28 June 2015

Tour, Excerpt & Review - Dream of You

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I'm excited to bring you the Review & Excerpt Tour for DREAM OF YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout. 

It's a part of her Wait For You Series. This is a 1001 Dark Nights novella so it is exclusively available as Amazon Kindle and Paperback. Grab your copy today!!

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Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.

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Author Spotlight:
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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.

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I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!

What I say: I'm always really excited when JLA releases a new book because I know that it's going to be full of witty banter, comedy, drama and romance. Dream of You is no exception and I really liked Abby and Colton. 

Novella's can often seem rushed or incomplete, but although the events do happen quickly and close together here, I never felt like Dream of You was rushed or unfinished. I both loved and disliked the many mentions of other authors because I'm extremely jealous of JLA being friends with these fabulous writers.

Abby is wonderfully ordinary. By this I mean that she's an average young woman who has come through a terrible period in her life. She's now looking for a fresh start in a place she never expected to find it. What made Abby seem more realistic and approachable were her insecurities and unique character quirks. Abby doesn't appreciate her own beauty and strength but Colton finds a way to make her accept herself.

Jennifer always writes a good male! Not necessarily always well the well behaved type of good, but aways an intruding character who really brings on the swoon. Colton is particularly swoon-worthy and has the patience of a saint. I have to admit there were moments when I felt as though Colton was too good to be true and that he must have a terrible secret - This was largely down to me being cyclical rather than anything he had or hadn't done. He was awesome!!

I really enjoyed Abby and Colton's story and appreciated getting to catch up with some of our old favs...

4 Stars in my Sky!

Read on for an excerpt:

“I just don’t want to end up doing what my entire family does. Everything is about the Academy, and that’s not what I want to do. The only way I’m going to escape that is by leaving now. Anyway,” she said, pursing her lips as a thoughtful look crossed her face. “One of the things you never really see in a romance book is a woman who has self-esteem issues. I mean, I’m sure they’re out there, but they’re few and far between. Like they can have eating disorders, post-traumatic stress from sexual assault or mental abuse. They can be sold into sex trafficking and they can carry epic amounts of grief. We have female characters who have suffered every loss imaginable and ones who are scarred physically and mentality, but where in the hell are the average women? Ones who look in the mirror and cringe a little? Like, why are all those others acceptable to women, but reading or knowing another woman who has a low self-esteem is, like, worse than all that drama llama? Dude, I get reading for wish fulfillment, but you’ve got to have a little reality in the story.”
Brushing her bangs out of her eyes, Jillian exhaled loudly and then continued. “Whatever. It doesn’t matter. You’re normal. I’m normal. We’re not perfect and not having the greatest confidence doesn’t make you any less of a person.”
What Jillian said was so true.
Holy crap, the raw truth of it all floored me.
Women wanted other women to have high self-esteem and confidence. No one wanted to ever admit that their confidence was lacking, that they had a hard time looking at themselves in the mirror.
It was wrong that we weren’t able to have our weak moments. That we had to hide the fact that we were uncomfortable with our imperfections. That the journey to loving yourself doesn’t exclude recognizing there were days when you just didn’t want to see yourself naked.
And that there were worse things than having some confidence issues.
I glanced over at Jillian. This was one of those moments when I forgot that she was so young, because damn, she really could be a hell of a lot wiser than me. “You’re right.”
Her face transformed prettily when she smiled. “I know.”

I laughed. “And modest.”

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