Updated: Jan 23, 2021
Fall With Me
By Jennifer L Armentrout
Published by Avon Books
Book Four in the Wait For You Series
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.
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy New Adult Happy Ending
Trigger Warning: This book deal with stalking and harassment. Be advised.
Fall With Me by Jennifer L Armentrout is the fourth book in the Wait for You series, and stick's around Mona's bar, this time centering on Roxy, the short and feisty bartender that is known for her funny shirts, and Reece, the sexy officer who she has been avoiding for the last year after a disastrous one night stand. An officer who was her neighbor, and she was in love with him since she was 15 years old. On top of her confusing feelings of Reece, she is also getting messages from someone, that get more frightening and violent as time goes on, and her best friend since childhood, who lives in a long-term facility after being the victim of a hate crime, is not improving, and the person responsible for the crime wants to make amends - with both of them.
Fall With Me is an entertaining, and emotional, read on all fronts. The romance between Roxy and Reece is all kinds of yummy and sweet, and you can't help but root for them. The arc with Roxy and her best friend, who is in a long-term care facility and has what I assume is unresponsive wakefulness syndrome (a vegetative state), is heartbreaking and brutal, for several reasons. Aside from the fact that it's the loss of a person, a good person, Roxy has lost her best friend since birth. Her person. In an event she feels partly responsible for. Roxy's devotion to him is beautiful and heartbreaking, because if you put yourself in those shoes, it's brutal just to imagine. Then the whole stalker plot, which becomes increasingly more tense throughout the book, until the conclusion. My only gripe with this, is I thought it was pretty obvious who was the stalker. There might as well have been big ol' lit up signs pointing to the person. That put aside, this book is pretty informative of the small signs one might miss in this situation.
How could you not love Roxy? She's spunky, fierce as hell, and funny. She has an attitude which I am all for, but also is very vulnerable. When she loves someone, it's done 100%. Her love for her friends is steadfast, and she is incredibly loyal. She doesn't date men she could be serious with, because she loves Reece ... even when she doesn't want to. Reece is all kinds of alpha male, sexy, but super ... sweet. It's obvious right away how he feels about Roxy, and I'm all for it. Getting updates on all the previous Wait for You series "cast" is always awesome, and getting a little sneak peek of who is next on the roster (pretty sure it's our favorite quiet bartender Nick, and Cam and Jase's ex fling, Steph, which should be all kinds of interesting).