Thursday, August 25, 2016

Review: Forever with You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Forever with You
(Wait for You #5)
Publication Date: September 29, 2015
MMP, 370 pages, Avon
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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 . . .

My Review

Another good new adult book from Jennifer L. Armentrout!

I have to admit that I wasn’t super excited to read this book. Nick had always seemed like somewhat of a side character with no real intrigue behind his actions or words. I also didn’t remember Stephanie at all, despite the fact that she showed up in a previous Wait for You book. Now, that being said, I still actually enjoyed this installment. Let me tell you why…

Nick still didn’t exactly make the list of my favorite leading men in this series, but he was so sweet to Stephanie once things got rolling that he began to grow on me. The same could be said for Stephanie, who really didn’t have much of a backstory. Her story arc really only seemed to come alive with this book. However, their back-and-forth and overall cuteness had me very happy.

Okay, so I wasn’t super thrilled with the plot. Why? Like I mentioned, it seemed like Stephanie had no past and that her situation was her sole life and, even when we got some more development in there, she was absolutely unrealistic. I mean she didn’t even want her mother to come over when something major happened. WHAT?! That’s what made me demote this book’s rating: the disconnection and seemingly unrealistic actions Steph had. I did enjoy everything leading up to the major event and some stuff after though.

All in all, it’s another solid JLA read with an interesting plot and some characters who are quite cute together.

*Note: I borrowed a copy of this book from the library. This in no way affected my opinion/review.

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