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Monday, April 22, 2013

{REVIEW} Wait For You by J. Lynn

Wait For You

Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L Armentrout)
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Published: February 26th 2013; self-published
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…

WOW. Hot and passionate and romantic, but underneath all that sexiness is a story that needs to be heard. This book reminds me of Beautiful Disaster and like BD, I also fell in love with Wait For You.

I love the story, the wonderful way it was written, the witty dialogues, the characters! I love Cam! He's almost perfect it's almost illegal. He's witty and funny and confident and oh so awesome. I like his relationship with Avery. Their friendship, easy banterings, flirting and funny retorts. I almost always grin like crazy whenever I read Avery and Cam's scenes. Cam now claims the top spot for my favorite swoon-worthy fictional boys! ^___^

...and there was Cam

On the other hand, I don't feel much for Avery. I neither like nor hate her. But I understand her. What she went through is not something that should happen to anyone and while I feel frustrated for her cowardice of hiding the truth even to her friends, I sympathize with her. I cannot really blame her for something that she has little power over. Gods, I hate her parents! Pretentious snobs! I can't believe there are parents like that.

Jacob and Brit and Ollie are hilarious! I love them, especially Jacob. His lines are epic and always make me laugh out loud.
"You ran into Cameron Hamilton?"
Jacob wasn't smiling. He was just staring at me in--awe?
"I am so incredibly envious of you right now. I would give my left testicle to run into Cameron Hamilton."
Brit is a sweet and caring friend. I liked that she's intuitive and concerned enough to realize that Avery's hiding something and that she reached out and tried to get Avery to confide in her. It showed her love for Avery and I admired Brit for being that friend.

I also like the build-up of the story, like every event leads to something much more. J. Lynn sure knows how to hold her readers' interest. I found it hard to stop reading and always looked forward to what happens next everytime a chapter ends.

Looking past the few spelling and grammar errors, I'd say that this book is almost perfect. The pace is very good and the story itself is enjoyable. It's not a light read and it tackles issues that some people may not be comfortable reading. But an open and understanding mind will surely appreciate the treasure that is this book. I love Wait For You and really recommend it for a good NA read.
Closing my eyes, I turned my head to the side, feeling the way his skin slid alongside mine.
"You're a good guy, Cam."
"No, I"m not." He exhaled deeply and his breath was warm against my cheek. "I'm only good with you."

I cried for Molly and all that she had to go through. I cried for Cam and everything I had put him through. I cried, because in the end, he still loved me. Most of all, I cried for everything that I had lost and for everything I knew I could now gain.

Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn't meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes it was a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.

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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!


  1. Great Review Julie! I loved this book and like you, have a top spot on my swoony list for Cam. I loved the story, but the dialogue is what had me hooked too. I agree with you on her parents! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks for the comment, Chelsea! The lines are witty and funny and I always find myself grinning or laughing like crazy most of the time. And Cam totally stole my heart! *swoon* I just love this book. :) Have a great day, Chelsea!

  2. I've seen this book around a lot lately. It is on my TBR pile. :) Cam sounds swoon worthy for sure. Loved your review!


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