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Review: Forever With You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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Forever With You (Wait For You #5)
    by: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Publication Date: Sept. 29, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Source: e-ARC received via Edelweiss and the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Page Count: 384 pages
Order Links: Amazon | B&N
My Rating: 4.5/5 stars

In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand…

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 . . .

 
 
I honestly cannot get enough of this series. I have fallen so in love with these characters and I'm not sure I'll ever be ready to let them go. I was really intrigued that Steph was getting her own book, considering she was that girl in the first two books. You know that girl... the one who has no qualms sleeping around and is threatening our couples! Surprisingly though, I really like how Armentrout addressed that issue and I have to say she is so right. It's kind of ridiculous for us to get upset over a girl like Steph, especially since she was with the guys before they were official with their current significant other. She is afraid of having that stigma with Avery and Teresa and has been afraid to pursue a friendship there because of her past with their guys.
 
Steph is wanting a clean start after college and ends up getting a job and moving to where Jax, Reece, Roxy, and Nick live. Nick is the first person she ends up meeting and there is some pretty instant attraction there between the two. I like how straight forward they both are and how they don't hesitate in making their intentions toward the other known. Neither one does relationships so that makes things all the easier for them. However, Nick pulls a major douchebag move in the beginning, but thankfully he isn't too proud to apologize for how he acted toward Steph after their one night together. I ended up really loving Nick. He is a good guy and I understand his reasons for being so guarded, especially given his history.
 
This book ended up hitting me in the feels and I admit I teared up quite a few times there towards the end. I will not go into detail for fear of spoilers, but Steph and Nick are destined for more than one night together. (Obviously, or we wouldn't have a book, right?) I really liked seeing their relationship develop into something more than just a hook up. They are really good for one another and they definitely have some sexy moments together.
 
I really ended up adoring Steph as a main character. I love how unapologetic she is and how she cusses like a sailor. She doesn't have close female friends, so I loved that Roxy and Katie adopted her into their group. Those two ended up being such great friends to Steph and really helped her through some difficult times. I also liked seeing our old favorites make an appearance, and the ending definitely made me grin like an idiot.
 
I thought Armentrout did a beautiful job with this story and I really like that she touched on some very real issues that I believe a lot of readers will connect with on a deep, emotional level. I hope we get either Brock or Katie's book next!

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5 comments

  1. Oh interesting! I like that this is a book featuring the other girl that we all sort of disliked because she was an obstacle to our ships. Steph sounds like a fun girl and I think I'd like her a lot! And I like that Nick is a good guy.
    Great review, Jess!

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  2. I just can't wait to meet Steph! I love the sound of her and her unapologetic way. This sounds like another JLA read I'll just come to love. And I can't wait for this one to hit me in the feels, either. :)

    Lovely review

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  3. I've really enjoyed this series, too. I haven't read this one, but I do plan on it. And I'm glad to hear that Stephanie is an awesome character.

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  4. This book made me tear up on a few occasions too. Nicks situation with his grandpa hit really close to home for me so I loved how JLA handled that. Great review!

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  5. Oh yay! I haven't heard much about this book (part of the problem might be that I'm never on the internet...) so it makes me happy that you think this is on par with the rest of the series. I'm nervous about liking Steph as a character but I'm definitely willing to give her a try!

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