It’s a contemporary new adult book and features Cam’s best friend and younger sister.

When we’re introduced to Teresa in Wait for You, she’s going through some stuff. She’s a ballet dancer who’s injured and was in an abusive relationship with her last boyfriend. So she’s got some pretty emotional baggage. She’s also got a huge crush on her brother’s best friend, Jase Winstead. A crush that is made ten times worse when he kisses her and rocks her entire world. But the minute the kiss is over, Jase disappears and keeps his distance.

Dreams of going to ballet school are put on hold when Teresa injures her knee. So in the meantime, Teresa registers for college classes at the same school that Jase goes to. Because Cam goes to the same school, Teresa knows that she’ll run into Jase around campus and when Jase shows up in one of her classes, Teresa is equal parts thrilled and not so thrilled at being so close to him when he’s made it more than clear that he wants nothing but friendship from her.

Jase wants Teresa. He’s always wanted her, ever since the moment he first saw her when she was 16 but she was too young then. She was still in high school but she’s in college now and he wants what he wants and trying to keep things friendly is getting harder and harder. Especially when he tells her why she deserves far better than the likes of him and she still wants him.

Seeing these two get closer and closer over the course of the book was too freaking cute. I enjoyed getting to know both of them and seeing them fall in love. Jase was such a good hero and Tess was such a great match for him. I thought their story was such a cute one. The way that Jase came to terms with his feelings for Tess and the way that the two of them fell in love with each other had me sighing all over the place.

I loved Jase’s love for Jack and the guilt that he had where Jack was concerned made me love him all the more. The love that he had for those close to him made him all the more swoonworthy. There was so much about Jase to love. From his friendship to Cam, to the way he loved Tess and Jack and even his parents, made him just that much more sexier. When he pulled away from Tess after she declares her love for him made me want to smack him upside his head but he gets it right in the end and that made me happy.

Tess was a strong character that I came to admire the hell out. She overcame so many different things in her young life and she just came right back out, swinging. It wasn’t hard to figure out why Jase fell in love with her because she was a very likable character with a strong support system in her family..and in Jase. I really liked her friend, Calla. She was a great person to have in your corner.

Overall, this book was another great addition to this series. I liked both Jase and Tess and this book left me wanting even more from the rest of the series. I can’t wait. Definitely recommend.

Grade: 4 out of 5

This book is available from William Morrow Paperbacks. You can purchase it here or here in e-format. This book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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