Saturday, March 16, 2013

Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

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 threaAvertening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she 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…

My thoughts:

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Jennifer Armentrout. I own everything she has ever written so of course I bought WAIT FOR YOU the day it released but I haven't had a chance to read it until a few days ago and oh my goodness I'm so mad at myself for waiting so long!

I loved Cam right away, how could you not? And I wanted to be friends with Avery (and I wanted to have Avery's friends! Especially Jacob! Oh my goodness! So fun!)

Avery is starting college as far away from home as she can possibly manage. She recently came into a crap-ton of money so she is living alone in an apartment not far from campus....just down the hall from the utterly swoon-worthy Cam Hamilton. 

And while she isn't exactly interested in dating anyone, her dreamy neighbor won't give up that easily. 

Cam makes her eggs every Sunday, bakes and has a pet turtle named Raphael.
He's charming and sweet but still alpha-enough that he won't let anyone mess with Avery.

Cam = Perfection.

I love that J. Lynn gradually reveals Avery's secret. I like it when the information just isn't thrown at you all at once.  I thought the way it was revealed was realistic and then after it was revealed, things weren't immediately resolved. You don't get over something like that just because you finally say it outloud so I thought that was nicely done.

WAIT FOR YOU made me cry but it also made me laugh-out-loud A LOT! I was seriously cracking up with a huge grin on my face throughout most of it.

I saw a review that commented that it seemed more "Young Adult" then "New Adult" and I think people are getting a warped sense of what "New Adult" is since most of it is a little on the smutty side and this book definitely wasn't smutty. Sure there were some pretty steamy scenes but it wasn't porn-level steaminess. I think people are forgetting that "New Adult" features college-age characters whereas YA features teenage characters.

That being said, the language and content is way more intense than would be appropriate for YA, so I would recommend this book for the 18 and older crowd.


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