Book Review – Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

June 30, 2015 Adult Book Reviews 1 ★★★★

Book Review – Dream of You by Jennifer L. ArmentroutTitle: Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait For You #4.5
Published by: Evil Eye Concepts on June 23, 2015
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: The Publisher
Format: eARC
Pages: 100
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four-stars

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.

I received this book for free from The Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Also in this series: Trust in Me, Stay With Me, Fall With Me, Forever with You
Also by this author: Half-Blood, Obsidian, Pure, Shadows, Sentinel, White Hot Kiss, Don't Look Back, Opposition, Stone Cold Touch, Wicked, The Return, Fall With Me, Scorched, Every Last Breath, Forever with You, Oblivion, The Power, The Problem with Forever

One Line: This one had all the right elements that make me love books so much.

In My Opinion: Add to cart!

Ah! This was exactly the kind of romance read I was looking for right now. Dream of You follows Abby and Colton, high school acquaintances who happen to cross paths again after Abby witnesses a murder and Colton is one of the police officers assigned to her case. As they start to get know each other again and as Abby’s life is threatened because of what she witnessed, things heat up between Colton and Abby in a very delicious way. Colton is your typical alpha male and I’m a sucker for sexy cops, I can’t help it!

Abby was an excellent character. She’s very relatable and I connected to her easily. She’s not an obvious beauty, not what modern society would call pretty – she’s curvy, so the girl’s got some self-esteem issues which I know any girl can relate to. She was never really in the whole dating scene, having married her high school sweetheart, who passed away before the book starts. Abby has definitely known loss, losing her husband and also her parents in terrible car accidents. I’m surprised the girl is as normal as she is. She’s also a free-lance book editor, which I adored. I loved how much of a book nerd she was and there were even moments where she discussed going to book events with her friends. How cute!

Anyways, I really appreciated Colton giving Abby the chance to see for herself how wonderful and beautiful she really is. It’s not enough for the guy to tell the girl she’s pretty, she has to believe it herself and JLA made a point to prove that to Abby here. She struggles with self-image throughout the book and it hinders her relationship a bit with Colton, but after a lot of soul-searching and positive thinking, I liked that Abby was able to see the true beauty in herself and to realize that it’s all subjective.

As expected with a novella, especially one from JLA, I was left wanting so much more, in a good way though. I would’ve loved to get more from Colton, being able to understand his character and personality more, and I’d kill for a POV from him. Either way, the book was exceptional and I loved how it connected to the rest of the series. If you like your heroes as sexy, dashing cops, your heroines to be relatable and realistic, and your romance steamy then this is the book for you. Short and simple, and it leaves you feeling happy and satisfied.

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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