Sunday, August 16, 2015

FALL WITH ME by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn)

Wait for Me #4
Avon Books, March 2015
Obtained via:  publisher
ISBN: 9780062362742
ISBN 10: 0062362747
New Adult
*** 1/2

In J. Lynn’s fourth offering in her young adult series, FALL WITH ME is the story of bartender extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders, who she has been in love with since she was fifteen.  Almost a year ago, Reece got drunk and let Roxy take him home.  Not realizing that Reece was quite that far drunk, Roxy threw caution to the wind and finally kissed him.  Things heated up real fast and then he promptly passed out.  When Reece mistakenly and very regrettably thought they had slept together, Roxy’s feelings were hurt and she failed to correct his mistaken impression.  Almost a year later, Roxy is still trying to find a way to let Reece know his guilt is misplaced.  The problem is that Roxy still wants Reece and the whole thing is making her crazy.  But now, Roxy’s past has come back to haunt her and she needs Reece’s police skills.  Reece knows he has messed up with Roxy, but he isn’t about to let anything bad happen to her again on his watch.

J. Lynn’s FALL WITH ME had everything you look for in a good new adult story; both main characters are past the teen years but not quite settled into their adult lives yet.  The characters are strong but flawed and looking for answers.  There is a story within a story and there is a teaching moment involved.  The story is emotional and funny, flirty and fun.  The lesser story was important to Roxy’s character development and added depth to her storyline with Reece.  J. Lynn has a way of pulling her audience into her stories and making them come to life for readers in a way that simply makes you want to come back for more.  These books are not intricate storylines with twisting and turning plotlines.  They are simply good becoming young adult stories that just about anyone can relate to and that is what makes them so enjoyable to read.

Readers looking for some light but enjoyable reading material to peruse poolside will find FALL WITH ME just what they are looking for this summer.

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."


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