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4.43  ·  Rating details ·  77 ratings  ·  39 reviews
Awaited is out of print as of 3/31/15 due to publisher closing its doors.
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The voice is a powerful thing…

Russell Leonard is a centuries-old Guardian who’s lost faith in his purpose. So when he’s charged with procuring the first female Guardian in over two centuries, he can only hope it’s the red-head
Kindle Edition, 272 pages
Published May 2012 by Crescent Moon Press (first published April 30th 2012)
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Lynn Rush
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
I wrote this book, so I'm kind of partial to giving it 5 stars. **smile** Seriously,though, I'm super excited for this book to come out in May 2012!!
Jan 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, ebook
In Wasteland we met half-demon David, in Awaited, we get acquainted with Russell. Theoretically, this could be read as a stand-alone - although I don't suggest it - meaning the book is in the same world, but we go through unique stories with familiar characters who will eventually meet up for the bigger picture. Like Wasteland, you can expect a lot of action and romance in this fast paced paranormal novel.

It starts with a bang when Russell and Durk's plane crashes and they meet the only other s
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Feb 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Step aside Edward and Bella! We now have two new immortals, Russell and Annabelle to embrace as we read their powerful love story of fate and destiny, Guardians and demons, desire and need, and the power of love. Awaited is a fast paced novel by Lynn Rush that has it all: good and bad, blood and guts, angels and demons and the power of love that saves them all.

A plane ride. A fatal crash for all aboard except Russell and Durk, two Guardians sent to retrieve another Guardian and bring her back t
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4.5 Stars

Awaited is a stunning sequel that will send goosebumps down your spine. Lynn Rush has delivered a book that will blow your mind.

This book is told from the point of view of Russell! He was one of my favourite characters from Wasteland and I was really happy to find out that there would be a book about him.

It all begins with a mission. Russell and his friend have been given the task of finding the next Guardian, but something goes wrong. Their plane cr
Tara Fuller
Dec 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
First of all, let me just say that I love that this is a companion series. I loved Wasteland, but I have to say I loved Awaited even more! Russell was to die for. My new book boyfriend for sure. And I loved Annabelle and the mystery behind her. Their romance was sweet and steamy in all the right amounts. The story was exciting and unique. I adore Lynn’s twist on the demon vs. guardians in this series and I can’t wait for book three! If you are in search of an intense romantic new adult series, y ...more
Dec 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing

Awaited is a fantastic continuous on from Wasteland. Lynn Rush has certainly exceeded herself with this story, it has an intriguing storyline, well developed plot, smooth flowing chapters and characters that I’m sure will draw you into their world as well as the pages. I read this book in record breaking time, unable to put it down I was completely engrossed in the compelling storyline and of course the characters within.

A strong male lead, what every girl wants right? I enjoyed the story as we
Apr 19, 2012 rated it it was amazing
My problem with most books is that they start off too slow. That is not the case with Awaited. This book starts off with a pretty big bang, literally. From the very beginning and through the whole novel, the story is fast paced and like a roller coaster ride. There's a lot going on- in a good way. It was super hard to put the book down, even for a moment. It's one of those books that you basically read the whole way through because you can't possibly stop and not know what happens next. I feel t ...more
Jenny Bynum Black Words-White Pages
Mar 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: YA
Recommended to Jenny Bynum by: Lynn Rush Author
Since I have not had the chance to purchase Wasteland and read it yet, I had absolutely NO trouble understanding Awaited. It can stand alone without reading Wasteland. Awaited is a very interesting, fast paced and very well written story. It was so very hard to put down because once I started I had to know what would happen next! I loved the characters in the story and the deep and pationate connection from the beginning with Russell and Annabelle that turned to romance. I felt like I was part o ...more
Ramblings From A Chaotic Mind
Feb 03, 2012 rated it really liked it
After so many years alone Russell knows only the job. Find the mark, fulfill his destiny and help save the world from the demons knocking on the door. When he is sent by Jessica to find the next mark with only a vague description of who he is looking for he is extremely surprised when he finds the beautiful Annabelle. He is more surprised to learn she can’t talk.

Annabelle knows something is after her. Taken as a young girl with her parents and witnessing their horrible deaths has left her scarre
Lillie Roberts
Feb 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Russell, friend and protector of Beka, Queen of the Guardians on Earth, and his friend and follower, Durk have been sent on a mission by Jessica, the Merus of the Light, to find and bring back the first female Guardian born in the last two centuries. Jessica's cryptic in her directions, only giving a possible location, and asking Russell to take extra socks and shirts. But, that's just Jessica's way.

Russell and Durk begin their journey, only to get immediately side tracked by an airplane crash a
Mar 14, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: paranormal, romance
Awaited opens with Guardians Russell and Durk seated on a private jet, en route to a small Colorado town to retrieve a young woman. She is the first female to born in centuries. They would have preferred to drive for the legroom, trunk space for weapons, and the privacy to speak freely, but Jessica, their enigmatic 56-going on-17 leader, insisted they be on that flight. Annoyed but obedient, they comply with her other strange instructions even while wondering what she knows but won’t tell them. ...more
Elise Marion
Apr 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

I absolutely adored this book. I have to say I came in not knowing what to expect as I enjoyed book 1, but felt that it could have been better. Awaited far surpassed my expectations and went leaps and bounds beyond book one and held me riveted from the very first chapter.

I wasn't sure how I'd feel about Russell since I felt so strongly about David from book one. I didn't think that Russell would live up to those strong feelings, but surprisingly he did. I felt sympathy for a man who'd
Jess the Romanceaholic
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Expected Release Date: May 1, 2012
Publisher: Crescent Moon Press
Imprint: N/A
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Gift From The Author
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2, Wasteland
Series Best Read In Order: Yes, but worked okay as a standalone
Steam Level: Warm
Pet Peeves: Ancient/Immortal Paired With Young Mate, Forced Nudity
Favorite Tropes: Plane Crash, Fated To Be Mated, Physically Imperfect or Scar
Stina Madison
Full review here:

Russell takes center stage in Awaited. We met Russell in Wasteland as Beka's "brother" and protector. In Awaited, Russell and Durk are on a plane on their way to search for the first female Guardian in over 200 years. When their plane crashes, they are the only survivors besides a mysterious young woman. This woman turns out to be the one Russell has been dreaming about for the past three months.

Annabelle Slater is a 19-year-old mute heir
Feb 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awaited is an intense and thrilling continuation of Wasteland! It was easy to get sucked into Awaited from the beginning. We are re-introduced to Russell, whom we met briefly in Wasteland. He is joined by Durk, his equally delicious fellow Guardian. ;) They are on a mission to find the next Guardian who will serve the light.

On their journey they rescue a woman that Russell has seen before.......but only in his dreams. Russell immediately knows that he and Annabelle are connected. He knows that
Khelsey Jackson
Mar 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Russell Leonard has been alone for over 400 years. He has seen his Queen find her mate and wonders if everyone gets a true mate. Jessica tell him that he need to pack heavy for the trip to find a new Guardian. When the plane goes down and Russ finds a girl in the cockpit, he is amazed. This is the girl he has been dreaming about about for that last three months.
When the girl wakes she freaks out and hits the other guardian. When she starts to use her hands to talk, Russell realize she can't tal
S.A. Larsen
Feb 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Any YA, action, & romance lover; also a slightly older audience.
Action-packed from the onset ~ a story of trust, hope, and inner discovery mingled with twists and otherworldly turns.

The opening scene immediately pulled me into the story. I was there with the characters, feeling and wondering. From a writer's perspective, it's right where a story should start. As the story moved forward, I found myself anticipating the possible roads the story might take. The writer truly engaged my imagination. At some points, the story rolled so quickly that I merely had to
Jill Overturf
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Like Wasteland, once I picked-up the book I couldn't put it down. Lynn Rush does an excellent job of not only captivating the reader, but keeping us thinking and excited all the way through. Foreshadowing gives hints at what may come, but just enough to make you wish you could read that much faster - then, when the book is done, to go back and read it again, savoring each moment!

I am not a reader of paranormal genre on a typical basis, but I will have every book of Lynn's on my shelf. Her writin
Shayna Gier
Apr 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
What I Loved:

I absolutely loved the character of Anabelle. She was sweet, cute, and simultaneously powerful and vulnerable. While I generally do enjoy a good demon story, this one was especially delightful. At first the demons kind of felt wimpy and too-easily defeated, but by the middle of the story it's clear that's only because the main character, Russel, is just a kick-ass Guardian. Also, Lynn Rush does a wonderful job with teasing and leading the reader on with mysterious events and sentenc
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I adored this book! Better than the first, I found myself emerged as if I never left.

The plot of the book follows the first but slightly different. I loved that the plot faced a big obstacle, like communicating. LOL! At times, it was funny cause Russell was doing his darnest just to communicate with her. He knew her yet he could figure out how to speak with her. This plot flows well along with the characters. Both Russell and Annabelle both share a dark past that haunts then both. Yet, they com
May 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awaited is the second book in the Wasteland Trilogy although it can be read as a stand alone book too.
This is definitely a book that you cannot put down once you have started.

The main character is Russell a four hundred plus year old Guardian Angel, who even though he is so old doesn’t look older than 25.
The book is quick to get started with Russell and Durk on a plane flying to their next destination for their next assignment to procure a female Guardian who is the first in two centuries. When
May 16, 2012 rated it really liked it
The only things I have read about angels are the Bible, real life encounters, and “The Moral Instruments” series. So this series of books about guardian angels and guardians, immortals who fight demons on behalf of humanity, have captivated me. I love the idea that there are guardians out there solely for the purpose of protecting us. I have always believed that I had a guardian angel, there is no other way I could have survived being born six weeks early (at least not as long ago as I was born ...more
Louann Carroll
Apr 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awaited, Book Two, of the Wasteland series is not to be missed.

Russell, protector of Beka, Queen of the Guardians on Earth, is selected by Jessica, the Merus of Light, to find a female guardian, born on Earth during the last two centuries. Accompanied by Durk, Russell sets out to discover who she might be, when they are interrupted by an airplane accident.

A beautiful red-head distracts Russell. She is the woman who haunts his dreams--the one who is destined to be his--forever. Annabelle heals fa
Barbara Jean Byrem
Feb 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
The follow up novel to Wasteland (the second in the series) is a fast paced story of love, liberation and redemption.

Lucifer's minions are on the prowl to dominate anything good in this world. The Guardians are ever vigilant to protect the innocent and tip the balance in favor of the Light. 'Awaited' is the struggle of one Guardian to protect and redeem what is most lovely to him personally and what could be a potentially powerful weapon in the hands of either side.

Ms. Rush has taken a minor ch
Jan 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I've got to say WOW!!! If you liked Wasteland, you'll LOVE this sequel!! I couldn't put Awaited down! Not only do we get to see our main characters from the original, but we get to know Russell and Durk even better and some of their deepest desires are revealed. This story is packed with action and romance and will leave you wanting more, prohibiting sleep and other life activities until its conclusion! I fell more in love with the world Lynn Rush created and can't wait for the next in the serie ...more
Katie O'Sullivan
Aug 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Fast action and romance - perfect for summer!

The main characters are Russell and Belle, both complex and well-written. Russell is a Hero with a capital H - thoughtful, feeling, but strong and determined, and always putting others first. He doesn't rush into his love story with Belle, despite the fact that she's been haunting his dreams.

Demons and guardians, and a journey of action and adventure all combine to give the reader a rollercoaster ride from start to finish. Looking forward to the next
Sasha Summers
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hmmm... Why did I love this book? Perhaps it's Annabelle (love her 'gift' - no spoilers)? Or Russell (could he be any hotter OR more tender toward Annabelle)? Or Durk? Or the grab you by the throat plain crash opening... or every other, pulse pounding event that keeps you turning the pages until you're done... And now you have to wait (SIGH) for more! Rich settings, unique and individual characters, beautiful, yet discreet, love - this is a MUST read! If you aren't a fan of Lynn Rush before you ...more
Mar 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I LOVED this book! I could not put it down... From the first chapter, I knew this book was going to keep me on my toes. I stayed up late many nights because I just had to know what happened next. It was great to get to know Russell and Durk even better..find out what makes them tick! I loved how characters from the previous book make an appearance. Lynn Rush creates a world that is fun to slip away into! I would highly recommend Awaited to others! Looking forward to next installment! <3
Jul 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
This story was action packed from the first chapter and didn’t let up until the end. I enjoyed walking in Russell Leonard’s shoes and seeing Annabelle through his eyes. Actually, he’d been seeing Annabelle’s visage through dreams for months. When he finds her, in person, it is true love for the both of them.

I enjoyed this book very much. It has action and romance and mystery packed into an engaging and fresh structure.
Jean Murray
Dec 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: angels-demons
Lynn Rush hit it out of the park on this one. What a fabulous romance story with elements of action that keep me flipping the pages. I just had to find out what would happen between Russell and Annabelle. Could they overcome their differences? Or the war that was raging around them? Ms. Rush doesn't take it easy on the couple-- they have to work for it, which is totally worth it. This is a must read.
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