Monday, April 22, 2013

Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Title: Wait for You (Wait for You #1)
Author: J. Lynn
Pages: 332 pages
Format acquired: eBook (Kindle)
Published on: February 26th 2013
Source: Purchased on Amazon
Buy the book: Amazon / Barnes and Noble

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…

(Image and summary taken from Goodreads)


I've always been amazed of authors who can be so diverse and write books for different genres. It just shows their ability to be dynamic and emphasizes on their creativity, as well. I am so glad to say that Jennifer Armentrout is one of those rare authors. She doesn't have one specific genre or age-group, she has this maelstrom of different ideas that go into different categories. She writes YA books, Adult books and now, she's even jumped into the New Adult bandwagon. I'm just waiting for her to announce that she's writing a Middle Grade book. Haha!

If you're a fan of Colleen Hoover's Hopeless, then I guarantee that you'll love Wait for You. Don't get me wrong, these two books aren't completely alike but the twists, turns and hot guys of these books are quite similar. And the way that they both clutch at your heart will definitely remind you of the other.

Wait for You is a bundle of pain and love with humor thrown into the mix. There's so many emotions that are being expressed in this book that you won't be able to help but give in and experience them as well. You'll end up sympathizing with the characters and falling in love with them. And the story? Mind-blowing. You won't know what to expect until it's actually right in front of your face. You'll seriously be caught off guard because you'll be assuming one thing but will be getting another.

Avery Morgansten isn't your average witty and pretty heroine. She's more than that, and she's definitely more than what her secret is. She's had to live more than 5 years of her life ostracized and alone because no one could understand her. People believed in someone they shouldn't have and now Avery's life is completely desolate. Her parents are uncaring, she has no friends and she's afraid. While it's commendable that she managed to survive from what happened to her, I think that her problem is the lack of trust she has for people and that is one of the core things that destroys any kind of relationship. Trusting a person is hard, it's easier said than done but once you do find a person that you can completely trust, it's going to be a relief. They might not understand what you're going through/ went through but you'll have someone to talk to and that'll be one of the best things that will happen to you. It took a while for Avery to find that trust and when she did, I felt myself smiling for her. It wasn't an easy road, it was difficult and painful but she made it out and found someone that she could depend on. And person was Cam. Oh, Cam. More on him later though. I found myself rooting for Avery, I wanted her to find that relief; that safe haven that she's never had before because I knew that she deserved it. But she definitely did not deserve what happened to her. And I am so amazed that after everything that she's been through, she still manages to live and to survive. Even though it was a struggle letting people in, she was able to do it because she, herself, knew that she need and deserved a better life, and that made me so proud of her. Go, Avery!

Never has anyone made me want to eat eggs more than Cam has. Yup, EGGS. I want your eggs, Cam. *waggles eyebrows* But seriously speaking, I don't think that this book would be complete without Cameron Hamilton. And Raphael, the Tortoise. Cam was the one who brought a perspective to Avery's life, that she shouldn't be afraid to trust people and that not everyone was going to betray her. I loved his scenes with Avery because not only were they hilarious but they also heart-wrenching and quite honestly, beautiful. It was difficult for the both of them to open up but when they finally did, it will reduce you to a blubbering mess. Can I take a minute to swoon over Cam though? All this seriousness is killing my Cam-buzz. Not only is he hot but he's smart, funny and uber-protective. Score! I love it when he gets cocky and Avery puts him in his place (but she loves it, really.) He's also really persistent, you'll see. *wink*

A big part of this book was its family aspect. Both Cam's and Avery's. While Cam may have a very loving and welcoming family, Avery's... not so much. It was saddening reading about Avery's parents and their estrangement and chill towards their own daughter. It all ties back to Avery's secret... and even Cam's.

Wait for You is a book about loving someone not just enough to do things for them, but enough to trust them with all your insecurities and flaws. This is one of those moments wherein I wish fictional guys were real. I am sighing right now. Not only is Wait for You sweet, it's really steamy as well. Steamy to the point of possible burnage. It needs to come with a sign: "If you can't handle the heat, don't read it." <-- It rhymes too!

This book will open your eyes to issues that most people would rather not face but you know are possible. It's very in-your-face without being too overwhelming. I just love this book so, so much. I canNOT wait for Be With Me (and to get a print copy of Wait for You. Is it September yet?)



  1. haha! I like your review Louisse! I can't wait to read this. It's been on my kindle for awhile now. And steamy you said?I'm in for it! :D

    1. Hee! Thanks, Mae! <3 You seriously need to read Wait for You ASAP. And yes, girl, S-T-E-A-M-Y. *wink*

  2. I've never been interested in this book until now. Your review makes me really want to read it. I like books that make me think about issues I wouldn't otherwise think about. Great review :)

    1. Thanks, Kim! You should really try this one out, it's an amazing read! One of Jennifer Armentrout's best books.