“Everything was okay. Maybe not perfect, but life wasn’t meant to be perfect. It was messy and sometimes it was a disaster, but there was beauty in the messiness and there could be peace in the disaster.” pg. 359 Wait for You by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout
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.
I gave this book 5 out of 5 stars
This book is the first NA novel for me, as well as the first J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout novel. And wow! what a fantastic book! I typically read YA, but this book takes the relationship of two people to a whole new level. This book is extremely well written and had me hooked from the beginning. Jennifer L. Armentrout definitely has a unique way of writing where she just throws you into the characters lives. The conversations that her characters has is very realistic, so I was easily able to picture what was going on throughout this book. There were many parts that made me laugh, as well as many parts where my eyes just got all bug-eyed. This book does focus on events from the present, but throughout the book, the characters are still reeling from events that happen in the past. In the beginning I was unsure of Cam (even though yes, the description of him made me say “hello!”). But, as I kept reading, I understood more about his character. You see completely different sides of Avery and Cam from the beginning of the book to the end. I loved the themes that the author presents in this book, especially difficult themes that many tend to shy away from talking about (bullying, loneliness, self-harm, violence, sexual assault). I would recommend this book to anyone, even for those that have never tried reading a New Adult genre.