Dream of You by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 23, 2021

Dream of You

by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

A Wait For You Novella

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.


Steamy New Adult Happy Ending

Trigger* Romance

Trigger Warning: Dream of You contains gun violence, and violence in general. Be advised.

Dream of You by Jennifer L Armentrout is a novella written in the Wait For You world, featuring Reese's older brother Colton, and Abby, a witness in a brutal crime, who are brought together when Colton is put on the case.

I really enjoyed Dream of You. In fact, I have yet to find a novella that Jennifer has published through the 1001 Dark Nights Books that I haven't loved. There were a few things I really liked about this story. First of all, I love a good second chance plot. I'm not talking your typical ex's getting back together. No. This is a true second chance with that someone you always crushed on in high school, but never got the chance to act on that attraction. Second of all, the fact that our main character, Abby, isn't the typical size 2 woman that is described more often than not in romance. That Colton admits to not having a type, and is genuinely attracted to her. Women tend to forget that men can, and are attracted to women who are not supermodels, and it's nice to have that reminder in a book. Lastly, I loved the action element to the story. Having Abby be a witness to a crime, and everything that followed afterwards, kept up the entertainment factor, but didn't overpower the rest of the elements of the story.

Abby is a character I could easily hang out with. Sweet, friendly, with a passion for books, and with a job I would love to have. Her backstory is bittersweet, marrying her high school sweetheart, who eventually passed away the same way her parents died; in a car accident. Piecing her life back together, she moves back home, and after a four years, after putting herself out there, ends up witnessing a murder. Which brings her to Colton. Colton isn't mentioned too much in the main novels. He is there. One of the guys. We see him a bit more in Fall With Me, as he is Reese's brother, and the lead detective on the stalker case, so I didn't know him enough to know if I would like him. Oh boy, do I like him. Colton makes his intentions clear pretty quickly, and the way he treats Abby is wonderful. How he navigates her self-esteem issues is swoon-worthy. Their chemistry is a mix of sweet and spicy, and I'm all for it.

Dream of You may be short, but it packs a punch just as strong as the main novels. The romance is hot, the action is steady, and there is a healthy dose of realism in it when it comes to the pressures that women face everyday to look a certain way. And not just women who are bigger. All women have their hang ups. It's natural, and this little novella embraces that, while also reminding the reader that, hey, just because you don't like something about yourself, doesn't mean someone else doesn't find it beautiful.

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