by J. Lynn
Series: Wait for You #1
Published by J. Lynn Release date : February 26th 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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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…
I have had this on my kindle since release day, since J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout is more or less bad ass and one a my favorite authors. I wont bore you with details on WHY I didn’t dive right in and devour this one right off. I just didn’t. Which was a mistake. I know this. Especially since I am in a NA funk. I am beyond tired of the same ol shit, another cover, another title and different author. So I am well aware of the fact that had I read this BEFORE the funk, I would have enjoyed it so must more. That’s not to say I didn’t enjoy this– because I did. But it was SO predictable.
Beings that this does pretty much follow the NA template, nothing in the plot really stands out. What does make it different and stand out is the writing. Jennifer is a remarkable author. She is funny, witty and you see her bring that humor into all her characters. They are so real and emotional, you can’t help but be sucked in. This one was a longer side for me– where a bunch of boring banter and mundane tasks fill the page count– HOWEVER– as bored as I was at times, looking back I see that these parts were essential to Avery’s growth and character development.
Avery of course, is in college. Hiding from her past and just trying to move past it. When she literally runs into Cam. Obviously, Cam is gorgeous and Avery is immediately drawn to him. As the two grow closer as friends, Cam continues to pursue her and awaken feelings that she thought were lost to her. When Avery’s past comes to light.
I really liked Avery. She is witty and hilarious. She isn’t as “broken” as most NA MC are but she is pretty scared, lonely and skittish. Although I had my assumptions about her “secret past” I was pretty heartbroken when it came out. It was horrible. I honestly kept screaming at her to just tell Cam, or ANYBODY– but once all the details started to unfold, you kind of understand why she was so hesitant to trust anyone. Especially the way her parents reacted. The Mother Ruckers. Her growth in the book was tremendous and beautiful. I loved the banter with her friends, especially Jacob. Next to Avery, he was my favorite!
As for Cam, well. Lets be honest. He was too perfect. I mean, c’mon. The looks, he bakes, loves animals and is smart. Yeaaah. He, too, has a past. Nothing to WOW over or freak out over. I was like “ehhhh” with him a lot. He is arrogant, in that irritating way that breaches confidence– which is major turn off. He was charming, sweet and really good for Avery though. He really tore her walls down and helped her move on. THAT’S what makes him a great character.
Overall- While is does sit in the NA mold and doesn’t stand out in that aspect, the writing is what made this book good for me. I do recommend it, for the simple fact that J. Lynn is bad ass. And of course, if NA is your thing.