Sunday, October 13, 2013

ARC Review: Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) by J. Lynn


It’s Wait for You as you’ve never seen it. Trust in Me lets you in on Cam’s side of the #1 New York Times Bestselling story.

Cameron Hamilton is used to getting what he wants, especially when it comes to women. But when Avery Morgansten comes crashing into his life – literally – he finally meets the one person who can resist his soulful baby blues. But Cam’s not ready to give up. He can’t get the feisty and intriguing girl out of his head.

Avery has secrets, secrets that keep her from admitting the feelings Cam knows she has for him. Will persistence (and some delicious homemade cookies) help him break down her barriers and gain her trust? Or will he be shut out of Avery's life, losing his first real shot at the kind of love that lasts forever?

 Release Date: October 22, 2013

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About J.Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout:

# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia.

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true.

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen.

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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J. Lynn’s Wait For You is one of my favorite books by one of my favorite authors, so I was thrilled to learn that the book would be re-told through the male protagonist’s perspective. I enjoy reading alternative point-of-view books because I get to read a book I love again, while also gaining new insights into a familiar narrative. Whereas Wait for You introduces readers to Avery and Cam, Trust in Me (Wait for You #1.5) is solely from Cam's perspective, evoking all the initial butterflies from reading the story the first time, while adding a refreshing new angle to the narrative.
What I love most about any J. Lynn/Jennifer Armentrout novel is the humor. Her heroes and heroines always have such an effortless and entertaining repartee with each other, liberally using sarcasm as a form of endearment. Aside from the serious moments, much of the interactions between Cam and Avery are hilarious. You can get whiplash from their back and forth banter. One witticism after another is volleyed between them as if they're in a chess match and the best zinger signifies the victor. Because this is told in Cam's perspective, there's a lot of "guy" humor, which is equal parts candid, scandalizing, and laugh-aloud funny.

Cam included, J. Lynn’s heroes are handsome, witty and utterly devoted to the girl they love - pretty much the type of fictional character to ruin a girl's real-life expectations. Seriously, though - why isn't Daemon Black real??? But I digress... Getting inside Cam’s head was a memorable experience and I liked being able to find out what Cam was doing and thinking whenever him and Avery weren’t around each other. I appreciated getting the chance to know Cam better, especially because I was able to see his reactions to Avery from their first meeting and on through the process of becoming friends, then something more.

Trust in Me is just as sweet and romantic as Wait for You, but most importantly, it is the perfect companion novel. For the most part, the storyline is similar, but the narrative never feels repetitive. It gave me a better sense of how helpless Cam was for much of the story, suspecting but not knowing the reason behind Avery's hesitation towards him. I don’t know how it’s possible but I love Cam’s character even more after finishing the book and it made me even more anxious to read Jace’s upcoming story, Be with Me. 
Rating: 5 Stars

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