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Waiting for You

(Waiting for You #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  8,058 ratings  ·  672 reviews
Bailey Gray is tired of her perfectly planned life. Everything about her life has been organized and lived out to the expectations set of her parents. She is the class valedictorian, has perfect grades, the perfect friends, a perfect boyfriend, basically perfect life...or so everyone thought. That's when she realizes the path planned isn't always the path chosen.

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Kindle Edition, 292 pages
Published February 21st 2013
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Jan 04, 2013 added it
EDIT 24/9/2013
Due to recent development of the events considering this author, plagiarism and the fact that book has been pulled from Amazon, I decided to erase my rating!

Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Feb 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This review was posted at Angie's Dreamy Reads!!


AHHHHHHHH.....what a book!! Holy crap. I literally just finished and I'm still gasping for air and trying to come up with words to tell you about it.


Are just a couple of the words that I would use to describe the book.

Dylan is over being home with his drunken father. He’s tired of being beaten down and taking crap for a life he never chose and choices he’s not responsibl
A. Bookzilla.
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
These two people are poison for each other. And the worst part is, they weren't, they just turned ugly somewhere along the way.

But let me start from the beginning.
For the first 50-60% of this book it was amazing. A very sweet love story about a rebel boy and a good girl that's finally gotten out of her cage. It was right up there with some of my favorite reads. Yeah, Bailey annoyed me a bit, but it was nothing I couldn't get over. I loved Dylan, I loved him.

I was willing to ignore numerous, and
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Jan 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
4 Stars!!
She believed lies because they were the only truth she knew.

So..... this book is about a road trip two lost friends take..
road trip

Bailey goes on this trip to get away from her monotonous planned life, to break free...
to explore her wild side, to live a little... HELL, you are 18 only once bitches!

When everything was planned for you, spontaneity and the unknown is something worth living.

I took the whiskey back looking at the label and wondering why they didn’t put a warning label on the outside
Feb 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 Heartfelt Stars!

Bailey has spent the majority of her life being who everyone else wants her to be. Living up to the expectations of being the perfect daughter, perfect student, perfect girlfriend. He life isn’t really hers anymore. It’s the day of her highschool graduation, where she is Valedictorian- of course. And she decides to take a stand. She says exactly what she wants to say and doesn’t think about the consequences. Staring at the back of the audience, she see’s Dylan. Her first kiss
Farah *Professor Dean's Beauty*
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“I believe that people come into your life and then some go.I also think there's a purpose as to why they were in your life at all.Each one takes a piece of you when they go.Some leave pieces of themselves with you.Sometimes its's wisdom, or maybe,it's a lesson.”

"What would you do for a piece of forever? What would you do to love more, feel more, and live more?"

What happens when you living your life but you don't feel alive? A feeling of numbness takes over you, tired of being mundane....? You
• Lisa •
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm completely, over my head, 100%, can't stop thinking about it, in LOVE with this book!

A journey of two young people trying to find themselves, and instead finding each other.

Waiting for you is a beautiful, moving, thought provoking read, I loved every page. I felt like a giddy teenager reading this book, the author has done an amazing job of making the reader feel a part of every kiss, conversation, drama and emotion. Parts of the book were almost poetic, hats off to Shey Stahl her writing i
♥ Sarah
Feb 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction

“It was a summer of tears, laughter, colors that bled lies and denied the truth. It was the kind of love that knew no bounds, tangled emotions that were strong.”


“Dylan wasn’t a rebound or distraction. No. He couldn’t be. Not Dylan. Like I said, you don’t just fall for someone like Dylan Wade. You bleed for someone like Dylan Wade.”


“You didn’t just randomly show up here. It was fate. You once asked me if I was in the right place at the right time what I would do. This is me, in the right place
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites

~ Just like the sky, a change, a thought, a feeling, doesn't happen right away, for me anyway. You don't see it at first. It's nothing but chalky warmth, a glow in the distance completely humbled to the magnificence of Helios. As a dawn starts to shake the ash from the night, revealing the bright red scarlet of morning that ran riot in the sky, a decision is set, but you don't know it. There's something refreshing about a sunrise, It's just as unpredictable what a new day would bring. ~

A child h
Amanda (Good Choice Reading)
Mar 26, 2013 rated it did not like it
1.5 stars

This book deserves some sort of award....for having the most misleading cover and blurb in the history of covers and blurbs. It is nothing like it appears to be, and if you're looking for a sweet, fun road trip book, look elsewhere, because this is NOT it.

This is a story about two spoiled, self-righteous kids who hate their lives, despite the fact that even with their demons, they still have it better than a hell of a lot of teens these days. They channel all of this hatred into their l
Feb 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: BR w/Bethany & Jennifer
I hate to say this but: what was the hype all about? I couldn't connect to either of the main characters. I didn't feel the love connection either. I felt Dylan was more of a jerk then anything the whole book. And Bailey needed a back bone more often then not where Dylan was concerned. These two had more trust issues, lack of communication, jealousy issues and lusting going on then anything... And maybe some anger issues.

I wanted to love this but the book just didn't work for me. I couldn't conn
Feb 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 Heart Clenching Stars... ♥♥♥♥♥

I loved this story.. let me be honest and say that before the last 25% of this book I was sitting on a solid 4 stars.. I had gone through several chapters where I felt like the book was settling down to much and I kept waiting on that "click" to happen. Don't get me wrong, the first half was really good and even the settled part was really good, but it was'nt 5 stars.. Then, that moment happened where my heart seized up and I just knew that I had taken that t
Sep 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
Wanna know why this and other Stahl's books were removed from Amazon? Simply, she's been acussed of plagiarism. Apparently, this book has been based on Twilight fanfics and her newest book, "For the Summer", was based on the fanfic "Dusty".

Well done, Stahl, well done *insert sarcastic bomb here*

I wouldn't have read this book after the bad reviews I read about it but... Really? Stealing from fanfics? Even, from popular fanfics? Like nobody is gonna notice anyways, huh? Jesus Christ.

Wanna know mor
2 stars New Adult Romance

This book had potential but tried too hard to be deep.
Sep 28, 2013 rated it did not like it
Recommends it for: NOBODY!
Waiting For You... yet another book Plagiarised by Stahl....

From Waiting For You- Shey Stahl (ch.3)

What did you just say?” I choked out still coughing, beer coming out my nose which then caused me to cough.
..... Dylan’s eyes held no shred of amusement when he
spoke. “You obviously heard me.”

“What would make you think I was sleeping with him?” I’ll admit that I was tad bitter.

“You can’t sleep with a guy like Eric James and expect him to keep quiet about popping your cherry, did you?”.....“I did
[Simon Cowell voice] It's a no from me.
 ♥  Barb ♥
Mar 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
~~~~~4 Bad Boy Stars~~~~~

Tattooed, bad boy Dylan and beautiful, brown-eyed Bailey grew up together but haven't spoken to each other since they were 10. Right after graduation, they run away from life and take a roadtrip. Along the way they find HOPE, BELONGING, TRUST, SOFTNESS, ADORATION, HAPPINESS, FORGIVENESS, and LOVE. I enjoyed this book and the playful banter between these two. They make you believe that true love does exist. "Everyone has a deal," "An unspoken understanding...we were meant
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Five fucking stars! Another amazing story by Shey Stahl. Shey has the ability to write stories that draw you in. The way the characters are written, you get truly invested in them. I felt Dylan and baileys emotions. I loved these two!! The sadness, happiness, loathing, excitement. There were so much these two went through. I felt like I was on the journey with them. Loved the story, loved how it progressed. Loved the ending although I did get teary eyed when bailey decided to make an important d ...more
Lise *friends don't flag*

“I’m insane. This is so insane. This is amazing.”

I may be insane, but this was not amazing to me.

Yeah… this was just okay for me. It could be that I need a break from this genre as I have said so many times before, but I just keep going back and then read one of these.
I didn’t connect with the characters and found the storyline to be on the ridiculous side. Too much drama for drama’s sake.

Moving on...
As many people say, the hype always lies.

Before reading the book: OMG look at that cute cover! Definitely looks like a nice, enjoyable summer read!

After reading the book:

I was warned that Waiting For You was ridiculous. I was even given examples of the ridiculousness. But my curiosity and that too-pretty-for-its-content cover forced me to read it despite that. As soon as I read the first few pages, I knew I had made a mistake by picking this up.

Let me explain.

The characters
What to s
Anne OK
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013-reads
Although I found this to be an astoundingly good coming of age plot, my review is a mixed bag of good, bad and ugly!

The Good:

Shey Stahl gives us a cast of wonderful characters, including a bad boy heart-throb rocker and a naïve young girl on the verge of becoming a woman. She tops it all off by sending us off on a road trip across the country in a classic ’68 GTO – all of which are among my favorite romance tropes. There wasn’t much I didn’t enjoy as far as the storyline and characters were co
5 holy-fan-myself stars !!! i loved every single moment I blushed and sighed and high fived the air and even - yes - air guitared !!!!! reading this incredible journey !

Loved it !!!!
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
2/5 stars

This book was absolute trash, boring, cringe worthy. And now I realize she stole this story? Plagiarism is not cute honey.
Feb 24, 2013 rated it did not like it
Dylan was Dylan. He was my first love. Even at seven, I knew I loved him. He was my first kiss and the only boy that mattered back when watermelon bubble gum and the smell of summer were my only thoughts.

Five intense stars.

Bailey was the girl with the perfectly mapped out life. Perfect family, perfect grades, perfect boyfriend and a perfect scholarship to the perfect college. But that all changes one morning, one afternoon - while standing on the podium getting ready to give her vale
Jessica's Book Review
Feb 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I love romance novels about falling in love with the boy next-door and living a happily ever after. Childhood romance stories are my “book crack”. I have heard such amazing things about Waiting For You I couldn’t wait to dive into the book and get lost in the story.

Bailey Gray has lived her 18 years doing everything she was told to do. She was the perfect daughter, the perfect student, the perfect girlfriend to the perfect boy. Bailey’s life was
Jx PinkLady Reviews ♡ @bookwormthoughts
3.5 stars

“A story about a girl and boy who were so lost they couldn’t see what was right in front of them. It was our deal.”

I really wanted to like this book more and, in parts I truly, truly did......I loved Dylan and reading his POV and I loved the last 30% of the story!!! I felt the emotion and found it quite moving.

The problem for me, I think, is that I found it a little sappy. Don't get me wrong, I love a good 'love story' and on reading the synopsis this seemed the perfect book for me
Jacqueline's Reads
Mar 24, 2013 marked it as did-not-finish
I am very disappointed because I enjoyed this book very much. Due to recent events relating to this Author, I decided not to post my updates or a typical review. I will probably write a short response to how I feel because I want to finish the book, but a small review will be it. For now I'm marking it as DNF, until I can go back to it


I am referencing --- > THIS

Bailey Gray is tired of her perfectly planned life. Everything about her life has been organized
Shanise {iridescentxlotus}
Mar 07, 2013 rated it did not like it
Look 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
Feb 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was pleasantly surprised with this book. It’s not your typical good girl/bad boy story. It was deep. Several times I caught myself pausing to think further about the author’s words.

"Just like the sky, a change, a thought, a feeling, doesn’t happen right away, for me anyway.

You don’t see it at first. It’s nothing but chalky warmth, a glow in the distance, completely humbled to the magnificence of Helios. As the dawn starts to shake the ash from night, revealing the bright red scarlet of mor
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USA Today Bestselling Author, Shey Stahl is a lover of sunsets, dirt track racing, collecting antiques, and the south, where her soul wants to be. Writing is her passion, giving words meaning, and readers experiences they’ll never forget. Currently she’s living in the pacific northwest with her husband and daughter, she can usually be found near a dirt track with an iced coffee in hand.

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