(Wait for You, #4)
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Avon Books; 384 pages
Jennifer L. Armentrout, New York Times bestselling author of the Wait for You series, delivers a new novel of first love, second chances, and scorching chemistry between an artistic bartender and the tough, sexy cop who's determined to win her Roxy's loved Reece Anders since she was fifteen, so when the straitlaced cop finally surrendered to a steamy encounter years later, Roxy hoped he'd fall for her, too. He didn't. Or that's what she's always believed. But then Reece storms back into her life when the man who injured her childhood friend is out of prison and wanting to make amends—something Roxy cannot do.
The last thing she wants is to go there with Reece again, but he's determined to prove to her that he's exactly what she needs. Especially when a sick creep starts messing with her. But what's more dangerous to Roxy—a psycho after her or the past that refuses to let go and allow her to open up her heart again?
There is a ghost aspect to this book - not much but it seemed every time I read about Roxy's place possibly be haunted, I was laying in bed with all the lights off except my reading light. Why did this happen every time I was basically in the dark? To say I freaked myself out more than necessary is an understatement. I believe in ghosts and reading about them, even in theory, makes me nervous.
I love the appearances of previous characters. Actually, I thrive on those moments because we've fallen in love with them and I can't just toss the aside. I need to keep seeing them. And I feel like we got an awful lot of appearances from them and it makes me giddy. I love not only the relationships that these couples have formed but more than that, the friendships they have formed. The girls are incredibly close as are the guys but as a whole, they all get each other and just mesh perfectly. Giddy. It makes me so giddy.
I adore Roxy and her funny saying t-shirts. They go well with her personality. She deals with quite a lot in this book. Between Reece, her best friend Charlie, Henry Williams and the fact that her place is either haunted or she's losing her mind or ... there's just a lot going on. Not to mention her future and how it's not really what she wants but it's ideal. There's just so much going on with her and I admire how she handles it all, mostly. I especially like the relationship between her and co-worker, Nick. A platonic relationship that really works. They're more than just co-workers and it shows a little more light in to his character.
Reece - well, most woman love a man in uniform. I'm not really one of them. I mean, if I like the guy, sure but I don't know. I don't find it sexy. But since I like Reece, I find everything about him pretty sexy. His loyalty and protectiveness above all else. Plus the fact that he loves so fiercely. Loyalty is a huge appeal to me. Who doesn't want a man or woman who is loyal to you? He knows Roxy so well that it's almost like he can read her mind and I love that about their relationship. It shows how deep their relationship really goes, even if she's not willing to admit it. This is also why I love the whole friends before lovers aspect (one we don't see too much of in books, mind you). Their families are close and have been for quite some time so this relationship is one I was all for (as are the families).
Don't be surprised if you find out the twists and turns before the characters do - it's not hard to figure out. Still makes for an entertaining read but personally, I figured it out very early on. There was enough of other things going on in the book that it didn't ruin the story or the flow of the book.
ALSO did anyone else think . . . *highlight to view spoiler* . . . that when Avery was talking about her stomach being upset that you automatically thought she's pregnant?! Could you imagine how beautiful Cam and Avery babies would be? I don't want to be one of those readers who wants all characters who end up together to have babies but c'mon, it's Cam & Avery. What a perfect way to end the series, right?! But so would their wedding, so . . . *end spoiler*
Thank you so much to Jennifer L. Armentrout for allowing me to read this early in exchange for an honest review (I got this book at Apollycon). Thank you so much to Avon Books, as well. (Thank you Damaris, from Good Choice Reading, too)