- Series: Wait for You Saga (Book 1)
- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Signed edition (September 3, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062294776
- ISBN-13: 978-0062294777
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2,032 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,058 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From Publishers Weekly
A young woman must come to terms with the secret horror in her past to find love and happiness in this predictable new adult romance by the pseudonymous Lynn (Obsession author Jennifer L. Armentrout). After five hellish years of being called a lying whore in her small Texas town, 19-year-old Avery Morgansten is more than happy to leave for college in West Virginia. There she meets gorgeous, blue-eyed Cameron Hamilton, a fellow student who seems as attracted to her as she is to him. Haunted by her traumatic past, Avery is torn between protecting herself and finding love. The path to romance is long and rocky, and Cam has dark secrets of his own, but eventually both lovers come clean and all loose ends are neatly wrapped up. While Lynn's peripheral characters are fairly one-dimensional, Avery and Cam are compelling. Fans of stories about characters healed by love will find this one moderately satisfying. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Sept. 3)
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The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon
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 that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she 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, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible.
Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . .
But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to keep buried and acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. If the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her?
And some things are worth fighting for . . .
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Pretty much a straight up romance. Girl meets boy, insta-attraction, boy pursues girl, girl pushes boy away, boy finally wins her over, only for girl to push him away again until she changes and wins him back. There are some underlying themes that are a little different, but nothing groundbreaking. What J. Lynn does well, though, is create amazing chemistry between her characters, and that is definitely in play here between Avery and Cam. There were no real twists or surprises, but as a romance, it's very enjoyable.
Both the main characters are well-crafted with solid backstories that shape who they are. My problem was that Avery was too much of a victim for me to really be able to identify with her. I was hoping she'd grow on me through the story, but she never really did. Cam is definitely likeable, but he had some cliched moments, including the fact that he's a bad boy except when it comes to Avery.
What Didn't Work for Me
1. Avery. I just couldn't identify with her. I realize her reaction to what happened to her is probably pretty authentic, but I would have liked to see a little more anger and Queen Mary (from Reign) than victimhood from her.
2. Editing. This really surprised me. The book was riddled with the wrong words, bad grammar ("between him and I" instead of "between him and me") and missing words. So many that it was distracting.
What I Enjoyed About Wait for Me
1. The chemistry. This is a JLA hallmark and she does it really well here. The playful banter and the way she draws readers deep into the feelings of her characters is everything I love about her books.
2. Cam. He might be cookie-cutter JLA book boyfriend material, but why mess with perfection?
3. Ollie. He's adorable and I've already peeked to make sure he's getting his own story!
4. Romantic Valentines Gifts. I wasn't sure about Cam's V-day gift to Avery at first. It seemed awfully presumptuous, but it's grown on me and now seems absolutely perfect.
5. Tough subject matter. J. Lynn deals with two very difficult topics with compassion and heart.
Wait for Me is a decent new adult romance with boatloads of chemistry and a swoonworthy BBF.
Avery had baggage. A lot of it. She had been through a lot and isn't looking for a relationship. She's certainly not looking for someone like Cam. But, a chance meeting throws them into each others paths and thus their story begins. They find out they're neighbors, they forge a friendship which, thanks to their chemistry and attraction, slowly begins to become something more.
Cam. Oh, Cam. Has there ever been a more swoon-worthy male character in a new adult book? He's top five for sure. What's not to love about Cam? He's gorgeous, protective, sweet. He bakes! I want some of Cam's cookies. ;) I spent this entire book swooning over Cam and yelling at Avery to forget the past, forget her rules, and give him a shot.
This book was of the "feel all the feels" type. There were ups and downs, secrets and revelations, humor and sexiness. I connected with these characters nearly immediately and i was 100% invested in their stories. Both Avery and Cam were likable characters and their interactions were fantastic. They were perfection together. If only Avery would give in and go with it! I found myself more than a little frustrated with her at times, even though I completely understood where she was coming from, but that didn't make me like her any less. If anything, it just made the book more realistic.
After reading this book all I want is a pet turtle...and some of Cam's cookies *wink wink*
This story was so addictive, I just couldn't put it down. I got so invested in their story. The main storyline follows Avery and her relationship with Cam. They get to know each other as partners in Astronomy class, and they also live across the hall from each other.
The book spans almost an entire year, which I felt made the story much more believable. All the progress that Avery makes personally & in her relationship with Cam is realistic because it doesn't just happen in matter of weeks. She doesn't just suddenly become this confident person & declare her love for Cam, she has setbacks along the way and has to work hard to make the changes in her life she wants to make.
Cam...well what can I say, he is absolutely amazing *squeal*. He's funny, confident and really cares about Avery. I want to say that he's protective of her, but that just gives me images of him following her & watching her sleep (which he doesn't do). He can see that she is dealing with something & he just wants to help her through that. He's so patient & understanding, which is so adorable.
Avery was interesting, because on the outside she is very reserved, especially around Cam when she first meets him. But in her narration she has such a vibrant personality. I think this really shows how much her past still effects her socially. She doesn't really trust anyone to show them her true personality. But throughout the story we see her grow and become more confident - eventually letting Cam in to see the real Avery.
Avery & Cam's relationship was written beautifully. It began as a friendship & as they grew closer, Cam suggests he wants more than just friendship. At first Avery thinks he's just joking, but gradually he breaks down her walls and their romance develops. They actually spend a lot of time together, just talking & getting to know each other properly (with a little bit of flirting perhaps...)
I loved how realistic the romance between them is, Cam's aware that she's never been in a relationship before and never tries to push her into something she's not ready for. But as he starts to realise that she's hiding something from him, he does get upset that she can't trust him enough to tell him. That's such a realistic response, he was open with her and shared his secret, so of course he would expect the same in return.
Their love scenes were also beautiful, and thanks Lynn for not suddenly turning Avery into a sex goddess. She was nervous & I loved how Cam was so gentle & spoke so sweetly with lines like "May, I?" and "Is this okay?" - is was so sweet and tender.
After reading Armentrout's book Obsidian I felt she had a very distinct writing voice, and it was definitely evident in this book too. There is a sarcastic humour throughout all the character's dialogue & narrator's thoughts, which I really enjoyed. It's unique and gives the characters such strong personalities. The playful banter, especially between Avery & Cam was hilarious.
"I'm beginning to think cookies is a code word for something else."
"Maybe it is."...."And just think about it. If cookie was a code word, whatever it symbolised, it's been in your mouth, sweetheart"...
I love when a book can make me laugh out loud (a little embarrassing when someone catches me grinning like an idiot, but hey, it happens).
I suppose there were a few grammar & spelling mistakes, but nothing that really bothered me. This is certainly one of the best self published books.
Overall this was a really great read. It tackles the very serious & heavy topic of sexual assault but Lynn manages to effectively add some laughter & comedy to lift the story. Dramatic, touching and a beautifully entertaining read! I am absolutely dying to read the next book!
Sexuality: strong / descriptive sex scenes
Violence: medium / flashbacks of a sexual assault and a bashing
Language: medium / regular use of f word
Drugs & alcohol: medium / underage drinking at parties, main character gets drunk
Other: ***spoiler***>>>>Avery has a scar on her wrist from an attempted suicide***end spoiler***
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