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…
I’ve read mixed reviews about this book so I wasn’t sure how to start my own review. When I finished the book, I felt happy and complete. Like the circle was closed. I’m pretty sure that’s the idea of every book, specially a romantic one, so great job J. Lynn.
At first I wanted to rank it with 5 stars and then, after reading some of the less positive reviews, I wanted to rank it with 2 stars but I got to think about what this book is really about and here’s what I figured out:
This book is a YA/NA novel, so the idea is to appeal to a new generation that have hope that fairy tales and epic love stories are on their way. If you see this story through that perspective, it serves its propose perfectly. And why shouldn’t we believe in love in the beginning of our lives?
So, these thoughts got this book into the high part of the ranking again. Because there wasn’t a single time when I didn’t feel hope or love and, yes, even if at some point the characters start to act stupid or stereotype, they are also college students and 20 years older, so they are entitle to.
Anyway, once in a while I like to read YA books because they are so bright and full of promises and, even if Avery’s story is kind of depressing, she turned her life around and learned how to believe in herself and other again.
So overall, I give 4 stars to this book and, yes, I will be reading the sequels as well! 🙂