Why I chose this book:
I originally bought this ebook when I was on a Jennifer Armentrout binge a couple months ago, but I never got around to reading it. Finally, I picked it up after having fallen head over heels for the New Adult genre (thanks goes to Colleen Hoover for that new found love).
Wait for You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish Date: April 2nd, 2013
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
Synopsis: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… (Goodreads)
I liked that this book was more than your generic romance. It was about a girl trying to move on from a past that continually seems to haunt her where that’s in the form of texts and phone calls or flashbacks.
My Bookish Loves:
I loved Avery’s character so much. She seemed real. A person who has been through the trauma she has would have issues with attention from other people and various anxiety in social situations, and I love that Armentrout made that front and center, but her character was entirely defined by that.
I enjoyed this book. It wasn’t my absolute favorite -it’s not like I would reread it or anything -but I will say that it was my favorite out of her other contemporary writings. If you like the New Adult genre, you would like this.
I gave this book 3.5 stars on my Goodreads.