Title: Wait For You by Jennifer. L Armentrout
Genre: New Adult Romance
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…
Wait For You by Jennifer L. Armentrout is a book that has been on my TBR for so long and I have FINALLY got around to reading it!
I am a major fan of Jennifer’s work because she has this ability to make me experience a range of emotions from her writing. The stories are always well paced and I find myself fully immersed therefore you can guess the excitement level I held over this book and how I couldn’t wait to see what this had in store.
First off I should mention that this book could hold some Triggers for people, the themes it focuses on are very serious from Rape to Self Harm/Suicide attempt as well as covering PTSD. The Rape and Self Harm storylines are discussed in terms of past experiences.
Wait For You is a hard-hitting new adult romance, whilst Jennifer delves into such serious subject matter it still holds your focus and draws you in more intensely making you feel sympathetic to the characters. In particular I loved Avery and Cam’s characters, there was a real tension between them and I felt frustrated when things weren’t going to plan for them.
This is another thing which I loved, the fact that Avery and Cam didn’t just meet each other and fall in love and magically everything sorted itself out, instead its an honest portrayal of the hard work going into the relationship as Avery deals with potentially Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as she remembers the events. We also see the moments this further effects her relationships and her daily life, an example being her inability to go into her Astronomy class because she was late therefore everyone would stare at her.
Having Anxiety myself I felt like part of me really related to Avery, her struggle to go to parties or even go into her classes when she was late, I’ve experienced the same moments and it made her more real for me.
I did however have a huge hate for Avery’s family, they were so harsh and held a real lack of love but instead valued money. The lack of support system for her makes you feel so sympathetic to her character when you remember she was only 14 at the time, no friends and no family to turn to. It’s easy to understand her thought processes which lead to her cutting herself.
Wait For You holds a steady pace throughout, I never wanted to put it down instead I just wanted to continue to read on and see what happens. Whilst the book is also set in a College setting there aren’t too many secondary characters so you stay focused on Avery and Cam throughout.
In conclusion I would give Wait For You a 5 star rating, whilst featuring hard subject matter it leaves you with a heart warming feeling not only for the romance element but because Avery has become a stronger person, she faces some of her demons in a way and she becomes more confident refusing to let her past experiences ruin her life any longer.
Have you read Wait For Me? If so let me know in the comments what you thought or what your favourite Jennifer L. Armentrout book is!