Author: J. Lynn (Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Series: (Wait for You #1.5)
Published: October 22nd 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult
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Summary: 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?
Review: Wait for You is probably the book of Jennifer Armentrout that I genuinely loved. It’s not that it was unique or something. I just think the story and characters were sincere and it showed naturally on the pages of the book. Of course, I’m also one of those fangirls who swooned over Cam. It was easy for me to separate him from the others because there’s just something about him that is so real and very relatable. It just a bonus that he has an impressive looks, adding to his charming (and sometimes over confident) personality. So reading Trust in Me was indeed a treat. Got to admit that I was looking forward reading his side of the story.
I confess I have feelings of excitement as well as apprehension because many books that were retold from another perspective ended up being repetitive to me. I don’t want that. I really don’t. I don’t want this book as a ploy for fans that wanted more but received a half-empty novella. I want it to show that there’s more to tell and that it is necessary to tell. Thankfully, this novella did that for me. I’m glad it didn’t feel repetitive to me and reading on Cam’s POV sure changed a heck of the things I know from the book. It’s different how Avery told it but this time knowing things deeply and personally transformed the ball game for me.
The story is entirely the same. How they met. How Cam persistently asked her out and she continually declined. How she was scared to commit and how Cam tried to understand her. How their first kiss felt. How they first time felt. How when one time he saw her dancing with her face radiating with happiness. How he had seen her like hadn’t seen her before. And how words slipped right out of his mouth that he will marry this girl someday. How these little gestures we saw in the first book has actually weighed more on Cam’s. How Cam truly feel for her. Yes, it all sounds similar but at the same completely not. It was very enlightening to me. And it was all because of Cam. He made it all different to me. Maybe it’s a bit biased of me to say that I enjoyed this better than the novel prior to it because I liked him more. But I didn’t dislike Avery but I sure did connect more with this guy.
Trust is very crucial to every relationship. It’s needed on the foundation and must be rooted deeply and strongly. That’s why I understand Cam when he was insistent that she needed to let go of her issues and trust him enough confide it with him. How can they move further when there’s an anchor pulling them down? So I’m glad that Cam thinks of this way. It made his intention for her clear and sincere to me.
I don’t even think this book qualifies as a novella. It was pretty long and very informative if I may say so myself. Waiting for this (absolutely no pun intended) is worth it. If you are a fan of Cam like myself, this would be great addition to your books. It was fun, swoon worthy and best of all it was entertaining—and it says a lot since this story was only a retold. 😉
I received an Advance Copy from William Morrow via Edelweiss. Thank you.
Preview Quote: “The one thing I’d asked from Avery was the one thing she couldn’t give me. Nothing, not even love, would work without trust.” — Cam (from Uncorrected Digital Galley)