Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wait for You by J. Lynn
Wait for You by J. Lynn
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…
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
And just when I’d given up on books of this type, there’s Cam, confident yet sweet and there. He was the best part of the story even if he wasn’t the point of it. Parts of this are “been there and done that” the choice of besties especially, one gay one and another more sure than lead herself, but both that’s fine. Of course there’s the lead herself with a sad past that’s determined a lot of from where she is to how she is as well as. Then there’s the opposite with Cam, who despite things he’s not proud of, still shines.
Given all of them together, I found myself not rolling my eyes as I normally would have; the guy was just that good. NO, but really, this one reminds me a lot of Tammara Webber’s Easy with its girl of the sad past with cool guy helping her through it along with a string of secondary characters who I found myself liking more and more with each thing out of their mouths. The secondary characters balanced out the drama that could have been with genuine cute funny bonding friendship moments between her and them. But really, I like them because they made me laugh, crude words and drool-y declarations about Cam notwithstanding.
And though guy-helping-girl-work-through-(numerous)-issues has been done to death already, I found myself not minding so much in this one. The guy’s whole shtick is cool and confident and god’s gift to girls, but you know what? J. Lynn (Armentraut) does cool cocky male leads in such an endearing way. That instead of me wanting to punt kick the guy, there I was curious about what he’d say next. But what’s better? The girl! She gave as good as she got while not bothering to be what she wasn’t. And what she was, was unsure, lacking in experience so that she felt true in what she was learning and what she was feeling and not put on/ pretend-unaware.
As said, this one reminds me a lot of EASY, less the drama and maybe that why this one worked for me. Yes there are some minor fail moments, and yes there are one or two overused instances that it could have done without. But overall? This was OK. Then, the guy? He was charming.
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