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Thursday, December 1, 2016

4.75* #Review #Giveaway Fire In You by @JLArmentrout @InkSlingerPR



Some are born with fire in them.

✮✮✮SECOND CHANCES, HOPE, &RED-HOT CHEMISTRY…FIRE IN YOU, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Wait For You World is here! Don’t Miss Brock and Jillian’s passionate and richly moving story in this standalone contemporary romance! And check out each stop on the FIRE IN YOU Review & Excerpt Tour taking place November 29-December 10!✮✮✮

Let the FIRE IN YOU burn and grab your copy today!

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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REVIEW- 4.75 Stars!

4.75 Stars

This series got me started on Jennifer L. Armentrout books. I’m so sad to see it ending!

Like all of the books in this series, Fire In You has the perfect mixture of quirky humor, sexy times, and an intense storyline. It all balances out.

This author is amazing in general, but, there are two things she does that always blow me away. One is the depth and development of her characters. Brock and Jillian are puzzles that we are putting together and as each piece falls into place, the characters become more real. Every little detail, habits, likes, dislikes, common speech, all the little things that make people human. She is incredible at crafting characters. And whoa! Brock is definitely super alpha with a fantastically dirty mouth. Swoon.

The other thing that always gets me is the way she writes sexual tension. Holy cow. You could go the whole book without sex (it doesn’t!) and you’d still feel like you needed a cigarette. It’s one of the things that makes me love her mature YA romances as well. The steamy scenes aren’t as descriptive and yet, I’m reaching for the ice water! It’s not easy to create tension that thick, strong enough for the reader to be squirming and desperate. You’ll be fanning yourself with this one!

This is a second chance romance and it’s actually a bit tricky. If not done right, the way she set up this story, the reader might have ended up really disliking Brock. But, even without his POV (which did bum me out), he was expressive enough that after Jillian’s flashbacks and reminiscing comments, I still got a good sense of how and why he was and more importantly, how much he’d changed. Jillian too, had to develop in the right way. I love how strong she became, despite her nagging vulnerabilities. I also loved that she didn’t just fall at Brock’s feet when he showed back up in her life. She made him prove himself.

Of course, it was great to see the other characters from the series and catch up with them. I could read another book about each of them!

My only complaint (which almost NEVER happens with JLA books) is that the ending was a little abrupt. The conflict of the book comes to a head and things resolve, then boom. The book is over. I needed a little more from the story after that. To believe that it wasn’t a happily for now, but a happily ever after. Brock makes comments about wanting kids and marriage, etc, but the book ends so quickly after the conflict that I felt like I was left hanging. What happened next??? Even if it was only a couple of months down the road, I needed more closure.

Overall, this was spectacular, just as every book in the series was. It’s going right up on the ultimate re-read list!

About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 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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