Thursday, April 11, 2013

Review: Wait For You


Title: Wait For You
Author: J. Lynn
Published: February 26th 2013 by J. Lynn
Source: Bought

"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…"

First line: "There were two things in life that scared the ever-loving crap out of me."

Thoughts: If I had to describe WAIT FOR YOU in one word, I'd probably have to go with addicting. All I had to do was read that very first line, and I was hooked. Seriously, Jennifer Armentrout should never, ever stop writing books. Ever.

One of the many things I loved about this book is the atmosphere. What is it about college life that's so appealing? Is it the self discovery or the journey? I don't know, but it's the best time of your life, and I love reading books about it. For Avery, it's a chance at a new start. Her life back home in Texas is a nightmare. How she tolerated it for all those years, I'll never know, but here's her chance (Finally!) to be free from it. Free from her overbearing, crazy parents and free from those kids she use to call her friends. A chance at a new life. The only catch is, when you runaway from your old life, it's bound to catch up with you.

The story doesn't get truly addicting until Avery literally bumps into Cam. Don't worry, folks. This scene happens rather quickly. See what I mean about instantly hooked? Here's Cam, with his adorable arrogance, sharp wit, and single dimple. He's hot, funny, and oh, such a sweetheart. I cannot tell you how many times this boy had me giggling, swooning, and panting for more. Ack, love him!

Now, though there's loads of romance in this book, there's also a serious tone to this novel as well. Avery went through something EXTREMELY traumatic when she was younger. There are hints as to what it is and while I was kind of right about it, I was still dead wrong. This incident was far more awful than I thought. Because of this, Avery has trust issues and has difficulty sharing who she is with not only her friends but Cam as well. These scenes will be frustrating. They will annoy you but once she shares her secret, you'll not only understand why she kept it from everyone but also want to reach into the book and give her a great big hug. That is, if she lets you.

This book does have sex scenes and while they're written tastefully, I do have one big issue with them. Not once do any of the characters nor author ever mention using protection or safe sex. I have a huge problem with this because even though the characters trust each other, that doesn't mean it's okay. Cam use to be a player and has admitted to getting around the block. He even had a f-buddy prior to dating Avery. Has he been tested? And to top that off, is Avery even on birth control? Because I'm pretty sure her getting pregnant is the last thing they both want. They're in college and this book is intended for people around that age. Shouldn't the author promote safe sex to them as well as the younger and older readers? I know people aren't always smart when it comes to sex, but I do think safe sex should be mentioned in books, movies, tv shows and in the media in general. Personally, I don't think it takes much to just mention a condom or a simple conversation about getting tested and being on birth control.

Other than that, WAIT FOR YOU is the perfect pick me up book. As a blogger, I'm constantly going through reading slumps and WAIT FOR YOU pulled me right out of it. Jennifer Armentrout is the queen of writing swoony boys so if that's something you're interested in (and it should be), this is the book for you!

Rating:


“'I'm beginning to think cookies is a code word for something else.

"'Maybe it is.' He tugged on my bag again as he took a confident step back, forcing me down another step. 'And just think about it. If cookie was a code word, whatever it symbolizes, it's been in your mouth, sweetheart.'”

“'You've been checking me out, haven't you? In-between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy.'”

“'Whoa,' Brit breathed, handing my drink back to me. 'That was...'

'Really hot,' Jacob finished. 'I thought you two were going to rip off each other's clothes and start making babies right here on the dirty, beer covered floor. Like I was going to have to start charging admission for what was about to go down.'”

13 comments:

  1. This book was just what I needed right now! I am looking for this types of story. It is really interesting.

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  2. I live by the words "Anything by JLA is worth reading" and i'm so glad that this didn't disappoint! I really didn't know what to expect from Wait For You, but it seems to be really good.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

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  3. EEEP. I really cannot wait to read this! I honestly have not read a lot of NA since Easy, but I have this one (thanks to the sale on it before) and it sounds VERY addictive.

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  4. Great review and totally agree about the safe sex in the books. I would be wondering those thoughts too :) love her books too

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  5. I've been wanting to read this forever now!!! I keep forgetting about it! I'm heading to buy it NOW!!!!

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  6. I read this book and got hooked on it just like you! I know what you mean about the sex thing though. When I got to that part, I was just basically like, "Umm.. Condoms, anyone?" I agree that the author should promote safe sex since it is targeted for that age group. Great review!

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

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  7. AH! I'm looking forward to this one, maybe I'll need to give it a chance because I'm in a reading slump..

    great review!

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  8. Oh yes, JLA books are seriously addicting. I love her! I love that Jen twisted the typical trauma that the female protag has, that was genius! Yes, JLA books always get me outta slumps! Great review!

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