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’s 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…
For those that are not familiar, J. Lynn is also Jennifer L. Armentrout. She writes as J. Lynn for adult contemporary fiction, and her full name for YA-the Lux series and the Covenant series. So, just an FYI-this book is adult contemporary fiction. I took a chance on this book because I love her YA series’, and I’m glad I did.
Avery moves to a new state, far away from home, to attend college. She has a past, which we all do. She is trying to basically escape from her past and just focus on school. Of course, she runs into a hot guy, Cam, and they realize they live in the same apartment complex, same floor. Avery is attracted to Cam-I mean, who wouldn’t be!?! Anyway, she isn’t looking for a relationship, and is even surprised and gaining friendships.
But her past won’t let her go, with an email and text stalker. She joins in a relationship with Cam after months of him asking. That was really cute, honestly. But their relationship is built on lies and omissions, which obviously aren’t healthy for a stable relationship.
I was actually surprised at the piece of Avery’s past that she was hiding from. I expected something similar, but it was a bit different. As a reader, I was pulled in to the story and fought for Avery. I did get a bit pissed with Cam at one point, just because of his pushing, but he did what needed to be done in the long run.
Overall, if you enjoy adult contemporary with a love story, I would highly recommend this book. The main downside-EDITING!!!!! Usually her books in YA are edited very well. This book has soooo many errors I was getting irritated. I really did enjoy the book, but the errors did end up taking away some of the enjoyment.
Overall, I would give this book 4 out of 5 stars. If it was edited better, I would give 5! I haven’t read her other adult books, but now that I’ve read this one, I may decide to take the plunge and read her others.