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Dream of You (Wait for You, #4.5)

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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 h ...more
Kindle Edition, 1001 Dark Nights #21, 131 pages
Published June 23rd 2015 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated (first published June 16th 2015)
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Abi Colton is Reece's older brother who is in Stay With Me and Fall With Me. He was the hot detective. I have no idea who Abby is. I believe she'll make a…moreColton is Reece's older brother who is in Stay With Me and Fall With Me. He was the hot detective. I have no idea who Abby is. I believe she'll make an appearance in Fall With Me. :)(less)

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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
3.5 - 4 ★'s

Dream of You is a novella featuring Reece's brother, Colton, who we meet in Reece's book, Fall With Me. Colton is also a police officer, well, detective, and he shows up to investigate a murder that Abby witnesses.

Turns out they went to high school together and each secretly had a crush on the other. Abby had a boyfriend through high school so things never progressed with Colton. Abby ended up marrying her boyfriend but unfortunately he died in a car crash four years ago.

Colton is
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••

Sweet, sexy, and romantic, this Wait for You novella simply enchanted me from the start. Colton steamed from the pages of the previous book, I couldn't wait to see what he had lined up for us =)) Abby, holy cow Abby. A girl that has dealt with the ultimate losses. The worse kind of pain. Yet she's a strong independent woman, that has some tweaking to do to her self confidence levels. After dealing with so much loss in the past, she never expected to find someone special. Could Colton Anders rea
Bonnie-Anne Carmichael (Love Triangles Are Fucking Stupid.)
I really only have myself to blame for this. I knew going into this that it had my biggest book hate in it but I'd read all the others in the series, and thought seeing as it is a novella maybe it wouldn't annoy me as much. Yeah, no. It was hella annoying.

Reasons my kindle almost got flung out the window:

1. (view spoiler)
2. (view spoiler)
Jun 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2015-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Dream of You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Book 4.5 of the Wait for You series
Publisher: Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated
Publication Date: June 23, 2015
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC sent for review

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Official Summary:

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 th
Edlira Dibrani
Jul 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Another book of this series(Wait for you) by J.Lynn that impresses me.

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It´s about Abby and Colton. Abby it´s an editor,she is a widow, her husband,Kevin, died 4 years ago and since then she has never tried to find someone who makes her alive, until Colton, a cop, enters in her life. They have known each other in high school, and they suddenly meet in the police station where Abby is reporting a murder. Suddenly,Colton begins to show interest for her, but she doesn´t believe that `happily ever
Dec 02, 2016 rated it really liked it

Dream of You is an e-novella. It is #4.5 in the Wait for You series. I would suggest definitely reading it after book #4 (since the narrators of Fall With Me are connected to this story) and before book #6 (because one of the main characters from Fire in You is introduced in this story).

This book is more Adult contemporary romance vs New Adult.

The narrator is 28 year old Abby. She lives in the same town as Mona's bar. Some of the characters from the Wait for You series have minor parts in this s
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***
I was the kind of woman who got the guy in the books.
But not in real life.
Never in real life.

Dream of you was a playful book that I devoured way too quickly.  It had elements of intensity, sexiness and reality laced throughout the pages, which made for such an enjoyable read!  Abby and Colton were people that I easily became attached to and cared for deeply.  They were a wonderful addition to the Wait For You Series!  And while I may be wrong, thi
Teresa Mary Rose
More Reviews Here: Readers Live A Thousand Lives

Everyone knows JLA is my favorite author, so it was kinda guaranteed that I would love this one and I did. Everyone has that author that their books just always seem to be a hit for them and JLA is that author for me. Her writing just pulls me in and I always love her books.

My favorite thing about Dream Of You was Abby. I related to Abby in so many ways and I loved that she was realistic. First off, her love of books will be relatable for any avid
♡Julalicious Book Paradise♡
Original review from my blog Julalicious Book Paradise

rating: 4.5/5

I really enjoyed this book for many reasons:

1. I really love Jennifer Armentrout's writing.
2. The MC reminds me so much of me with her insecurities.
3. Hot guy ;)

I really liked that story and I would have gone for a full book on them. Abby Erickson is the one of the most realistic characters I got to read lately. I could relate to her on so many levels that it scared me and made me love her even more.

Colton Anders is obviously
TheBibliotheque ♡
Aug 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: faves-short-perf
- Updated: 11th Nov 2016

Alright I just re-read this and damn I forgot HOW MUCH I LOVE Colton and Abby's story. It's true that I would have loved for Abby to be more confident, but still, JLA makes an excellent job with her character. Abby has a lot of flaws, all of them because of her lack of self assurance. But sadly, that's the reality for a lot of women. And it's also true that a woman doesn't need a man to gain confidence and love herself, but in this case I can't help to fall for it. That's
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
The suspense plot was boring and predictable. The romance happens very fast, I understand it's a short story that's why the author had to do it.

Overall, It was okay, nothing interesting.

Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of contemporary novellas
Recommended to Livia by: Jennifer L. Armentrout
I loved it, another new favorite from this very talented author. Thematically, this was quite simply the perfect read to follow my last heavier read.

Minor spoilers alert!!!

We met Colton only briefly in his brother’s full length novel, Fall with Me (Wait for You #4). Like his younger brother Reece, Colton is a detective who happens to run into his old high school friend, Abby the night that she witnessed a murder after leaving a bar date with Rick the Dick.

I could truly relate to Abby’s body ima
Jun 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My Thoughts:

Dream of You was a great novella, but I expected nothing less from one of my favorite authors! I was happy to get back in to the Wait for You Series. It's always such a great experience to revisit favorite characters.

Abby Erickson is leaving the date from hell when she witnesses a murder. The sexy Colton Anders is one of the detectives on the case. Abby had a huge crush on him in high school, but didn't think he noticed her. Now that Abby's life is in danger, Colton is keeping a clo
Danielle (Love at First Page)
I liked this! I could have done without the suspense story line, which felt unnecessary, and a couple of other variables (like over the top author shout outs), but the romance itself is swoony. It's a second chance love story only with a slightly different spin. What I really appreciate is that Jennifer addresses self-confidence and the importance of learning to love your body. It's actually a topic I've wanted to see more of in romances because we all have our insecurities. Abby is not model go ...more
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3.5 Stars

I loved Colton and Abby's story. Seriously the first sentence I knew this was gonna be another awesome average(ish) girl and Hotter than Hot guy. Seriously the guys in the series are all AMAZING but Colton is Hot and Charming. I seriously don't think I've used charming to describe a book guy yet... Abby is perfect, she is flawed and beautiful and strong and normal. And I don't mean normal in a bad way I actually mean in the best way e
Nancy The book junkie
Rating: 4.5/5

Review coming soon!
Britt / Basically Britt
Jan 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020
I never read smut and I thought I'd give it a try, but it's really not for me lol. Don't really know how to rate this because of it.
Who could ever turn away a Jennifer L. Armentrout romance? Certainly not me! Sweet, sexy, and romantic, this Wait for You novella simply enchanted me. I don't think I've ever related so much to a character, as I did with Abby Erickson. Her Happily Ever Afters lives in the books she reads. After dealing with so much loss in the past, she never expected to find one of her very own. Could Colton Anders really be her dream come true?

I can appreciate the author addressing self-esteem and self-confide
Nov 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: WFY series fans & contemporary romance (incl. suspense) junkies
Recommended to Livia by: J. Lynn
I'm finlly getting to this 2nd novella in the Wait for You series that I'm rereading with the Deity Island read-along group.

I love that I recognized Rick and Jillian more quickly this time around.

Previous read count: 1


I loved it all over again! I wish I had Abby's editing talents and even her tragic past. Her present got crazy overnight, but her new realizations about herself in addition to her developing love with caring, sexy and charming Colton made up for it.

A favorite Abby ah
Pam Nelson
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book Needs to be EYE Read.

Normally I say get the audiobook… not this time. I loved the story but not a fan of this narrator.
First I thought maybe it’s just me because I was used to another doing this series so I stopped it took a break and came back.
Nope just not a fan of this narrator she sounded like she was trying too hard to put emotion into her words.
Also, her male voice was meh.

Now the story was great, so I say buy the book and eye read it because it’s a great addition to this se
Mary H
Nov 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-books, favorites
I actually had to stop reading Dream of You for a bit because it touched me very personally, and I needed to catch my breath and cry it out. This absolutely was the book I needed to read right now, and I really hope this book inspires many other writers to tackle similar topics. Excited to post a full review for the blog tour next week!

Review posted here.

You all know I adore Jennifer's Wait for You series, but honestly, other than the fact that Dream of You is a JLA novella, I didn't have a part
Love at first murder witness. Or something like that.

Dream of You was pretty cute. In it, you will meet Colton and Abby. Colton is a detective working on a murder investigation. Then there's Abby, who witnessed the entire thine. Low and behold, these two went to school together and had crushes on one another.

Small world, right?

Things couldn't work out with them back in school but now, they are both free, single and ready to mingle. All bets are off now and they can finally go at it like wild ani
May 16, 2017 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

This is a great little novella, part of the Wait For You series, and tells the story of Colton and Abby.

Abby is a quiet and relatively shy romance book editor. She is sweet and funny and she has some self-esteem issues, but not in an overwhelming way – more in a way that makes her relatable to pretty much everybody, and I really liked her. She tragically lost her husband four years ago, leaving her a widow and since then she has become relatively disconnected from the world.

I spent
Jun 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I don't know if words can describe how excited I was to pick up this book. I love all of Jennifer's books; so to say I was excited to read this book is probably an understatement. This book lived up to all of my expectations! Jennifer just continues to prove that she can do no wrong. I will continue to praise her work until the day I die.

Even though this story was a novella, I never felt like anything was rushed. This novella was just as well paced as any full-length book would be. I really enjo
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads, romance
Here's the thing - women are not perfect. Even at the best moment of our lives we are not perfect. And while I love reading about perfect bodies coming together, it's fiction. That's why this book is such a breath of fresh air.

Abby Erickson is not model material and she knows it. She beats herself up about it. And the douche date she has that tells her if she'd lose some weight she'd be hot is a jerk I'd like to backhand. Because that attitude is what has women always worried about how their beh
Jessica Viteri
"The strength needed to come from me."

I'll be honest, I did not go into this book having any high expectations. I mean, it's a novella, what's the big deal? I'll read it, kill some time between books, and call it a day.

Boy, was I ever so wrong!


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And I applaud Ms. Armentrout for writing these characters and this specific storyline. Abby, our female lead, is amazingly wonderful. Her quirks and insecurities are spot on. I am pretty sure each and every woman out
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
Dream of You is a quick suspenseful read that grips you from the beginning. You are caught up in all that is happening to Abby and seriously...biting your nails with anticipation to find out what is going to go on with her.
And of course the heat rises once Colton comes in... Hubba Hubba...
While this is only a novella, it is packed full of explosive chemistry, humor, and tense moments to bring you all in to the story.
You find yourself quickly rooting for Colton and Abby, knowing these two are a
Oct 23, 2014 marked it as to-read
Yes I am so excited that Colton (Reece's brother the detective) is getting a story!!!! I really liked the little bit that I got to see of him in Stay with Me. I wished that he could get a story. I didn't think that he would get a story since the last two books in the series are for Brock and Nick. I guess one of them will be with Steph. I am guessing that Steph will end up with Brock. I hope Coltons pov will be in the story.
amanda s.
Jul 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved it! I recently search for more J. Lynn books and I'm ecstatic to find this one. I looove her contemporary romance and this one.. Ugh! Loved it!

Even though the feels and details is not as thick than her Wait For You series, Dream Of You is a good book especially when you're in the need of J. Lynn's romance. I love Colton! I guess I'm a sucker for Lynn's Heroes but the fact that he's a cop too? Plus plus plus!

Can't wait to read Ollie's short story!
Oct 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reviews, rs, kindle, new-adult
Great story. Abby falls into danger as soon as the story starts and in the midst of it, Colton, a crush from high school, walks in, sending sparks flying. Abby has self esteem issues and Colton is just perfect. I seriously swooned throughout the story at his thoughtfulness and understanding. Loved these two together and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.

Loved this!
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