Wait for You by J. Lynn

79%

27 Critic Reviews

With characters that lure you in and a romance that will make you swoon, Wait For You is a hot and emotionally dangerous roller coaster ride without a harness or breaks! I highly recommend it to every romantic at heart!
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Synopsis

The #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling phenomenon

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 that fateful Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. What she 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, three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, com-plete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make Avery want things she believed had been irrevocably stolen from her. Getting involved with him is dangerous. Yet ignoring the simmering tension that sparks between them—and brings out a side of her she never knew existed—is impossible.

Some things shouldn't be kept quiet . . .

But when Avery starts receiving threatening e-mails and phone calls, she's forced to face a past she wants to keep buried and acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. If the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface with one less scar? And will Cam be there to help her?

And some things are worth fighting for . . .

 

About J. Lynn

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J. Lynn is a pseudonym for Jennifer L. Armentrout, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Wait for You, the Covenant series, and the Lux series. She lives in West Virginia. Kaleo Griffith is a classically trained, multiple award-winning voice artist and actor living in Los Angeles. He has been called "powerful, with the presence of a young Timothy Dalton" by the Hollywood Reporter. Kaleo graduated cum laude from Franklin Pierce University with a BA in Theatre, holds an MFA in acting from Rutgers University, and is a graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has also lived and trained classically in the U.K. through Roger Williams University. His film and television credits include Oliver Stone's Talk Radio, Law & Order, Law & Order SVU, Diagnosis X, and All My Children, as well as hosting on HGTV. He has performed in over fifty professional theatrical productions across the country, including at the Pasadena Playhouse and South Coast Repertory Theatre, working with veterans like Richard Chamberlain, Jessica Walter, and Lois Nettleton. His voice work encompasses many commercial campaigns and audiobooks.Kaleo recently won two Audiofile Earphones Awards for his narration work on Pamela Clare's Extreme Exposure and Pulitzer Prize finalist Karen Russell's Vampires in the Lemon Grove.
 
Published April 2, 2013 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 415 pages
Genres: Romance, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
Bestseller Status:
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Critic reviews for Wait for You
All: 27 | Positive: 20 | Negative: 7

Dear Author

Above average
Reviewed by Dabney on May 25 2013

When I finished it, I felt I’d read a well-written typical New Adult novel. It didn’t do much for me but it didn’t bother me either.

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All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Melanie Bopp on Dec 12 2013

Maybe this is because I don’t really fit into the target range for new adult, or maybe it’s because Avery herself is still very young, I don’t know, but it was hard for me to get into it in the beginning.

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All About Romance

Below average
Reviewed by Melanie Bopp on Jan 18 2014

...it was hard for me to get into it in the beginning. Once I got about 40 or 50 pages in, however, the rest just flew by. I think it’s all because of Cam.

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Maryse's Book Blog

Good
Reviewed by Jill on Nov 07 2013

I read a lot of bad bay/alpha male books because they’re my favorite, but this was a wonderful change of pace. Cam was totally swoon-worthy!

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Book Chick City

Below average
Reviewed by Rebecca on Jun 18 2013

I didn’t completely enjoy this book, as I felt there was more young adult than new adult, and it drew on some very teenage clichés, such as stereotypical high school characters as opposed to mature college students. The relationship was also very clichéd...

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Hesperia Loves Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Michel on Sep 26 2013

The book is beautifully written. It is one my 2013 favorites. Cameron Hamilton has become my latest book boyfriend. I just love that man!

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Wondrous Reads

Good
Reviewed by Prophecygirl on Dec 05 2013

Wait for You is a strong NA novel on par with the high standards of Cora Carmack and Tammara Webber. It's an addictive read with flawed, down to earth characters and a plot that is all too real.

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The Autumn Review

Below average
on Mar 12 2013

Overall, I liked the story. It took me a bit to become truly invested, but once I did, I was sucked in. As I said, Cam really made the book for me.

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The Bookish Babe

Good
on Mar 13 2013

Wait For You is a really sweet story of two people who find hope and love in one another. It was a powerful story of strength and the power of letting go.

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http://blogs.slj.com

Above average
Reviewed by Elizabeth Burns on Jul 09 2013

So if you’re like me, looking for a NA book to read? This was a nice quick read; and (as far as I can be a judge after just two books!) contains the emotional impact that readers are looking for. So many feelings!

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Tina's Book Reviews

Good
Reviewed by Tina on Sep 13 2013

This book made me so happy I wanted to stand up and reenact the scenes, doing both Cam and Avery's parts. I was excited, shocked and loved every minute of this romantic story.

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Xpresso Reads

Good
Reviewed by Giselle on Nov 22 2013

With characters that lure you in and a romance that will make you swoon, Wait For You is a hot and emotionally dangerous roller coaster ride without a harness or breaks! I highly recommend it to every romantic at heart!

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My Keeper Shelf

Good
Reviewed by My keeper shelf on Sep 23 2013

Wait for You is heart breaking, emotional, sexy and sweet, I loved Avery and Cam's story and I'm pretty sure you will too.

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A Glass of Wine

Good
Reviewed by Kathy on Jan 02 2014

Wait For You is what I expected New Adult to be. It mixes the sexier nature these novels have with an actual plot. It merges them together so that the story is the focus, instead of the usual other way around.

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Emilie's Book World

Good
Reviewed by Emilie on Sep 19 2013

Wait for You was so much more than I hoped it would be. It might even be one of my favorite books this year. And in my books, Jennifer L. Armentrout can do no wrong, no matter what she writes.

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Dark Readers

Good
Reviewed by Casey on Aug 14 2013

J Lynn made her character so touching and sympathetic, but also she was fierce and an amazing read. If you love new adult books but really awesome, sexy addicting ones then get your hands on these bad boys.

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Girls in the Stacks

Good
Reviewed by Shannan on Jul 12 2013

I LOVE this book! Talk about swoon worthy. Avery and Cam are ones that you keep fighting for; you want their relationship to last.

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Seeing Night Book Reviews

Excellent
Reviewed by Kristen on Dec 13 2013

Overall this was such a great story, there is a little bit for everyone, with romance, humor, emotion, growth and great secondary characters that I know J. Lynn will write more about. I can’t wait to read the next book...

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My ParaHangover

Excellent
Reviewed by Kristin on Aug 30 2013

Romance…. damn, I love it! Throw in a setting that reminds me of how much fun I had crushing on boys back in college and you have a book I could read over and over and over… well, you get the point.

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Into the Hall of Books

Excellent
on Sep 17 2013

I recommend Wait For You by J. Lynn for fans of New Adult Contemporary Romance and fans of books with a college setting. It sucked me in and I had a hard time putting it down once I started it.

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Confessions of a Bookaholic

Excellent
Reviewed by Jessica on Aug 02 2013

For all of you in love with Aiden and Daemon, PREPARE YOURSELVES! Your heart will have to expand a little more for Cam. He can't be denied! He will snuggle his way right into your soul. You will see flowers and unicorns and he will never leave your mind.

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For What It's Worth

Below average
Reviewed by Karen on Jun 06 2013

As much as I enjoyed Wait for You I did feel like I've read similar themes before in books like Easy by Tammara Webber, The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay & Pushing the Limits by Katy McGarry and I think they all did it slightly better but Lynn's characters are very different and kept the story fresh...

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Writing Through Rose Tinted Glasses

Below average
on Dec 11 2013

I thought this was okay in places, but I had issues with the narrative, not just with the amount of repetitions of phrase and pacing, but also issues that this tackles...it doesn’t overshoot the cliches of the genre, and that really hindered it from being more than it could’ve been.

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Catching Books

Excellent
Reviewed by Jaime G on Apr 10 2013

I loved loved loved the characters, the plot, and the writing, and everyone who loves romance, JLA, and great books should definitely check out Wait For You!

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The Book Goddess

Excellent
Reviewed by Jana on Mar 01 2013

I think Wait For You is her best work yet and you'd be damn crazy not to buy and read this. WAIT FOR YOU has definitely earned a spot in my favourites shelf. :)

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Book Overdose

Excellent
on Mar 08 2013

Overall, this was very fantastic read. The plot may not be unique or original but the characters are definitely one hell of a lot of fun to read! I had so much fun reading this! I highly recommend this. Read this now!

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Book Flame

Good
on Apr 18 2013

Overall Wait For You sucked me in from the very beginning. It was emotional yet sexy and the sexual tension between Cam and Avery had me glued to the book.

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