Series: Wait for You #1
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on September 3, 2013
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
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.
My top thoughts:
If it weren’t for my surgery (this review is from August 2018 after my skin removal surgery… took me a while to publish it lol) I think I would have finished this book much quicker. Every time I sat down to read it before surgery I was sucked in and put it down under protest. After surgery it was still good – but medicated and uncomfortable, nothing held my attention that long, even if I stayed awake, which I normally didn’t.
What I liked/didn’t like:
The relationship between Avery and Cam is really great. It’s a slow burn romance, with lots of anticipation and frustration as Avery stumbles through her uncertainties and fears, and Cam patiently waits for her *sigh* He’s everything a male hero should be (in this kind of book at least). I really enjoyed the friendships and family dimension as well.
This book does deal with rape and I think it did it well. It sucks to see parents in a villainous role, but their portrayal is believable and gives great commentary on our victim-shaming rape culture.
I look forward to reading the other books in the series, I think I know who the focus will shift to for each book (there are three, I believe) and I’m excited for their romances. (2021 Update: I still haven’t read them, but I also still really want to and even own them!)