Book Review March 2nd
Wait for You
by: J. Lynn AKA Jennifer Armentrout
★★★★4 StarsBlurb: 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.
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…
Wait for You was a good read and a heart-warming romance but it didn't meet my expectations. I found it to be a tad predictable and that killed parts of it for me. It was typical in following the New Adult plot points and didn't veer off on it's own too much. That being said it wasn't challenging enough, for me as a reader or for the characters. I was behind Avery 100% and then about 1/3 of the way into the book she just started pissing me off.
Avery has made some mistakes in the past. Actions she has taken in regards to a horrible night she suffered at 14. Normally abuse stories don't bother me, especially when a hott guy like Cameron is ready to go all caveman and fight all the females' battles. Avery in my eyes though, hasn't grown enough from her past. At the end she even says she hasn't moved on. I felt this ebb and flow too much throughout the story. Even with abused characters there is often that feeling of overcoming and empowerment, but I didn't feel this with Avery. It felt like she was content to leave her issues lying around. Each time she pushed someone away I wanted to scream. She has gone through a traumatic experience many girls never know and this serves as a life lesson for her. One that makes her more real and vulnerable. However, she hides and hurts those around her who are only trying to help.
I loved her friends. They were great. Especially Jacob, the stereotypical gay best friend. He was really a added bit of comic relief. I will admit at times some of the things he would say were too childish and did not fit him at all. Made him appear like a freshman in high-school rather than college. His character becomes too cliche.
Cameron was great. The perfect book boyfriend. He even has a turtle named Raphael from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that he often walks. How awesome and hilarious is that.
I understand this book was published ahead of schedule but all the typos only hurt it more. I mean who wants "to fall head over hells in love." Doesn't sound to promising.
So overall minus the annoying typos, predictability of the story-line and annoying protagonist, Wait for You was not a bad story and made for a easy Sunday afternoon read.
~#@Wait for You author Jennifer Armentrout has signed on for a 3 book deal with Harper Collins. More information.@#~