Series: Wait for You #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on April 2nd 2013
Genres: Abuse, Contemporary, New Adult, Romance, Social Issues
Source: I Bought It
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…
Wait for You by J. Lynn (pseudonym for author Jennifer L. Armentrout) was a really involving contemporary romance novel (and I think Cam is up there on my list of top book boyfriends!).
Avery Morgansten is a college freshman, who decides to start afresh on the other side of the country to escape a terrible event that happened to her five years ago; one which has tormented and hounded her. Avery is very protective of herself and doesn’t let people in easily. This is all about to change when she literally runs into Cameron Hamilton, a popular and extremely good-looking junior.
Cam is very interested in Avery and makes no secret of his attraction to her, asking her out at least twice a week even though she always turns him down. Although Avery is wary of his attention they become good friends with an easy banter that Avery cannot help but enjoy. However, as they get closer Avery’s past begins to catch up with her. Although she is starting to fall for the handsome and attentive Cam Avery begins to pull away from him, as running away from things that are scary for her is a particular pattern that she always falls into. Will Cam break down the walls that Avery has built up around herself and help her deal with her past? Will the two of them have a viable future together?
Although this was in no way original (to be honest the story was very predictable for the most part) I really enjoyed this and the characters were well written and behaved in a believable way. I loved, loved, loved Cam. He was absolutely adorable and really made the book for me. Avery was harder to relate to but when her past was revealed it was heartbreaking and you could understand why she was so prickly and stand-offish. The supporting characters were interesting too and I get the feeling the next book may be about Cam’s sister Teresa who I think would be a make a great protagonist given her backstory.