Monday, February 24, 2014

Wait For You by J. Lynn | Review

Title: Wait for You
Author: J. Lynn {Jennifer L Armentrout}
Pages: 332
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Goodreads rating: 4.27 stars
Published: September 3rd, 2013
Source: eBook/Bought


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 know, I know... a romance?  Don't judge me... I happen to love romance novels.  To each their own!  I knew I love JLA, so I figured I would give her romance novels a try.  Enter a free $10 gift card to iTunes, and I just purchased Wait For You on my phone.  I was not disappointed.  And, since I recently reviewed a romance book that everyone seems to love {and I just did NOT}, I thought I would review a romance novel that I did like.

Wait for You is a contemporary romance.  No paranormal, no aliens, no vampires, no werewolves, none of that.  Which is refreshing in and of itself when that's what I tend to read on a regular basis.  The characters in this book are realistic and ones you could actually connect with {probably why I finished this in a day and a half}.  Avery is cautious of Cam, who seems too good to be true, but in reality is just a great guy.

I think one of the reasons I loved this book so much more than the one I read a while ago is because Avery is wonderful and strong, but flawed and weak at the same time.  She has a horrible dark thread that's been woven into her life's tapestry, and for so long she tries to cover it and people who know about it let it completely define who she is.  She has been scared and threatened, and she reflects that throughout the book, but she gets stronger.  And getting to know Cam helps that.

And Cam... JLA, you sure know how to write the guys!  He's a charmer, but is actually a nice, good guy.  The title Wait for You is all about Cam - kind of lets you know what type of guy he's going to be.

I would definitely suggest picking this one up!  I know I'm glad I did!

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