Monday, September 21, 2015

Forever With You (Wait For You, #5) by Jennifer L Armentrout ~ Review

Source:  Received an eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away.

Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .

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I have loved every book in this series and this one is no different.  The characters are all so real to me and that's the most important part of any book as far as I'm concerned.

Steph gets a bad rap in the first couple of books in this series.  Because of that, I was concerned if I was gonna like her.  But I loved her.  She doesn't do relationships.  Love is a thing but she hasn't experienced it.  And she's not gonna settle for anything less than what her parents had.  In the mean time, she's up for a good time and Nick is definitely the guy she wants to have that good time with.

I've always liked Nick.  When I first met him, I knew there was a story behind that cocky attitude and confidence.  And he sure does have a story.  His family is very interesting but it's Nick that steals the show.  He's got the biggest heart ever.  Over and over again, he just blew me away with what a great guy he is.  One night stands are his thing but Steph makes him question that practice.  

These two are really two of a kind.  They don't do relationships but when it comes to each other, just maybe.  They have something that brings them together and it's sweet.  But they aren't clear with what's really happening.  And as miscommunication goes, they're great at it.  So when the pain comes...and, oh does the pain come, it rips them apart.  But I will say that the as much as I was hurting for them, I was so happy with Nick.  I can't say more than his reactions made me proud.  Good job, Nick.

Lots of sexy in this one, no surprise there.  This author is know for the sexy times in her new adult and adult books.  But it was more than that.  It was a discovery for these two as they figured out how to be in a relationship.  There is a scene where Nick just tells Steph he wants kisses whenever they greet each other.  I loved it.

I did see it coming and I just held on as I watched it unfold.  Such a great story with some very important themes.

AND LOKI!  Steph's mom has a little Jack Russell terrier named Loki.  If you know this author, then you know that's her dog.  I loved this sweet little addition.  And at one point, I just curled up with my puppy as tears ran down my face while reading this story.  No, Loki is fine.  Just felt the need to snuggle that little pup.

This book can be read stand alone.  The author does a great job of filling in necessary information from previous books.  The gangs all there, though.  So if you have read the rest of the series, you'll appreciate Katie being around.  And there's a couple of big events for Cam and Avery in this one.  That was great.

If you love new adult romance where the decisions are so life altering and emotional with a side of serious sexy, then this is your next read.


“Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for You new adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)... Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” –Publishers Weekly

“Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour.” -Booklist

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. 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.



And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

WAIT FOR YOU (Wait for You #1)

TRUST IN ME (Wait for You #1.5)

BE WITH ME (Wait for You #2)

STAY WITH ME (Wait for You #3)

FALL WITH ME (Wait for You #4)

DREAM OF YOU (Wait for You #4.5)


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  1. I loved this one too and I love that Nick continually made me proud. Great review!

  2. Great review. I am really looking forward to this one.

  3. Aaah, can't wait to read Forever With You!! I'm the same – when I heard the book was going to have Steph in it I wasn't so sure (I really didn't like her in Wait for You) but I'm glad JLA made you love her (although I'm not surprised!) :) Awesome review, Val!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf