Thursday, March 7, 2013

Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Title: Wait for You
Author: J. Lynn
Pages: 332
Publisher: J. Lynn
Release Date: February 26, 2013
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.

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.

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?

My Thoughts: I was in a reading slump before I started Wait for You. I'm not surprised it helped me out of it because J. Lynn's (she's also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout) books always get me wanting to read. Wait for You is Lynn's first new adult novel, and I'm desperately hoping there's more to come. I LOVE all her stories, but I felt this one had the most depth to it than any of her others so far. It was such a sweet story about finding love and learning to trust and live again after a traumatic experience.

Drama is to be expected, considering what this book is about. But it's not overdone. It didn't cause me to want to roll my eyes or pull my hair out or even fling my device through the window. It was realistic and believable and everything that happened just flowed nicely, never rushed or drawn out. It made the book that much harder to put down and made me root for the characters even more through it all.

Avery has to be J. Lynn's most likeable and relatable female character. She's a smart, nice and great person. She was a loner for the past few years and not quite trusting of everyone, but she had her reasons for acting the way she did around people. She also made mistakes when it came to Cam and was able to admit it and apologize when she was in the wrong. It may have been a little frustrating because all I wanted was for them to be happy together, but it was understandable and never irritating. Avery reacted the way any normal person would in her position.

Cam is the type of male character everybody can't help but to fall in love with. He can't be boxed into one label. He's far from perfect (although that's debatable hehe), but he's no longer the bad boy he use to be. He's just a good person. He's patient and understanding, and along with his great sense of humor, he can also be pretty charming, hot, and confident. I'm so glad he could be all that and banter with Avery without being an overbearing jerk! Cam had an amazing personality, and it made him much more attractive in my eyes.

Avery and Cam's relationship was my favorite thing about the novel. They both opened up more around each other, and I believe they became better people because they had each other. They could joke around and have fun or have serious and thoughtful conversations. Not only that, they shared some very hot and intimate moments that had me swooning. J. Lynn is known for her romances that cause readers to fan themselves, but Wait for You took it to another level. Sex wasn't there just to add smut to the story though. All the scenes were well done and fit right into the story.

I finished Wait for You with a happy sigh. It is definitely one of the author's best love stories, and it had an ending that the characters greatly deserved. Everything that needed a resolution was given one. And I think it's awesome that the author gave it the potential for a companion novel or two but did it in a way that made it so that it's not necessarily required. Wait for You is a sweet, yet passionate story that I recommend to every fan of new adult books.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars


  1. I'm always so nervous about New Adult. I have had two experiences with it. One was good, one was VERY bad. I am curious about this one, but I am also leery because this sounds a lot like Beautiful Disaster (which I absolutely HATED!!). I might give it a go anyways.

    Thanks for your review.

    Sara @ Just Another Story

    1. Don't worry, it's not like Beautiful Disaster. The characters are great and the story is sweet. Thanks for stopping by! :)