Wait for You

Posted May 2, 2013 by Samantha Davies in Reviews / 0 Comments

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Wait for YouWait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
on February 26th 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance
Pages: 336
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five-stars

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 everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple...Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring their simmering tension 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 has no other choice but to acknowledge that she will not be allowed to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, can she resurface this time with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for...

My Thoughts

I LOVED this book and not just because of how drool-worthy Cam and his eggs are!  You’ll understand what I mean when you read the book.

Wait for you is about a broken girl learning to rebuild her life and trust again.  It is a touching story filled with hilarious moments and some steamy scenes between Avery and very hot bad boy Cam. When Avery moves away for college the last thing she expects is meeting a guy like Cam or for him to want to pursue a relationship with her. Even after being turned down multiple times Cam does not give up and tries to show Avery how dedicated he is to her.

Avery is the kind of girl I can relate to. I moved away from my home town when I was 19 to get away from a bad situation and my family. I had to learn how to trust someone again and fix myself. It was a long a difficult process and I think J.Lynn wrote a very realistic portrayal of someone having gone through a trauma and trying to build your life up again. I don’t believe that would be an easy task and she did it very well! I really enjoyed the development of Cam and Avery’s relationship, he slowly draws her out of her shell and as excruciating as it was to wait for her to figure out they are perfect together I think it was more realistic. Sometimes I think authors throw characters together too quickly into a relationship and I just don’t get as drawn into it as much. Especially if one person is still recovering from a trauma.  I liked that even though Avery was scared and pushed him away he didn’t want to give up on her. Cam wasn’t perfect either and had his own demons to fight, they both learned to help and accept one another. There’s also a lot of hilarious scenes with Avery and her friends and an adorable pet turtle! I can’t wait for the other books in the series so I can read more of Cam and Avery!

In the next book we get to see more of Cam’s sister’s story and I cannot wait to read that one as well!

Quotes

“You’ve been checking me out, haven’t you? In between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy.”

“My brain was telling me this was a bad idea and I told my brain to shut the fuck up, because it rarely told me anything helpful.”

“I’m confident enough in my masculinity and sexuality that I can say that Ryan Gosling is just dreamy in this movie.”

“A sleepy smile pulled at my lips as I rolled onto my stomach, stretching my legs out and pointing my toes. The sheets slipped over my bare skin and ended up somewhere at the foot of my bed. There was either a perverted ghost in my bedroom or Cam was wide awake.”

five-stars

About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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