Hello everyone! Today is my stop on the Wait For You blog tour, which I was lucky enough to be chosen for. I am very excited about this stop today. I have a review and a cute giveaway for you. But first I'm going to start off by spotlighting the book itself.
Wait For You
Publisher: J. Lynn
Release Date: February 25, 2013
Source: Blog Tour
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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 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…
New Adult is a relatively new genre, and even though I love it I actually don't read a lot of it because in the hands of the wrong author the story lines often get very repetitive and formulaic. I am happy to say that that was not the case here! Wait For You was a fun, original New Adult story that focused beyond the romance and was a deeper story than I first expected.
Avery actually really annoyed me sometimes, but despite that I did my best to sympathize with her. I know that she was suffering a lot, but there were so many times where she had a chance to say something and she didn't and it just got old. She had a really, majorly vulnerable side, but at the same time, she got really good at putting on a strong front. I really wanted her to grow a backbone, though. She turned out all right in the end, however.
THE LOVE INTEREST
Cam, in my opinion, is an awesome character but nowhere near realistic. He's a player, but when he meets Avery it's like an instant change and suddenly he's Mr. Pure and Amazing. Uh-huh. Sure. Whatever. Plus, he's way too patient and puts up with way too much. Any guy would have left, and who the heck could've blamed him? He's clearly an awesome guy, and don't get me wrong–I do love him. But that doesn't mean he was convincing.
Wait For You was a sweet yet sexy love story. But it's so much more than a love story at the same time. From the very first page, it's clear that something in Avery is broken, and she's running away from the past.
Boy meets girl. Girl pushes boy away. Boy keeps coming around. Girl finally lets boy in. You get the idea, right? It all felt a bit cyclical and frankly wasn't the met effective in holding my interest. Furthermore, it took for-freaking-ever for Avery's past to come out. It's not like I expected to be told right away, but by the middle of the book I was bored and just wanted to know what it was already.
Plus, it got really confusing at some points. There were times when I had no idea what the heck anyone was talking about and just felt totally lost.
But don't get me wrong, I loved this book even though I had issues with it.
I loved that it went deeper than the romance. The romance was important, but it wasn't wholly the focus. In order to come to terms with the present, Avery had to face her demons. And it was a painful experience, but in the end she gets through it.
The pacing was slow, but at the same time there was a lot of story to tell. Some things felt extraneous, but I still enjoyed most of those parts.
Well, an NA book is a romance. That's pretty much the definition. So of course there was a lot of romance. And from the very first page, sexual tension was crackling between Avery and Cam, yet they still took the time to build a mature relationship. So, no complaints there. Now, my main issue with the romance. Look, I'm not a prude, and I can handle fairly graphic sex, but it got to the point where this entire book started to feel like sex scenes and that was just really annoying. Jennifer had a good things going and then she went and just totally overdid it. I love Cam and Avery together, but seriously, I don't need to hear about every one of their trips to the bedroom.
Jennifer's writing is beautiful as always. I honestly don't know how she does it. Avery's voice is both broken and courageous, and somehow she can make so much emotion come across in so few words. It's nothing short of genius. Sometimes the way she phrased things was really confusing, though, for some reason, and it was difficult for me to get a really secure grip on the different settings. It was a bit distant.
The ending was sweet in a way I didn't expect after the contents of the book, but I loved it. You can feel the connection between Avery and Cam and it doesn't feel cheap or contrived. The conflict's been evened out, and the best part is that although there's a happy ending you can tell the story goes on, that the characters continue living.
Overall, I really enjoyed Wait For You and if New Adult's your thing, I'd absolutely recommend it. Like I said before, it is a bit heavy on the sex, though, so if you do read this you should keep that in mind. I'm a huge fan of Jennifer Armentrout, and though this was my first J. Lynn book I can guarantee it absolutely will not be my last.
J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:
And now it's time for the giveaway. The giveaway is unfortunately US only, but there's always next time! Meanwhile, here's what's up for grabs:
|A cute turtle charm! Since Cam has a turtle named Raphael in Wait For You. Yes, like the ninja turtle.|
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck to everyone, and I hope you enjoyed this post! For those of you who don't know I am a huge Jennifer fan, so I love pretty much whatever she writes. So I do think you all should go out and buy this book for yourself! Currently, the ebook is only 99¢. Oh, and each stop is hosting their own giveaway, so you should check them out if you haven't already.
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