Monday, March 11, 2013

#Review #Givewaway Wait For You by J.Lynn @JLArmentrout

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

Wait for You (Wait for You #1)

ebook, 332 pages

Published February 26th 2013 by J. Lynn (first published February 25th 2013)


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 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

J. Lynn NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. She also writes adult romance and New Adult romace under the name J. Lynn

A book that flows well and has all the aspects of the New Adult genre, With a swoonworthy guy, and a broken girl J.Lynn touches upon a serious social subject and the ramifications that follow.

Avery is nineteen, attends college, and seems to be an average girl, but this so-called average girl has secrets. Secrets that she wants to keep hidden from everyone. Secrets that have torn her family apart, and have made her insecure, especially in the boyfriend dept. having never been in a relationship. As the first day of college is already filled with anxiety, Avery seems to be in for it when she "plows" into a good looking hottie.

Cam is hot, yes, and popular especially with the ladies, but he seems to have a really sweet side to him. He bakes, has a pet turtle, and seems to be a caring guy, especially with Avery.  Their were some quirks that Cam had that had me gagging, like him calling her sweetheart, since day one. For me if your going to call me sweetheart, you better be old, or dating me. Not some random guy, who I just met, anyway. Yea, it bothered me a little. He just meets her and throws out sweetheart so many times.

These two slowly build a friendship, with Cam wanting more. He wants to date Avery, but she turns him down, and what ensues is a playful cat and mouse sort of play, and they seem to always run into each other. Cam is slowly winning her over, even when she rejects him, but as time goes by, Avery grows to enjoy Cam and his comforting ways. I mean who couldn't, he bakes cookies, that are sinful. Yea, J. Lynn won me over in the cookie dept. :)

As time goes by we see that Avery's past is always haunting her. She receives calls from a stranger leaving cryptic messages from her past.  As Avery seems to always push Cam away he seems to always be there for her, but the last straw of her push maybe too late, and may push Cam away for good, and with a past she must battle, and face will all collapse around her forever? -Not going to spoil it for you!

I did seem to like this story, although at times for me, I felt I couldn't connect with the characters. I'm not sure what it was exactly as to why I couldn't connect with them 100%, like I would of liked too. I think maybe it was Cam, that I couldn't connect with. He is swoony, but as I was reading, I always felt like there was something hidden or explosive in him, but I was wrong, he just a reg. Joe, and maybe that's why I felt weird with him. Maybe, I needed him to be a little more darker, a bad boy. I know we see a lot of them, but I do love my bad boys.
I mean I did like aspects of the story, and I loved how Jen, threw in Duck Dynasty, and naming a character in the book, Jace, in reference to the show, was fun. I've seen tweets were Jen, is gushing about the show DD, and liking Jace, so that aspect was fun, and I can't wait to see his book, but I think for me the story was just OK, not mind blowing.


3.5 Roses 

"Yeah, I can see that and while the idea of taking you right now, against the wall is enough to make me lose control, I want you to know I'm serious. You're not a hook up. You're not a friend with benefits. Your more than that to me>"  ~Cam to Avery

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  1. I've read almost all her book and and wait for you was amazing but my favorite is the Half Blood series :)

  2. I loved Cam and his egg eating ways! Thanks for being part of the tour.


  3. I've read all her books - The Lux series, The Covenant Series, they're all awesome!! My favorite is Deity because of Aiden and Alex's relationship. Jennifer ARmentrout knows how to write hot romance with real feelings:)

    Thank you:)

  4. The book looks great! I always enjoy a good mystery and this one is like I Know What You Did Last Summer with the viewer trying to guess throughout the whole movie!! I haven't read her books yet but I am putting this on my TBR shelf.

  5. I actually liked Cam more than Avery, so I think we 're opposites here!! I liked the cookies too. You know; I picked up the DD references, bug didn't catch the Jase part.
    Great review, Lisa!

  6. Nice review and you had me laughing with the cookies. :D

  7. Swoon worthy guy and broken girl sounds right up my alley, need to get my hands on this soon.

    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. Cam has me intrigued as does the cat and mouse game, but I am nervous that you didn't fully connect with characters..eep.

  9. I have this, and I am trying so hard to get caught up so I can read it. Great review. Glad you liked it.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever

  10. No, I haven't read any of them. And I will be truthful, my cousin loves anything turtle-related, so I want to win the turtle charm for her!

  11. I haven't read this one yet but I have read her Lux Series! I'm so in love with that series!! And I'm sure this one is going to be just as good! Thank you so much for a chance at winning in your awesome giveaway!!

  12. I have read Wait for You and I enjoyed it. But my favorite book by her is probably her Lux series, though I love her covenant series as well!

  13. I have read Wait for You!! Really liked it. My favorite is probably the Covenant series.

  14. Ive read the Lux series and love them!

  15. I'm actually reading Wait For You right now, and I really like it. Cam is amazing. ;)

  16. Im about to start reading Wait For You. Sounds awesome! I cant wait to see what happens!

  17. I haven't read anything by her yet, but I hope to really soon!
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  18. I haven't finished reading Wait for You but it is going to be one of my favorite books. I am about 50 pages in and I have now added Cam to my book boyfriend list. I haven't read any of her other books, but I have another one on my Kindle to read after Wait for You. I will definitely be reading more by Ms. Armentrout.

  19. Have only read Wait for You & Cam is definitely at the top of my book bf list =D

  20. I LOVE JLA's books. My fave would be Pure! :) But I have not read Wait for You yet.


  21. I've seen such good feedback on this book. Everyone seems to love it! I did buy it, and I think it's my very first JLA book. :)

  22. I've only read Wait For You by this author but I loved it!

  23. I've read the Lux series and their amazing! :) I'm reading the halfblood series next :)

  24. I've only read Obsidian and I am currently reading Wait For You and I absolutely am loving it! I do plan on reading Jennifer's other series as well (:

  25. I really want to read this but have also read the Lux series and enjoyed it!

  26. I have "Wait for You" sitting on my kindle screen until I can get to it. I hope to get to it shortly.

  27. I have not started reading "Wait For You" yet, but I have it on my kindle. I have read "Half-Blood" and "Obsidian," and I loved both books.