Friday, December 2, 2016

Review + Giveaway! Fire In You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

   

Some are born with fire in them.

✮✮✮SECOND CHANCES, HOPE, & RED-HOT CHEMISTRY✮✮✮

FIRE IN YOU, the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Wait For You World is here! Don’t Miss Brock and Jillian’s passionate and richly moving story in this standalone contemporary romance! 

Let the FIRE IN YOU burn and grab your copy today!

 

From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author comes a richly moving story about heartbreak and guilt, second chances and hope. Full of familiar, fan-favorite characters and no two people more deserving of a happy ending, Fire In You will burn bright beyond the last page…

Jillian Lima’s whole world was destroyed in a span of a few hours. The same night her childhood love, Brock ‘the Beast’ Mitchell, broke her heart, her life was irrevocably altered by the hand of a stranger with a gun. It takes six years to slowly glue together the shattered pieces of her life, but Jillian is finally ready to stop existing in a past full of pain and regret. She takes a job at her father’s martial arts Academy and she’s going out on her first date since a failed relationship that was more yuck than yum. Jillian is determined to start living.

She just never expected Brock to be a part of her life again. But he’s firmly back in her life before she knows it, and not only is he older, he’s impossibly more handsome, more teasing and more everything. And when he sees Jillian, he’s no longer capable of thinking of her as the little girl who was his shadow growing up or the daughter of the man who gave him a second chance at life. He sees the woman who’d always been there for him, the one person who believed in him no matter what.

Brock knows she’s the one he should’ve made his, and what begins as a tentative friendship quickly turns to red-hot chemistry that sparks a flame that burns brighter than lust. Falling for Brock again risks more than her heart, because when the sorrow-filled and guilt-ridden past resurfaces, and a web of lies threatens to rip them apart, the fallout could lay waste to everything they’ve fought to build together, and destroy the dreams of those they care most about.

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MY THOUGHTS

Jillian was just eight years old when Brock came into her life. Taken under her father's wing as a troubled fourteen year old boy, Brock seemed like the only one to really see Jillian. She became his shadow as they became best friends. As Jillian matured she waited for the day that Brock would see her as more than a little sister or a friend. Just when she was certain that day had finally come, tragedy strikes and changes Jillian forever. 

Six years have passed and Jillian is living a quiet life, one with out risks - and without Brock. All her dreams and goals were put on hold or set aside six years ago but she's finally ready to make a fresh start. Quitting her boring job at a insurance company and taking a position at Lima Academy, a successful MMA training facility owned by her father, is a step in the right direction. The Academy is her father's legacy and has always been a part of her life. What she doesn't expect is Brock Mitchell, now the general manager at the Academy, back in her life. Not only is he now her boss but he also seems determined to regain the friendship that was abandoned years ago. Friendship... and even more.

It was so easy to feel for Jillian. Jennifer L. Armentrout is a master at creating down to earth, relatable characters and Jillian was no exception. Her background was revealed slowly with flashbacks interspersed throughout the first half of the book and it was the perfect way to get to know Jillian while slowly learning what the event was in the past that made her so self-conscious and intent on keeping others at arm's length. 

Brock was a total alpha force to be reckoned with and it was impossible not to fall for his cockiness and charm - and his won't-take-no-for-an-answer attitude when it came to Jillian. Even though he'd achieved great success as an MMA fighter, he had his own troubled past to contend with. I loved the respect and loyalty he had for Jillian's father and the confidence and belief he had in Jillian. 

"You have a fire in you, Brock. You were determined to do more than survive, 
but to make something out of your life. To succeed and - "


"And you don't think you have that?" His eyes searched mine. "After what you've 
survived and where you stand today?"

The chemistry between these two was off the charts and I loved watching as they came together. Jillian had a lot to work through considering her past had left scars both physical and emotional and I appreciated her strength as she pushed herself to take chances and really start living again. Whether you have followed this series from the very beginning or choose to read Fire In You as a stand alone novel, you're sure two fall in love with these characters and their story as much as I did. 

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. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. 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.  

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12 comments:

  1. YAS. YAS. AND YASSSSS. OMG YYAASSSS. I HAVE to try this book out and since I've ben in a totally slumpy mood (like, for the past four freaking months!) JLA is always able to get me out of that slump! It has a second chance AND a best friend romance that is SO ADDICTIVE! <3 I'm so glad you liked this one, T!

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    1. A four month slump?! Say it an't so! You need some JLA in your life, sweets. If you give this one a try, I hope it does it for you!

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  2. I have a couple of these books, but not all of them. Is this the type of series that you have to read in order or are they all standalones?

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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    1. Hey Nicole - they're considered companion novels and I hear everyone say they can be read as stand alones but I disagree. I mean, obviously you can grab any of them and go but I think it's sooo much better to read them in order. Like, right in the first couple pages of this one there are big times spoilers from the previous couple of books. That might not bother some people but it would me - especially if you plan n reading the whole series.

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  3. Oh didn't realize she had a new one out!! I am a couple behind in the series though. I have to catch up!

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    1. Same here, Grace! I had to skip ahead two books to get this one read in time for the blog tour. I was trying to get through the others but just ran out of time. Then PAGE ONE of this book dropped some major spoilers for the two books I'd had to skip. GAH!!!! LOL

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  4. You know how much I adore JLA! Can't wait to read this!

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    1. It was a good one, Hope! I'm just so sad the series is over. Brock was great but no one will ever top Cam Hamilton! Hee hee!

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  5. I haven't read these books yet. They sound great! Thank You

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    1. It's a great series, Linda. Hope you'll enjoy it if you decide to give it a try! :)

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  6. Ugh! This is a series I've yet to start. I swear I can't keep up with JLA! But man oh man do I want to meet Jillian and Brock! I look forward to swooning while Brock wins Jillian back. ;)

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    1. This is such a good series, Brandee. Although I have to admit that Wait For You, the first book, remains my favorite. I'm even doing a reread on audio right now. Cam (from Wait For You) is the ultimate book boyfriend. I mean, a hot, sexy guy who bakes cookies? Yes please! :)

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