Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Teaser Tuesday ~ 8/12/14 Review & Giveaway

This is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB at Should Be Reading.

To participate you:
* Grab your current read
* Open to a random page
* Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
(Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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.


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Teasers & Review...

I have LOVED this series, every book and guy in it.  These books feature the "HOT GUY BRIGADE" (Calla's words not mine).  Cam is the President (again according to Calla) because of his yummy looks and warm personality in Wait For Me.  Jase is the lieutenant because of his "model good looks" and ability to make people feel "comfy" in Be With Me.  Ollie gets a second to the lieutenant position for all his "antics", including leashing those adorable turtles, and his sexy ways!  But just wait, because Jax has arrived and he has stolen the top position - at least he has for Calla and for me.  Bet you'll agree.

Why?  Oh Jax, I so love you.

A former Marine, Jax has a protective streak.  And when Calla ends up in some serious trouble, he's all about keeping her safe.  The boy can handle a gun and roll with the best of them.  Speaking of safe, he's willing to be Call's safe place for all those things she's never tried.  It takes her some time to trust him but he is so trustworthy.  A nice guy with some bada$$ abilities, he's not perfect but he tries.

Something that he is perfect with is the kissing.  He loves doing it and has perfected the art. Oh and cuddling, the boy's a cuddler, a snuggler.  He's not so much a morning person, that's sleepy time but once he's awake it must be lovin' time.  Did I mention how deeply he cares for Calla.  Yeah, he likes her...like a lot.  She likes him too but is afraid.

Calla has some things that she hasn't shared with her friends.  There is more to the scar on her face than everyone knows.  So getting naked with a guy is so not going to happen.  But enter very patient Jax and things begin to be crossed off that never done before list, like her first kiss.

Something that makes Jax so different is his sincere ability to help Calla feel comfortable with who she is.  He loves her humor and he thinks she's cute, often.  He tells her.  I was very impressed with this part of him. 

Something usual book was the amount of snuggles and cuddles that went on BEFORE anything else happened.  Jax has a connection with Calla that I knew meant more than we knew though I wasn't sure what it was till the end.  It's sweet.

I loved how Jax was trustworthy.  Calla doubted him a few times, but I never did.  That boy is real and part of that realness was communication.  So many books have some silly misunderstanding that keeps the couple apart.  Jax wants Calla to be on the same page with him all the time.  He wants her right there with him.  He wants her coming to HIM when something between them upsets her.  I loved that.  
The characters from the previous books are part of this story but we meet some new characters that I love.  I want to know what's up with Reese and Roxy.  I love the brooding Nick.  

By far, the most amusing character was Katie.  She bounced in every once in a while and certainly livened things up.  I can hope that some of these characters will move on to other books in the series.  Especially Reese and Roxy.  WANTS!

This is a long book, over 400 pages, but I was so into it that it never felt long.  The story is full of so much more than a romance.  There's a very present danger that Calla finds herself in.  There's mystery as to what is really going on with her mom and the bar.  There's people threatening her and a dead body showing up on her doorstep and even worry from loved ones.  So much for poor Calla to have to deal with all the while falling for the sexy Jax.  Loved it.

My favorite of the series, Stay With Me brings the sexy and the emotional.  It had me falling in love and worried about some very real feeling characters.  It had me laughing out loud for reals.  It had me wanting to trust Jax and wanting to slap Calla for doubting him.  It had me questioning how things could ever work out but hoping with all my fingers and toes crossed that it would.

Just as Jennifer got better and better with every paranormal book she has written, her NA books have done the same thing.  Stay With Me rocks the sexy, humor, and drama into a satisfying read that just has you smiling as you close the book.  Don't miss this one!

The Author...

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer Armentrout 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.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 

https://www.facebook.com/JenniferLArmentrout https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4476934.Jennifer_L_Armentrout?from_search=truehttps://twitter.com/jlarmentrout http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/


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  1. Ohh I seriously cannot wait to read this book! It sounds sooo good and JLA never disappoints. Great review!

  2. I'm a huge JLA fan! Loved Lux, Don't Look Back...but I haven't started this series so winning the first book would be awesome! :)
    I am a NA fan, but I'm an even bigger YA fan. Thanks for the chance. :)

  3. OMG totally both! I looooooooove the Wait Fou Series and can't WAIT 9pun not intended, but why not take advantage of it. lol) to read Stay With Me!

  4. Nice! I'm so glad you loved Stay Witj Me, and can't wait to read it. Great review!

  5. I'm such a big JLA fan and I love this book. I effing love Cam <3

  6. I haven't read either author so I'm nuetral?! Thanks for sharing!

  7. I Love her! Her books are just so easy to get into...Love Cam :)

  8. HAHAHA! I love grits so I might have to check this one out because of that adorable teaser scene! Thanks for sharing PAL! :-D

  9. I'm a big JLA fan. I love this book and is one of my favorites. I would love to win a signed paperback copy.

  10. I'm a huge JLA fan!!!!!! 😊😊

  11. Both, I read just about anything. I love all books.

  12. JLA FAN! I love her books so much

  13. I'm melting. You've got me really excited to read the series! Going to use a gift card and do some shopping!
    Here's my tease - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/08/12/teaser-tuesdays-75-the-rain-dancers-by-greg-f-gifune/

  14. Awesome! Love all those teasers. Jax sounds all kinds of hot.

    My Tease @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  15. I am both a JLA & a NA fan! Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

  16. I'm a huge fan of both Jennifer's and NA books. If done right of course. ;) Thank you so much!

  17. I was JUST preparing a blog about how I need to get/read this series! I can't wait to finish up the Lux series (only opposition left). I am a huge NA/JLA fan!

  18. JLA FAN! Woot Hoot! She has me hooked!

  19. Man, Val when you tease you tease! I want to read this one so badly!

    My Teaser

  20. Oh wow... I need to catch up on this series! Fab review, I can't wait to read about Jax!

    Thanx for visiting my TT
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

  21. I am a JLA fan! Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)

  22. JLA all the way, all her books are amazing, Na/Ya both incredible!

  23. I have never read a JLA book! But I am a def NA fan!

  24. I love JLA! and I'm really digging the NA genre

  25. Yep, I'm a huge fan of both! :)