Review: Fall with Me by J. Lynn

I received this book for free from Edelweiss/Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Fall with Me by J. LynnFall with Me Series: Wait for You #4
Published by Avon on 3/31/2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss/Publisher

Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

I’ve long been a huge fan of Jennifer L. Armentrout, whether she’s writing under her own name, or her pen name J. Lynn.  I’ve also loved the Wait for You New Adult series she’s written.  So I was pretty darn excited to read Fall with Me, the fourth book in the Wait for You series featuring characters we met in the previous book.  While I did enjoy Fall with Me, however, the were some aspects that led to lots of frustration on my part.

Fall with Me is told from Roxy’s point of view.  Roxy is a fun character.  She’s snarky and wears fun t-shirts and bartends at Mona’s.  Roxy is also an artist and loves to paint.  And she sort of loves Reece, who’s a cop.  Roxy has loved Reece for ages (they were neighbors growing up), but there was a bit of an incident that pushed them apart.

As fun as Roxy was, sometimes she got on my nerves.  There were times when she acted against common sense, and it felt more like a way to move the plot along, than an actual reaction that Roxy would have.  And sometimes she just acted rashly, which annoyed me too.  Lines like “I lost it” appear quite a bit, and I just wanted to shout at her to learn a little self control!  That’s not to say that I didn’t like Roxy, because I did.  But I didn’t love her, and she wouldn’t be my best friend ever.

Reece is pretty dreamy, though.  I liked that he decide that the rift between Roxy and himself had gone on long enough, and he took action to fix it.  And Reece is certainly one of the alpha, protective types of heroes that I always adore.  Reece definitely behaved a bit more maturely than Roxy, but he is also three years older than she is.

The romance is very J. Lynn, and that is a good thing.  I enjoyed seeing these two get together, even if there issues seemed a little silly at times.  But, all the same, I also wasn’t totally enamored with the romance, either.  A lot of it was because they didn’t actually talk to each other, which is always annoying.  As for the suspense part of the story, all I will say is that it’s easy to figure out who the baddie is, and how he is accomplishing all this creepy stuff from almost the beginning.

Anyway, if you are a J. Lynn fan, a New Adult fan, or a fan of romantic suspense, then I think you will enjoy Fall with Me.  However, I enjoyed Wait for You and Stay with Me a lot more in this series than I enjoyed this one.


7 Responses to “Review: Fall with Me by J. Lynn”

  1. Renee (@Addictofromance)

    I don’t why but I love stories that have a painter in it…weird right? But I just adore that aspect, and I should read this author, haven’t tried her yet, but I am very tempted to. and I am just starting to get into New Adult Romance

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout) is a fun romance writer. She really gets the whole sexual tension thing. I’d start with Wait for You.

      I have things in books that I can’t resist, either. I like when the heroine is shy or quiet. And I like when the hero is a cop of some sort.

  2. Danielle @ Love at First Page

    I’m sorry this one didn’t completely work for you! 🙁 My friend didn’t like it so much either, so I went in with lowered expectations and I think that helped. I just really loved Reece, and I like that the drama at the end between them didn’t actually escalate (when she’s in the bathroom and about to leave him).
    I can’t believe there’s only two more books left in this series!

    • Quinn's Book Nook

      I loved Reece, too. And I was glad that the drama didn’t escalate either. But I was still annoyed that she was thinking that way (because generally I find that kind of thinking silly and it shows up in romance novels all the time).

      But even still, I can’t wait to read J. Lynn’s next book in the series. They are soo addicting. What’s your favorite in the series so far? I think mine’s Stay with Me, although I loved Wait for You too.

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