Release Week Blitz: The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Today is my stop during the blog tour for The Problem with Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I share an excerpt fo this book and link to my post where you can read my review. There are also two teaser images, a pre-order giveaway and a tour wide giveaway.

Register your preorder of THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER by May 20th to receive a FREE fan pack! Includes inspirational wall art, a colorful poster, and flag-as-you-read stickers. You will also get immediate access to an extended excerpt from the book.
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TPWF_FinalTitle: The Problem with Forever
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars – Read my review here
Genres: YA contemporary romance

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.

For some people, silence is a weapon.

For Mallory โ€œMouseโ€ Dodge, itโ€™s a shield.

Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though itโ€™s been four years since her nightmare ended, sheโ€™s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestoneโ€”spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios sheโ€™s imagined, thereโ€™s one she never dreamed ofโ€”that sheโ€™d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasnโ€™t seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesnโ€™t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that sheโ€™s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Riderโ€™s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking outโ€”for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.


โ€œThe intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzlingโ€ฆ romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Riderโ€™s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.โ€ -Kirkus

โ€œArmentroutโ€™s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Malloryโ€™s to be satisfying and hopefulโ€ โ€“Publishers Weekly


The expression on her face said he gave great full frontal, and when he laughed, her pink lips split into a wide smile. Her smile transformed her from pretty to beautiful, but my attention swung away from her as tiny hairs rose all over my body. That laughโ€ฆit was deep, rich and somehow familiar. A shiver crept over my shoulders. That laughโ€ฆ
He was walking backward, and I was rather amazed that he didnโ€™t trip over anything, actually somewhat envious of that fact. And then I realized he was heading toward the last half circle. Toward me. I glanced around. There were only a few seats open, two on my left. The girl was following him. Not just following him. Touching him.
Touching him like sheโ€™d done it a lot.
Her slim arm was extended, her hand planted in the center of his stomach, just below his chest. She bit down on her lower lip as her hand drifted farther south. Golden bangles dangling from her wrist got awful close to the worn leather belt. My cheeks heated as the boy stepped out of her reach. There was something playful about his movements, as if this dance was a daily routine for them both.
He turned at the end of the desks, stepping behind the occupied chair, and my gaze tracked up narrow hips, over the stomach the girl had touched, up and up, and then I saw his face.
I stopped breathing.
My brain couldnโ€™t perceive what I was seeing. It did not compute. I stared up at him, really saw him, saw a face that was familiar yet new to me, more mature than I remembered but still achingly beautiful. I knew him. Oh my God, I would know him anywhere, even if it had been four years and the last time Iโ€™d seen him, that last night that had been so horrible, had changed my life forever.
It was too surreal.
Now the reason why heโ€™d popped in my head this morning made sense, because Iโ€™d seen him, but hadnโ€™t realized it was him.
I couldnโ€™t move, couldnโ€™t get enough air into my lungs and couldnโ€™t believe this was happening. My hands slipped off the desk, falling limply into my lap as he dipped into the seat next to me. His gaze was on the girl who took the seat next to him, and his profile, the strong jaw that had only been hinted at the last time Iโ€™d seen him, tilted as his eyes moved over the front of the room, across the wall-length chalkboard. He looked like he had back then, but bigger and with everything moreโ€ฆmore defined. From the eyebrows darker than the mix of brown and black hair and thick lashes to the broad cheekbones and the slight scruff covering the curve of his jaw.
Goodness, heโ€™d grown up in the way Iโ€™d thought he would when I was twelve and started to really look at him, to see him as a boy.
I couldnโ€™t believe he was here. My heart was trying to claw itself out of my chest as lipsโ€”lips fuller that I rememberedโ€”tilted up, and a knot formed in my belly as the dimple formed in his right cheek. The only dimple he had. No matching set. Just one. My mind raced back through the years, and I could only think of a handful of times Iโ€™d seen him relaxed. Leaning back in the chair that seemed too small for him, he slowly turned his head toward me. Eyes that were brown with tiny flecks of gold met mine.
Eyes Iโ€™d never forgotten.
The easy, almost lazy smile Iโ€™d never seen on his face before froze. His lips parted and a paleness seeped under his tawny skin. Those eyes widened, the gold flecks seeming to expand. He recognized me; I had changed a lot since then, but still, recognition dawned in his features. He was moving again, leaning forward on his seat toward me. Four words roared out of the past and echoed in my head.
Donโ€™t make a sound.
โ€œMouse?โ€ he breathed.


JLA_Author-photoAbout the Author:
# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors youโ€™ve heard about her state arenโ€™t true. When sheโ€™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 storiesโ€ฆ.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. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DONโ€™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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