The perfect ending to an amazing series, Fire in You is an emotional roller-coaster that will have you swooning, crying, and fanning yourself. JLA has that little extra that makes the book pure magic. Definitely a must-read.
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn)
My rating: 5 emotional, romantic hearts
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pub. date: November 28th 2016
Synopsis: 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. (synopsis from Goodreads)
It’s finally here! The last book! And it was just as good as I expected, if not better. The only thing I regret is that it didn’t last longer. But, I just couldn’t put it away. I couldn’t make it last, no matter how much I wanted it to never end. Because it’s over now. This was the last book. I’m not sure how to deal with the fact that there will be no more books in the Wait for You series. I want to go back in time so I can read it for the first time again, and make it last longer than two days.
Another beautiful couple.
A friend of mine asked me after I finished it who was my favourite couple. My reaction? WHY MUST YOU DO THIS TO ME? THAT’S LIKE ASKING WHAT MY FAVOURITE BOOK IS! I love all the couples so much, they’re amazing in their own ways, making it impossible to pick a favourite. Jillian and Brock was no exception. They were both so perfectly imperfect, and I loved them. I loved getting to read about them.
“Scars, whether physical or emotional, could be not just a representation of survival but also a story of hope.”
This quote is basically a description for the whole book. Not only is it such a perfect quote, but it's also what this book is all about. Jillian went through something traumatic, and she sort of stopped living. She quit college and stopped talking to her best friend. Now, she and Brock has been forced together again, and Jillian finally starts living again. This is very much a story of hope, and a proof that you can go through horrible things and not just survive, but live through it.
I really loved the new Jillian. I really liked her when we first met her in the previous books, but I loved her even more now. And she was so relatable. I loved every moment of reading about her. She was just one of those characters that you can’t help but root for.
I also loved Brock. Another swoon-worthy guy? Of course. This is JLA we’re talking about. I’m not sure she’s capable of writing a not-swoon-worthy guy. I absolutely loved the romance in this book, which is a common occurrence when reading a JLA book. I’ve been swooning, crying, fangirling and fanning myself like crazy through this book. But the best part wasn’t the obvious attraction between Brock and Jillian, but their story. I loved seeing how Jillian slowly but surely started living again after what happened to her, and I loved seeing her and Brock grow closer again, and their story is one that just touched me. Also a common occurrence. I just needed them to end up together, and I needed for Jillian to be okay again.
I’m so sad it’s over now, though.
Wait for You was the book that got me into reading New Adult, so this series will always hold a special place in my heart. The characters, the stories, and that little extra that so few authors manage to capture, that magic that makes the book go from ‘amazing’ to ‘simply mind-blowing’, will always stay with me. The ending was absolutely perfect, but it makes me very sad that it’s over now. I might have to re-read the entire series to stop freaking out over the fact that it’s over.
I loved that it took place a while later, because you got to see how things went for the other couples, and I loved that. The writing was, as usual, great. A great, romantic, and totally emotional read, this is one you must read. Fire in You was the perfect ending to an amazing series, and I will miss it so much.