Review Tour & Teasers: Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Posted September 22, 2015 by Kim in 5 Stars, Blog Tour, In Review / 1 Comment

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I’m so excited to be participating in the review tour for Forever with You. I love JLA’s books and her Wait for You series is no exception. This book really punched me in the feels and I’m kinda sad it’s over now. Check out my full (and as spoiler-free as possible) review below!

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Review Tour & Teasers: Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. ArmentroutForever with You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait for You #5
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: September 29, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books
Format: eARC, 350 pages
How I got it: From the publisher
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
My rating:

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...

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in review my thoughts

Holy emotional roller coaster. Not only did this book grab ahold of me and not let me go, but it made me feel all the feels in the process. Jen had talked a little bit about this book (and how tough it would be to read, at times) when we hung out in NYC during BEA. I’m glad I was somewhat prepared. What a book!

I’ve seen several other reviews that talked about being unsure how they would like Stephanie as a heroine because they weren’t fond of her in earlier books. She must not’ve made much of an impression on me because it really took me awhile to realize who she even was. So, that wasn’t a problem. I found her easy to connect to almost immediately. In the beginning, I appreciated her attitude and her willingness to embrace her sexuality. Towards the end, I loved her strength as she went through something truly horrible. My heart ached for her and I shed more than a couple tears.

I’ve been totally intrigued by Nick since Fall with Me. Though, if I’m being totally honest, it took me some time to warm up to him in this book. He truly came off like a real asshole early on and because this book is written solely from Stephanie’s POV, I couldn’t tell what his deal was, but I still held out hope for him. It didn’t take all that long for him to melt my heart. He is a good guy. He’s just dealt with a lot of crap and loss in his life. As Stephanie, too, knows loss, this made them a great pair in my eyes.

I adored these two characters together, once they got past the initial rough phase. I loved how they came together when confronted with an unexpected situation. Neither of them was looking for anything real, but there’s no doubt what they found together was just that. I enjoyed watching both characters grow, separately and together. There were things that happened that absolutely broke my heart, but I can’t complain about how they handled it together. I had some concerns about how it would all go, given each of their history, but it was pretty much as perfect as it could be in a horribly imperfect situation.

I loved this book, even with the heartbreak and abundance of feels. The relationship felt authentic, I loved the characters and I was THRILLED to get a glimpse into the lives of some of my favorite couples from earlier in the series. Forever with You was a great addition to the Wait for You series.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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Other Books in the Series

Wait for You Trust in Me JLA Be With me Stay With Me Fall With Me mm Dream of You

Wait for You (Wait for You #1)
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5)
Amazon | Goodreads

Be with Me (Wait for You #2)
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

Stay with Me (Wait for You #3)
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

Fall with Me (Wait for You #4)
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

Dream of You (Wait for You #4.5)
Amazon | Goodreads | My Review

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, 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, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

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