Feb 28, 2013

Review: Wait For You by J. Lynn


Title: Wait for You
Author: J. Lynn
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: 2.26.2013
Pages: 322
Genre: New Adult
Series: No…?
Source: Purchased ebook

Rating: A-

Summary (from Goodreads):
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…

Review:
Let it first be known that am I a huge Jennifer Armentrout fan. One of the things I love most about her writing is the steamy scenes she often depicts between characters I adore. However, Armentrout is a YA writer and has to toe a fine line. As J. Lynn, she breaks through those barriers (no pun in intended) and explodes onto the scene.

Maybe I need a better metaphor. Huh.

New adult is my new favorite genre, and having one of my favorite authors writing a book in my new favorite genre was kismet. I was not disappointed. The book is filled with tender moments, scenes steamy enough to make my glasses fog up, and characters I loved loving.

Avery is one of those characters you just like. She has been abused and broken, but it still surviving. While you can guess what happened to her pretty easily (although Lynn throws a twist in here that both shocked and horrified me), it doesn’t lessen the beauty of watching this girl come alive and find herself. Avery is a fantastic character—she strong, but also fragile. She’s a perfect blend of opposites without being cliché.

Cam is another amazing character. I think part of why I liked Cam so much is while he was 100% supportive of Avery, he also wasn’t a doormat. He was forgiving, but he also didn’t put up with being jerked around and called her on it when she was wrong.

There are a few typos in the book, a downfall to a lot of self-published works, but J. Lynn’s work speaks for itself. It’s very easy to overlook the wrong use of their/there/they’re when the story is moving along so nicely and you’re so invested in the characters. Overall this was a fantastic book (like I would expect less from this author), and I really hope she continues the story. Not necessarily with Cam and Avery, but there are a lot of characters she introduced that I hope I haven’t seen the end of.

Buy: Amazon

7 comments:

  1. Great review! I noticed a couple of typos too, but nothing that distracted me too much from the story! I loved WAIT FOR YOU and I think Jen said that she's planning on writing about Jase and Ollie too! :)

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    1. That would be fantastic! I loved Ollie and Jase and would love for them each to get their happily ever after.

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  2. Just downloaded this! Hahaha, I saw your review and was like whoa, need this ASAP. :D

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    1. YEAH. Expect to love it and read nothing else today. ;)

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  3. NEW ADULT IS MY NEW FAVORITE GENRE TOO HANNAH! I honestly cannot get enough of it. I love that you said Cam is utterly supportive of Avery but doesn't allow her to walk all over him, that makes me really happy. I need for the characters to stand up for themselves and show some backbone, especially in really emotional situations. Cannot wait to read this!!!!

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    1. I was so happy that while Cam was totally swoon-worthy and so loyal to Avery, he didn't let her walk all over him. Several times he walked away and said enough was enough. I'm glad he pushed her and had enough self-respect to walk when needed.

      You'll love this one Jenny!

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  4. I've heard both crazy good and mediocre things about this book, so I'm curious how I'll like it. It'll definitely be one I pick up very soon... it's waiting on my eReader for me. =)

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