Friday, June 26, 2015

Blog Tour: Dream Of You (Wait For You #4.5) by: Jennifer L. Armentrout (Review and Excerpt)

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Welcome to my stop on the Review and Excerpt Tour for Dream Of You! Everyone knows I am a huge JLA fan, so I am super excited to be taking part today! 
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         "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 Thoughts:

Everyone knows JLA is my favorite author, so it was kinda guaranteed that I would love this one and I did. Everyone has that author that their books just always seem to be a hit for them and JLA is that author for me. Her writing just pulls me in and I always love her books.

My favorite thing about Dream Of You was Abby. I related to Abby in so many ways and I loved that she was realistic. First off, her love of books will be relatable for any avid reader and this book has one of the best bookish quotes ever. I have re-read this quote so many times it’s not even funny. I want to have it monogrammed on everything. But other than that, I just liked her. She has self-confidence issues, but she tries so hard to fight them but she doesn’t always win and I so so got this. I really like how this was presented because it is so common. Every woman feels like this at one point and I really liked the way this was handled.

Of course Colton was incredibly swoony and he was such a great guy. He is an adult and he knows what he wants and he isn’t looking to mess around. He really is a good man and he was perfect for Abby. I love how he liked her for who she was. He liked her and her quirks and she didn’t have to pretend with him. It was really sweet and their chemistry was intense.

I also liked the suspense angle and thought it fit in nicely considering Colton’s career. I really like the way JLA subtly weaved in the suspense element and how it affected the characters. The way they were reunited may have sucked, but something good came out of it and I think they both deserved something good.

Dream Of You was a good read and fans of this series will want to check it out. There were some cameos from our favorite characters, which is always fun and this was another good addition. I am really glad we got Colton’s story.

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Excerpt:

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-fiancĂ©e? 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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About Jennifer L. Armentrout: 

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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.Website ** Facebook ** Twitter ** Author Goodreads

DREAM OF YOU Tour Schedule

June 24
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Stuck in Books-Review and Excerpt 

June 25
Bittersweet Reads-Review & Excerpt 
Book Bumblings-Review 
Kimberlyfaye Reads-Review and Excerpt 
Read-Love-Blog-Excerpt 
The Eater of Books-Review and Excerpt

June 26
Fiction Fangirls-Review and Excerpt 
Nightly Reading-Excerpt 
Readers Live 1000 Lives-Review and Excerpt 

June 27
Always YA At Heart-Review & Excerpt 
Daydream Books-Review 
Red Hot + Blue Reads-Review and Excerpt 
Summer’s Book Blog-Review and Excerpt

June 28
Cocktails and Books-Review and Excerpt 
Little Read Riding Hood-Review and Excerpt 
Zili in the Sky-Review and Excerpt

June 29
Romance Obsessed Book Blog-Review and Excerpt 
Stuck in YA Books-Review and Excerpt 
The Cover Contessa-Review and Excerpt 
Travels n Reads-Review and Excerpt

June 30
Deity Island-Review and Excerpt 
Book Crushin-Review and Excerpt 
Books and Starlight-Review and Excerpt

July 1
iFandoms Collide-Excerpt 
Whatcha Reading-Review and Excerpt 

July 2
Book Reviews by Sandra-Review and Excerpt 
Book Starlets-Review and Excerpt 
Read My Mind-Review and Excerpt 
Scandalous Book Blog-Review and Excerpt 
What Danielle Did Next-Review and Excerpt

July 3
Books and Swoons-Review and Excerpt 
Books Unhinged-Review and Excerpt 
Booky Ramblings of a Neurotic Mom-Review and Excerpt 
Dark Faerie Tales-Review and Excerpt 
Love Between the Sheets-Review and Excerpt 
Luxen Army-Review 
Mean Girls Luv Books-Review and Excerpt


6 comments:

  1. Lovely review!

    I love the sound of how the suspense is woven into this story! JLA always pulls me in as well and takes me away with her story telling! So I know I'm really going to enjoy this one as well. OH! And that excerpt! <3

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  2. Of course, you know I feel the same. This book! So perfect for me. She is my fav author too and when I NEED something I know will work - she's the one I turn to as well! Great review.

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  3. Hmm, for some reason, I thought this was part of an anthology... and I passed on it.

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  4. Sold! I'd read this even if I don't know some of the characters. it just sounds like it's a good JAL sampler to me.

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  5. This was def one of my faves of hers and the series. I really liked Abby and Colton. What quote were you talking about in particular?

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    1. Its the one where Abby is describing why she loves books... such a fantastic quote!

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