Saturday, June 27, 2015

Review & Excerpt:Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Review & Excerpt Tour for 

DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout, 
a novella in her Wait For You Series. 

This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. 

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About DREAM OF YOU: 

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.  

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Excerpt    

Colton leaned toward me with his gaze locked onto mine. "I didn't know you in high school, but I knew of you."

"You did? I can't imagine it was anything interesting. I was boring as—"

"I never got the impression you were boring," he interrupted, and goodness, I could fall into those eyes and never come back out. So cheesy sounding, and if I saw it in one of my author's books, I'd redline the hell out of that, but now I got it. It was possible. "I just thought you were this pretty girl who sat two seats behind me in history class and was shy."

Several things occurred to me at once. He remembered that we shared history class together? Holy crap on a cracker. And he thought I'd been pretty? I was sure I probably weighed twenty pounds more back then and I wore these godawful glasses that were so trendy nowadays.

Colton was a flirt.

"Looking back, I wish I had the balls to talk to you then." He returned his attention to his crepe while my jaw hit the table. "But you were with Kevin and…yeah, that's not my style, you know?" He glanced in my direction. "You're going to eat the crepes, right?"

"Yeah," I murmured, cutting into one side. I forced myself to eat a bite, and it was like heaven just orgasmed in my mouth. Wow. That was inappropriate. I resisted a giggle. "What about you? You've been a cop this whole time?"

"Yep. It's what I always wanted to do. Started off as a deputy, then became a detective for the county before transferring to the city. I love working as a detective, but with my hours all over the place, Reece, my brother, has pretty much straight up adopted my dog. She doesn't even stay at my house anymore." He finished off the second crepe with an impressive quickness and then settled back against the chair, stretching out his long legs. "Almost got married."

Thank God I had just swallowed a piece of crepe because there was a good chance I would've choked. "Almost?"

"Was engaged." He grinned, and I felt my tummy dip in response. "Nicole and I were together for…hell." He glanced up at the ceiling, pursing his lips. "For about six years."

Holy crap, six years? That was a long time. I wondered if she was the woman I'd seen him with at the movies that one time, but that was like, maybe a year ago. "Got all the way down to planning the wedding date when we came to the realization that we wanted different things in life."

 Dream of You - Teaser 3 
What I thought about Dream Of You
In Dream of You, Abby leaves the bar after a disappointing date, only to run smack-dab into the middle of a crime.  When she's taken to the police station, one of the officers on her case is an old high-school acquaintance, one of the guys everyone wanted in high school -- remember them?  Yeah, the popular guys that dated the popular girls, the cheerleaders, the in-crowd.  When he shows up the next morning at her house with a sweet breakfast, Abby isn't quite sure what to think--he couldn't possibly be interested in her that way, could he?

Abby really has a tough time believing Colton could be interested in her.  
The story is told from Abby's point of view, and the reader gets to experience all of her insecurities. Her experience with men is limited, her body image and self esteem fluctuate, and she just may end up sabotaging this budding relationship herself.

Dream of You works very well as a standalone story, and I'd forgotten how much I love this author's writing. When I read this, it made me want to go and read the rest of the Wait for You series. I love that Ms. Armentrout takes on this storyline, because I think that many women will relate to Abby's confidence issues. Colton's reactions to all of this also rang true for me, and it was easy to root for these two to work out their problems.  JLA knows how to write swoony guys you just die for as a reader.

The perfect size for a novella, Dream of You really worked for me and reminded me how much I just love this author's writing. While Abby did come off as a bit immature at times considering all she'd been through, I liked her character and found myself relating to her confidence issues. I'm thinking other readers will do the same.  Recommended. 

ARC provided for review.
Dream Of You Tour Schedule
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About Jennifer L. Armentrout: 

# 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.   

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