Thursday, May 16, 2013

Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)
Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
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…
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Publishes in US: February 26th 2013 by J. Lynn
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Source: bought.
Series? Yes. 1st in Wait for You series. The 2nd Be With Me publishes in 2013, and the 3rd untitled has no release info.

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    I immediately connected with Avery, and was immensely curious as to what happened 5 years ago at Halloween. I know that it effects her still and caused her to go across the country in order to be unknown at a new college, a fresh start. She starts her first day by literally running into campus legend, the hot Cam. Her embarrassment and running I can definitely understand, but I admired her bravery by going to her next class at least. As I found out what happened to her, and what she was still facing, my heart broke for her. 
    Cam is so amazing. I loved his backstory, his patience, his "arrogance," his soft side, and his connection with his family. He had such funny, touching and also seriously swoon worthy moments with Avery. I loved also that he could cook, and that he was good at it. He wanted to share his goodies with everyone... and I don't know what it is about JLA and cookies, but there is another great and sexy cookie moment in this one too. 
   Wait for You is an intense and gritty contemporary, but it still has the JLA addictiveness, awesome heroine, setting, theme and I can't put this down if I tried appeal. This is def for mature teens and adults because of mature and dark themes, sexual content (nothing too graphic, but more than your average ya), self harm, sexual assault, and drinking underage. 
    I enjoyed the setting, it is refreshing to be at a college campus instead of high school like I am used to with YA. It felt authentic, and made me remember my college days walking around campus and trying to make new friends. The pacing is great as well, I never wanted to put it down, and not a second was I bored. 
    The bullying and the power of rumors in this one really struck home with me. I have never had anything this traumatic, and when I dealt with cutting and eating disorders, I was lucky to have friend and parental support. But what she went through with her parents, and what they forced her to do, all for the image of their family in the community shocked and appalled me! 
    I loved Avery's journey to healing and trusting Cam, and her friends. I also liked that while there was attraction at first sight, it was a slow and awesome build into love and a relationship. 
    I also really enjoyed Britt and Jacob--they were Avery's friends, and it was a true friendship. I loved how they ragged on one another, but at the end of the day supported each other. They are the kind of friends I love to read about and that everyone should have. 
    The threads of this story tied up well, and I was so proud of Avery's journey to loving herself again and allowing herself to trust and be loved by others. But I can't wait to see what Be With Me has in store for us.

Bottom Line: Amazingly awesome, sweet and swoonworthy but dark and emotional all at the same time.

Books similar to Wait for You: Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarryEasy by Tammara Webber

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Would you (or were you) be scared to move across the country for school?

53 comments:

  1. Lovely review Brandi, this is sitting in my tbr pile *eyes towering piles* I am looking forward to reading it and I am interested in what her parents did...why do good people go bad?

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    1. I dont know but its hard to read about and imagine parents doing

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  2. I wasn't the biggest fan of this one. Glad you enjoyed it though :)

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  3. I really like J. Lynn, but am not a big fan of New Adult, so I don't think I'll end up reading this one, but I loved your review!

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  4. If there's one thing Jennifer knows, it's writing swoon-worthy heroes, and Cam might just be my favorite yet. His patience was extrordinary and I loved how good he was for Avery. Both of them were pretty awesome.
    Can't wait for book 2!
    Great review.

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  5. I am reading mixed reviews of this one. Maja really loved it and now you do as well. I rad that there was this turtle tortoise debalce and someone else said there were grammar mistakes but I guess I can overlook it. I just need ot read it. Sounds like it deals with some very troubling issues. To answer your question. YEs, I was scared to move to Arizona after I graduated college and leave behind my family and friends and everything I knew but it was a life changing experience.

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    1. It does deal with some rough issues.

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  6. I did like Wait for You, but I LOVED Cam. He's a great book guy. I'm so glad you loved this, Brandi.
    Great review!

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    1. It sounds really intense, I haven't read a book like that in a long time. One day I'll have to see how it is.

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    2. I hope you love it. It was intense and Cam was hot

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  7. I still have to read this one, but having read all other JLA books, I have no doubt that I'll love Wait For You as well. JLA knows how to write swoon-worthy guys and I can't wait to meet Cam! Great review, Brandi!

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    1. I haven't read her Jlynn stuff besides this

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  8. I would be really scared to move that far

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    1. Me too. I was only 2 hours and it felt like forever

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  9. Epic, huh? I've only heard good things about this so I'm hoping I can fit it in in June. Wonderful review!

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  10. I'm excited to read this one! I have a copy on my e-reader but just haven't had the time to get to it yet. I think I'm going to love Cam from the sounds of it! Lovely review Brandi :-) I never moved across the country for school but I would have been for sure!

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    1. I did love Cam and think that you would too.

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  11. You have NO idea HOW much I wanted to go abroad as an exchange student... too bad I never had enough $. LOL.

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    1. I never did either but it would be an amazing opportunity

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  12. Oh I have this one and I can't wait to dive in. So glad you enjoyed it so I know I will!! Must meet Cam!

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  13. OMG.. I CANNOT PUT MY FEELINGS FOR THIS BOOK INTO WORDS.. This was such an awesome read and I loved Cam so much! I liked the romance but also how Avery learned to deal with her problems and pick up herself again :3

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

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  14. Looks like this has a great cast of characters! Thanks for sharing :)

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  15. Well, I did exactly that, and yes, it was scary!

    I can't wait to read this - I think I'll like it even more than JLA's paranormal books…

    You can find me here: Jen @ YA Romantics

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  16. I love her so I'm so glad you enjoyed this one so much. Happy to hear she is continuing with the swoon-worthy moments and the cookie thing is really funny. Thank you so much for sharing a great review! Jaclyn @ JC's Book Haven.

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  17. She really has many different types of books. I need to read all her stories, she sounds like a great author. When I moved to go to school by myself I was a little scared but you get used to it. It is a nice change to see them switch high school for college.

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    1. Loved her YA and need to try her adult

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  19. I'm so happy to see that you've enjoyed this book. I did too but not so much :) Great review :)

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  20. It's not often you give five stars to a contemporary so I will definitely be checking this one out! I didn't know it was by Jennifer L. Armentrout... hmm. I don't know if I would be afraid to attend school somewhere else, I think it would be an awesome experience, but I would miss my family and friends. Great review and question!

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  21. I'm really glad you enjoyed this one Brandi. I have a copy of this too, so can't wait to dive into it. I'm quite intrigued about what Avery ran away from in the first place and how her and Cam's relationship progresses. Great review! :)

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    1. The progression is awesome, and I can't imagine going through what she did

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  22. Wow, now I definitely can't wait to read this! I have a copy on my Kindle and can't wait to get to it since I've loved the other JLA books I read.

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  23. She does write some interesting cookie moments into her books! ;) I really liked Cam's character too. This one was a little predictable for me, but I did enjoy it overall.

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    1. I know. I giggle when eating them now

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  24. I'm really interested to start this, even though NA hasn't been my genre as of late. It's definitely promising that you loved this, Brandi! Avery sounds like a very relatable character, that's for sure, and everyone's been RAVING about Cam. I can admit that he's pretty much the reason why I'm so intrigued by Wait for You. ;) I really liked Pushing the Limits as well, so hopefully I'll get the chance to read this one soon!

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    1. I think that you have to be in a certain mood, but it was just what I needed

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  25. You had me at "sexy cookie moment" but this does sound really intense.

    I think I'm going to download this one right now since I'm not enjoying what I'm already reading at the moment lol (it's not like I have 100+ books already that need to be read O_O)

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    1. I know, don't you love how that works. Hope you love it!

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  26. If I was excited enough before, your review just made me ever MORE excited! This sounds amazing!! :)

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  27. Wow, awesome, awesome! This one sounds like it really has everything going for it and that is so impressive.

    As for your question, I will actually be moving across the country for school this fall and I'm pretty nervous about it!!

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  28. Awesome review!! You summed up the book perfectly and I couldn't agree more!! I loved this book too. Well done!

    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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