Wait for You (Wait for You Series #1)

Wait for You (Wait for You Series #1)

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by J. Lynn
     
 

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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

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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 . . .

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
A young woman must come to terms with the secret horror in her past to find love and happiness in this predictable new adult romance by the pseudonymous Lynn (Obsession author Jennifer L. Armentrout). After five hellish years of being called a “lying whore” in her small Texas town, 19-year-old Avery Morgansten is more than happy to leave for college in West Virginia. There she meets gorgeous, blue-eyed Cameron Hamilton, a fellow student who seems as attracted to her as she is to him. Haunted by her traumatic past, Avery is torn between protecting herself and finding love. The path to romance is long and rocky, and Cam has dark secrets of his own, but eventually both lovers come clean and all loose ends are neatly wrapped up. While Lynn’s peripheral characters are fairly one-dimensional, Avery and Cam are compelling. Fans of stories about characters healed by love will find this one moderately satisfying. Agent: Kevan Lyon, Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. (Sept. 3)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062294777
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Series:
Wait for You Series, #1
Edition description:
Signed
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
83,931
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 7.82(h) x 0.92(d)

Meet the Author

#1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J. Lynn lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell terrier, Loki.

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Wait for You 4.4 out of 5 based on 6 ratings. 1022 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Holy crap on a cracker! So first off.. that cover.. is it not just absolutely beautiful?? Okay, okay.. On to the good stuff! Wait For You completely blew me away. I laughed out loud. I cried. My heart broke. Truly. A couple times! I was left nearly breathless and I'm sure quite a few shades of red...a LOT. And above all else...I fell in love.. with this book, with Cam, with Avery, with Brit, with Jacob, with Ollie, with the Hamiltons...hey even little Raphael! These characters felt so real and life like. Like they could have existed out there somewhere. Jennifer Aremntrout is seriously gifted that way, in my opinion, with creating these characters that you can't help but adore. Speaking of. Cam *sigh*. *Swooooon* There are no words. I mean generally I cannot stand a cocky guy. It's such a turn off. But some how, some way, TWICE now she has gotten me into full on swoon mode over some arrogant jerk ..errr confident gentleman. It's a gift I tell you! Ha! Ok he really wasn't a jerk, I just said that more for effect :) I feel like such a nerdy fan girl but she is seriously my absolute favorite author. Period. There isn't a thing she can write that I won't devour without stopping except maybe to eat or sleep..sometimes not even then! This book needs to be added to your must buy list. It's funny, tear jerking, steamy, sexy and will leave you with a smile and maybe gasping for air ;) :) Okay I'll end my fan-girl rant. Don't judge me! lol And just a warning.. obviously this is a New Adult (NA) book so due to some of the content it's definitely geared towards a more mature "audience".
gandysara More than 1 year ago
This is my first book by J. Lynn and I loved it. It was an emtional roller coaster! I found my self laughing out loud , tearing up and holding my breath! It was great read.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet. I was so excited and grateful to have the chance to read this! This, like most of the author's other books is unputdownable and only took me a matter of hours to read. By the time I was finished, two things happened: 1) I found myself at a loss for words because reading about a character whose experiences partially mirrored my own caught me completely off guard. I'm serious when I say, it's been a struggle to find words adequate enough besides just, "Thank you." 2) Cameron "Cam" Hamilton gave Aiden St. Delphi a run for his pureblood money! Anyone whose read The Covenant Series knows all the awesome that Aiden is made of so you can imagine how much MORE awesome Cam is. (I want a Cam Barbie for Christmas but if not, Raphael will do too.) The issues addressed in this book are not light, they're heart-wrenching, gritty and raw BUT they're handled so beautifully and in such a realistic way that it's neither depressing nor offensive. There are plenty of laughs, kisses and heart-racing swoons but above all, there is hope. Hope that what happens in the past, whether by choice or not, does not define who you become unless you allow it to. Will those experiences forever change you? Yes. Will they destroy you? Only if you let them. Wait For You is uniquely different from anything else J. Lynn's written but it might possibly be her best work yet.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The excessive grammar errors are distracting. Overall, it was mediocre writing and an unoriginal premise. Again, a girl that just pisses you off and a guy that is swoon-worthy material.
shannschoice More than 1 year ago
I'm a fan of J. Lynn's Gamble Brother series as well as the Lux series written as Jennifer Armentrout. I was anxiously awaiting this series because I couldn't wait to see what she had to offer in the New Adult realm. This was everything I was anticipating and more! The story and the characters were complex and didn't get weighed down by college hijinks. Instead we had a girl in desperate need to get away from her uncaring parents, the horrible kids that were in her community in Texas and the lies and humiliation the surround a horrify incident from when she was fourteen. For all intents and purposes, Avery was broken, but she was determined to find a way to carry on. She just never expected that what would finally be the tipping point in her recovery was the campus playboy who just happened to lived across the hall from her. Avery and Cam were so special, both together and separately. Cam had a way of working his way under Avery's skin with his witty banter and charm. Despite Avery's skiddishness, he never pushed her.  He would joke with her, do things for her and those actions demonstrated to Avery that maybe this was a man who would be good for her. The amount of emotional baggage the poor girl carried around was understandable and you knew she was sometimes overwhelmed by all things Cam and would push him away. But Cam, despite some of his statements and actions was always waiting for Avery. If she wasn't going to fall in love with him, I was!! Some of the subject matter is hard and some of the character's reactions to the subject matter even worse (I cringed every time Avery would say her cell phone had a text). To me, it just proved the level of ignorance adults and teens have about how hateful their words and actions are. Or even worse, how indifference or selfishness could be worse than the actual event itself. This is a must read by an author who was already on my auto-buy list. This wonderfully written story and it's cast of charming characters has me in it's clutches from the very beginning. I look forward to more in the New Adult genre from J. Lynn.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Am I the only one sick and tired and fed up with "reviews" that are more like book reports? I am tire od reading a so-called review only to have the plot ruined by someone feeling the need to re-tell the whole freaking story. I will not be purchasing this book due to the fact that I now know the entire beginning, middle, and end. Have some consideration, please. There is a difference between a book review (read: opinion of novel) and a book report. Aquaint yourselves with it. Go post it on a blog or somewhere else it will be appreciated.
Crazy_Book_Lady More than 1 year ago
I started the book last night, and simply couldn't put it down! This is an intense, sweet romance that you will fall in love with.
lauram322 More than 1 year ago
I think this book was released early, which is unfortunate, because it definitely could have benefited from another round of editing. This isn't the author's best work. Honestly, it read more like fanfiction of all the other adult novels that have been released recently. All-in-all, this story didn't excite me. It was just okay. While reading it, I wasn't sad to set it down and go do something else for a while. I'm glad I only paid $2.99 for this one, or I'd be a little upset.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me start off by saying I have read a lot of her stuff.....and LOVE, like love love the Lux series. (Especially Daemon!) This book was just....okay. There were a lot of typos, which to be honest irritates the snot out of me. I expect it from newer authors and free books and FanFiction, not from something I'm paying for. I truly do enjoy reading Jennifers stuff especially the J Lynn Entangled Brazen stuff ( highly recommend!) but I really was just not impressed with this one. I liked Avery and Cam was alright, I just expected more from this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey look yall this is a book REVIEW not a book REPORT....and grammar nazis if it was such a good book then don't be all superior with grammar....I mean really....but this is an amazing book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Usually I can see past editing errors, but this book was horribly edited! That said I feel like she could of added more "depth" to this story. She toyed with the issues and never went to in depth about anything. It was a good read just was lacking!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Okay ladies I started this book at 9 pm last night and i stayed up till 5 am. I couldn't put it down, its my first book by J Lynn and I have to say it wont be my last You will laugh out loud while reading this book. Going to read Cam's point of view now :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I decided to purchase this book due to the reviews since I've never read the author. I cannot finish reading. The characters, dialogue and overall storyline are hard to believe. The grammatical errors keep you adding words to get the meaning of the sentence. My head hurts right now just thinking about trying to finish. Someone prior reviewed this is the best work from this author. Gladly I will move on.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LOVED LOVED LOVED!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Too long and drawn out, very high school-ish read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book just droned on and on. By the end of the book I didn't even care what Avery's big fat problem was. She was such a snot through the whole thing that it just turned me off. The so called "bantering" between the characters was like listening to my 15 year old teenager with her friends, very immature. It was just annoying. I had to struggle to even get through it. It may be of interest for someone much younger than myself, an 18 year old perhaps? It also appears as though auto correct kicked in hard and changed words in sentences that didn't even make sense. Several times I tried to figure out how "he smalled at her"...could that mean he smiled at her? Again...annoying.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story was great - I loved the characters and their stories! But I was very distracted by the typos that seemed to get worse as the book went on. There were several times that I would have to stop and go back to re-read a paragraph, sentence, etc. to understand the meaning due to typos. That was disappointing.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
more awesomeness from J. Lynn!  Once I started this book, I couldn't put it down - finished in one day. Her ability bring characters to life is incredible.  Its easy to imagine her books are true stories, not something from someone's imagination.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some really GLARING grammatical errors that really detracts from the overall style and appeal of the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Havent read this book yet but hope that i will be able to get the money for it on my b-day yay my b-is comeing up it is on may 18 and i am so excited becase all of my friend are going to come over and have a slumbber parttie yay but back to the book i hope i like it if any of u have any thang u want to tell me about this book then please post it. Oh and for all the littal people dising this book becase the gramer was wrong then sham on u it does not mater would u like to write a book just to be put down by a bunch of kids so shut up thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not a grammar Nazi but the errors in the text were highly distracting! I would expect a better final draft from a middle school student! What a disservice to the overall appeal. I 'm not in a hurry to read anything by this author again. Get a new editor!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys, i cant stick a pin in the exact reason why i didnt care for this book. Usually i like most books i read but this one just didnt cut it with me. I liked the characters alright but all the arguments and love/hate stuff started to bum me out after a while. The plot dosent come in till 3/4 of the way though the book. I was always told that the plot should be staged during the the beginning or at least the first half of a book. The plot isnt really that deep either, so that was dissapointing. I would not recomend this for anyone under the age of 15, because of all the sex talk and cussing that goes on. In my opinion, none of that stuff should have anything to do a true romance. I dont think it was worth even the three dollars i paid for it, but that's just me. Anyway, thanks for reading!!! - My True Review
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many love stories and I have to say that none have been as good as this one it take you into the emotions of the love that Cam and Avery have, and the problems that she has went through and how it has effected her and how Cam shows her how to love and trust, and her friends Jacob and Britt help her lot also, Cannot wait for more from this author and hope the next one tells more about Cam and Avery !!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot had potential to be good but nothing really exciting
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not all the way through this one yet, but I think I would be if it weren't for the typos. The story is good so far.....