Friday, March 8, 2013

Review: Wait for You by J.Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Title: Wait for You
Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Publisher: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: February 26th 2013
My rating: 4.5 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 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'm probably one of the most fanatic readers of New-Adult contemporary books when it started inching out in the book blogosphere. I found myself grabbing and devouring every NA book I think I might like. However, just as fast at it have started, my enthusiasm for them has been just as short-lived. The problem, I think, was that everything has been the same. Same plot, same drama, same conflicts, same set of characters. I want new and unique. So, you see, I've been really pretty reluctant in picking up some NA lately. 

But here comes a NA from J.Lynn. As in Jennifer L. Armentrout. She's one of my most trusted author. I have enjoyed almost all her books. Sooooo I said, let see...

And boy oh boy, it was fantastic! Truthfully, I didn’t find Wait For You's plot as something new, original nor unique. But I can certainly say the opposite to its characters. JLA has this knack of making cliché or not so original plots into something very enjoyable by making her characters very very interesting. Her characters overshadowed the things that might have bothered me with the plot. They carried the story so very well that all you'd wanted to do is follow them and see what they would do with the conflicts and situation. 

Avery was a character I greatly empathize with. There was this vulnerability and innocence in her that would want you to hug her and protect her. Yet there were moments that she could be really feisty too and I really like that about her. Cam, oh boy, this guy just stole the number one spot from Daemon on my top book boyfriend list! Like Nick had said in her review, I think Cam is the swooniest hero Jennifer has created. He was sweet, caring, has an ego the size of the sun, cocky but also very understanding and patient. He has the right amount of Daemon, Aiden and Seth in him. Plus, he has a pet tortoise. Which is just so freaking cute!! The secondary characters too were never dull and never left in the shadow. Jacob and Brit are fantastic friends and I can't count how many times Jacob made me laugh so hard with all his antics and gay terms.

Another thing that made this book even more enjoyable - the great build-up and anticipation between the two main characters. I was so used to having the characters jump right into being in lust before building up any concrete relationship in most NA books I've read. Although I enjoyed some steamy stuff here and there, a good relationship build-up before anything else doesn't really hurt. And isn't it much better if everything is bottled up first and when the time comes it would just explode into so much awesomeness? Haha! I just loved how Avery and Cam's relationship developed from being schoolmates to neighbors to friends and then to lovers.

And yes, I almost forgot! The banters and the dialogues are the best! It drove me insane but also had me laughing out so loud. Seriously, do not read this late at night, it's very hard to stiffle laughter and this book definitely wouldn't let you sleep!  

Overall, this was very fantastic read. The plot may not be unique or original but the characters are definitely one hell of a lot of fun to read! I had so much fun reading this! I highly recommend this. Read this now!

And here's something for you guys that might encourage you to read this book:

I was gripping the door until my knuckles ached. “That’s… um, your tortoise?”
“Yeah.” A half grin appeared as he lifted the little guy. “Raphael meet Avery.”
Giving the tortoise a little wave, I kind of felt stupid afterward for doing so. It just stuck its head back in its green and brown shell. “That’s a very interesting pet.”
“And those are very interesting shorts.” His gaze dropped. “What are they?” Leaning forward his eyes narrowed, and I stiffened. “Pizza slices?”
Heat swamped my cheeks. “They’re ice cream cones.”
“Huh. I like them.” Straightening, his gaze drifted up me slowly, leaving an unfamiliar wake of heat behind. “A lot.”
I immediately let go of the door and crossed my arms over my chest. The corner of his lips tipped up. My eyes narrowed. “Thanks. That means a lot to me.”
“It should. They have my seal of approval.” He bit down on his lower lip as his lashes lifted. Those eyes pierced mine. “I need to get Raphael back in his little habitat before he pees on my hand, which he’s bound to do, and that sucks.”


  1. Obviously, JLA can be trusted to write very good books and excellent romances. I've heard a lot about this book and I think Avery and Cam sound like excellent characters. I'm glad you weren't disappointed.
    Great review!

  2. A pet tortoise?! Okay, now I want to meet Cam more than ever. I'll have to hurry up and clear my schedule so I can get started on this as soon as possible! I've enjoyed most of JLA's books in the past, too, and am pretty certain I'll like this one. Great review, Eunice!

  3. loved your review. Glad I found the link to your blog on goodreads. Cant wait to talk books with you :)

  4. Yay! So glad that you loved this, Eunice! Thanks for mentioning me in the review!
    I love your paragraph on Cam. You described him to the perfection! And I loved Raphael although I wasn't sure if he was tortoise or a turtle!
    Fabulous review, Eunice! :)

  5. Oh wow, Cam sounds absolutely swoon-worthy! <3 I need-need-need to meet this guy soon! I heard amazing things about J.L. Armentrout guy leads, and it's nice to hear that Cam is not exception to the list! It's so cute that he has pet tortoise. Now if I can find a guy like him in real life. :P Avery sounds amazing as main character as well. Yay for strong heroine! x)

    Amazing review as usual, Eunice! I'll make sure to put this book in my to-read list! <3

  6. I didn't even know Jennifer had a new book out! Wow, considering how much I love her, you'd think I'd have a clue... >.< BUT holy schnitzels, YES! Thank the heavens that this one is as good as her other books! And the fact that Cam stole your number one spot from Daemon makes me itch with curiosity. Who is this guy?! I don't know if I'll like him better than Aiden or Daemon, but I'm preparing my self for some major hotness. ;) And Avery seems really likable as well! I think Jennifer should win like best characters ever or something, her heroines are so spunky and lovable, and her guys... well *fans self* I think HAWT is an understatement. ;) :P Fabulous review, Eunice! I HAVE to pick this up soon!! :D

    p.s. Nick and you have great tastes in books + bookish guys, so the fact that BOTH of you adore this book pretty much seals the deal. <3

  7. Great review, sweetie :D Glad you enjoyed this book. <3 I might have to read it ;p Although I still haven't read anything by Jennifer L. Armentrout :p But I do own most of her books, and I'm hoping to start them all soon ;p Thank you for sharing. <3
    Love, Carina @ Carina's Books

  8. EUNICE THIS BOOK IS FLIPPIN AMAZING!!!!!!!! It's the first ebook I ever read, and although I finished it a few days ago, I can't stop thinking about the lovely Cam! You are so right - he is perfect in every respect, from his gorgeous looks to his patient personality. Like you, he has actually stolen the No.1 place from Daemon, which I thought would be impossible!

    Jacob had me laughing out loud a LOT too. He was just so hilarious, and some of his comments on Cam's *ahem* 'cookies' had me laughing until my cheeks hurt!

    I love the quote you shared at the bottom. I think it's super adorable that Cam (and the adorable Ollie) has a pet tortoise. And the present Cam gives to Avery was so cute. :)

    Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful review with us, Eunice. I really enjoyed reading it, and if I hadn't already read this book, I definitely would after your review. :D

  9. I really enjoyed this book. It was nice to see a male character that was sweet and not a playboy, etc. I look forward to reading other books from this author.


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