Review: ‘Fire in You’ by Jennifer Armentrout – story about how not letting guilt control you


Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book
Series: book 6 in Wait for You series
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Guilt is something that we have all experienced at some point in our life. It’s a poison that can not only consume you, but everyone around you. That is the case in this book. Brock, who we met in Jax and Calla’s book, is so consumed by a mistake that he made when he was younger that it has in some way shaped the man that he became.

It is now time to make amends for that choice.

Jillian has survived Hell and is trying to find her way back. Easier said then done. As time went on, she has slowly gained confidence but that gets shaken when she sees Brock again and he reminds her of the night that has scared her in more ways then one. Without wanting to, she falls into her old ways of obsessing over Brock and slowly she sees that with him he gives her more confidence then without him.

The book covers not only the trouble and the pain of letting guilt consume our lives, because more often than that that is what happens. The story shows you what can guilt can do to you if you let it win out. I love how Armentrout can touch on so many different problems in the world and not really make it obvious. One of my favorite scenes in the book is the one where Jillian stands up for herself with Paul because for someone who isn’t confident, I know how hard it is to not let fear stop you from standing up for yourself.


Now there is more to the story than just guilt. There is the whole young love thing and whether or not it really is something that you can get over. As we can see with Jillian, it’s not something that she did get over, despite what happened with her. There are some that say that young, puppy love fades, but in reality, you don’t ever forget your first love. It stays with you because it gives you hope. It shows you that there are things in life that are worth fighting for and I think that is what helps Jillian with Brock.

Fire in You is yet another installment into the world where love always wins out and we get to see that happen again in this book. While it’s not my favorite of the series, it is a good book that I think will not only fit in well with the other books but help set up the next book in the series.

Rating: A-

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jennifer armentrout

Jennifer Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International 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, 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. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.

She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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