I had the pleasure of reading an early copy of this book and I absolutely loved it!!! I’ve read every book in the WITH ME series and I have never been let down. Reece and Roxy were awesome characters. He definitely has taken a special place in my book boyfriend category. You will not be disappointed with this book.
Fall with ME
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Release Date: March 31st, 2015
FALL WITH ME Synopsis:
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.
I’ve read all the books in this series and I have never been let down. Each of these books has their own bit of flare and draws you in. Each of these books are connected in some way and you can see the other characters from the prior books. Jennifer switched it up with this book and it was a nice little changed. Reece and Roxy’s story was steamy, romantic, suspenseful, and was an emotional journey. I loved Reece in Stay with Me. He was a curious character. Roxy was fun and enjoyable in Stay with me, and she was even more enjoyable in Fall with Me.
Roxy is snarky, quick witted, fun and has an attitude to boot. I loved it. We find out that Roxy has loved Reece since she was a teenager. Reece is quiet and protective. He protects the ones he loves and will do everything he can to make sure they are safe.
When they have a one night stand a year ago, things get shady between the two of them. Reece tries to ignore it, Roxy is hurt by his blatant disregard for the night, but also feels relief. She tries distancing herself from her, but then strange things start to happen. She tries to handle it on her own, but with Reece being a cop, he learns about it without her telling him. She slowly involves him and he is determined to keep her safe. Truths unfold and its hard to tell whether or not they should have been in a left alone.
Before we learn about the creepy things happening to Roxy, we see the guilty and sadness she is filled with for best friend whose life was more or less stolen from him. One mistake led to hardship and heartache and Roxy feels nothing but blame for what happened. She proves what a loyal friend she is making sure to visit Charlie every week no matter what.
I loved everything about this story. It continued moving at a fast pass and left you wanting more as it continued moving. Roxy and Reece had such good chemistry between the two of them. You got to feel the romance and loving nature between the two and the steaminess between them was on point. Jennifer Armentrout knows how to write a book and no matter what, if I’m in a slump or for just whatever, I know I can pick up one of her books and I’ll be good to go! You’ll love this book from beginning to end!
FALL WITH ME Excerpt:
There was a county cruiser parked next to my car and there was a really freaking hot cop propped against the passenger side, long legs crossed at the ankles and arms folded across a yummy chest.
Reece was waiting.
I wasn’t really thinking about my list of priorities as I stared at him in the dimly lit parking lot. The muggy night air settled over me as he unfolded his legs and pushed off the cruiser. My gaze roamed over him. I was really just thinking about how the polyester material of his work pants moved along his thighs.
God, he walked with the kind of lethal grace that should be illegal.
Nick leaned in and whispered in my ear, “And right there is the main reason why I wouldn’t get with you.”
I tripped over my feet.
“Hey man.” Nick clapped Reece on the shoulder as he strolled past him. “Have a good night. See you Wednesday, Roxy.”
“Bye-bye.” I didn’t take my eyes off Reece. What was he doing here, at two thirty in the morning? It wasn’t the first time I’d stepped out of the bar late at night and found Reece waiting. Back before “the night thou shalt not repeat,” he used to do it every once in a while, when he was working the night shift and was taking lunch.
But it was something I hadn’t expected him to do again.
The sound of Nick’s motorcycle rumbling to life echoed throughout the otherwise silent parking lot. I needed to say something, because we were standing there, a few feet between us, staring at one another. “Hi.”
Well, that was spectacular.
One side of his lips kicked up as his gaze dipped. “What . . . ?” He laughed, and there was a flutter deep in my belly, like a nest of butterflies had suddenly taken flight.
“What does your shirt say?”
I glanced down, trying to stop the smile tugging at my lips. “It says ‘Ladies’ Man.’ What’s wrong with that?”
Long, thick lashes lifted and then he laughed again, that nice and light laugh that wrapped around me. “You are . . . you’re something else, Roxy.”
Shifting my weight from one foot to the next, I bit down on my lip. “I’m not sure if that’s a good thing or a run-in-the-other-direction kind of thing.”
He took one step closer, his arms loose at his sides—his right arm brushing against the handle of his duty gun. The star on his chest seemed shinier than possible, and was eye level with me. “It’s . . . yeah, it’s a good thing.”
About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.
She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.