Monday, 22 April 2013

New Adult Monday Review: Wait for You by J Lynn (Jennifer L Armentrout)

Published by: Harper fiction Release date: 25th April 2013
Wait for You #1
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NetGalley summary:
Some things are worth waiting for…

Travelling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape an event that changed her life forever. All she needs to do is keep her head down – the one thing she never planned on was capturing the attention of the only guy who could shatter her defences.

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is everywhere, with his charm, his banter, and that dimple that's just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but ignoring their simmering tension is impossible…

When Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls, she realises that someone from her past is refusing to let her go. When the devastating truth comes out, will Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

My review:
Wait for You is a typical New Adult romance, but with some pretty hefty emotional issues mixed in. Avery has just started at a new college, miles away from home. Something happened to her five years ago, and she's never gotten over it. Her family are rich Texans, country club members who care more about appearances than anything - even their own daughter. So she's running away - away from home, and away from the people who won't let her forget what happened. But in running away she bumps into Cameron Hamilton, who is definitely not part of her plan.

Where Avery is shy and retiring, Cam is outgoing and charismatic. He's totally hot and has something of a reputation as a ladies man, but when it comes to Avery he's nothing but caring and considerate. He bakes her cookies, makes her breakfast, helps her with her homework and introduces her to his pet turtle. The stilted romance between Avery and Cam is so delicious. He wants Avery, but he senses that she is damaged emotionally and gives her time. Not that he doesn't try some sneaky tactics. He's continuously asking her out, but while she's saying no he's becoming her best friend, insinuating himself into her life until she doesn't want to be without him. Avery is doing her best to resist Cam because she's scared, but he makes her feel things that she never thought she'd feel again, and with the sexual tension in the air making it difficult for her to keep her hands off him, it's inevitable that she will give in.

The path of true love never did run smooth though. The events of Avery's past are affecting her present. Cam has the patience of a saint, but for a relationship to work it takes trust and if Avery can't bring herself to open up and be honest with Cam, will it ever really work?

Lynn writes with great sensitivity and maturity, without losing the sense of wonder and giddyness that comes with falling in love. Wait for You deals with some big issues, and Lynn deals with them in a sensitive and realistic way. The interaction between the characters, and Avery's private thoughts, give way to a story that sucks you in and refuses to let go. In Cam, Lynn has created quite a character. Avery is great too, but it's Cam who steals the show - take a look at the reviews on Goodreads and you'll see a level of adoration that doesn't come along often. Cam turns Wait for You from a good read into a great read. Once you get to know this sexy, charming guy there's no way you'll want to let him go. Finishing Wait for You is a bittersweet thing - the ending is everything you could hope for, but it means you have to let Cam and Avery go. This is New Adult romance at its best!

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