A couple of weeks ago, I took part in the cover reveal for Wait for You by: J. Lynn. You can find that here. Well, I just finished the book and have my review 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 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…
This is kind of a difficult book to write a review for without it being somewhat spoilery. I will do my best, but bear with me because this will have some spoilers in it.
For the most part I really enjoyed this book. It got pretty heavy in parts, heavier than what I normally read, but I thought it was important and worked for the story, and I respect Ms. Armentrout for not glossing over the hard stuff when she was writing this book.
Avery had some serious demons to deal with. I really hate her parents, especially her mom, for how they handled the whole situation. Never. Doubt. Your. Child. Anyway, I liked Avery. I think she did the best she could in the situation she was in, and that getting away was the best thing she could have done. It helped her better come to grips with what happened when she did not have people whispering (or not) behind her back about her wherever she went.
Then there was Cam. Ah, Cam. He really was great, and I loved how he and Avery met. It was super awkward and funny, not to mention different and enjoyable. Throughout the story, Cam could be cocky and full of himself, but he was also charming, attentive, and willing to be whatever Avery needed him to be. He has his own past that, while he has come to terms with it for the most part, he is afraid to share with Avery because he does not want to scare her away. I would love a guy like Cam. He is funny, charming and real. At first, I thought he was a bit too full of himself, especially with some of the lines he used when they first met, but I decided that it was okay and that his other traits balanced out the ego.
Then there were Avery’s friends: Brit and Jacob. They were so fun and I really hope that Brit gets a story. She was going through her own relationship (if you want to call it that) drama throughout the book and I want to see her get a happy ending.
And last, but certainly not least, I cannot leave out the most important character in the story: Raphael! Okay, so he maybe he is not really the most important character in the story, but Raphael is Cam’s pet tortoise and Cam and Avery have some cute bonding moments that revolve around him. So, I was a fan.
If you are looking for a light romance, that is not this book. If you are looking for a story about a girl who is trying to deal with her past and happens across love on her journey, then read this book.
Looking to buy? Find it on Amazon.
Find J. Lynn, AKA Jennifer Lynn Armentrout here.