(Wait for You, #6)
Release Date: November 29, 2016
From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author, Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J.Lynn, 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 past 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.
The best of this book is the appearances of all our favorite couples and a bomb that Katie drops. I lied. That's not the best part of the book but it definitely enhances the story. Brock and Jillian's story is great, on it's own but what makes it even better is everyone else.
I don't think Jen has disappointed me at all with this series. I don't think there's a book I didn't like or a couple (or character) I didn't like (unless, of course, we were made to dislike them). I kind of even felt horrible for Grady in this story. He seemed like such a great guy but you just know he's going to get screwed in the end. I'm confident he finds someone who is just as attracted to him as he is to her. However, you knew it was coming because, I mean, hello - we all will know how it ends but what's exciting is the journey getting there and I think that's how it's been for this entire series. We all knew going in how it would end, in a general sense, but we didn't know what would happen along the way.
I really enjoyed their story and I really like Jillian (and Brock). I don't think they're my favorite characters from the series but I enjoyed them enough and loved them as a couple. I felt like I could relate to Jillian a lot and I loved that about her. Finding a character that's relatable is always a good feeling. Especially when the ending is a good one; it can give a reader hope, you know?
I'm utterly sadden this series is over but I'm happy with where it went. How it ended; I can say I'm satisfied but would never argue if there was ever more to come from these characters. Like...a Katie story, even if it was only a novella. Just saying.
Now that the series is complete, I think what I want to do most is a re-read of the whole thing, back-to-back. Some of my memories of previous books were a little fuzzy and honestly, it made me sad.
If you haven't read this series, you need to start from the beginning. You'll love the journey, I promise you that. If you've read the series this far, then I know you're going to be reading this. You'll love it, I can assure you that, as well.
Thank you so much to KP from InkSlingerPR and JLA for allowing me the chance to read this book in exchange for an honest review. Y'all are the best <3