Wait for You
Great new release that I barely put down. Reminiscent in feel of some of my favorite new adult books from when I first started reading indie. This one had just enough of everything (and in just the right amount of depth) to keep me connected and feeling what the heroine was feeling. Lots of pining… you know how it goes… (yeahhhhh I love to do that. It’s my favorite!!).
The flirting. Ohhhh the flirting.
“Damn, if only you moved that fast for my cookies, I’d be a happy guy.”
“Shut up!” I tossed over my shoulder as I hit the next set of steps.
“Hey!” he yelled after me. “Don’t you want to know what cookies is a code word for?”
“No! Good God, no!”
His laughter followed me into the hall and all the way to my next class.
The “slight” game playing and acting non-chalante but really being all twisted up inside. Playing “hard to get” but for reasons of self-preservation. Considering a certain trauma from her past that can never be forgotten, and dealing with those that will never let her forget it, I couldn’t blame her.
I wanted to go where I wouldn’t see a familiar sneer or hear the whispers that still dripped from people’s lips like acid. Where people hadn’t heard the story or whatever version of the truth that had been repeated over and over again until sometimes I questioned what really happened Halloween night five years ago.
And while I did feel that the high-school drama worries were a bit much in her new college context, when I found out just what it was really all about, I got it.
And what I loved most about this one? They were friends for awhile before “anything else” and yet we still got to indulge big time in the perfect crush. We’re never too young or too old for a good o’l fashioned crush and this one had it in spades! And we were all crushing like mad on Cam!
Ilaria: I really have to thank Twin Tulip for suggesting Wait for You by J. Lynn aka Jennifer Armentrout. Just finished it and I’m grinning like crazy. It was a.m.a.z.i.n.g. If you love Daemon Black in the Lux series (well, even if you don’t) you’re going to be head over heels in love with Cam. He’s… he’s… aw, I can’t even find the right words! He’s one of the most beautiful New Adult’s male characters ever. At 2% I was grinning, at 7% I was hooked, at 11% I was in love with the guy. If you haven’t heard about this book you have to go and check it out! It has a Beautiful Disaster, Easy feeling… mostly for the deep subject. You won’t be sorry, I promise.
Nikki: I loved this book! I finished last night and I’m still thinking about Cam.
Janet: This was really really good. Definitely recommend
Jackie: Reading it right now and loving it.
Paula: I finished it last night. LOVED IT!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: I just finished this one last night (review coming up soon – 4 stars from me) and loved it. To me, it had that “Easy” feel to it (swooooon!! I loved that book!!), and this one is right up our alley! Cam is just…. WOW!!!!
Niki: stand alone…loved it! Easy, swoony read
Nicole: Gah. It was a 5 star for me, and I don’t do that often.
Shavonne: Great book!! Love Cam 4.5 stars!
Sarah: I read this yesterday and I am still thinking about Cam. Loved it!
Sweet but serious, lighthearted yet nothing silly about it. Mostly no eye-rolling (okay there might have been a few “convenient bump-intos”… that just so happened to be with the hottest guy in college), but nothing that I couldn’t see myself doing or saying at that age, in that context.
So what’s it about?
Avery is starting over and has moved away from her highschool drama (and home life) to live a new life far away form it all, in college. Where nobody knows who she is, and nobody knows her secret(s). She makes a couple of GREAT best friends, and meets the super sweet, unattainable super-hunk that everyone loves (guys and girls alike). This guy RULES and has every reason to. Smart, sweet, sincere, suave and sexy.
“You’ve been checking me out, haven’t you? In-between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy.”
I LOVED everything about him. Especially when he got real…
He looked away, jaw clenching. “Whatever.”
Now of course, he’s got his own “old” reputation to contend with, but hey. He’s a hot guy with everything going for him, so it works. For him. Maybe not so much for her. And there’s just something about Avery (other than her gorgeous looks) that attracts him. She’s different. And she has a BIG reason for it but you know… she won’t let him in. She won’t even really let US in. This one draws out the secret and while we can kind of figure it out, there is more to it than what we think. And it follows her.
It was just three lines.
That was all.
Three lines ruined my entire night.
Three lines found me all the way in a little college town in West Virginia.
I loved it! It had moments of heartache and pain, yet was a witty, funny, feelgood and delightfully warm read. Overall… so good and one that I easily devoured in one sitting.