Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Book Review: Wait for You by J.Lynn

PAGES: 332
SOURCE: bought

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've read a few of Jennifer Armentrouts books (okay just her covenant series) and I didn't really have a connection with those characters, or the story because of some issues I had with it. (see review for half-blood) So my expectations weren't high for this one either. I know I'm sorry. Keeping reading on though. :) I thought since I'm kind of in this NA mood I would try, and read something a little different from her. Can I just say..........OOOMMMGGG!  I loved Wait for You. From the beginning when Avery ran into Cam before class to the very end. 

The story itself was really like any other girl meets boy, girl and boy become friends, boy and girl have problems they hide from each other. As I continued to read the story I felt connected to Avery. I felt like I knew some of the stuff she was going through. 
He turned, his eyes clear as glass. "There's a lot I don't know about you and I hope we fix that, I'm not going to push you, but you can't shut me out. Okay. You have to trust me."
This is exactly how my husband (but at the time boyfriend) sounded when we got together, and to be honest I think it's still kind of like this. I'm a very guarded person.

I love being able to identify with any of the characters in some way because it makes them feel more real to me. Like someone else knows what I've been through, or am going through. The relationship with Avery and Cam wasn't rushed at all either. You know sometimes when the boy and girl run into each other it's like BAM! makeout  time, or you're the one I've been searching for. None of that happened. Oh, and no meeting inside a classroom. It was outside the door to the classroom. LOL. I had to throw that in. In all seriousness though they had a friendship before having anything else, and that's always nice to see when so many books just rush right into things. It was even nicer to see Avery constantly telling him no it wasn't gonna happen, and even with her rejecting him he still stayed around. what a guy. -swoon- Sometimes the best things in life you have to work for or wait for. Awww see what I did there "Wait for"

So while the storyline was pretty generic it was the love of the characters that really did it for me.

Don't tell Ryan, but Cam I want you to Be with Me. :) (Yes, it was another tie in for the second book)

Some awesome moments:
Cam and Avery texting each other:
"The response was almost immediate. If u were Pinocchio, ur nose would span the state.
 Crossing my legs, I leaned against my headboard. Pinocchio? Sounds like your reading level. 
Ha U wound me. Deeply.
 Thought you didn't have feelings? 
I lied. I have so many feels for u. 
Before I could respond, another text came through. When I lie something else grows on me.."

Avery's friend Brit talking with Avery and Cam:
Oh, You know, mischief and mayhem. He replied.
That so reminds me of Harry Potter. Brit said sighing. I need a reread.
We all turned to her.
Two bright spots appeared in her cheeks as she tossed her blonde hair back. What? I'm not ashamed to admit that random things remind me of Harry Potter.


  1. I'm glad to hear that this series worked for you. Sometimes we need to try a few different series by an author to find one that works for us. :)

  2. This is one of my favorite books ever and definitely my favorite by Jennifer Armentrout! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed it as well! Her new gargoyle series is great too if you haven't read it yet.

    1. I haven't read it yet, but I do have the first book of it.


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