Blog Tour: Fire in You (Wait for You #6) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Fire in You Wait for You #6 By: Jennifer L. Armentrout Release Date: Nov. 28, 2016 Add to Goodreads Publisher: Avon Books Source: eARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary: From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, 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 past 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.
Wait for You Series: My Review of Wait for You Here My Review of Trust in Me Here My Review of Be With Me Here My Review of Stay With Me Here My Review of Fall With Me Here My Review of Forever With You Here
Jennifer Armentrouts' novels always make me giddy! Like a child with my favorite candy, I devour her books! Packed with so many feels, her stories are truly a moving emotional experience for me. This is why she is one of my favorite authors. Each of her stories is unique, but no less alluring and beautiful. I have loved the Wait for You Series, but Fire in You is my favorite. It was a deeply touching story, that was packed with so many swoons and feels.
In Fire in You, we finally get Jillian and Brock 'The Beast' Mitchell's story. I have been highly anticipating and impatiently waiting for this story! Jillian has been a recluse for the last six years. After a traumatic and horrific experience, her life was forever altered. Robbed and shot in the face with a gun has left her with facial damage, and the loss of hearing in one ear. After extensive reconstructive surgery, she is still self-conscious of the way she looks.
Jillian hasn't been truly "living" for the last several years. After her childhood crush broke her heart and she got shot, she dropped out of college and moved away. She rarely see's her friends and family, and her life consists of work and spending time with her anti-social cat, Rhage. She's only been in one relationship, with a man that she was with because she was lonely. When her father offers her a position as Assistant General Manager at his new mixed martial arts facility, (with great benefits and an amazing salary,) she says "yes." Jillian decides that she wants to start "living" her life again, and is very excited about her new position.
When she begins working at the new Lima Academy, she is shocked and very upset to learn that Brock is the new general manager. Her parents purposely neglected to tell her this information, and her father lied saying that he was looking for a GM. Jillian contemplates quiting her job, but quickly decides she'll be a professional, and avoid Brock aside from her professional duties.
Jillian's father, Andrew, rescued Brock from an abusive home as a young child and trained him in MMA. For many years, Jillian and Brock were very close, and everyone said that she was his shadow. However, Jillian developed feelings for him, while he looked at her as no more than a little sister. The night he broke her heart, she cut him out of her life, and hasn't talked to him since. She is done being naive, and knows that the best way to protect her heart from being broken again, is to stay clear of Brock. However, he has other plans.
Brock misses the friendship that he had with Jillian. She has been there for him more than anyone else, and no one knows him like she use to. He feels a lot of guilt for what happened to Jillian, and is determined to make amends. However, as he gets to know her as the woman that she now is, he can't help but fall in love with her more and more each day. She is strong, sassy, and a true survivor. Can he convince her to take a chance on love with him?
Fire in You was a phenomenal read. Jillian wasn't the typical romance lead, and I loved her. She was real, and relatable. She had been through so much, and was truly courageous in trying to live again. This story was told soley in her point of view, and she was a thoroughly flushed out character. I felt empathy for her, and being inside her head made me feel so close to her. I felt her fears, excitement, and hope. I loved Jillian, and nobody deserved a happy ending as much as her.
Brock was an amazing character as well. He was patient with Jillian. He gave her space when she needed, but never gave up on her. Brock was sweet, thoughtful, caring, compassionate, and aware of what Jillian needed. He was a great friend to her, and I missed these two together immensely! They were soul mates, and I was glad that I got to experience their reunion.
Fire in You was a powerful story about survival, and making the decision to truly live. Our heroine was courageous, and full of a fire that she wasn't even aware of. We went on a journey of self-discovery right along with her. The desire and sexual attraction that Jillian and Brock shared was palpable. Yet, what they meant to each other was so much more. Their love story was packed with "feels," and kept me rapidly turning the pages. Fire in You is a five star favorite, and on my top 10 best books of 2016. I give, Fire in You, by Jennifer L. Armentrout, 5 Powerful, Full of Feeling, Deeply Touching, Beautiful, Fire Filled Stars! I loved Jillian and Brock's story, and was so happy to be reunited with the rest of the Wait for You cast of characters!
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# 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.