Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wait For You by J. Lynn

Title: Wait For You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
Series: stand alone
PublisherJ. Lynn (February 26, 2013)
Length: 332 pages
Format: ebook


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...

My Thoughts:

      Avery is a girl trying to escape her past. Something happened five years ago and now that she is at college she can finally escape. Escape from the knowing glances, the whispers, name calling, and the horrible memories. Avery has no plans for parties and definitely no plans for a relationship...enter in Cameron. Cam is one of the hottest and most popular guys in school and for some reason fate keeps throwing them together. Something even stranger is the fact that Cam seems to find her sarcasm and surly attitude amusing, so amusing that she can't get him to go away. In a new town and in a new state Avery might finally have a fresh start and with the help of a funny, confident, caring, and persistent guy named Cam...a normal life. However, running from your past never lets the scars fully heal. Will Avery's fear of letting anyone know what happened prevent her from having the future she deserves?

      I've read every Jennifer L. Armentrout book out there. When I heard about Wait For You I was both excited and a little leery at the same time. My favorite author is branching out from her amazingly written supernatural stories to New Adult. What if J. Lynn isn't as good as Jennifer L. Armentrout? Well, this worry was for nothing. Avery is a sympathetic and frustrating character all at he the same time. Her reluctance to let anyone in was heartbreaking and understandable. Readers can get a general idea of what happened and yet when it is revealed it's still a shock. Her inability to let anyone in was the frustrating part. She couldn't see that all of the people around her truly cared for her, wouldn't judge her, and just wanted to be her friend. On the "friend" level...let's talk about Cam. Cam, like all other JLA men/heroes is pure fictional awesomeness. He was sexy, smart, cocky, and downright hilariously naughty. Please add him to my ever growing book boyfriend list! In addition to Cam, Jacob and Brittany a.k.a. the new bffs were the perfect support for Avery. They pushed her when she needed pushing, held her up, and yet had their flaws. Everyone needs friends like these. 

      Plot wise Wait For You was a little predictable. Did that make the book any less enjoyable? NO! One plot point in particular that I was extremely happy with was the closure that both Avery and Cam received. Everything wasn't wrapped up in a pretty little bow, but readers know that the characters got the help they needed. There was only a small thing that I wish had been touched upon or more "wrapped up" at the end of the book. Avery's friends Jacob and Brittany were constantly there for her. Brittany had an idea of Avery's problem and despite the sensitivity and difficulty of talking about her "problem" I wish she had confided in Brittany. Last, but not least is the "New Adult" aspect of the book. There was drinking, partying, skipping class, and naughty touching! It was hot and classy all at the same time. Once again Jennifer L. Armentrout has proved her writing genius with her new book Wait For You. This book gets a 4 STAR rating!

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