Thursday, July 30, 2015

Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Series: Wait for You #1
Release Date: Feb 26, 2013
Publisher: J. Lynn
Genre: New Adult
Source: Purcahsed
Rating: ★★★★½

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…



I've read plenty of Armentrout's young adult titles, but I am sometimes wary of writers who start in one genre and venture out. This was the case with, for me, here. Which is why I waited so long to pick this title up, even though it has many great reviews from readers I trust.

Anyway.

I should not have been worried or have waited. I ate Wait for You up.

Maybe, it's that I love fragile people and that is exactly what Avery is. I don't call her broken or damaged, because she still has such strength and determination but it's extremely delicate and so many little things could shatter it.

Though there are a fair amount of moments where you want to reach into the book and knock some sense into her, you also completely understand where her fears and trepidation comes from. Which, had me holding my breath several times.

Maybe, it's that I love guys like Cam. Cocky but not in a totally arrogant way. Makes sense, right? He's confident but he doesn't take himself too seriously.  He does, however, take Avery extremely seriously.  The patience he has with her is a beautiful and charming thing.

He has his issues, as well, but his strengths far out way them. He's quite possibly going to be in my book boyfriend hall of fame for the way he handles such dangerous waters.

Maybe, it's that Lynn/ Armentrout writes with a perfect pace, never leaving you bored with the story...keeping you completely connected.

Maybe, it's that there was the perfect balance between humor and tragedy, love and trauma.

Maybe, it's all those things. It probably is.




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