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Saturday, 19 October 2013

Review: Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

Title: Wait for You
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Series: Wait for You
Book #: 1
Pages: 332
Reading Level: NA
Book Rating: Photobucket
Goodreads Rating: 4.29
Published: Feb. 26th, 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’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…

Taschima's POV:

Wait For You is VERY addicting. I started it on a whim, after buying it on another whim at B&N, and I stayed up ALL night reading. It has good dialogue, and swoon worthy characters, plus some very good drama to keep you glued to the page. The only problem is that it is very predictable, from beginning to end. This may turn some people off, but even though I knew the bis secret of the main character from very early on I still very much enjoyed this book and it's writing. It is well worth a read, and I am sure now to pick up some other books by Jennifer L. Armentrout.

Avery moved away from her home town to go to a college in which nobody even knew her name. The secrets of her past weren't supposed to follow her, but is that ever the case? As she starts meeting new people and feeling comfortable strange texts, emails, and calls, start to plague her every day. "Whore", "Liar", this is the gist of the texts. So you can understand why she may be freaking out a bit. On the other hand this gorgeous guy Cam is following her around and asking her to go out with her. And this is the beginning of a marvelously fucked up love story that is ridiculously unprobable, but at the same time it is one of those love stories that makes you want to believe.

Right off the bat I liked Avery, she was really down to Earth and she freaked out over the smallest things (like being late to class). She also keeps to herself and has an uncanny ability to draw the most awesome people to her. Her friends were awesome, Jacob (the straight-forward gay friend) and Brit (the fantastic psych major who liked to eat fried dipped in mayo). I really hope that they get stories of their own because I would love to have some more time to get to know them better. All the sides characters were charming and interesting, which is great if J Armentrout plans to make many books out of all of them. I also loved Ollie, Cam's guy best friend. Which leads me to Cam.

I liked Cam, while at the same time I wanted to strike him upside the head. He is so damn cocky, like you have no idea. He is always saying how awesome and hot he is, he is very full of himself. Though he can also be charming, and he owns his "full of myself" attitude. I guess it helps that he is a sweetie, and he will do anything for his friends. Including Avery.

This book was definitely addicting. And various scenes were very hot, and intense. The only bad thing about the book is that it is very predictable. It seems every other NA book had a main character with a sexually troubled past, and while it makes for great drama and character building it also gives the reader that feeling of "been there done that". By the time the big secret was put out to air and the main character was confronting her said demons I was kind of done with the story and skimmed over the last 10 pages.

It is an entertaining book, and if it's your first NA book it will blow you away. Unfortunately it wasn't my first NA book, so it became very predictable very quick. I still enjoyed it however and would recommend it if you are searching for a sexy quick read.

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