Friday, July 25, 2014

Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Wait For You
(Wait For You #1)
J. Lynn
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Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…
Review by Rose Red:

I picked up Wait for You on a kindle deal* because I have enjoyed every book of Jennifer Armentrout’s that I have read so far. And this one didn’t disappoint! It was super adorable and it had me laughing out loud at several parts! If you’re looking at starting Wait for You make sure you plan enough time to read it in one sitting because, believe me, you will not want to put it down. I’d also recommend having the other two books in the series, Trust in Me and Be With Me, on stand-by because you’re going to want to start them immediately after finishing.

Wait for You is a typical new adult story but it is extremely well written. The characters are complex and the pacing is spot on. I’m kind of a sucker for romance novels that approach serious issues and this is definitely one of those stories. The book focuses on Avery Morganstern and Cameron Hamilton and how their relationship came to be. They have to conquer some serious hurdles with each of their respective pasts to help each other move on and realize that they are capable of being loved.

Cam is freaking fantastic! He's one of those guys that is so damn likable that you wish you had him for your own. He’s not a broody, alpha male, but is kind and respectful to everyone around him. He has great relationships with his family and his friends and I loved that about his character. Cam does have a dark spot in his past that is alluded to in the first few chapters. We later find out the whole story, but it only makes you love him more. According to Avery’s description, he’s very good looking which is always a plus. I found myself shaking my head each time Avery turned him down when he asked her out. Just say yes already!

Avery, poor girl, is pretty messed up. It's evident within the first few pages that Avery has had some huge traumatic event happen to her in her past. However, what actually happened is only revealed in bits and pieces for a long portion of the story. This event has clearly affected her in a in such a way that she felt the need to leave her family and all of her old friends behind. She wants nothing to do with her old life. Whatever happened to her changed her and how she views everything around her. Throughout the story, it is obvious time and time again that the way she relates to people, places, and well, everything is related to her secret.

I kind of figured out Avery’s secret early on in the story. Well, sort of. I got most of it right. But I don’t think it was suppose to be some big mystery. I think the reader is meant have an idea of what her secret is to explain some of her actions, but not all of it so we can be outraged when all is revealed. It’s like we’re given an almost completed puzzle, but the important pieces are still missing.

The pacing and development of the relationship was perfect! The buildup, the tension, and the wait: it all felt real and natural! It was one of my favorite aspects of the book. It was intense, slow building, and contained lots of snark. I seriously enjoyed the banter between Avery and Cam a lot! But their relationship is not all sunshine and rainbows. They have some serious issues to deal with. I liked that they had to work at their relationship and that it wasn’t an immediate “OMG! I love you and let’s get married!”

If you are looking for a perfect summer read and you love university-centered New Adult romance novels, I highly recommend Wait for You. It will have you grinning like a fool the whole time you’re reading it. J. Lynn has rewritten this story from Cam’s perspective in Trust in Me and I highly recommend that you read it immediately after Wait For You. I didn’t think I could love Cam more but that book certainly made me love him more.

*The Kindle Deal is still going on so you can get all the books that are out in this series for less than $10! Click HERE to go to the series page.

Recommended for fans of: 

Easy by Tammara Webber
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Losing it by Cora Carmack

 5 / 5 stars

1 comment:

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