Thursday, 28 February 2013

J. Lynn - 'Wait for You'

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…


I’m a big fan of J. Lynn’s (a.k.a. Jennifer Armentrout). Big, big love for the Lux and Covenant series. I was slightly dubious whether I’d enjoy ‘Wait for You' quite as much with the absence of the kick-ass action and the yummy supernatural man-candy. I am thrilled to say I fell just as head-over-heels in love – if not even more - with Avery and Cam in ‘Wait for You’. I sometimes measure how good a book is by how much of a book-hangover I get (that’s to say, when I end up reading into the wee hours of the morning, and skip meals and showers to finish it) – ‘Wait for You’ gave me one hell of a book hangover.  Like a week-long-bender-in-Vegas type hangover. I could not put it down! Cam is just about the most adorable and engaging leading male I’ve come across, I think. Avery is real and flawed and awkward but still cool and totally deserving of Cam, who proved entirely worthy of her. They both had pasts, but the whole book fell into a real sense of hope and optimism for both characters who were, together, creating a new and exciting present for themselves; absorbing and learning from their pasts and moving on together. I completely lost myself in Avery’s apartment, classes, campus, friends – was really able to feel everything she felt. That proved particularly powerful at points due to the nature of Avery’s past – J. Lynn does not shy away from dealing with an uncomfortable subject matter, which made the book so much more genuine. Fortunately for us, she also doesn’t shy away from the one-on-one action between Cam and Avery...
On top of the thoroughly engrossing plot lines and characters (I LOVED the friendships, but Raphael stole the show for me), J. Lynn’s writing is so enjoyable. So genuinely amusing, with such a real voice, it was truly such a pleasure to read. I can’t work out whether this is open to a sequel or not – perhaps exploring the implications of Blaine’s fate? But the door is definitely not closed to an, err, ‘Still Waiting for You’ sequel? (OK, I’ll leave the titling up to J. Lynn...)

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