Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wait for You

Title: Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Genre: NA/Romance

Release Date: February 26, 2013

My Rating:

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…

~ Goodreads

Jennifer L. Armentrout is a writing maniac (in a good way)! It must get tiring writing so many books in such a short amount of time.  I mean, she must have been working on Wait for you, Origin, Apollyon, and White Hot Kiss at the same time!  Wow....

Alright, I just have to get this out because I'm holding it in my hands right now and I just feel so giddy.... my second signed book by JLA!

First Half-Blood and now Wait for You!  It really is wonderful how JLA tries to connect with her readers and has so many opportunities for them to buy and win signed books.  *happy dance*

Now on to the review!

Avery Morgansten started fresh when she moved to West Virginia and enrolled in a local university.  It was her own way of escaping the demons that haunted her in Texas through harassing texts and e-mails.  Not that she could escape them for very long...
But Avery forgets about all that when she meets Cam Hamilton.  Dark and handsome, Cam is a player, known for being the guy every girl wants.  But Avery resists the urge to fall for him, no matter how much her heart debates.
Will Avery let Cam in or will she push him away just like everyone else?

What I Liked:
The writing!  Every one of JLA's books has this sense of deep reflection coupled with light humor that is completely addicting.  Of course, the con of this writing style is that all of her main heroines start to mush together and become the same person.
The chemistry!  Cam and Avery's interactions ooze with chemistry and are oh so romantic!  Why can't every author write kissing scenes like JLA? ;)  They're amazingly sultry and sensual.
The characters.  Avery is a sweet heroine; she's the type of girl people want to be friends with and get to know, which makes it a lot easier for readers to root for her as a character.  I'm just glad she's not a bitchy protagonist... gosh, I've read too many books with those....

What I Didn't Like:
The plot.  Don't get me wrong, I love the whole starting over at college theme, but it's the 'I've been hurt and now I'm damaged' part that gets me.   So, so, so many NA novels use that same theme over and over again and, frankly, I'm a little tired of it.  Uniqueness, people!  Every time I read NA novels, I have to fit in a YA novel because I feel like it's too much of a load of the same old plots.

Huh, that's the only part of the book I didn't like.... figures.

Overall, I'm giving Wait for You a 4/5 because I love JLA's trademark writing style, but it would do the book some good if she threw in more diverse plot lines.


  1. Sounds like a great read. I too am a bit tired of the same plot over and over, however the way in which Jennifer describes her character Cameron above, really enticed me into wanting to explore her writing style!

    1. Same here! JLA has such a unique and fun writing style that makes me want to read every book she writes. :)


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