Title: Wait for You
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout (writing as J. Lynn)
Series: Wait for You #1
Genre: NA Romance
Received for review from NetGalley
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’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…
I really enjoyed this. Like most romances, it’s nothing that hasn’t been done before, the beats of the story like your most comfortable pair of slippers. But, unlike a lot of romance I’ve read lately, it’s well written, and the characters are funny, larger than life and likeable.
It has the right balance of steamy romance to compelling character development. Unlike many romances, the conflicts and secrets that keep the characters from achieving their happily ever after together felt believable. Too often I’ve read books where I’m left despairing about the actions of the characters and their ridiculous responses to past traumas, but nothing in Wait For You felt forced, contrived or even overboard. I totally understood where Avery was coming from, and Cam’s frustration in her inability to trust him.
The version I read had quite a few typos and spelling errors, but it’s been a few years since I got it from NetGalley (I know, bad me) so there’s every chance that these have been fixed by now. Also, none of them were distracting enough to really throw me out of the narrative.
Overall, a lovely beach type read with hot kisses, charming leads and a familiar but well drawn story. If you like this sort of thing, you’ll love it.