Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Book Review: Wait For You (Wait For You #1) by Jennifer Armentrout

The blurb as seen on Goodreads:
Release Date: September 3, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow
384 Pages

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.

I want a Cam. Like seriously, where can I find one?

This was my first book by Jennifer Armentrout. I had read it awhile ago, forgot to write the review, and then reread it so it would be fresh in my mind. And boy, am I glad I did.

Avery is running from her past - all the way across the US to a college far far away from the life she grew up in. Something happened to her when she was fourteen and the repercussions of her actions have followed her since. In her mind, her only option was to run and it's on her first day where she literally runs into Cam. But because of her past, she has no time for him and goes out of her way to avoid contact even when it seems like the fates aren't helping (he lives across the hall from her).

Cam is just adorable. I mean, he has a pet turtle named Raphael. He was funny and sweet, and extremely patient. The author took the time to build a friendship between the two. They had a good rapport with each other and on top of that, you felt their chemistry. Cam never pushed Avery for anything more but was always there when he needed her. He makes her eggs every Sunday, come on!

What bothered me about this book was Avery's lying. She was constantly on Cam about being able to trust him and being honest, yet when he asks her point blank what happened to her, she lies. She lies all the time. And, don't get me wrong, my heart breaks for what she went through and how it was handled - that was horrible and should have never happened. But the way she treats Cam, the getting mad at him for not believing her, everything, I honestly don't understand how he stayed around. Trust is a two way street and that's what Avery couldn't understand.

Aside from that issue, I really enjoyed this book. The side characters also added life to the story so that it wasn't just focused on the two mains. I love when there are strong ensembles in stories. It just makes everything that much more believable. I will be continuing this series because I'm interested in the other characters and what Armentrout can bring to the table.

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