Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Review: Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Dream of You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait for You #4.5

Publication: June 23rd 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Genre: New Adult ~ Contemporary Romance
Purchase: Amazon
Rating: 4/5

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.

Jennifer L. Armentrout never disappoints. At least she hasn't so far for me. Dream of You is yet another great addition to the Wait for You series. 

This story is about Abby Erickson and Colton Anders (Yep! Reece's brother!). They knew each other in high school from a distance. And although Abby had a boyfriend all through high school they did notice each other back then.They crossed paths again when Abby witnesses a murder and Colton has to protect her.

One of the things that I loved about this book —and I'm fairly sure other readers loved as well — is that it featured a main character that wasn't a perfect girl. We really need this more in the new adult genre. Abby had quite some insecurities, which I think, a lot of women can relate to. At least I did. 

Abby really was great character to read about, also because she's an editor mostly for indie authors and quite a lot authors got mentioned too. I love that JLA did that. She's such a rockstar!

Colton was in one word swoonworthy. Damn them Anders brothers!  But he was also really caring and sweet towards Abby. I adored him and Abby together. They were perfect. 

With 131 pages this novella is on the shorter side (compared to the full books). Sometimes novellas can feel a little rushed because they're shorter than novels but this wasn't the case at all with story. Although I finished it quickly, it felt like a nice solid book. 

Overall, Dream of You wasn't quite a full four stars but it was really amazing in so many ways. It was short, yes, but Jennifer L. Armentrout really did create a full story, in my opinion. Abby was such a relatable character, as I'm sure she is for a lot of people and Colton (a.k.a. the unicorn) brought out a smile on my face more than once. Really, this series just keeps adding to my book boyfriends list. Love it!

“There’s nothing more powerful than the written word. It can transfer you to a place that exists right now that you’ll never get to visit or it can take you to a world that doesn’t. It can show you things you’ll never experience otherwise in life, and books… most importantly, they can take you out of your own world, and sometimes you need that.”

“The thing was, Colton was confident and self-assured, maybe even a little cocky, but he wasn't arrogant. He was like a unicorn.”

“One of the things you never really see in a romance book is a woman who has self-esteem issues. I mean, I’m sure they’re out there, but they’re few and far between. Like they can have eating disorders, post-traumatic stress from sexual assault or mental abuse. They can be sold into sex trafficking and they can carry epic amounts of grief. We have female characters who have suffered every loss imaginable and ones who are scarred physically and mentality, but where in the hell are the average women? Ones who look in the mirror and cringe a little? Like, why are all those others acceptable to women, but reading or knowing another woman who has a low self-esteem is, like, worse than all that drama llama?”

        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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