March 11, 2013

NEW ADULT MONDAYS: Wait For You

The New Adult genre - their bad boys and big problems and epic loves make them engrossing tales that are so easy to lose yourself in. What's not to love about that? And, now, thanks to the cool chicks at Bewitched Bookworms, we can show these books the love they deserve in a bi-weekly feature - New Adult Mondays.

Wait For You, by J. Lynn
Published February 26, 2013
Publisher:  self-published
Format:  e-book - own
Genre:  New Adult

Rating:  4 STARS

(From Goodreads) 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? 


Wait For You is Jennifer L. Armentrout's (writing as J. Lynn) first turn at the New Adult genre. I expected a good read; both her YA series rank among my most favorite of all time. Thankfully, she did not disappoint. This was a good book. It was an easy read - I finished it in only 24 hours.

The characters were very likable - especially Cam. He not such a bad boy as many are in this particular genre. In fact, he very much seems like he has a hero complex. He seems to always be ready to save the day, and boy, does he do it with flair. From an act as simple as just making breakfast (and not "morning after" breakfast - just breakfast) to being willing to beat the crap out of people who threaten her, Cam quickly becomes Avery's knight in shining armor.

Avery is the frustrating one in this story. You know how there's always a part in every book (especially these NA books) where a character - usually the girl - does something stupid? And you find yourself yelling at her and ready to throw your book across the room because you know that all she needs to do is just SPEAK UP and she doesn't because of some silly reason or another? Well, that happened many times over in Wait For You.

Avery had several terrible things happen to her years ago. Yet, despite Cam's complete awesomeness, she says nothing. Her terrible things follow her to the present. And she still says nothing. All of these decisions lead to some serious relationship problems (no DUH). It makes you nuts.

There was nothing particularly unique about Wait For You. It follows the NA formula pretty closely. But, despite that, the dialog was witty and believable (they definitely sounded like college kids), the characters were interesting and likable, and the resolution was satisfying. I'm glad I added it to my NA library.

3 comments:

Lola R said...

Great review! I agree with you on most points. Indeed it wasn't that unique, but it was still awesome. And Averya did some stupid things in the story. And the characters are really likeable and real.

Bookworm Brandee said...

Can't wait to read this one! Fabulous review! And I love your new look! :)

Dione Sage said...

I can't wait to read this book, It's been on my TBR list from the moment I found out Larmentrout was writing a new adult book! Wonderful review on it, I'm glad the characters are believable, that makes a book so much easier to read and enjoy.