5 stars out of 5
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.My Review:
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…
Jennifer L. Armentrout, under pen name, J. Lynn, has written yet another amazing book that took me into a world of a girl struggling to overcome her past. And she has blown my expectations for a well written, amazing story, with great characters, out of the water! I fall in love with JLA, yeah, I’m in love with this author and her work. She’s that fabulous! Anyways, I feel in love with her work when I got my little paws on the Lux series, which then led me to read every single book by her, her YA and her Adult novels. Every book has been amazing, and Wait For You was no exception.
‘And why did he have a pet turtle and did he seriously name it after the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, because that was kind of funny.'
I think I have met a guy who might have surpassed my love for Daemon, that’s right! Cam Hamilton jumped right up to my favorite book crushes! Arrogant, cocky, and good-humored with a sweet and never-give-up personality, Cam is just a bundle of OH MY! Jennifer knows how to create guys that I day-dream/fantasize/wish-they-were-real-so-I-could-pounce-them, is that too much? I have so many feels for Cam!
Not only are her male characters damn right awesome, she also writes female characters quite nicely. She makes them were they don’t get on my nerves. Yeah, I hate reading about female characters that are whiny, woe-is-me, my life sucks, kind of personality.
So far, Jennifer hasn’t created on girl who is like that. Now, Avery was a bit different than her other female characters, she was a bit of a sad character, however, as you read, she does have a reason to be the way she is. And like all of Jennifer’s characters, they grow and become stronger. That is what happens to Avery. Also, being inside Avery’s head was an experience, her weirdness and random thoughts reminded me of how I think sometimes.
Now, for some Jacob, I LOVED JACOB!!! He reminded me of my gay friend, whose name is Jacob. Which I guess made me love him even more. He had that attitude and witty banter I can help giggling over.
All of Jennifer’s characters in the book were fun to read, and some I wish we could have gotten more of. What I am really hoping is that there will, eventually, be more added to the story!
Would dive bombing into my apartment seem weird? Yes- yes it would. So I went with a very lame, “Hey…”
Jennifer’s writing has always just pulled me into her stories. That is something I love about her books, how immensely I can be absorbed into them. She can also capture the young adult/teenage girl’s dorkiness so well. Hell, she can capture the feelings and the way young adults think brilliantly.
It’s a book with great pace, has a natural flow of events. The relationships feel natural, which is so so important in any book. The tension, the romance, and the steamy-swoony parts are remarkably written. You become invested in each character, you see them grow, struggle and see them change before your eyes. This book had a very ‘real’ quality to it, not rushed or fake, like most books, the problems or situations that pop up, it felt real.
Wait For You is amazing. I was in love with this book by just the first few pages. And this is another book you just can’t put down!! Also a lot of flailing might occur. With Cam’s smexiness, and Avery’s character growth, I found another book by Jennifer I love, so if you’re a JLA fan or just now discovering her, give this book a try!