Saturday, February 16, 2013

Wait For You by J. Lynn

Wait For You
Author: J. Lynn
Expected Publication: March 4, 2013
5 STARS!   

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…

My Thoughts:
I was so excited and grateful to have the chance to read this, I mean, the cover hasn't even been released yet!  

This, like most of the author's other books is unputdownable and only took me a matter of hours to read. By the time I was finished, two things happened:

1) I found myself at a loss for words because reading about a character whose experiences partially mirrored my own caught me completely off guard. I'm serious when I say, it's been a struggle to find words adequate enough besides just, "Thank you."

2) Cameron "Cam" Hamilton gave Aiden St. Delphi a run for his pureblood money!  Anyone whose read The Covenant Series knows all the awesome that Aiden is made of so you can imagine how much MORE awesome Cam is. (I want a Cam Barbie for Christmas but if not, Raphael will do too.)

The issues addressed in this book are not light, they're heart-wrenching, gritty and raw BUT they're handled so beautifully and in such a realistic way that it's neither depressing nor offensive. There are plenty of laughs, kisses and heart-racing swoons but above all, there is hope. Hope that what happens in the past, whether by choice or not, does not define who you become unless you allow it to. Will those experiences forever change you?  Yes. Will they destroy you? Only if you let them. 

Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet. 
This is New Adult so strong language, sexual situations and topics are to be expected, however, the context in which these are placed are appropriate and necessary to the story itself which can't be said of every NA book. (IMHO)


1 comment:

  1. may possibly be? I can truthfully say to me this IS 100% the best she has ever written. I finished it in like 2 hours and was speechless. It is the best book I have ever read in my life.

    Great review! Glad you loved it too!