Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fall with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Fall with Me
by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Released: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Avon
Series: Wait for You 
Page Amount: 376, US Paperback
POV: 1st Person (Roxy)
Age Appropriate: 17+
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=81/100 B

Roxy's loved Reece Anders since she was fifteen, so when the straitlaced cop finally surrendered to a steamy encounter years later, Roxy hoped he'd fall for her, too. He didn't. Or that's what she's always believed. But then Reece storms back into her life when the man who injured her childhood friend is out of prison and wanting to make amends—something Roxy cannot do. The last thing she wants is to go there with Reece again, but he's determined to prove to her that he's exactly what she needs. Especially when a sick creep starts messing with her. But what's more dangerous to Roxy—a psycho after her or the past that refuses to let go and allow her to open up her heart again?

Okay, I must first give a disclaimer for this review. I have never read any New Adult books until this one. Prior to this, I read primarily Young Adult. That being said, I believe most of my problems with this book resulted from its genre, not the book itself. I'll explain more in the review, but I just wanted to let you know that if you love New Adult books, don't avoid this book just because of my less than enthused review.  

The plot of this book was very intriguing. There are many girls being stalked and then hurt in Roxy's town, and eventually Roxy begins being stalked as well. That's when Reece, the hot cop, comes into the picture. Reece swears that he will do anything to protect Roxy. At the same time, Roxy is also dealing with her best friend, Charlie, dying in the hospital due to an act of violence committed by Henry, who was consequently sent to prison. However, at the start of this book, Roxy finds out that Henry is back in town and wants to see Charlie and her. So basically, Roxy is dealing with many scary situations throughout this book which made for an intriguing plot. I loved the whole plot surrounding the unknown stalker. It is interesting to see the mystery surrounding who the stalker is unfold. I love mysteries so that part of the book I found very interesting. The part of the book I didn't like so much was the romance. For those who have been following my blog for awhile, you may think "What is she saying? She loves romance in books." However, I like clean romance, and this book was anything but. I guess that is what New Adult books are like from what I've read, but I didn't realize that until I read Fall with Me. Needless to say, there are a lot of graphic scenes in this book that I skipped over. Reece and Roxy's relationship wasn't really my cup of tea, but aside from that I loved the plot. 

Honestly, the characters' personalities were what made me hate the romance in this book. Roxy was okay. I didn't love her as a narrator as I thought I would, because come on a geeky girl with glasses is so me. However, Roxy was a little too, I don't know, strange I guess. I love strange, but Roxy's voice was one that I couldn't really get into. I wish she would have seemed more realistic. She was irrationally stubborn sometimes, but the next moment she was caving. I just wish she was little bit more consistent. In contrast though, Roxy's personality was worlds better than Reece's. I personally hate Reece. I mean, sure it's nice that he wants to dedicate his life to protecting her, but I feel like the main reason why he does that is to get into Roxy's pants, which is wrong and disgusting. Honestly, with the data given in this book, I don't believe Reece loves Roxy. I believe he merely is lusting after her. He's just one of those guys, and personally, I can't stand those guys. I like male protagonists who are strong yet respectful because those are the kinds of guys that girls should go for. I don't know why girls would want to read about a guy who is a complete trash bag; they should have higher standards than that. I'm sorry for my brief rant, I just want to share my opinion and let my followers know that they deserve better.  

Despite everything bad I've stated, I did enjoy this book. When you skip over all of the questionable parts, it's an amazing mystery and intense read. I loved that part of it. This is a good book, don't get me wrong. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout and her Young Adult books. She is an amazing author. I just think that at this stage of my life New Adult is not for me even though I could be deemed a New Adult myself. I will always prefer the guys in books who treat women with dignity and respect because those are the guys that girls should fall for. Sure, abs are also great for a male protagonist, but if he doesn't have at least a decent personality then he's not worth reading and falling in love with. I know books like this are a works of fiction, but they are very realistic, which makes me wary of author's including male protagonists like Reece. But again, this is just my opinion. I still liked the book. I still think it's worth a read if you love New Adult books. This genre is just not for me.

My Favorite Part: The mystery behind the stalker. Stalker stories are always terrifying but intriguing.

Do I recommend this book? Yea, especially if you like New Adult. I would not recommend this book to anyone under 17 years old though.

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