Monday, 2 September 2013

Review: Wait for You by J. Lynn

Title: Wait for You
Author: J. Lynn
Date Published: February 26, 2013
Buy: Amazon
Goodreads summary
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…

This book may not be the most original but it definitely had some things going for it. I was rather excited for this book seeing that I usually enjoy books by Jennifer despite my complaints. This was her first new-adult I believe, and I was excited to see how she would fair with this genre. I was so excited when this book came out a few days early because I really hate waiting. I am too impatient.  I must say though, this one doesn’t disappoint. If you’ve read some of her other works you have an idea about what to expect, hot scenes, hot chic, hot guy, something going on, couple of secrets etc.
This book had some of the same things. But what made this book unique was despite the fact that our main character Avery has never dated, nor has been kissed; she doesn’t act like a naïve kid. You’d act someone with no relationship experience to act all weird around guys and freak out but she doesn’t. She acknowledges the fact that she may not be so experienced but she never lets it bring her down. It kind of annoys me from time to time how girls in similar stories tend to act all naïve and unknowing, just because you haven’t been in a relationship doesn’t mean you have to be ignorant about what happens. Also Avery is an easy character to read, she  definitely makes mistakes but I like the fact that she is cautious instead of throwing herself at the guy who shows interest in her. That would be pathetic seeing that she has a past that has always made her vary.
Cam. Seeing as he is the popular guy around, you would expect him to be either a jerk or overtly nice. He is neither. He happens to be easy going and doesn’t take the popularity to his head nor does he act like he doesn’t know it’s there. He is nice to people but doesn’t go over the top. I like this about him. I like the whole asking her out everyday thing, it made me laugh so much, and even when she rejected him, he kept on asking, even though he wasn’t necessarily serious, he still DID want to go on a date with her.
I think one of the sweet things is how their relationships develops slowly, sure it’s lust at first sight but you know none of them act like they are in love with each other after seeing the other. It takes some time to develop and I think I can see where it becomes love. Although I am not too sure about the love part. It’s not the book, it’s usually hard to convince me that a romance has genuine love in it. One of the other things that bother me is why Cam shows an interest in her, I mean sure she has great qualities but he knows nothing about her when he shows an interest.
Avery’s parents suck. There is no question about it. If you are questioning that, I am not sure which planet you live on. Despite this I like how things play out with her parents, I won’t say HOW exactly because that would mean spoiling but yeah. The book also ends on a good note. The ending isn’t over done and not all knots are completely tied but it’s still a good ending.
Overall, I recommend it to people who are looking for a light contemporary romance, don’t expect too much, but still it’s one to enjoy.


  1. Ooh, I love it when the romance is genuine feeling. Otherwise it's just all flat and weird, you know? I'm glad that the girl character wasn't naive, and that Cam even though he was popular wasn't a huge jerk or anything. Awesome review, Rashika!

    Megan @ The Book Babe's Reads

    1. I've read too many flat romances so I know exactly what you mean. You know all them annoying broody bad boys..:P

      Thanks Megan :)


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