Wait For You (Wait For You #1) by J Lynn

 wait for you
SYNOPSIS

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…

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Reviewed by Jenny and Gitte

4.5 Stars

Jenny: One word to start Gitte and that is CAM! And I don’t mean the acronym…hmmm then again, maybe I do! I loved this book and I am in deep love with Cameron Hamilton! What a guy. He may just be my new book boyfriend.  He had it all…….AND he baked! A man who can cook is like foreplay to us, so Cameron Hamilton is a guy who really had it all going on.

Tall, sexy, funny, warm, cocky, confident and hot as hell.  Really, what is there not to love….oh and did I mention he bakes? Yup……. in love.

“You’ve been checking me out, haven’t you? In-between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy.” 

Gitte, this book was just what I needed.  I love a good friends to lovers story and this has to be up there as one of my favorites.  I loved how it wasn’t an insta love, how it had a build up which you really felt and it afforded you the time to get to know and connect with the characters.  I loved connecting with them individually and being with them as their relationship grew. You really believed it.

Gitte: Absolutely loved this book and Cam….just wow, he absolutely makes the book boyfriend list for sure! Not only is he tall, gorgeous, cocky, funny and so very patient…he bakes! He had me at cookies!

This story was fabulously written, I connected with the characters immediately, it had a great build-up, it was full of emotion and it was believable, this story pretty much had it all, including a turtle on a leash which had me in stitches! The banter was spot on and the heart-ache had me tearing up several times.

I loved the secondary characters, especially Ollie and thought they brought so much to the story through empathy, friendship, love and great humour.

To be consistent in my reviews I have to just mention that it would have been a 5 star for me had it not been for my pet peeve of editing issues; there were numerous spelling errors and missing words which was a real shame.

Jenny:  Avery, 19 has moved away from her hometown after a tragic past experience at a Halloween party left her traumatised and the centre of some pretty cruel behaviour at High School.  It changed her life, and not in a good way, so she is starting afresh, albeit lugging some emotional baggage which she finds hard to let go of.

“Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn’t meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes it was a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.” 

She runs into Cameron Hamilton, literally..he of the 6ft 3′ of complete hotness with the most gorgeous blue eyes, a dimple made for licking, hair you just want to run your fingers through and he’s a witty and nice guy to boot.

“People got out of the way for Cam. He was like a hot Moses, parting a sea of drunk college students.” 

Avery has shut herself off emotionally and from life, but at the same time wants to be a normal teenager who wants to feel free and enjoy college life including parties, which she steers clear of.

Cam slowly brings her out of herself offering her friendship but it’s obvious there is a connection and chemistry between these two that everyone sees except Avery.  Little by little Avery awakens to the feelings she has for Cam and the two start developing a beautiful, though at times, difficult relationship.

“You’re a good guy, Cam.”
“No, I’m not.” He exhaled deeply and his breath was warm against my cheek. “I’m only good with you.”

I can’t say enough how much I loved this book.  I think I highlighted the whole thing; there were just so many beautiful moments between Cam and Avery.  I think every time he called her sweetheart I died a little at how special he made that word sound.
“Avery.”
“Cam?”
“What are you up to?”
“Nothing. Everything.”
“Those are two opposite things.”
“I know. Kiss me?” 

Gitte: I loved Avery, she was adorable, and she had such vulnerability from being emotionally scarred; the extent to which came as a bit of a shocker for me and broke my heart. Also I thought her naivety was endearing rather than annoying. She doesn’t see herself as a survivor, but she really is. Lesser people would have crumbled and not fought on. Yes she did waver once, which has left both a physical and emotional scar but she fought on and took herself away to attempt a rebuilding of her life. The scars remain and she has real trust issues, however she acknowledges this. Whether her actions and reasoning were right in achieving this is neither here nor there, I didn’t always agree, at times I did shout at her, but I kind of understood. I generally thought she had survivor stamped all over her for having been through such a traumatic experience at such a young age without the comfort, love and understanding of the two people she needed it most from. No wonder this girl is messed up, you couldn’t really blame her.

As for Cam…sigh. This man could do no wrong in my eyes – lush perfection. He is gorgeous and he knows it but is in no way vain or arrogant about it, rather he is cheekily cocky, so very funny and wow he could charm the pants of anyone with his eyes, the dimple, his words and his hands…umm the baking ones *cough*…..

Cam is also carrying emotional baggage from his past. However, in my eyes he did no wrong really. He had the absolute patience of a saint. He is up against the huge barrier Avery has surrounded herself with and the fact that Avery has a hard time trusting anyone or anything.

Cam was the perfect hero really; he was a friend first and foremost which I loved. He was fiercely protective, he loved with passion and ultimately he cares about Avery. He has the romance part sussed and I was just a puddle on the floor through most of this story.

“No that wasn’t a kiss….that was a goodnight” – Cam

I did feel so sorry for Cam several times because of Avery’s actions. His patience and persistence was thrown back at him every time she refused to place her trust in him. Trust; which he more than proved he deserved. However, because of what happened to Avery and her lack of experience she has no clue how to open up, how to confess to something that can ultimately make Cam see her in a different light.

“I’m begging you, Avery. You’ve got to be up front and honest with me. You sad that you trusted me. You’ve got to prove it…If you trust me you will finally tell me what the hell is going on….You keep everything from me. You don’t trust me….I don’t know what else to do and I know I don’t know everything in the world, but I do know that relationships don’t work this way. If you can’t really trust that how I feel about you is strong enough, then we have nothing” – Cam

Jenny: Trust was always going to be a big issue for Avery.  Cam had his own demons, but Avery trusting Cam with her demons was always going to be difficult for her.  I loved Avery, I thought she was a wonderful character but there were times I did want to plead with her to trust Cam.  He was such a beautiful, sensitive, kind and giving man she could have trusted him with her life and it took her a long time to get there.

“Fuck, Avery. You think I don’t want you?
There’s not a single part of you that I don’t want, you understand?
I want to be on you and inside of you.
I want you against the wall, on the couch, in your bed, in my bed, and every fucking place I can possibly think of, and trust me, I have a vast imagination when it comes to these kinds of things. Don’t ever doubt that I want you. That is not what this is about.” 

I adored the secondary characters. Avery’s friends Brit and Jacob.  Jacob floored me with his lusting after Cam.

“Cameron Hamilton? I would give my left testicle to run into Cameron Hamilton” Jacob

Yes, this book was an absolute winner for me, loved every moment.  This author sure had me mesmerized from the first word to the very last.  She created a beautiful story of heartache, trust, love; compassion and finding that one person who can make even the darkest days seem so much brighter.  Loved it!

THE WAIT FOR YOU SERIES by JENNIFER L ARMENTROUT

Jennifer Armentrout

WAIT FOR YOU – BOOK ONE
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*BE WITH ME – BOOK TWO
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*STAY WITH ME – BOOK THREE
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*FALL WITH ME – BOOK FOUR
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*FOREVER WITH YOU – BOOK FIVE
Releasing 29th September 2015 – Pre Order
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48 Comments

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48 Responses to Wait For You (Wait For You #1) by J Lynn

  1. Brenna

    I love JLA’s series, but I haven’t read any of her “romance” – I’m excited to give this a try! 🙂

  2. Serena knautz

    Thank you for the review. This book looks so good I can’t wait to read it!

  3. Danielle Chilcott

    Love the Review! Can’t wait to read it

  4. Amber G.

    Thanks for the great reviews and another great giveaway

  5. Rhonda Beyer

    Loved Wait For You. I can’t wait for book 2!!!!!!

  6. Starlyn Legaspi

    I love your reviews ladies! So many books and I can’t keep up! Its a wonderful problem to have. Adding this one to my list. 🙂

  7. Beth

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Kerri-Anne

    I so want to read this book! It is one my ‘To read’ list 😀

  9. kp

    Loved the review…..put this book right on my wish list!!!

  10. Sandy Borrero

    Would love to read this one! Thank you.

  11. Lariza

    Great review can’t wait to read it!!

  12. Michele Alexander

    Great review! Can’t wait to read this book! I love new book boyfriends 🙂

  13. Jessica Kinney

    Thanks for the opportunity. Good luck everyone.

  14. Beverly ignacio

    Thanks for the giveaway! Can’t wait to read this one

  15. Raquel Perez

    Looks great!!! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  16. J Van Norden

    Would love to read this!

  17. Laura Mendez

    Thanks for the giveaway

  18. Clista

    Love your Cam, I love his eyes. Great Review, now I want to read this asap! Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Danielle Hoover

    Thanks for the review and giveaway!!!

  20. SMK

    Oh my….Cam is definitely my new book boyfriend (and I never thought I’d let go of Kellan Kyle!!!). I loved this book for so many different reasons. I loved the banter of all the characters…I laughed and smiled so much while reading this book. I also loved the development of the characters and of the relationship between Avery and Cam. Like the review says, the buildup is believable and endearing. I would definitely recommend reading….although I agree that the nearly complete lack of editing was distracting. I’d give 4.5 stars also….great read.

  21. Terrie

    I really enjoyed this book. Do you know if the will me a sequel?

  22. Evelyn Recinos

    Sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  23. Mary Jo Toth

    Thanks for the great insight into this book. I love how you talk about books, helps me decide what to read or not. Bonus that you are doing a giveaway!!

  24. Joanne B

    Thanks for ths great review. This book sounds fantastic. Can’t wait to read it to see more of Avery and Cam. Love all the banter between the characters.

  25. priscilla v

    cant wait

  26. Angela Love

    I can’t wait and Thank you for the chance to win and awesome prize!!!!

    angelalove@uwmail.com

  27. Casie

    This is an author who’s work I haven’t read. I would love to win this book! Thanks for the awesome giveaways!

  28. Maria Malaveci

    Can’t wait to read it! Thanks so much for the giveaway ♥

  29. CharliB

    This book looks amazing! Great giveaway!

  30. Stephanie Beasley

    Thank you for the awesome give away and the review was awesome to reead thank you again

  31. Kristin

    So excited to read, man Cam is HOT, he is sizzling!

  32. Caitlin Coffey

    Thank you!

  33. Leslie C

    Can’t wait to read this.

  34. Maryann Buchanan

    loved this book! Cam reminds me of a cross between Travis and Ethan for some reason, never a bad combo!

  35. Sabrina D.

    Looking forward to reading this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. Gi

    Great review! Thanks for the give-away!

  37. Ann

    Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  38. Brianna Lee Book Reviews

    I want to read this book sooo bad! Thanks for the opportunity to win! Great Post and Great Giveaway~!!

  39. Mickala M.

    Book sounds awesome! Thanks for the giveaway!

  40. Victoria Paige Books

    I loved this book and the progression of the characters’ relationship. Cam was a great hero and so swoonworthy— I bake a lot so I appreciate a guy who bakes. The ending felt a bit rush but the great banter between Cam and Avery throughout the book more than made up for it.
    I don’t need the giveaway. This just happens to be one of favorite reads this year.

  41. franchie15

    Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway! I’m sure Wait For You is as wonderful as J. Lynn’s other novels!

  42. Heather Topham Wood

    Great review! Love J Lynn <3

  43. Amber S

    This series sounds excellent. Thanks for the giveaway.

  44. Kara Hensley

    Ahhhh-I can’t wait for this!! Thanks Jenny & Gitte for the giveaway!!

  45. Daphne W

    I enjoyed this book. Cam and Jacob were my favorite characters….every woman should have a gay friend that was as easy going as Jacob. I loved him in this book. Cam, well, wished I was young again and in college to meet a guy like that…*sigh*

  46. Natalie

    Awsome book!!

  47. Rachel R

    Thank you for this giveaway 🙂

  48. Danielle Plane

    Another great giveaway!

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