Friday, March 1, 2013

Cam's Cookies Rock My World

Wait for YouWait for You by J. Lynn

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
**4.5 STARS**

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First, I was so happy my blog got to be a part of the cover reveal for this book...and incredibly happy that it was released early! I love JLA's books and was SO looking forward to reading Wait For You.

Second, I am a HUGE fan of both Aiden and Daimon (because, lets face it - Jennifer Armentrout can create totally crushable, swoon-worthy hotness in her male leads) and, though I have a hard time believing it possible, I love Cam even more. There, I said it.

What I loved about this book? Everything. The story, the characters (both lead and secondary), the setting, the humor, the drama, the relationships. All of it.

This book contains some serious issues that are both horrible and realistic, but written with respect and handled really well.
Our MC Avery has been through hell, at the hands of a boy and her parents - lived through heart-breaking sadness, loneliness, experienced hatred and was treated as an outcast. She is incredibly strong and resilient. A survivor.
Cam. *Swoon, Sigh, Repeat* He is perfect in his imperfections. A real guy you could run into in the world (yes, please). Incredibly confident, loyal to family and those he loves, funny, sweet and beautiful. He has his own past and can be kind of ...well, a guy. But, that only adds to why he is so lovable. And he has a pet tortoise. I heart Cam.

Even the secondary characters were great - Brit, Jacob, Ollie...loved them all. I include Rafael in this category too...he rocks.

There was no insta-love..but rather an aggressive effort at NOT being in a relationship (at least for Avery) outside of friendship. I loved the friendship she and Cam shared - the stargazing, the movie watching, the egg cooking, the baked goods eating buildup of sexual tension was awesome. There was plenty of laughs and back & forth banter...and when they finally fall into each other, plenty of sweet kisses and swoony moments. *Swoon, Sigh, Repeat*
Oh, and yes...I would eat Cam's cookies anytime, any place. You heard me.

What I took from the story is that no matter what may have happened in your past, it does not dictate your future. You can decide who you are, and who you want to be...nobody else, and no past event can define you - unless you let it.

Go get it, read it, love it...but know that Cam is taken. So are Aiden and Daimon. No, really...mine.

*Minor warning to those who notice these sorts of things...there are a lot of grammatical errors present in the book (wrong words used, tenses, punctuation etc). I normally don't notice these things much (because honestly, I mess those up regularly myself!) and the fact that I did notice at all may say something...about the editing. But, honestly it did not detract from the story for me, and my love of the book as a whole.*

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