Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Review + G!veaway - Wait for You by J. Lynn (AKA Jennifer L. Armentrout)

 
I am so pleased to be able to participate in the blog tour for Wait for Me by the amazingly talented J. Lynn AKA Jennifer L. Armentrout hosted by the wonderful Val at Stuck in Books.


Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Series: Wait for You
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Pages: 332
Source: Val at Stuck in Books
Publisher: J. Lynn

Buy links: AmazonB&N

Synopsis. (Goodreads)

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…

Review: 5 out of 5 stars

Wait for You is the first book in the Wait for You series by J. Lynn (AKA Jenifer L. Armentrout) and was kindly provided to me by the wonderful Val at Stuck in Books for the blog tour.

Wait for You is definitely amongst my favourites in the New Adult genre, not because it is unique or fresh but because the characters, secondary included bring the amazing story to life. I was captured by the beautifully uplifting story of hope, love and redemption; it was a tale which filled me with joy as I read the witty dialogue, sorrow as I felt the characters past pains and hope for a HEA.

Avery Morgansten has spent the past five years living as a shadow of her former popular self after a horrible incident which occurred at a Halloween party when she was just fourteen years old, she blends in but doesn’t like to be noticed and as a way to move forward she has left her hometown of Texas to study in West Virginia.

Avery was a really sweet MC but wasn't without her faults, I absolutely adored her strength despite her hidden pain, I really felt she grew as a character from the onset; she was stubborn and reluctant to let anyone close but this wasn't without reason, I thought she was written in a way that was believable and made her all the more likeable.

When she meets gorgeous Cameron ‘Cam’ Hamilton by literally plowing him down in the halls, the safe and secluded world she has created begins to sway in a way she never thought possible.

If I could write this whole review about our main male lead, Cam then I certainly would, I haven’t read about a character that I loved and felt for as much as I did for him in a very long while. He is a persistent, smexy, blue eyed six foot three god who oozed charm, charisma and a sense of humour that had me giggling; he was confident, cocky and protective in a way that was unbelievably sweet but he also had a secret of his own that I was more than eager to learn about – he honestly stole my heart.

Not a lot actually happens in terms of the events initially, its more or less a game of cat and mouse between Avery and Cam with his persistence and her reluctance due to her past and the secret she keeps to herself but it was a fun and exciting game to watch as they exchanged banter, playfully insulted one another and their friendship really grew despite what they didn't know about one another, they appear as complete opposites but they compliment each other beautifully, the chemistry between them was off the charts.

The secondary characters were each amazing and all played an important part in this story, Avery’s friends Jacob and Brit were classics; I adored Cam’s wonderful family and friends Ollie and Jase, these relationships really showed the importance and value of not only friendships but also family.

JLA’s storytelling and beautiful writing is flawless, I was bombarded with a plethora of emotions as I was reading along, and I must admit I was tempted on numerous occasions to glimpse the end just to find out what had happened to Avery and if there was actually hope for Cam and their budding relationship. There were a number of miscommunications and trust issues but I felt they got through them well and the slow progression of their relationship made it all the more believable and enjoyable.

Overall, JLA can do no wrong; I have loved everything written by her to date and Cam certainly stands out amongst the smexy male leads she has written so far. With sensitive subject matter that has been offset with humour that smatters the pages, it is a story which left me mesmerized and needing so much more, I cannot recommend this book highly enough.

These characters hold a dear place in my heart and I am so pleased to see there will be a sequel, Be with Me which I am hoping will be about Jase and Cam’s sister Teresa.

About the author: 

J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:






Giveaway: JLA is kindly offering one (1) winner the chance to win the turtle charm below (US only). All entries should be received by the 24th March.



The complete tour schedule can be found here

23 comments:

  1. Christina K. in the rafflecopter

    I LOVE Jennifer Armentrout!! Her stories are unique and awesome, her plots always keep you interested and her characters are likable and real. My favorite so far is Deity, but I'd love to read her contemporary as well:))

    Thank you:)

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    1. Me too Christina! I loved Deity, Apollyon is my fave in the series,

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  2. Oh I agree! I would LOVE the whole review to be about Cam. Love that boy.

    Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting this amazing tour Val! I adore JLA and was so anxious to read this book, Cam is probably my fave JLA character (mind you the other hotties are very close behind) ;)

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  3. I'm hiding my head in shame. I haven't read JLA yet! I have an entire collection of her on my Kindle (8 books), but I haven't read a single one yet. This is going to be the first that I'm absolutely, positively going to read. I've heard such good things about it, and now that I've read your glowing review, it's going as close to the top of my TBR pile as I can push it. You've got me soooo excited!!! Lovely review! :D

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    1. Ooh Barbara, push it to the top! ;) it is fabulous! Cam is super smexy & oh so adorable <3 I can't wait to see what you think of her other books as well, I haven't read a book by JLA I haven't enjoyed x

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  4. Another Cam lover! Great review, Sharon!

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    1. Oh yeah Andrea! I loved him <3 have you read this one?

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  5. I haven't read her books. Thank you for sharing :)

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  6. This is in my tbr pile and your review has me dancing. Cannot wait to read it, and I love that the secondary characters were good too!

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    1. I can't wait to see what you think, all of the characters were wonderful x

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  7. Jen is great at creating memorable characters you can't help but love. Jacob is freaking awesome. Can't wait for the next book. Great review!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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    1. Thanks Vivian, I agree! Jacob was awesome :)

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  8. I have Obsidian and Onyx but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. Great review!

    Melody @ Adventures in Bookland

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    1. Thanks Melody, I hope when you read them you enjoy them as much as I did :)

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    1. Me too Tiffany :) I love Daemon.. Have you read the Covenant series?

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  10. I am reading Wait for You right now and I'm loving it. I totally love Cam, but I love Jacob and Brit as well. I think they make great supporting characters! I haven't read any of her other books yet, but will be checking them out when I'm done reading this one.

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  11. I have read almost everything that JLA has written and my absolute favorite is her Lux series! ♥

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :))

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  12. I haven't read anything by this author but this really sounds like a good read, Sharon!

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  13. I have only read Obisidian and am in love with Daemon! I'm also currently reading Wait For You and absolutely love it! I want to read her other series as well (: <3

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  14. Aww, Sharon! Your review REALLY makes me want to read this one NOW. I will have to make time for it really soon. I agree with you - so far from what I've read, JLA CAN'T do any wrong. She writes beautifully, and I can't wait to read this one if it made such an impact on you!


    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

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