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December 9, 2016

Blog Tour: Fire in You (Wait for You #6) by J. Lynn – Review and Giveaway

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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! And check out each stop on the FIRE IN YOU Review & Excerpt Tour taking place November 29-December 10!✮✮✮

 

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

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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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MaryAnn-2015I am such a huge fan of the Wait for You series by Jennifer Armentrout that I just couldn’t pass up the chance to review the latest installment, Fire In Me.  If you are a fan of these books, then you know that each book relates to a different person from the books so yes, old favs make appearances!

Fire in Me tells the story of Brock, the MMA stud, and Jillian, the girl who has been in love with him since forever.

This book delves deep into the the story of Brock’s past, and how he and Jillian cross paths. It also tells the horrific story of what happened to Jillian on the night that her heart was broken by Broke. I am almost positive that this part of the story takes place directly where one of the books ends.

The meat and potatoes of the story fast forwards to 6 years later where Jillian is now a young woman who has taken the leap and decided to take her place within her father’s training empire. After not having any contact with Brock all this time, their paths cross again and the beauty of this story starts to unfold.

I will admit that I totally and completely fell for Brock. His words, his actions, everything about him came together in this package that readers will not be able to resist.

My heart also went out to poor Jillian. Totally understanding where her insecurities and doubts come from, my soul cried for this strong woman who survived an unthinkable horror.  And the part where she puts asshole Paul in his place had me cheering her on!

If your looking for a read that will pull at your heart strings and need a read with some steamy scenes that will leave you breathless, you absolutely need to read Fire in Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. You will crave more Brock and wish that the book didn’t end so quickly (at least, that’s what it felt like for me!)

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Brock dropped his hand and walked inside, his head turning as his gaze swept over me. I closed the door.

“Nice socks,” he commented. “You know, it’s like you’re recognizing two seasons right now—summer and winter.”

I glanced down at myself. Oh crap! I’d forgotten I was wearing cotton sleep shorts paired with knee-high socks. And these were short shorts. Grateful that I was wearing a long cardigan over the shirt, I self-consciously tugged on the hem of my shorts while he looked around the apartment. I saw he had a little brown bag dangling from his fingertips.

“So,” I said, fiddling with the sleeves on my cardigan, “what did you bring me?”

“Oh, so now you’re curious about what’s in the bag?”

Crossing my arms, I stared at him while I hoped it wasn’t obvious that I wasn’t wearing a bra, because I could feel my nipples pressing against the shirt I wore.

Brock chuckled as he lifted the bag and reached inside, pulling out a small white carton. He then turned, spying the small kitchen. “So, how long have you lived here?”

“Um, I don’t know.” I watched him walk over to the island and place the carton and bag on it. “I think I moved in here about four years ago.”

“Nice place.” His gaze strayed to the stack of books on the other end of the island, and a fond smile appeared as he started to open the carton. “It’s safe here?”

“Yeah. There have never been any problems here.” I crept closer. “Most of the people who live here are married or work in D.C and commute.” My gaze dropped to his back. Did he ever get the large phoenix tattoo colored and filled in? I bet he did and it looked amazing. Then again, his back with all those ropey muscles always looked amazing. “So, where…where do you live now?”

“I bought a house outside of Shepherdstown,” he told me. “Got an amazing view of the river. You need to see it.”

I stopped walking, thinking his fiancée might not be too keen on that. Then again, I doubted she would see me as a threat.

Brock turned sideways, sliding the carton toward where I stood. I glanced over, and I stopped thinking when I saw what he’d brought.

“Glazed doughnuts,” Brock said. “Just glazed. Nothing weird hidden inside them. I know how much you used to hate biting into something and having no idea it’s filled with cream or fruit. They’re fresh, too. Picked them up at the bakery in Shepherdstown that makes them all day.”

I did hate biting into any food and having something unexpectedly squirt into my mouth. It was freaking gross, but I wasn’t focused on that aversion.

Sitting atop wax paper really were large glazed doughnuts.

It was so simple. Just glazed doughnuts. Nothing fancy or spectacular. But he remembered, and I didn’t know why that meant anything to me. I was sure serial killers remembered things about their victims, but I felt some of the tension easing out of my stiff muscles as I blinked back sudden hot tears.

Gah, I was so over-emotional. It was just doughnuts. “Thank you.” I cleared my throat. “That’s really nice.”

His gaze flew to mine, and I hastily lowered my chin, walking past him into the kitchen. “Jillian—”

“You’re eating one if I am,” I said, snatching several sheets off the paper-towel roll. God, I was such a damn mess, but I…I missed this—missed having someone in my life who knew me inside and out, because no one, no one knew me like Brock had. I turned around only when I was sure I didn’t look like I was seconds from exploding into tears, and went to the island, placing the towels on the counter. “I mean, I’m not going to eat three gigantic doughnuts.”

“Since when?”

A strangled laugh escaped me. “Well, I’m not seventeen anymore.”

“I can see that.”

A fine shiver coursed over my skin as I looked up. There was an intense, almost predatory glint to his stare, one I didn’t understand. And it suddenly struck me, really hit me, that after six years, Brock Mitchell was standing in my apartment, in my world, and I would never in a hundred years have expected this.

But there he was, larger than life itself, turning what was a roomy apartment into something that now felt entirely too small. He was one hundred percent grown man who was not just breathtaking to behold, but a walking legend in the world of mixed martial arts. More than that, though, he was a man who overcame such a terrible childhood, beating statistics and naysayers. Demolishing everyone’s doubt as he rose through the ranks, suffering a career-threatening injury to come back and win it all, over and over.

Brock had fire in him.

He always had.

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 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.

 

FIRE IN YOU Review & Excerpt Tour

November 29

Bookalicious Babes-Review & Excerpt
Fiction Fangirls-Review & Excerpt
Reading is my Bliss-Review & Excerpt
Shayna Renee’s Spicy Reads-Review & Excerpt
Reviews by Tammy and Kim-Review & Excerpt
Movies, Shows & Books-Excerpt
Once Upon a Book Blog-Review

 

November 30

JoJo The Bookaholic-Review & Excerpt
Little Read Riding Hood-Review & Excerpt
Reviews from the Heart-Review & Excerpt
Kimmy Loves to Read-Excerpt
Books, Dreams, Life-Excerpt
The Book Avenue-Excerpt
Obsessive Book Nerd-Review

 

December 1

Three Girls and a Book Obsession-Review & Excerpt
WTF Are You Reading-Review & Excerpt
Smut Book Junkie Reviews-Review & Excerpt
The Book Disciple-Review & Excerpt
Corrie the Book, Crazed Girl-Excerpt
Vera is Reading-Excerpt
Read More Sleep Less-Review

 

December 2

Beneath the Covers Blog-Excerpt
Book Bite Reviews-Excerpt
Words We Love By-Review & Excerpt
Books Need TLC-Review
Girl Plus Books-Review
What is that Book About-Excerpt

 

December 3

Zili in the Sky-Review & Excerpt
Brittany’s Book Blog-Excerpt
Nicole’s Book Musings-Excerpt
Rachel’s Book Reviews-Review
Reading Between the Wines Book Club-Excerpt

 

December 4

Adventures in Writing-Excerpt
Dog Eared Daydreams-Review
SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews-Excerpt
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty-Review & Excerpt
Angie and Jessica’s Dreamy Reads-Review

 

December 5

Literary Misfit-Review & Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog-Review & Excerpt
Book Babes Unite-Review
Romance Book Nerd-Excerpt
Taylors Pages-Review
She Hearts Books-Review

 

December 6

Becky on Books-Review & Excerpt
Pink Lace & Silver Buckles Book Blog-Review & Excerpt
Captain Reads A Lot-Excerpt
My Nook, Books & More-Excerpt
PBC-Review & Excerpt

 

December 7

Bibliobelles-Review & Excerpt
KT Book Reviews-Excerpt
Jen’s Reading Obsession-Excerpt
The Sisterhood of the Traveling Book Boyfriend’s-Review
Literary Dust-Review

 

December 8

Book Starlets-Review & Excerpt
V’s Reads-Review & Excerpt
BFD Book Blog-Review & Excerpt
Ashleyz Wonderland-Excerpt

 

December 9

Wicked Babes Blog Review-Review & Excerpt
Books, Coffee & Passion-Excerpt
Chapter by Chapter-Review & Excerpt
Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog-Excerpt

 

December 10

Blushing Babes Are Up All Night-Review & Excerpt
Lina’s Reviews: A Book Blog-Review
Hello Beautiful Book Blog-Review & Excerpt
Ceres Books World-Review

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  1. Jessica
    12/9/2016

    Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR
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  2. Emily Heisler
    12/9/2016

    Want to read this series so bad

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  3. Stephanie
    12/9/2016

    I haven’t read this series yet, but I’m excited to.

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