Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blog Tour: Wait for You by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout) - Review, Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the book tour for Wait for You by USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Armentrout, writing as J. Lynn.  The tour is hosted by Stuck in Books and you can check out all the other great stops on the tour here.  There is also a unique giveaway going on at each tour stop, so be sure to enter that below, as well as check out giveaways at the other tour stops.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wait for You 
by J. Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout)
Publication Date:  February 26, 2012

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…



Cam
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Picture from Jen's Facebook Page

My Thoughts:  Wait For You is another outstanding novel from J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout.  I absolutely loved it, and I  absolutely loved Cam.  He is definitely one of my most favorite book boyfriends ever.  Avery Morgansten is 19 years old and in her freshman year of college.  She wants nothing more than a fresh start away from her hometown in Texas.....away from her family.......away from the people there........away from the memories that haunt her.  Something terrible happened to Avery when she was 14 years old, and the fear, hurt, and subsequent after effects from that incident have left her wounded, guarded, and she has a really hard time trusting.  These are things she wants to desperately overcome, but sometime old habits die hard.  On her way to her first day of class she runs into Cameron "Cam" Hamilton, literally.  When she looks up at him, she finds herself face-to-face with the most beautiful guy she has ever seen who has eyes so blue that they can't possibly real, and a smile that will melt your heart.  Mr. hotness personified absolutely throws her for a loop, especially when she keeps running into him, and then discovers that she lives across the hall from him.

Cam Hamilton is sex on a stick and then some, and he is a really nice guy to, at least to Avery.  He has a reputation as ladies man, so Avery is leery of him, and despite his attempts to ask her out, she keeps telling him no.  Cam is persistent and determined to get to know Avery, and they wind up become really great friends.  He's patient with her, somehow sensing her fears, and the relationship grows over time into something much more than friendship......, but will the past and its memories be more than Avery and Cam can overcome?

Picture from Jen's Facebook Page courtesy of Kendall McCubbin
As I said above, I loved this story.  I mean really loved it.  Jennifer Armentrout/J. Lynn knows how to write romance and she really knows how to create a hot guy, and believe me, she does just that in Wait For You.  Truthfully, I think she could write the label on soup can and I would buy it.  She's just that good.  This story captured my attention and my heart from the first page to the last and I couldn't put it down.  I loved the the characters, even though I wanted to shake Avery a time or two for not realizing what was in front of her.  She did had some major issues to overcome though, not just with what happened to her, but with the way she was raised in general.  I couldn't get enough of Cam.  He is absolutely to die for and he was so good with Avery.  He has his own secrets from his past also though, but for the most part he was a great guy, a really really hot great guy.  He loses his temper a few times, but considering it all, he handled things really well.  I loved Brit and Jacob, Avery's friends.  They were a hoot.  Then there was Ollie, Cam's roommate, and I really hope we get to see more of him in the future.  Then of course there is infamous Raphael and Michelangelo, and when you meet them, you'll have a whole new appreciation for turtles.  The romance was hot and there are some super sexy and steamy love scenes that will definitely get your blood pumping.  J. Lynn never fails to disappoint in that area that's for sure.  If you are a contemporary romance lover then Wait For You is one book you won't want to miss.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and would most definitely recommend it.



Favorite Quotes:

"Avery Morgansten, we meet again."  He was the last person I wanted to see.  I had the shittiest luck known to man.  "Cameron Hamilton...hi." ....... "We have to stop meeting like this."....
"You keep running over me, me almost running over you?" Cam elaborated.  "It's like we're a catastrophe waiting to happen."

Cam took a bite of his cookie and closed his eyes.  A deep sound emanated from his throat - a growl of pleasure.  My heart jumped and my cheeks heated up even more as I stared at him.  He made the sound again, and my mouth dropped open..... "Is it really that good?"  I asked, glancing down at the cookie in my lap.  "Oh, yeah, this is the shit.  I told you that last night.  Be better if I had some milk."  He took another bite.  "Mmm, milk."  I dared another peek at him and he looked like he was on the verge of having an orgasm or something.  One eye opened.  "It's the combination of walnut and chocolate.  You mix that together and it's like an explosion of sex in your mouth, but not as messy...."

"Weren't you paying attention in class when Drage went over this and the imagining cameras?"  I crossed my arms.  "You were drawing the cast of Duck Dynasty when he was going over that." ....."You're actually a pretty good artist."
"I know."

"You're wasting your time."  "When it concerns you, it's never a waste of my time," he replied.

Taking a deep breath, I forced the words out.  "I had a really good time tonight."  Cam stared at me a moment then he smiled.  The dimple appeared in his left cheek, and them my own lips responded in kind.  "I know." 

He stepped into my apartment, his gaze starting at the top of my head and making it all the way to the bottom of m black boots.  Amazing how a look could feel like a touch and I felt it in a way that put my earlier edginess to shame. 

His lips twitched as if he wished to smile.  "It's not a bad thing.  You're going to be nervous."
"You're not."  
"That's because I'm awesome."

"Goodnight, Avery."  And then he kissed me - kissed me like he had right before he'd left the night of our date.  Kissed me like he was a man starving for oxygen and I was the only air he needed to breathe.

"F**k Avery.  You think I don't want you?"  His voice came out low, almost a growl.  "There's not a single part of you that I don't want, you understand?  I want to be on you and inside you.  I want you against the wall, on the couch, in your bed, in my bed, and every f**king place I can possibly think of, and trust me, I have a vast imagination when it comes to these kinds of things.  Don't ever doubt that I want you.  

"I closed my eyes breathing heavily.  "Well, that was...really sort of perfect."
"I'm really sort of perfect he replied..."Everyone else knows that.  You're just a little slow on the uptake."  I laughed....."You coming back over?"  
"Always," he said kissing me quickly.  "Okay."  I opened my eyes smiling.  "I'll wait for you."  


 J. Lynn, also known as Jennifer L. Armentrout, is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet. You can find out more about Jennifer by visiting the following websites:

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This is really cute isn't it.  Once you read the book, you'll love this charm even more.  If you'd like a chance to win, just leave me a comment below and tell me what you think about Wait For You and/or what you think about Cam.  The giveaway is US only and the winner will be chose via Random Generator and end on 3/23/13.

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Winner:  #16 Tiffany Sill




40 comments:

  1. Cam definitely made this book, for me. Glad to see you enjoyed it so much, Ellen. Nice review!

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    1. Yes he did. He kind of reminds me of Andrew Parrish in The Edge of Never.

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  2. Oh I so loved Cam too! Thanks for being part of the tour.

    Valerie
    StuckInBooks.com

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  3. Okay that guy seriously has gorgeous eyes!!

    I have heard such great things about this one! I love all of the Jennifer's books. She is a fantastic writer and knows how to write a swoon worthy guy (or alien!) for sure!

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    1. It's so good. I think you would like it.

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  4. I haven't read Wait For You yet, but I LOVE Jennifer Armentrout! She has a way with creating characters who are awesome but real, romance that's swoony but flawed and plots and stories that catch your heart.

    Thank you so very much:)

    ccfioriole at gmail dot com

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  5. I just started reading this book late last night and I'm in love with Cam already! I love the part about the cookie. I had to read it twice because it was so funny. I'm glad you picked that as one of your favorite quotes. Now I'm off to read more about my new book boyfriend Cam ;). sbereza22(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. The cookie quote was hilarious wasn't it.

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  6. I'm currently reading this book right now, and I really like it. Cam is adorable ;)

    skizzles_22_hju at yahoo dot com

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  7. I read Wait For You in one day. I loved it! It had a great story line, the dialogue was great, and I loved the romance!! Thanks for the giveaway. If I win, I'll name him Donatello ;)

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    1. I think Donatello would be awesome!! LOL

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  8. I thought it was a really cute book!! I definitely like Cam :D

    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  9. I loved this book, and Cam was amazing! Thanks for hosting this giveaway :)

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    1. He is amazing. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  10. LOVED Wait for You! It was my first time reading J. Lynn, and if this one is any indication, I'll definitely be on the look out for more of her work! Really, really, really liked Cam - he's definitely a book boyfriend... And I also like Avery, Raphael & all the secondary characters =D Can't wait til the companion novel comes out!!

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    1. She has some really great books. Tempting the Player and Tempting the Best Man were really good to.

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  11. I read Wait for you on release day and I LOVED it. I've read the Lux series and I fell in love with that series. Jennifer is one of my favorite author because she make your books funny, sad, and steamy at time ;) All if which make remember why I love to read :)

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    2. I just love everything she rights. You should check out The Covenant Series under Jennifer Armentrout and her other books Tempting the Best Man and Tempting the Player under J. Lynn. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. I LOVE any JLA so I def need to read this book since I read everything else of hers lol :)

    JennyC

    twitter: @immabelieve

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  13. Haven't read it yet but some of those quotes have me moving it up the TBR list. I am just finishing her Lux series. She is such an excellent writer! Cam sounds sooo yummy

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    1. It is really good. I really love her Lux series to.

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  14. I agree w/you, I will read anything this lady puts out. She is just genius and I've been a fan since her debut w/Half-Blood (my fav series from her so far). Cam is just delish! Great review!

    Vivian
    Confessions of a Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

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  15. Jennifer is at it again with another great one lol Cam is just... no words can relay exactly what I'm thinking about Cam right now haha

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  16. I think Wait For You was an absolutely ahhh-mazing book! And I think Cam is an absolutely ahhh-mazing speciman of what all men should be like! ;)

    kristen10horses[at]yahoo[dot]com

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  17. This sounds fantastic!! I just got it and im reading it. So good! Love it! Thanks for sharing! I hope your having fun on your tour! :)
    shadowluvs2read(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. I am currently reading Wait For You and I want a turtle necklace now because of it! I am absolutely loving the book! I think it's because it's just so..real. I'm mostly into paranormal books because of the escape I get from reading them with the paranromal creatures as well in the books, but once in a while I come along books like Wait For You and it's just so normal and the problems they face in the book are problems that happen to us in real life as well and that's what makes it even that more amazing. All I can say about Cam is that..I hope I come across my Cam one day (: <3

    vampyreprincess109(at)gmail(dot)com

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  19. Looks amazing!
    celsey.seivert@yahoo.com

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