A For You Novel
Release Date: February 4, 2019
Jordan Grady since I was eight.
became my protector.
became my safe haven each night.
school when he finally kissed me.
few fleeting moments, everything was right in the
forced to do the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do…
from his life without a trace.
Alabama’s star right tackle—and a real prick.
life by a few solid truths.
anyone get too close.
who claim to care about you can up and leave.
know what they say about things that disappear….
Pruitt had never been mine.
had returned after four years.
beautiful than the night she vanished.
didn’t erase the fact that she’d left me.
find me now?
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 4 Stars
For Emery is a really cute childhood best friends/YA romance. I loved how the reader really gets to know the sweet, protective nature of Jordan and Emery’s relationship as kids, to how she develops a hero worship of him as a preteen and then to their evolving, confusing feelings as teenagers. The one kiss they share is so sweet and pure, and has the possibility of so much more… but then Emery disappears into the night without a trace.
The next four years change Jordan. He’s hardened as a result of losing his best friend, and I don’t even think he realizes how much her absence from his life has affected her. He’s been lashing out, become a bit of a playboy and is a big man on campus at Alabama State, where he is somewhat of a football god. For Emery, Jordan has never been far from her mind. She’s followed his football career and watched every game (just as she said she would), even if it’s had to be online from states away. But finally, she’s able to be back in Alabama with Jordan… and their reunion does not go as expected.
As Jordan and Em piece their friendship back together, I felt like I traveled that road with them. I saw a lot of growth in these characters, and I was rooting for them to finally get on the same page and realize that they’ve had each other’s hearts from the time they were little kids. There is some outside drama in this story that deals with domestic violence, so reader beware. But I think that J. Nathan did a great job of handling the abusive stepfather situation, and I really liked how the periphery characters from the previous books in this series came together to support Jordan when he’s facing disciplinary action from the football team as a result of his actions with Emery’s stepdad.
For Emery is the fourth book in the For You series, but reads as a complete standalone. I have not read any of the previous books in this series, and while a few of those characters make appearances in For Emery, they are not directly involved in the storyline. Except, I suppose, that Sabrina has become Jordan’s close friend during the years that Emery was away.
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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?”
middle of the dance floor?”
football players do? Get girls to go home with you?”
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.
real me. I deserved that.
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