Wait For You – Jennifer L Armentrout

Wait for you

Author- Jennifer L Armentrout
Publication date- 26th February 2013
Genre- Romance, new adult, contemporary romance
Book description- 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.
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…

My Review

I had heard of Jennifer L Armentrout before but never J. Lynn then I did a little research and found out that J. Lynn is actually Jennifer’s older alter ego! So I stumbled upon this book one night and by sunrise I had finished it,  I loved it from start to finish, it did have some flaws but what book doesn’t!? Wait for you is another one of those typical love stories with the hot popular guy and quiet girl who slowly fall in love but have a past that they have to confront to make their relationship work. They fall out, make up and then live happily ever after.Sounds like most books these days right? But this one does have something about it that made me look past the lack of originality and that was the amazing character development! Rather than rush right in and tell the secrets of the characters and make them obviously fall in love straight away Armentrout has really built up the relationship between Cam and Avery.

It all starts with Avery bumping into Cam in the hallway on the way to class which he just also happens to be in, they end up becoming partners in a class project, Avery is reluctant to admit she likes Cam at first but when he makes it a daily thing to ask her out (Cutest thing ever!) she has to finally say yes months later. When Avery finally says yes their relationship starts to build up more and they spend more time together. Some time later her big past secret comes out that she was abused by a guy she liked at a party and her parents pretty much shrugged it off so it didn’t make their family look bad, little does Avery know that there was another girl it happened too. After confronting her past and telling Cam everything their relationship is perfect again, that is after they broke up, fell out and didn’t speak for a while! All in all it was a good story line apart from the obvious typical love story scenarios . 

The only few things I didn’t like about the book as already mentioned was the lack of originality, a few spelling mistakes here and there but mainly the thing that bothered me most was the transition between chapters they were very quick and sudden, one moment they’re having a conversation and the next its a week or so later and something different is going on. I think if Armentrout was to expand some of the chapters and put more detail into certain parts it would have been perfect. 

Moving on to the things I loved about this book the main one being the character development. I also really liked how rather than blurt out her big past secret to Cam straight away or him try to force her to tell him she keeps it quiet for some time only dropping small hints to him that she will tell him soon and that he will stick around and support her with whatever it is. The author has done well to keep the book exciting and keep the reader hooked and that’s what I love to get out of a good book. 

I have read that there is a book from Cams POV which I may possibly read soon, there is also a book too be expected based on Cams sister and best friend. I can certainly say I will read more of Armentrout. 

I am going to give this book a

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The Bet – Rachel Van Dyken

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Author Rachel Van Dyken

Publication date– 26th March 2013

Genre- Romance, Young adult

Book Description– “I have a proposition for you…”
Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus’s mouth. Instead, she made a deal with the devil in hopes of putting her past behind her once and for all.
Four days.
She could do four days!
But she wasn’t counting on Jake’s older brother Travis being there to witness their farce of an engagement.
One thing’s for certain.
One brother is right for her.
One wants a lifetime.
And one is in league with the devil.
She should have gotten Jake’s signature in blood.

My review 

I ALWAYS JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER!  As I did media studies while at sixth form we were always told to analyse the front covers of magazines, books, posters etc, ever since then I always find myself judging covers of books before actually reading them. If I see a book with a tree on it i’m going to just assume it has something to do with maybe nature, a family (Links to a family tree) or an adventure. So that is what I did with this book I saw an attractive couple looking happy and cute together so I instantly knew it was going to be a romance book, this is where I start to judge. Everytime I see a cover like this I have the same thought “ugh another sappy romance” But really I know thats what I love. I adore a good love story, so I don’t know why I always think this. Maybe because so many love stories have the same cover? Anyway getting to my point, I saw this book on my kindle and again thought oh another love story, why not lets give it a go so…. I did and AGAIN I fell in love with another book!

So I found this book while browsing for books similar  to Beautiful Disaster, I had seen it a few times and was hesitant if to get it or not, not a clue why I was but I got it anyway. This was my first ever book I have read by Rachel and I must say I will be reading more of hers.

The story is about  a girl ; Kacey, who makes a deal with her best friend (who she has grown up with) Jake. The deal is she pretends to be engaged to Jake for a few days to make his gran happy and also save his chances of  CEO of his family’s company and in return he will pay of her student debts. Kacey is still reeling from the event that ruined their friendship but she still agrees to do it. She has grown up with the Titus family feeling as though they are her own since she lost her parents years ago. When she returns home to the titus family she finds Travis or better known as Satan to her to have grown up completely and be super hot! The thing Kacey doesn’t know is Travis has been in love with her since they were children and his feelings still haven’t changed.

I genuinely did like this book but there were a few things that I didn’t like or that could have been different starting with the immaturity of the characters, they are supposed to be in their 20’s but they are rolling on the floors and throwing eggs at each other, I know its supposed to be all cute and romantic but there was nothing cute or romantic about  a hot guy with egg down his pants! There relationship (Kacey and Travis) is cute but a little annoying with all the remarks about the past such as frogs in beds I don’t think we needed to know too much about their past as it would’ve been nice to kind of imagine it ourselves, but I guess it worked!

Another thing that made me a little annoyed was Jake’s character he starts out so cool and I really liked him then we realise what a total Douchebag he is and hate him, then I started to feel a little sorry for him and then I hated him again! This isn’t a bad point to the book may I add, just me ranting a little and venting about a douche of a so called “best friend” If my bestfriend did that to me, I would never do them ANY favour!

The last thing about the book that I think could’ve made it better would have been if there was an epilogue to let us know what happened in the future with Kacey and Travis, and also Jakes reaction to them marrying.

 

Moving on to the good points now, I always think its better to start with the negative and then soften to wound with the good stuff!

I absolutely love the entire idea of friends when younger grow up to marry. When I was younger all of my best friends were boys, they were just more fun and better tree climbers than the girls! Travis had always been in love with Kacey but bullied her rather than actually be nice to her because he knew she didn’t like him. It was heartbreaking when Kacey watched the tape of jake giving her the gift originally from Travis and seeing him run off because he knew she hated him. I actually felt a lump in my own throat reading that.

When Travis revealed he brought her parents restaurant I was in tears its such a lovely and cute thing for him to do for her even though she didn’t like him until the visit!

This was just such a great heartwarming book and I really did love it. The characters were great apart from the immaturity. Grandma was hilarious dating men at their age and always telling the boys what to do. She is a great character and I really liked her.

I would recommend this book to any romance lover because you will fall in love with it from the very first word. I’m going to give this book a 4 out of 5 and I hope you all read it and enjoy it as much as I did

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