Wait for You – J Lynn

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17314430Some 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…

 

Wait for You is one of the most beautiful, heartfelt, and sizzling books that I have ever read.  It’s about a girl named Avery who has experienced a traumatic event in her hometown of Texas, and she ends of moving thousands of miles from home to go to college simply to get away from her family and her past that haunts her. Things don’t go quite as she planned, though, and soon she’s receiving threatening emails, calls, and texts from an unknown number.

Cameron Hamilton, a.k.a Cam, goes to school with Avery, and they run into each other (literally) on their was to astronomy. From there, feelings develop and Cam becomes a permanent role in Avery’s life. With Avery’s past, things don’t go quite as smooth for them, and Avery must learn to let go of her past if she’s going to keep Cam in her life.

That description I just gave doesn’t even come close to giving this book justice. This was seriously one of the best books that I’ve read this year. I have a new book boyfriend in Cam, and let me tell you…I’m still mourning this book. It was one of those books that I just could not put down. It got to the point where it was interfering with my school work, and finally I just had to force myself to put it down so I didn’t fail the class. Even then, it wasn’t my best work since I was scrambling to get back to this book asap.

I have to hand it to J Lynn, because Cam is one of the best male characters I have read about. He was snarky, gorgeous, all man, and sensitive all in one package. He was always there for Avery. It was even nice to see the little boy in him peek out every now and then. I didn’t love him nearly as much once he and Avery got together. The snarkiness that Jennifer L. Armentrout is known for started to leak out of him just a little bit. The whole “I’m your boyfriend” act was a little annoying…but I still loved him. It seems to be a constant theme in most of her contemporary writing, though, that her male characters lose some of their appeal in the last 100 or so pages.

As for Avery, I wasn’t the biggest fan of hers. She didn’t bug me during the first half, but honestly, I was too focused on Cam to even pay her that much attention. The last half of the book, she got on my nerves quite a bit. She was whiny, depressing, and way too involved with Cam if she couldn’t even realize that she was fine on her own. I mean, I know she missed him (not giving away too much), but get yourself together woman! That seems to be another theme in Armentrout’s books. The girls depend soooo much on the male characters. For once, I just want to see her write about this strong female lead who depends only on herself. It’s fine to have a male love interest. Heck, it’s even wanted! But I for once want to see the female survive on her own.

As you can probably tell from my comments above, the last 100 pages of this book were kind of a dud. Those pages actually took it from a 5 to a 4. It became to mushy and depressing. It was also really sad to see this wonderful writing go to just okay writing. And it was horrifying to watch Cam’s character lose some of his appeal from the beginning. I still liked the book….but it was sad to watch it die down a little /=

Overall, I was a big fan of this book. I had a week where I read nothing but Armentrout’s/Lynn’s work. It was wonderful! I would encourage everyone to go read this book. I’m pretty sure that it’s only out in ebook, but I wouldn’t hold me to that if I were you. Whatever the case, go read this book! And make sure you let me know if you love Cam just as much as I do [;

 

Pages: 332 pages

Publication Date: February 26th 2013

Publisher: Avon

Rating: [rating: 4]

 

Teaser Quote: “And this must be Avery?”

“Oh, God, no,” Cam said. “This is Candy, Mom.”

His mother’s eyes widened and a bit of color infused her cheeks. “Uh, I’m…”

“I’m Avery,” I said, shooting Cam a look. “You had it right.”

She spun around, smacking Cam across the arm. Hard, too. “Cameron! Oh my God. I thought…” She smacked him again and he laughed. “You’re terrible.”

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