Sunday, December 22, 2013

Review: Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Some things are worth waiting for…Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgensten 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...


♥ "He had me at sweetheart" 

That quote pretty much sums up the amazingness of this book. Wait for You was my first step into the vast pool that is New Adult romance. I've definitely read my fair share of YA and adult romance, but never once thought there was something in between. Huh. That aside, Wait for You is the type of romance that makes you want to walk around all day with a silly smile on your face (you guys know the one I'm talking about, the lovey-dovey one) and sigh every time you think about the characters. Or one character in particular, Cam Hamilton. The guy every girl dreams of meeting. Before we get sidetracked here, on to the plot. 

Wait for You follows the story of Avery Morgansten, a girl who arrives in West Virginia to start her freshman year of college, and hopefully start a new life far away from her hometown in Texas. We quickly find out Avery is running away from the troubling past, the severity of which we don't learn until later. 
The first day of classes she (literally) runs straight into the dreamy Cameron Hamilton. As luck would have it, Cam and Avery end up being in the same Astronomy class and are assigned star-gazing partners. And so, the romance starts. But with Avery running from her past, and Cam trying to get her out of her shell, there are some bumps along the way. 

First off, Jennifer L. Armentrout really knows how to write swoon-worthy heroes. Cam was the perfect guy in all aspects. Popular, sexy, smart, kind, and caring, not to mention his superb baking skills, he makes up all the aspects of the perfect boyfriend. The way romantic banter he provides is so charming. You can tell Avery's a goner even though she won't admit it herself. Which is what I loved. Romantic buildup with actual substance makes a story so much more satisfying when the characters finally do get together.
While Cam is the cocky, popular guy on campus, he never takes on the jerk attitude. Never. You can see how much he truly loves Avery, and that makes you all the more anxious to see them end up together.

Avery can be considered the stubborn damsel in distress in this story. Yes, it is frustrating that she keeps running away from her problems, but she's such an adorably awkward and sweet character that you can immediately relate to her. Even then, she's a strong-female lead, and proves to be a true fighter in the end. Together, she and Cam make an amazing couple, one that definitely makes my list.

Wait for You is a story about finding strength in others and yourself. Finding that time and love can heal all wounds.
I fell head-over-heels in love with this book and will definitely read the entire series!

Overall Rating: 4.5 stars

About the Author
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#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 
All the rumors you heard about her state aren't true. 
Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.
She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 
Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 
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