Series: 1001 Dark Nights, Wait for You
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Genres: New Adult
Release Date: June 23, 2015
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About Dream of You:Abby Erickson isn't looking for a one-night stand, a relationship, or anything that involves any one-on-one time, but when she witnesses a shocking crime, she's thrust into the hands of the sexiest man she's ever seen - Colton Anders. His job is to protect her, but with every look, every touch, and every simmering kiss, she's in danger of not only losing her life but her heart also.
So, I’ve been intrigued by, but have never read, a 1001 Dark Nights novella before. Mostly because I was kind of confused about how they worked – I knew they were related to other series but wasn’t sure if / how they were related to each other. So I held back from buying any before finally deciding, “maybe I just need to dive in,” and reading this.
I’m still kind of really confused about how the 1001 Dark Nights thing works, but I didn’t need to get it to enjoy the book. Don’t you love when you can live in ignorant bliss? 😛
My favorite thing about all Wait for You ladies so far is that reading their voice in my head feels natural. God, Abby mentions her yoga pants that have never once been worn for yoga – I distinctly remember having “fan of non-yoga yoga pants” in my Twitter bio at one point in time.
The girls talk like me, think like me. Is it necessary to get pulled into a book? No, but it helps. Plus, all too often I read a new adult book with a character younger than me who uses slang and references from a decade ago and doesn’t get or use technology. It just strikes me as weird when a new adult character seems so out of touch with the age group they represent. They should make me feel old, not young.
Anyhoo, I related to Abby and I like the way the girl thinks. Plus, good taste in hot cops. No, not Gob Bluth’s friends.
At times, I felt the book was a little over descriptive – maybe a suspense tactic drawn out too much? I also could have done with less author name dropping – there’s cute references, and then there’s “listing all my author friends.” It felt like a forced reference, might be the best way to describe how it felt to me.