Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Wait For You
J. Lynn

New Adult/Mature/Romance

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.

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…

My Review:   

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! 


  1. I recently added this to my TBR list. After reading your review, I can't wait to read it. So glad you enjoyed it.

    Marilyn @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. I LOVED THIS BOOK TOO! I'm currently putting the finishing touches on my review. And CAM really did surpass Daemon, which I really never thought would happen, but it did.

    This review is so perf Magen you hit the nail on the head and talked about everything that needed to be talked about... even Raphael.

    And good news... there will be more... its call Be With Me and its Teresa's story (WHICH OMG HOW AWESOME IS IT THAT A JLA HEROINE WILL SHARE MY NAME *FLAILS EPICALLY*)

    *muggle huggles*

    1. *tackle hugs you* I LOVE YOUR COMMENTS!!! And I'm glad you liked my review, it was typed up fast! I had to show the world this book!!

      I can't wait to read your review! It's going to rock my socks :D

      And that is awesome!!! *joins you in flailing about*

  3. Yes, Jen sure does know how to create those extra swoon-worthy guys! Oh, Jacob was by far my fav character, he is hilarious! I can't wait to read the next one!

    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

    1. She does!!! And Jacob was amazing!!

      I'm very ready for the next book, too!!

      Thanks for stopping by girl :D

  4. I have yet to read anything by this author. I am so behind the times! I need to read something from her sooner rather than later. I just read my first New Adult novel and I really enjoyed it so I will definitely be checking this one out.

    1. Oh you have to give her books a try!!! And NA is amazing!! Glad you enjoyed it:D

      Thanks for checking out my review!

  5. Great review. This book was amazing.

  6. HOLY MOLY JUGGERNAUTS!!!! I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS BOOK, I AM IN LOVE WITH CAM, I AM IN LOVE WITH AVERY (yes yes yes, a girl crush..*gasp*..WHOCARES, she is just too awesome not to fall in love with!) AND I AM IN LOVE LOVE LOVE WITH JENNIFER! I don't care if that's creepy!

    Magen, oh man...I loved every itty bitty piece of this book! I really need it in paperback..like now! And I completely agree with you on every point. It's impossible not to love this book. All the emotions, characters, writing style...God, I could go on forever! I just loved it!

    I thought Daemon and Aiden were delicious and my forever husbands....but oh well, now I can just squeeze in Cam! *snicker*

    AWESOMESAUCE REVIEW MAGEN!!! I loved everything you said about this book. Your review reminds me of a lollipop....no wait Kit-Kat ice cream..I love ice cream! It was perfect! :D

    ~ Maida (The weirdo! ;p)

  7. Oh Cam!!! *sigh* He was super yummy, wasn't he? I still have to write my review for this one! I adored Avery's quirky little sense of humor and Cam's determination made him extra specially husband material!!!
    Great review, my sweet!
    Psssst ... does this mean I can Daemon all to myself now? ;)

  8. Great review girly. Can't wait to start this one...someday soon, I hope. Cam sounds like someone I will love.

    And, no Carmen...Daemon must still be shared by many. Sorry! ;)

  9. Great review! I'm so happy you loved this one too! I think this beats the Lux series for me. I just absolutely loved the characters and the way this story developed. I agree that Avery is different from JLA's previous female characters but I still thought she was so great. I'm so in love with Cam too now! <3


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