Thursday, 25 April 2013

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1) by J. Lynn

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)
Blurb (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…

Wait for You by J. Lynn

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)(Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Harper Fiction and Netgalley.)
19-year-old Avery is finally moving miles away from her old life, and the bad things that happened to her, and starting over at college miles away, much to her family’s disapproval.

Things are looking up for Avery though when she meets Cam, her sexy neighbour and classmate. Avery has issues though, and she’s not really looking for a fling. Can Avery work through her problems? Can she see a future for her and Cam? And will Cam wait for her to figure it out?

This was a fairly average contemporary romance. Cam and Avery were both okay characters, but nothing amazing, and their romance was okay too. The sexy bits towards the end of the book were a little more entertaining, but again, nothing exceptional.

For me, this book had 2 saving graces that made it just about read-worthy. One was the mystery over what had happened to Avery in her past that I kinda wanted to find out about, and the other was Avery’s friend Jacob, who was gay and proud, and so blunt it was funny! Have to say that I loved how he just came out with things, and his assurance that if Cam batted for his team he would have been ‘screwing him since august’ was just great.

Otherwise the storyline was okay, but it just didn’t grab me or make me want to keep reading. I found it really hard to keep motivated to keep reading, as I really just wasn’t that interested in what was going on to care what happened next.

Overall; pretty average contemporary romance.
6.5 out of 10.


Wait for you is released on april 25th 


  1. I bought this when it came out. Started but stopped halfway. :( I really need to finish it. Thanks for the review, Sarah. :)

  2. I've been seeing reviews raving about the book and I thought I was the only one who didn't get sucked into the story.

    - Ellie at The Selkie Reads Stories

  3. I got sucked into this book and loved it, so sorry you didn't enjoy as much as I did, but I think the other books focus on some of the other characters

  4. Even with it being average I do like the mystery behind Avery. Things like that keep me reading. Thanks for the review. I might check this book out.