Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
Summary: 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… – GoodReads
The summary definitely makes this book seem less substance heavy and more ‘lickable’ (really not a fan of that word). To me the book was well developed with strong characters that could stand on their own, fully rounded out and had you cheering for them as a couple and individually. Oddly the book started out a bit cliche but somehow took it and made it work. Yes, this book does have romance in it, but not full of pages describing the male as a salt lick. Lynn/Armentrout gave lots of moments to build the relationship at a steady pace, but never did it feel rushed.
You know when you read a book and afterward you just can’t help but thinking about it? The characters have felt so real and you got pulled in and become really invested in their story? This book was that for me. I could not stop thinking about the book and all books after reading this one just fell flat.
This is definitely in my top Reads for 2013.