Friday, August 14, 2015

WAIT FOR YOU by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn)

William Morrow Paperback, September 2013
Obtained via:  publisher
ISBN: 9780062294777
New Adult

In WAIT FOR YOU, Jennifer Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn, ventures into the New Adult genre.  Avery Morgansten traveled across the country to escape her past and build a new life when she started college.  All she has to do is show up for class on time, make sure her bracelet remains securely on her wrist and keep to herself.  Of course, on her first day of class, as she is running late to class, Avery literally runs into the hottest guy in the school, Cameron Hamilton.  And for whatever crazy reason, Cam takes an interest in her.  Now, just when Avery’s new life seems to be taking a positive turn, she starts getting threatening emails and phone calls.  Someone is refusing to let her past fade away.

This reader almost always enjoys a good new adult story and WAIT FOR YOU was no different.  These stories all seem to bring back memories from when we were teenagers growing up; all that teen angst, the worrying, the drama, the emotional highs and lows of growing up and mostly all those hormones!  J. Lynn does a terrific job of describing a young girl’s first time away from home, living on her own and all the scary emotions that come with it.  As we see the way Avery’s emotional growth unfurls as the story progresses and she starts to trust  in Cam and build a relationship with him, memories from our own college days come flooding back.  While it is true that Avery’s big secret was no big surprise really, Lynn did a wonderful job of writing about the experience and its aftermath for both Avery and even Cam.

J. Lynn’s WAIT FOR YOU is one young adult story this mother of two teenagers would be pleased to see her own teens reading.  There are some stories that are just plain enjoyable to read without being full of smut and foul language.  This is one of those really fun and enjoyable books that young adult readers can both relate to and enjoy.

Reviewed by T. Barringer

"This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book."

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