Monday, 4 March 2013

Review: Wait for You

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…

Title: Wait For You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Website | Blog
Publication Date: February 26 2013
Publisher: Self Published 
Length: 332 Pages
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Source: Purchased (Kindle Edition)
Cover Love: Love this cover... it really is perfect.
Point of View: 1st person, following Avery

My Rating: 5 Stars

Jennifer L Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn) has shown again why she has such a loyal following.   Whether she is writing as Jennifer L Armentrout or J. Lynn, it doesn't matter... I have yet to be disappointed in anything she has put out.  Wait For You was no exception and in fact I think this is actually my favorite book of hers to date.

“I want to be here with you, Avery.  You don't have to worry about impressing me or wowing me.  You've already done that.”

Honestly, even now as I am trying to think back to when I was reading it I can not for the life of me come up with something negative to say.  Not that a review must always have something negative but of course there is usually always something...  something that doesn't quite sit right...  something you wish would have been done a little different...  or maybe somebody in the book that annoyed you just a little bit.  But with Wait For You there was none of that for me.   I started the book as soon as I was able to download it, which thankfully was a few days earlier than expected, and I could not seem to put it down.  From start to finish I was absorbed with the characters and the story.

I connected right off the bat with Avery.  There is no mistaking that something has happened to her in her past but the history of that trauma is slow to unfold as the story progresses.  This enables the reader to come up with their own conclusions but then you are still a little surprised when the full truth was discovered.  Even though I have never gone through anything like what she had to face at a young face I still felt that connection.  She is such a likeable character and you want nothing more than for her to heal and be happy.

“I'm beginning to think cookies is a code word for something else."

"Maybe it is."  He tugged on my bag again as he took a confident step back, forcing me down another step.  "And just think about it.  If cookie was a code word, whatever it symbolizes, it's been in your mouth, sweetheart.”

And then there is Cam.  Wow.  Jennifer has proven in the past that she can write good boys and Cam in my opinion is at the tip top of that list.  He is just... wow.  Not only is he one of the most faithful and trusting guys I have ever read about but he is also one of the funniest.  Even though Avery has a hard time coming out of her shell he is patient and never pushes her.  Honestly, there is just no describing Cameron.   I can only beg you to please read Wait For You so that you can see how truely wonderful he is.

“Fuck, Avery.  You think I don't want you?  There's not a single part of you that I don't want, you understand?  I want to be on you and inside of you.  I want you against the wall, on the couch, in your bed, in my bed, and every fucking place I can possibly think of, and trust me, I have a vast imagination when it comes to these kinds of things.  Don't ever doubt that I want you.  That is not what this is about.”

oooOOOooohhhh and Avery and Cam together? H. O. T.  No doubt about it there are some high flying sparks between the two of them.  But the best part is their banter.  If you are a fan Jennifer’s Lux series and you think Katy and Daemon are good at the banter?  They do not even hold a candle to Avery and Cam.  The back and forth is quick, witty and hilarious.  Honestly... SO funny.

“Whoa," Brit breathed, handing my drink back to me.  "That was..."

"Really hot," Jacob finished.  "I thought you two were going to rip off each other's clothes and start making babies right here on the dirty, beer covered floor.  Like I was going to have to start charging admission for what was about to go down.”

Finally we have Brit and Jacob.  Avery makes friends them early on in the book and they also bring a great dose of humor.   I really loved them both.  I am hoping that sometime in the future Brit gets her own book because I think her story would make for some great reading.

“And this must be Avery?"

"Oh, God, no," Came 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.”

Jennifer has managed to perfectly blend a very serious subject with humor, friendship and love.  I only wish that this would have been a dual point of view book as I would have loved to be inside Cam’s head.  Sadly, it is not dual POV but Jennifer always manages to keep her fans happy with a lot of bonus and pov scenes so I keeping my fingers crossed that we will get one of those soon...   I need more Cam!

“Leaning back against Cam's chest, I tipped my head back and I reached up, cupping his cheek.  I drew his mouth to mine and kissed him softly.  "Thank you."

His lips curved up on one side.  "For what?"

"For waiting for me.”


  1. Awesome review! Honestly, I really wasn't going to read this one. I love her Lux series but I have an automatic aversion to new adult. It's stereotypical and bad, I know but there you go. I really really want to read it now though. One of the best things about Lux was Katy and Daemon's flirting and if Avery and Cam are better... I'm giddy just thinking about it. :)

  2. Great review. I am so happy it has the humor and banter I love in her novels. Love the mom quote. Can not wait to read about Cam.

  3. oh wow, I saw the craziness that went on when this book came out last week and I didn't know JLA wrote books with a different (sort of) name! I must check this one out because if Cam is at the tip top of the list of great guys she wrote... then it means I can't miss out on it! Will definitely add it to my april TBR!

    I love great secondary characters, especially when they bring good humor right?

    awesome review,

    - Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf

  4. This sounds like something I'm going to have to look up. Great review as always :)


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