Friday, April 10, 2015

Book #Review: Wait For You (Wait For You #1) by J Lynn .@JLArementrout .@WmMorrowBks | Bewitching Bibliophile

Book Title: Wait For You ( Wait For You Book 1)
Author:  J Lynn |WebsiteTwitterFacebook|
Publisher: William Morrow Publishing
Genre: New Adult Romance
Series/Standalone: Series Book 1
Format: ebook, Trade Paperback
Cost: $14.99
Pages: 384
How I got it: Book Expo America 2014
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Publisher
Publication Date: September 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.
I thought this was going to be another new adult romance, bad boy meets sheltered virgin/assault victim/ girl with issues and they fall madly in lust/love.  Yeah this was sooo much better than that.  The writing was great, Jennifer created characters that felt real, fully fleshed out and they reacted in a way that was relateable and realistic.  I totally love Jennifer's writing and I now totally understand people's love and fascination with her. She's amazing.

I found the plot to be good, well thought out. Yes it takes place on a college campus but the circumstances that make up Cam and Avery's story aren't limited to the college experience.  Nor does it contain too far out of this world dramatic issues, nope it's all too real.  Because this is a contemporary novel, Jennifer didn't have a lot of world building to do, however she managed to make you feel like this was any college campus, with the request students, wacky teachers, tough classes and full fledged parties and boy did it take me back.

I loved the cast of characters we've been introduced to. Each of them as the story progressed became full fledged people, of course, the focus was mainly on Avery and Cam but we still got enough to build the others in our minds.  Cam?? OMG I wish more mothers would raise boys like him.  Are we getting stories from Ollie and Jase?? It's be really cool if we got one from Jacob too, his commentary made this book hilarious.  I love her homegirl Brit she's amazing she totally makes  the day great with her amazing wit and the fact that she's far more observant than you would give her credit for. She's awesome and a well written friend.  

 I loved how humorous this story was and how well the characters got on, I totally felt the heat from them and was totally enchanted by their courtship and the blooming of their relationship. It felt real their issues and their fears and the way they handled things was amazing to read.  Cam cooks y'all. just go ahead an send him my way. I love a man that cooks, or bakes.  

I loved the character development, the fact that they felt real, their reactions, thoughts, their actions, decisions all felt the way a newly 'freed' adult would think and act.  Oh man if only more young men were like Cam.  This world would be so much better. I personally loved Avery because she was a whole lot tougher than she gave herself credit for.  And Cam was totally right she wasn't responsible for anyone but herself, she did what was right for her at the time and the two jackasses masquerading as parents??  Yeah they suck.  Truly do.  I truly loved Avery and how she's learnt to adapt and change and that she wanted the change.  She's beyond brave.

My favorite part of the book?? The whole book. I laughed, I panicked, I got mad, all with the characters and went ahead and snagged all the other books right away. 

It's funny because I was just talking with two different book buddies and we all talked about the lack of the sex discussion and the talk of being safe by using condoms. I noticed that in this book that Jennifer missed the opportunity to have that discussion between Cam and Avery.  This was the only thing that brought the story down for me.  I lowered the rating because of it.  Other than that, this book was amazing to read.
Happy Reading and make sure to check out the other reviews for the other books in the series.  

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