Hi everyone! Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Jennifer L Armentrout's amazing book, Fire In You! I'll be doing a character interview with Kristen Morgan, aka Brock's ex-girlfriend. Check it out below!
Hi Kristen! Thanks so much for meeting with me today. I have a few questions to ask you, if you wouldn't mind answering them.
What attracted you to Brock in the first place?
Brock is a sexy as hell MMA fighter. All women are attracted to him.
What was your first impression of Jillian when you saw at the bar?
Why would I pay any attention to Jillian at the bar? We went to high school together, so I knew her before that night. I was talking to Brock and I didn’t really even notice her.
Did you think you and Brock would last forever?
What did you think when you saw Jillian in Brock's office?
When I first walked into Brock’s office, I was jealous. After I realized it was Jillian with him, I couldn’t imagine that he would be interested in her.
What was going through your head after Jillian had her accident?
I think everyone felt bad for Jillian and I knew that Brock felt terrible about what happened to her.
Book: Fire In You, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait For You series #6
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: November 28th, 2016
From the # 1 New York Times and International bestselling author 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 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.
*I’d like to thank Kelly Simon and InkSlinger PR for allowing me to read and review an ARC copy of this book.*
Well, guys, we made it to the end of another series. Another group of characters we’ve come to love and have to say goodbye to. And Jen did a great job of giving closure to all the past couples, as well as the couple in this book, Jillian and Brock.
We’d met Jillian and Brock in past books – Jillian was a young, naïve girl who was the daughter of the man who owned Lima Academy, a successful company that trains MMA fighters. We see her in Forever With You, where it’s obvious she’s got a gigantic crush on Brock, who only saw her as a baby sister. It was quite heart breaking to see that, as it didn’t look like Brock would ever see Jillian as anything other than his “Jillybean”.
That Jillian is gone when we meet her in Fire In You. Six years have passed since we’ve last seen her, and a traumatic and scary experience has changed Jillian, and the outlook she has on life. She no longer has any contact with Brock, and works in an insurance firm – going to work, coming home from work, reading, watching Netflix, and going to sleep. Rinse and repeat.
She’s afraid to live life and it was so sad to read. Jen doesn’t explain immediately what happened, just in little snippets, and it was wonderfully done.
She decides to take a new position at her father’s academy, Lima Academy, as it is a legacy and a part of her. Of course, who also happened to have started working there? None other than Brock Mitchell, the man she was desperately in love with, and whom she hasn’t seen in years. What starts out as complete and utter avoidance slowly turns into a tentative friendship, and then into something more.
“I loved you when I was eight. I loved you when I was twelve. I loved you when I was twenty and I… I love you now.”
Brock was a mystery in the past books – all we knew was that he was a famous MMA fighter, and an idol of Cam’s (from Wait For You). But we delve much deeper into his past here – how he came from nothing but rose to fame because of the belief Jillian’s father had in him. I loved how much he cared for Jillian, and never forgot about her during the six years they were apart.
And together, my God, these two were just sizzling! Even at the start, when Jillian did her best to avoid Brock, you could practically taste the sexual tension in the air. And, as its NA, this book does get quite hot and kinky at times, but Jen writes it incredibly well.
I adored that all the past couples made appearances here too. Cam and Avery have an adorable family together, Jase and Tess are making their family bigger, and all the other past couples are loved up and/or married or pregnant. It was the best way to get a smile on my face, even while reading about Jillian's hardships.
“They all had their own struggles and stories to tell, and they made it to this point, happy and in love.”
Just like the rest of the books in the series, it warms your heart, puts this big goofy smile on your face, and all you can do is wish for the characters' happily ever after. When this book comes out, get it! It will take your breath away in the best way possible.
“Scars, whether physical or emotional, could be not just a representation of survival but also a story of hope.”