Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

Posted August 30, 2013 in Review / 3 Comments

Wait for you2Wait For You (Wait For You #1)
By J. Lynn (pseudonym for Jennifer Armentrout)
Expected publication September 3rd, 2013
(eBook Published February 26th, 2013)
William Morrow
384 pages
New Adult | Contemporary Romance
Source: Received from William Morrow (via Edelweiss) in exchange for an unbiased review – Thank you!

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About the Book:

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…

Romance….  damn, I love it!  Throw in a setting that reminds me of how much fun I had crushing on boys back in college and you have a book I could read over and over and over…  well, you get the point.

Wait For You is by J. Lynn, which is Jennifer Armentrout’s “older alter-ego”, and has been out in ebook format since February of 2013.  On September 3rd, it will be released in paperback and I know it will only sell MORE!  The story is about a girl who uses going away to college as a way to escape as far as she can, both mentally and geographically, from a pretty nasty childhood and an especially horrible incident when she was 14 year old.

Story / Tempo

All Avery wanted to do was keep her head low and attend college classes.  If she made friends, great!  But this would be a slow process for her because up until this point, nothing in her life has been “normal” for her, especially in the last four years of just getting by.  The last thing she wanted was to catch anybody’s attention, let alone the attention of one of the most popular guys on campus.

Yes, I do know how that sounds – cheesy!!  But wait a second (tee, hee… I said “wait”, as in the title..  I amuse myself)!!!!  The story is NOT cheesy.  Ms. Armentrout pulls off an engaging, well paced, and quite a charming story of true first experiences, going beyond what’s been holding you back, and letting someone into your world and trusting them not to run away.

Wow, even I sound cheesy…  well, if it’s cheesy, then I ordered up a big fat grilled cheese on country style bread from Panera with 2 slices of american cheese on it (I’m sort of simple), real butter only, please.  Both sides of the bread like mom makes.

I shouldn’t be allowed to write reviews when I’m hungry.

Characters

Avery is our girl who comes to college to get away from her family.  I really enjoyed her character because she wasn’t some wilted wall flower.  Yes, she had a crap-tastic childhood but she came out on the otherside as best as she could.  She has a long way to go but she’s managed to keep a sharp wit AND she’s managed to stand up to her family enough to move far away from them, despite them “ordering” her to move back home.  There were so many personal traits about her that I just identified with.  That’s just me though.

Cameron Hamilton – you will hear about his cookies if you haven’t yet.  I’m getting all “swoon-y” thinking about him because he reminds me of several guys I knew in college.  I think that’s why I fell so hard for him.  Throw in a protective streak a mile wide and I’m a puddle on the floor.  I think I’d like his pancakes the best… just saying.

The next book in the series, in case you missed my cover reveal, is Trust In Me (Wait For You #1.5) and yes, it’s told from Cam’s POV.  In some cases, I’m liking this trend of pulling out the guy’s POV into it’s own book instead of writing it into the original book.  I think nuances would be missed otherwise.  So I really can’t wait to see what Ms. Armentrout does with Cam’s side of things!!!  

OH!  And expected February 4th, 2014 is Be With Me (Wait For You #2)!!!  Happy dance…

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Jennifer Armentrout

 About the Author: 

# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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Other Books in the Series:

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Kristin

About Kristin

Kristin has to ensure she gets her minimal requirement of "happily ever after" books in between those books that contain cliffhangers and never-ending story arcs. It's for her family's sake. When not reading, she's homeshooling her 10-year old son, watching cartoons on TV, or taking a nap.

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