Wait For You (Wait For You #1)

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Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

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…

– Taken from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17314430-wait-for-you)

It seems that nearly every NA book out there (or the ones I’ve read) follows a simple formula. There is always some kind of tragedy lurking in the past of at least one of the main characters. And the tragedy, when it comes to the girls, is either some sort of sexual abuse or a terrible car accident. As for the guy, he often also has some kind of tragic past, usually due to physical abuse. It then becomes a case of whether or not any given NA can hold my attention.

Wait For You does not stray from that formula. But it did hold my attention, and that’s what I wanted it to do, the other option being me nearly throwing my Kindle out of the window. Was it predictable? Yes, but I’ve found that NAs tend to be. Did it have it share of cute moments? Yes, and that appeals to the romantic in me. Did it distract me during my commute home? Yes, so it did its job.

What made this book enjoyable for me were, essentially, two things. The first one being Cam’s persistence on asking Avery out. The second one was Avery’s friends. Because the female lead in NAs is usually shy, it falls to her friends to be raucous and funny. Jacob and Brit did not fail at that, and they did have some nice lines.

Why 3 stars then? While it was distracting, it wasn’t exactly a page turner. I didn’t have any problems to put it down and fall asleep. Therefore, I’d say it was nice, but average read. I will be reading the sequel, though, so it is good enough for that (actually, I’m hoping against hope to see more of Raphael and Michelangelo).

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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