Review: Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

wait for youWait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Published April 2nd 2013

“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.

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. 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.

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?”

This is a New Adult novel.

I’d read this book last year in 2014 and I loved it. I didn’t remember a whole lot about it so I figured it was time for a reread.

I really loved this book a lot. It was fun and full of fluffy but at the same time, it was an eye rolling romance. The plot was awesome and I loved the pace. It was very rushed and I was never bored. There was one part of the book that I would read faster than the rest. I thoroughly enjoyed every page of this book.

Avery was a pretty awesome main character. I did get annoyed with her at times but I understood why she did the things that annoyed me and if I was in her place, I would most likely do the same things. I felt like her character growth was tremendous towards the last half of the book.

Cam was surprisingly wonderful. He wasn’t controlling, bossy, or even a little bit possessive. I looked long and hard for some sort of controlling or possessive trait but he had not a single one. He treated Avery like an adult, like she was his equal. He let her make her own decisions and never tried to change her mind when he didn’t agree with her. And because of that, Cam will forever be one of my favorite characters in literature. If more male characters were like him, the Young Adult and New Adult genres would be way more advanced. I wish I could tell every author in the world to look at the outstanding character that Jennifer L. Armentrout has created and learn something from her.

There were many awesome side characters in Wait for You. From Avery’s friends to Cam’s roommate, each character added something to whatever scene they were in.

The one thing that I didn’t care for in Wait for You was how mysterious the “event” that changed Avery’s life was. It’s hinted and briefly mentioned right away in the book and while it’s really not hard to put two and two together to get a vague idea of what happened, it’s still hinted and the actual story doesn’t get told until very later in the book. I felt like the author was trying to hide it from the reader when we already know pretty much what happened. It was extra annoying because Avery, the narrator of the story, knew exactly what happened the whole time. I was just annoyed that it just kept being hinted at but never fully explained.

Overall, I loved this book so much. I had such a great time reading this book. The characters were great and Cam was outstanding. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves contemporary and well written characters. I’m definitely going reread this book again in a year. I’ll be reading the sequels very, very soon.

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