For Emery by J. Nathan

 

Title: For Emery

A For You Novel

Author: J. Nathan

Genre: New Adult Sports Romance

Release Date: February 4, 2019

Blurb
Emery
I’ve loved Jordan Grady since I was eight. 
Since he became my protector.
Since he became my safe haven each night. 
But I was younger.
Off limits…
Until high school when he finally kissed me. 
And for a few fleeting moments, everything was right in the
world. 
Then I was forced to do the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…
Disappear from his life without a trace.
Grady
I’m Alabama’s star right tackle—and a real prick. 
I live my life by a few solid truths.
Life isn’t fair.
Don’t let anyone get too close.
And those who claim to care about you can up and leave. 
But you know what they say about things that disappear….
But Emery Pruitt had never been mine.
Even if she had returned after four years.
Older.
Confident.
And more beautiful than the night she vanished.
But it didn’t erase the fact that she’d left me.
So, why find me now?

My review:

Emery and her family move in next door to Jordan and his family when she is 8 and he is 11. She starts coming to him to escape the turmoil of her abusive home, and for six years he is her best friend and protector. Then her mother finally gets the courage to leave, and she and Emery disappear into the night with no time for Emery to let Jordan know.

Four years later, she turns up at his college. After an uneasy start, they quickly pick up their old friendship. But there is still danger – her stepfather is out there somewhere. And people change in four years. Can they still be who they were to each other? Can they be more?

I liked Emery so much in this book. I also liked how Jordan, even as a kid, recognized how strong she was for surviving and making the best life she could despite what went on in her home. And the backyard scene after his high school dance was so sweet.

College Jordan and Emery are just as good, once they get the rough parts figured out. Sabrina is a good friend, too.

This was a really good book with a lot of sweet moments, and some powerful ones, too.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥

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Excerpt
Emery stood there, her eyes dancing with amusement. Her skinny jeans
and sparkly black tank top made her fit in with the rest of the girls in the
crowded bar. But she wasn’t just any girl. “What’d you do?” 
My eyes narrowed. 
She ticked her head over her shoulder. “To make her ditch you in the
middle of the dance floor?” 
“I told her I wasn’t taking her home with me.” 
Emery stared at me, her brows drawn. “Why not? Isn’t that what you college
football players do? Get girls to go home with you?” 
I shrugged. “Not sure. You wanna come home with me?” 
She laughed and her entire face lit up like it did when we were
younger. And that right there. That was the reason the other girl wasn’t coming
home with me. She didn’t look at me like Emery did. 
The thought hit me hard, nearly leveling me. 
I wanted to be looked at the way Emery looked at me—like she saw the
real me. I deserved that. 
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Author Bio

J. Nathan
is the author of new adult and sports romances with cocky heroes and sassy
heroines. When she’s not writing, she’s a total romance junkie! Add an alpha
male who’s unlikable in the beginning…even better. She loves guys in backward
hats, country music, the summertime, and her amazing family and friends.

 

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