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Mar 6, 2013

Book Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for YouTitle: Wait for You
Author: J. Lynn
Publisher: Self-published
Release date: February 26, 2013



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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…
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My $0.02

Some say wait a while before you sit down to write your review so you can give yourself time to think about what you’ve just read—for all your thoughts and feels to coherently settle down. Normally, I like to get right on it because… there’s that high that’s always present but then again sometimes I can’t even think straight, lol. Anyway, I’ve had a few hours to sit back and think about Wait for You, actually, I’ve been thinking about it—no, I’ve been thinking about Cam—all day. And that’s sorta a big deal. Right when I finished, my mind immediately ran to three stars, then I paused before I played, and went to a four star instead. The “thinking about Cam” is a big deal in that it played a huge part in how I feel about Wait for You because it’s telling me that if I can’t get Cam out of my mind, it’s because somehow, someway, Wait for You has stuck with me.

Jennifer L. Armentrout, in this instance, J. Lynn, is a big-time favorite of mine—always has been and always will be. Because I’ve been on such a huge New Adult kick, I was more than excited to hear about Wait for You’s release; I was excited to see New Adult done by one of my favorites.

Wait for You was entertaining, if I were to sum it up into one word. Avery Morgansten. I love that girl; we sure do have some things in common… those things adding to why I love her so. She was funny and innocent and there were things she did or said that I couldn’t help but smile at. I love that she didn’t give in to Cam so easily, I mean she had her reasons, but I loved that she played hard to get. Cam Hamilton—can he get his own paragraph? Or his own review? Lol! There are a thousand +1 things that I lurve about him. He was all the things in a package. I adore how he made himself so at home in Avery’s life, how he was so there for her. I also adore his “confidence” like… so much. That’s one of the things that made his spotlight that much bigger, haha! And I absolutely love love love Avery and Cam’s banter, their back and forth. I loved Cam’s persistence and how he so randomly threw in his “Go out with me,” during their conversations—that was just the cutest thing ever, lol.

At times, I felt like the story was being dragged on but at other times, I thought the pacing was just right, that Lynn was giving everything time to get to where it needed to be. Like I stated earlier, I’ve been on a NA binge so the only thing that didn’t quite make Wait for You a five star read for me was its plot originality. Not to say that it wasn’t great because (hello, i rated it four stars) it was, it definitely had its highlights—the little things that I loved and can’t let go. Although the overall plot wasn’t that original, Lynn still went about it in a different way that had me a little shocked. The four stages of my shocked-ness: 1) No, it wasn’t that. 2) Wait, could it be? 3) Wait no, then how come…? 4) ERMAHGERD. Yeah, pretty much.

Wait for You is… I have no words but I think this quote from the last few pages of the book sums it up pretty well; it’s also one of my most favorite.

“Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn’t meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes it was a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.”

2 comments:

  1. Yes, his determination and perseverance was so adorable and their banter was the best! They are such a great couple! Aw, like you, I've been on a NA binge too and yes, the plot was a bit cliche, but it was the twist that Jen put in it that pushed it over the top for me. I love it when she shocks you like that. Great review!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  2. Love the cover, never heard of this book:) But I want to read this know:) Thank you so much for sharing:) Love your review:)

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