Sunday, February 24, 2013

Wait For You by: J. Lynn

Synopsis: 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…

Thoughts: Jennifer has this uncanny ability to do a many things with her stories. One: being able to write brilliantly funny and amazing characters. Next, letting me fall in love with each and every chapter she writes. Create the most perfect and sexy boys on the planet (seriously!). And finally, keep me completely engrossed in the story from beginning to end. It's pure perfection. With Wait For You, she gives you all of that and then some. I cannot even begin to explain how much I adored this perfectly crafted contemporary.

It blows my mind how J. Lynn can always easily mix the dark with the amazing. Nothing is ever perfect for her characters... well unless it's their ego (cough Cam cough). But, that's one of the many reason I always fall in love with them because they are flawed. They do have imperfect pasts. Our main character, Avery has left her home and gone to school across the country to escape her past. She wants to leave it all behind and instead what she find is amazing friends and a beyond perfect man. I loved Avery right from the start. I love how she isn't afraid to be on her own and independent, how she actually cares about school, yet at the same time she's still withdrawn into herself because of what has happened to her before. She's one of those characters that you adore following because you root for their happy ending.

Then there's tall and sexy, I-love-myself Cameron Hamilton. Let me plow into you any day, honey. Cam seriously has everything going for him. He has beautiful bright blue eyes, dark wavy hair, tallness, perfect body, charming, witty, outgoing, likes to look at stars, protectiveness, and his willingness to do anything for Avery. It's pretty impossible not to fall in love with him. I absolutely loved his persistence  The way he stood by Avery's side every time she needed him. How he has the most perfect, loving family. Plus he has a pet tortoise .. I mean come on! Now, a lot of people have said they loved him more than JLA's Aiden from The Covenant Series. For me that is like comparing two of your kids. Aiden was one of my first loves and is one of my favorite book boyfriends. That being said,  does Cam stand up to Aiden's amazing perfection... heck yes he does. I don't love him more though... just equally.

Other than those two, there are a whole slew of amazing characters to love. Jacob, her best friend, is absolutely knee-slapping hilarious. He has the best lines that literally had me laughing out loud. It's impossible to not want a best friend like him. There's also Brittany, Jase, and Ollie (who is mine by the way, I claimed him!). All who are equally awesome. Overall I just loved everything about this book. It felt like a real relationship with real ups and downs. A book with real college life, real family issues, and a scary reality of a dark past. Plus, you know we're all going to be buying turtles now. New turtle trend coming right up, you just watch! If you've been waiting for this book... be ready to buy it as soon as it releases because you will NOT be disappointed.

- A million splatters out of 5 -

4 comments:

  1. I am so unbelievably jealous you have read this! I found it a couple weeks ago on goodreads and have been obsessively stalking it ever since :P I can't wait to read it!

    You're review was awesome. I agree with what you said about JLA being able to mix the dark and the amazing so perfectly. And she's a master at making swoon-worthy boys (hello Daemon!). Only about a week left till the rest of us can read it! Yay! :D

    Also, can't wait to see the cover!

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  2. I cannot wait to read this book! AH. It sounds amazing and I can't wait to meet Cam. AHHH. I'm looking forward to this one and I'm having a hard time typing out a coherent comment.

    Great review!!

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  3. Great review Jena! Yes, Cam does come in close with my fav book bfs, but Aiden will always be #1 to me. Jen has def done it again with this great novel!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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