I received this book for free from William Morrow Paperbacks in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Wait for You by J. Lynn
Series: Wait for You #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: William Morrow Paperbacks
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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...
I was a big fan of Obsidian when I read it way back, but this was my first foray into Armentrout’s more adult works as J.Lynn, and wowza! If you thought Obsidian was full of chemistry and sexual tension you ain’t seen nothing yet!
Before there can be great chemistry, we have to have great characters; J.Lynn delivers! When we meet Avery we know that something pretty terrible has happened. Among other signs, she’s cut herself off from her past, including her family, but we don’t know exactly what or what it all entails for a while. Albeit it’s not incredibly hard to guess most of it, it still makes her a bit of a mysterious tragedy which I always enjoy in character arcs. I immediately liked her, too. She’s real genuine with a great sense of humour, a smart head on her shoulders, and she has the same quirk as me about never ever wanting to be late or it’s like the end of the world. Plus, she totally plowed into a hot guy on chapter 1 and then ran away like she was being chased by the devil. She’s my new BFF!
The guy in question is none other than sex-on-a-stick gorgeous, Cameron Hamilton. It may be your cliché “hottest guy ever who has fuck buddies but now wants to settle down after meeting protagonist” story, but for once I simply didn’t care. This book is so addicting, the characters so obscenely compelling – bring on all of the clichés! Me likey! There is absolutely no lack of chemistry, no shortage of passion, and just the right amount of conflict to make us devour every single page. Cameron and Avery don’t quite…. get along at first. Avery not really believing that he’s for real. It’s not that she plays hard to get, but rather she respects herself enough to not want to be someone’s game. (Another reason to love her!) Cameron, however, will do what it takes to prove himself to her. This is the foundation for plenty of amusing scenes, dialogue that cracked me up, and, as you can expect, tons of charm.
There’s also some darkness that intrudes on this romance. We slowly learn of Avery’s secrets after seeing her work through internal struggles from self blame to shame as well as a lot of anger. Even though tragic pasts are nothing new to the NA genre, it’s still a deeply moving storyline that offers psychological depth to the story.
With characters that lure you in and a romance that will make you swoon, Wait For You is a hot and emotionally dangerous roller coaster ride without a harness or breaks! I highly recommend it to every romantic at heart!
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