Re-read & Review #1: Wait for you by J. Lynn

Posted December 5, 2013 by Bee in Memes & Features, Reviews / 1 Comment

Re-read & Review is a new, (two-)weekly feature on Istyria book blog. The basic idea of this feature is that I re-read and review books that I’ve read, but not reviewed. (Or they have a review, but it’s so short that it barely qualifies as a review.)

Re-read & Review #1: Wait for you by J. Lynn

Wait for you

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait for you #1
Pages: 332
Published on Sept. 3rd, 2013
by William Morrow Paperbacks
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: Paperback
Source: Edelweiss
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Also by this author: Be With Me, White Hot Kiss, White Hot Kiss, Stay With Me, Stone Cold Touch

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…

5 Stars

This book was even better the second time I read it! Seriously, I don’t remember it being this good even though I gave it a five star rating. I’m glad I decided to do a re-read when I received Be With Me from Edelweiss! This book is soooo addicting.

Avery needed to get away from home where everyone hates her and calls her a lying whore. So she leaves and goes to West Virginia. Nobody knows her and her past. There she meets the hot Cam on her first day of college and it seems that she’s not the only one who’s hiding something from the past…

Like I said, this story is addicting. It was very hard to put it down and I just could not menage to let it go. It sucked me in right from the start. It seems like just another New Adult Contemporary book and when you just look at the blurb and stuff it is. It’s not that different from all the others when you get right down to it, but there’s just something about this genre that doesn’t get old when it’s done right. And that’s the important thing. You need great writing, interesting and compelling characters and the romance needs to be perfect. And this book has it all. It made me laugh, cry, blush, giggle,… It took my breath away on a regular basis. The romance is… Oh my god it’s perfect. But then again, I don’t know if you can expect any less from miss Armentrout. She’s just brilliant.

I mentioned that part of making a great contemporary is having interesting characters. And this one has that. I love Avery and I can relate to her and her character very much. And I felt for her! And Cam… God do I need to say anything else? He’s one breathtaking man and he’s not a bad guy! He’s so sweet and I love him. But that’s not all. A lot of books have too much side characters but not this book. I love Avery’s friends Jacob and Brit. Every book needs a Jacob in my opinion. He’s awesome and hilarious and I love Brit because she said she needs to re-read Harry Potter (who doesn’t), but as a book nerd, I do appreciate them in other books. I just love all of them. But Jacob is my favorite. I want a book about him Jennifer!!

I’d say this book is definitely worth re-reading if you loved it the first time. And if you haven’t read it yet, I highly recommend it. This is definitely one of the best in its genre.



About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.

For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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