Title: Wait for You by J. Lynn
Published: February 26th, 2013
Group age: New adult /adult
Genre: Contemporary romance
Grade rate: A
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…
WOW! In a sea of new adult novels that are sprouting everywhere, Wait for You is like a breath of fresh air. I just loved this one so very much!
My only experience with Jennifer Armentrout’s writing is Obsidian, which I adored as well. It seems to me that she is one of the best authors at creating characters that come alive within the story.
Avery is a very complicated character. There is a traumatic and painful event in her life that changed, not only the way she felt about herself, but her relationship with her parents and with her peers. Avery is afraid of letting everyone in, afraid of pain and rejection, so much fear. She needed help that was denied to her and I’m glad that she was able to rise above it all.
I love Cameron with a passion! He is one of the best male characters EVER. He is so sweet, considerate, romantic, gorgeous, not to mention that he has the patience of a saint. Even though he got into some trouble, he tried really hard to overcome all obstacles and I think that scare put things into perspective for him.
At the end, Cam was Avery’s salvation, the lifeline she needed to get her head above water and be willing to fight for something (or someone in this case). I can really appreciate that there was no instant love between them, but rather a friendship that evolved into something ‘more’.
Let me stop here and rant for a little bit. What the *#%& (insert your favorite curse word here) was wrong with Avery’s parents? I wish (not for the first time) that I can slap a fictional character silly! For crying out loud, they should be flogged and then thrown into the sea (it seems that I have a big imagination for torture). I am a mother and if someone were to even attempt something like that with one of my kids, I can assure you that all hell would break loose! **breathing hard** Glad I got that off my chest!
Cam’s family is what families should be like, with ups and downs, but sticking out for each other and accepting everything; the good and the bad. I was glad that Avery had a chance to meet them and realize that her parents are plain crazy.
The writing is awesome. Even if the plot is pretty simple, I can appreciate the details and the angst because it had a reason. I guess you can tell that I really liked Wait for You, I’m a declared Armentrout / Lynn fan for life!
About the cover: Pretty typical for new adult, I do like the black and white picture and the contrast of the red font.