Book: Wait For You by J. Lynn
Series: Wait For You #1
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date Published: September 3rd, 2013
Date Started: December 13th, 2016
Date Finished: December 14th, 2016
Other Books Reviewed: The Problem with Forever
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 think I fell into a book hole. I can’t stop reading Jennifer Armentrout books. I decided to take a break from social media for the most part, and in turn I’ve spent the majority of the time reading. Annnnddd most of the books were Jennifer Armentrout books. I just got sucked in! I decided to start with the first book in the series, Wait For You.
A Quick Warning.
Now, before I get into my review, I just want to mention that this book needs a trigger warning. It discusses subjects like self harm, rape, etc. I’ve read some other NA books that go into way more detail than this book, but I think a warning is still necessary.
Expect To Be Sucked In.
I think when it comes to NA books, you start to expect certain things. Like specific tropes, events, etc. I don’t think that Wait For You strayed away from those predictable tropes, but I still enjoyed the book. Like a lot. So much, that I ordered the rest of the books in the series and read some other JLA books I already had on my kindle.
A Good Balance.
I want to start by discussing the characters. Sometimes, I come to hate the love interest in NA or YA contemporary books. And its mostly because they do some shady things or say crappy things, and in the end I’m sitting here wondering what the hell the main character sees in this person. This didn’t happen with Cam in Wait for You. Sure, he had some flaws and did some things in his past he wasn’t proud of, but he didn’t take those things out on Avery, and thats what I really appreciated about him. As for Avery, I think that after everything that shes been through, she was very brave and I applauded her for trying. But not to the point where she didn’t mess up from time to time. The characters had a good balance of redeeming qualities and flaws.
Swoons for days.
As for the story, I felt completely invested in it. Part of the story is this mystery. Of trying to figure out what happened to both Cam and Avery, and who is threatening Avery. But at the same time, through all the darkness, there is a sweetness. A sweetness that will make you swoon, that will make your heart happy, and so much more.
I think these are great books to get you out of a book slump, or if you’re looking for something that you can read in one sitting. I absolutely loved this one, and can’t wait to read the rest of the series along with JLA’s other books.