Title: Fall With Me
Series: Wait For You #4
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Publisher: Avon Impulse/William Morrow
Publication Date: 31 March 2015
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis from Goodreads
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.
As usual I became so utterly invested in the characters and their story I forgot to make articulate notes for the review.
There is a whole lot of plot packed into Fall With Me. Aside from the romance there is an edge-of-your-seat thriller woven seamlessly in the chapters. Alongside emotional trauma and how incidents shape/affect the way in which people live their lives. High tension throughout in all respects
The spark between Roxy and Reece is undeniable; more than that there is a deep emotional connection, they just ‘get’ each other. They are perfect for each other, family and friends have been rooting for them as a couple for a long time Miscommunication and misunderstandings have taken its toll on their friendship. However, forced together by outside circumstances they are given a second chance at shaping their relationship into something more.
Told from Roxy’s point of view (I would have loved to see what was going on in Reece’s head at times) she is a wonderful, caring person. Creative and artistic, her inner monologues are hilarious and very relatable. Her character development and growth is the cornerstone of the story via a myriad of emotions and events. The outstanding thing for any person is the quest for happiness, not having to justify undertaking the things that make you happy. You don’t have to have a high-flying career to be happy or a degree come to that. (Just don’t tell my children I said that)
Reece has his own barriers and triggers in place that shape the plot and their relationship. Totally alpha but a good guy to his core – OH MY I can’t really go into details about the plot as I really want you to get the full impact by reading it yourselves. I will say that there is a lot to take in. the inclusion of the characters from the previous books was as always a brilliant addition to the story and provided continuity of story and the feelings it invokes.
For me the outstanding theme within Fall With Me was that holding on to negativity in emotions and actions can prevent you from moving forward in your own life. I would even go so far as to say that the negativity creates physical barriers to fully experiencing happiness. Letting go of negative emotions is a difficult and ongoing process but it is definitely worthwhile. Positivity allows progress in all areas and is reflected in the wellbeing of the individual.
Fall With Me continues my ongoing adoration of Jennifer ♥