Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

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Wait for You (Wait for You #1) by J. Lynn

Publish Date: February 26th 2013

Publisher: Avon

Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Source: NetGalley

Rating: 4.0/5.0

Book Description:

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…

My Review:

Wait for You is the first book that I have read by Jennifer L. Armentrout’s pseudonym, J. Lynn. At first I was confused and was like, WHAAAA? But now I get it! She wants to write under another name so her YA, and NA novels don’t get mixed up. It’s fine. It’s cool. I geddit.

All of Jennifer’s books I’ve read, I’ve rated a five star. The characters have sucked me in, the romance was fantastic and I’ve wanted to jump into the novel. Wait for You was basically the same.

Except…Cam and Avery kept messing each other around. They liked each other, and then they pushed each other away, even though they really did like each other. MADNESS! There were points where I wanted to slap them. Out of love, of course. The problem was, they didn’t tell each other what they wanted. So common in YA books today. (Not really sure about IRL relationships. They exist?)

Saying that, I can understand why Avery was hesitant to start up a relationship, seeing as she had a tough back ground story. Jennifer has done an absolute wonderful job of conveying the tough subjects in this book, delicately.

And when Cam and Avery DID get together, they had pretty steamy LURVE scenes. Cam is such a hottie. And genuinely cares about Cam too. *sighs*

In my notes for Wait for You it has this sentence: “Shitty frustrating stuff with parents + Molly.” I think that’s all I need to say really. Molly was unreasonable, and her parents aren’t even worth writing about. (Brilliantly written though! You’re supposed to be annoyed and frustrated by her parents.)

So yeah. I took away one start for Cam and Avery messing around but other than that…GO READ IT! If you loved any of Jennifer’s YA books then you will love her NA novels too! Can’t wait for the second book!

[Thanks to NetGalley and publisher for gifting me an eARC of this title in return for an honest review.]

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7 thoughts on “Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn

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  3. Great review! I absolutely agree with your thoughts on this book. It was a very pretty romance story, Cam and Avery were such sweethearts, I just couldn’t help loving those two as a couple. You’re right that it took some really long time for them to get together, and I was getting very frustrated at some point. But their love scenes afterwards really compensated all of it.

  4. Low your review!!! I’ve heard a lot about this book, mostly about the whole thing with Cam and Avery messing around with each other. I really louke JLA’s YA novels so I might have to check this one out!!! Oh and at one point in your review you said “Cam is such a hottie. And genuinely cares about Cam too.” I think you meant Avery…… Just wanted to let you know. Anyhow I love your review and you have definitely convinced me to pick it up!!!

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