Series: Wait For You #1
Publisher: William Morrow on April 2, 2013
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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’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…
Favorite Quote(s): The sheer control it took to not quote the whole book…the pages are almost all yellow on my kindle app!
“He popped his chin on his first, and I focused on my plate. The bastard looked too adorable and cute. ‘So, Avery Morangsten, I’m all yours.”
“‘Yeah, I normally have class right now,’ he said, eyes a startling azure in the sun. ‘But I wanted to see you.’”
“Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn’t meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.”
“There were two things in life that scared the ever-loving crap out of me.”
My Musings: To be honest, the reason that I picked up this novel was because it was written by Jennifer Armentrout. Shallow, I know, but I have loved every single one of the books she has written, and therefore, she was moved to my ‘automatically buy’ list. And so on an early morning in first period at school when I got the email that this book had released early, I one-clicked it. In the middle of class. But then my life decided to get busy, and I haven’t been able to fit in this book until now. But I am oh-so-glad that I did.
Wait For You is about a girl named Avery and a boy named Cameron. Avery went to school far away from her home so that she could escape something that had happened to her in the past. Something that her parents tried to help cover up. So the first day of class, everything goes wrong, and Avery ends up scrambling to get to class on time. And she runs into Cam. Literally.
Avery was definitely not my favorite JLA character in the world. Honestly, I much prefer Katy with Alex coming in as a close second. But anyways. Avery was okay, but sometimes it was hard to relate because she was so weird about the things that she was hiding. I just couldn’t connect to her as much as I would have liked. But she definitely got better near the end, as they all do. After learning to let go of the past and such, she became a much more likable character.
“Cam was charming, nice, sweet, and funny. He was the kind of guy you wanted to bring home and show off—the kind of guy that was never single for too long and the one you fell head over in heels in love with.”
I loved Cam. Cam definitely beat Aiden out of his number 2 JLA boy spot. Unlike Avery, I instantly fell in love with Cam. He was fun and laid back, and he was always making me smile. He was adorable and persistent. He didn’t change much over the novel, but that’s okay because there wasn’t much bad about him. He was completely adorable and I want him all to myself. Seriously. The guy is swoon personified.
“‘It’s okay.’ His grin turned cocky. ‘I’m a lot to handle, but I can assure you, you’ll have fun handling me.’”
“’Goodnight, Avery.’ And then he kissed me—kissed me like he’d had right before he left the night of our date. Kissed me like he was a man starving for oxygen and I was the only air he needed to breathe.”
I liked the romance in this novel. It was slow to develop because Avery was apprehensive about it. I liked Cam’s determination in getting Avery to go out with him. I would love a boy to ask me out every other day! Their relationship did feel real to me. Their emotional ties were very strong due to the friendship that they had pre-relationship. The thing that I didn’t like was that it quickly became very physical. It was like, sex, sex, sex. Sex before classes, sex at Avery’s, sex at Cam’s. And it happened so fast I almost got backlash. That aspect wasn’t very realistic in my eyes, seeing as what Avery was struggling to come to terms with. But before all of that, it was absolutely adorable.
The writing, of course, was phenomenal as always. JLA has a gift for writing in a breezy, relatable manner. The writing was easy to get into and the plot flowed seamlessly. Wait for You was a sweet, romantic novel that you should definitely give a try.