I was about to give up on New Adult, I was over the bad boys and the guys who were "misunderstood". I was over the relationships that spawned from undI was about to give up on New Adult, I was over the bad boys and the guys who were "misunderstood". I was over the relationships that spawned from underlying past feelings.... until I read Wait For You. There isn't a bad boy, he's not misunderstood... he's just a guy! And I loved that. And they didn't know each other prior to running into each other...literally.
The story flowed and paced so perfectly for me. When it got to a spot that had it's dark moments, we didn't stay there long and I didn't feel like I wanted to kick either Avery or Cam in the chest so they'd get their heads out of their asses. They fought for each other on their own and together, and brilliantly I might add.
Avery had her secret, which we pretty much learn early on, and because of that you're better able to get into Avery's head and for her to get into yours. Every decision she made was difficult, sad, happy, and beautiful. Whether it involved Cam or not.
Cam. I have never really had a crush on a book boy before, I've always thought; Oh, he's cute and he'd be perfect for her not me. Or, I'd rather he stay far far away and I'll admire him that way. But reading this book I crushed on Cam; hard. I wanted a Cam for myself. He was adorable! And perfectly imperfect.
Their relationship was the kind I think everyone should thrive for, friends first and then get romantically involved. Their back and forth banter was absolutely adorable and kind of sexy.
I have a couple complaints, (1)the misspelling/editing errors, but nothing that made me truly think too hard about it. Simple things like "So I am." instead of "So am I." (2)Avery's friend Jacob, I don't know what it was about him, but I just wasn't that big of a fan. He had his moments, but overall, I didn't miss him in this book at all. And finally, (3)the amount of times Cam says "sweetheart." I'm not big on pet names in general, but constantly call someone by the same pet name and I want to push the "mute" button.
The banter, romance, chemistry, sexy times, trouble, resolutions...everything was beautiful. I cannot wait to read more from J.Lynn (or her other writing name Jennifer L. Armentrout). There will be a second book in this series which is more of a companion than an actual continuation from what I understand. It will be about Cam's sister. I kind of wish it involved either Cam's friend Ollie or Avery's friend Brittany.
I highly recommend this one if you're looking for a New Adult that is similar to most others with but with a little bit of a light hearted flair. And an adorable guy....more
This book sounded like it was just the book I was looking for; New Adult, road trip, long time hidden feelings all thLook at that deceiving ass cover!
This book sounded like it was just the book I was looking for; New Adult, road trip, long time hidden feelings all the ingredients for a juicy read, right? Wrong. So very very wrong.
I'm not exactly sure where the turning point was for me with this book, but it happened and I wanted to throw my kindle. I was over it immediately.
I am 100% over the bad boy in books, the ass hole, the guy who thinks he can be a bossy ass because it's his car and he has some damaging secret but yet.... he "loves you"... gag me with a rusty spoon.
Bailey was one of the whiniest characters I've read in such a long time. And she sure thought about and begged for sex a lot for a girl who has never actually had sex. Oh and that secret Dylan was holding yes, it was sad and disappointing that it was ever kept a secret, but to hold it over her head was stupid.
I feel like I need to say something good before I continue on my rant. It started out nice. I loved Bailey's spunk and "F the world" attitude...in the beginning. Basically everything in the beginning was great. Fantastic even. And then you get a chapter from Dylan and that's when everything goes very very south.
In my opinion, if you'd like a teenage version of 50 Shades of Grey (which I hated), you like bad boys and depressing climaxes, this is the book for you. For me.. not so much!
I don't think I'll be reading anything else from Shey Stahl anytime soon....more
I'm only reading this to see if she continues to be as stupid as she was in the first one. Plus, I'd like to learn a little bit about Rush. we know noI'm only reading this to see if she continues to be as stupid as she was in the first one. Plus, I'd like to learn a little bit about Rush. we know nothing about him. I don't even know what he looks like....more
From the beginning, this book felt like a story I would read on literotica, just with a bit more depth and better filler between the sex[y] scenes. BuFrom the beginning, this book felt like a story I would read on literotica, just with a bit more depth and better filler between the sex[y] scenes. But it's borderline smut... what do you expect? With that being said, this wasn't necessarily a poorly written book, it just didn't blow me away. And honestly, throughout the entire thing, I didn't see when/what/why they were so drawn together. More on her part than his.
She is a girl who never got to experience any sort of normal life outside of the compound she was trapped in, and when she gets to stay with someone new it's different, and she latched on. I felt like he took advantage of her from the beginning, her vulnerability; and he states that, numerous times, so he knows too, but it doesn't stop him.
Savannah's supposed to be this 19 year old girl who is virginal, and saintly, and innocent in all aspects of the word, but is way too comfortable climbing into Cole's lap any time she feels threatened. Because that's what you do right? You, as a 19 yr old girl--having no experience around men--climb into the lap of a 28 yr old man, whom you do not know, because he could possibly be trustworthy. Honey.... the thoughts in his head are not of the "let me protect you against all evil, including myself," variety. I was waiting for the moment when a lightbulb would go off and she'd think "I want to experience what it's like to be a young adult just entering her 20s. I want to go to school, move out on my own, meet people, and just live." No. No... it's all about Cole. He's there so she basically worships him, and takes care of him, cooking every day, cleaning, snuggling up to him in his bed every night and every great once in awhile she'll remember "hey... I think I may be my own person.".... And then she looks at Cole and poof, she is his to do what he will... if he just would.
Now don't get me wrong, this book wasn't all bad. As obvious by my 3 star rating. There were moments when I enjoyed seeing them together. And that he suggested she get a job that fit what she knew how to do (working in a daycare, taking care of other people, surprise), getting her a dog so she can sort of put her energy and smothering on something else. Though I did cringe at the sex scenes a bit (read above), they were well written. So there's that.
I would like to read more from Kendall Ryan. Hopefully with a relationship that seems like both sides are completely engaged in....more