I didn’t even have to think twice about reading this book by Jennifer Armentrout. I mean come on, she is one of my favorite authors so it’s a given that this book will be nothing short of amazing…and indeed, it was. I think this is her first venture into the world of Contemporary/New Adult and once again, she’s proven why she deserves all the success she’s received.
This was such a memorable story along the lines of Colleen Hoover’s ‘Hopeless’, and I’m 100% sure that you’ll fall for Cameron Hamilton right off the bat as well.
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…
Overall Rating: 5/5 — Definite must-read! I mean, hello, it’s Jennifer Armentrout.
It’s very refreshing to read Jennifer Armentrout’s take on the angsty new adult genre and my only regret is that I finished this book too quickly. I loved the pacing, flow, and development of the story and the fact that there were little (if none at all) unnecessary and annoying scenes that most authors put in between just to prolong and drag the story. But first things first, I personally want to thank Jennifer for introducing the awesomeness that is Cameron Hamilton and his cookies.
“And just thing about it. If cookie was a code word, whatever it symbolizes, it’s been in your mouth, sweetheart.”
He couldn’t have come at a better time in my life especially since I was having some serious Aiden and Daemon withdrawal symptoms already. And yes Jennifer, I see what you did with Cameron. He’s basically Daemon and Aiden combined. He basically got Daemon’s unwavering confidence and cockiness and Aiden’s maturity and dependability. First there was “agapi”, then there’s “kitten”, then finally there’s“sweetheart” . I will never, EVER look at cookies and ball pens the same way again. In addition, I also seem to have gained a deeper appreciation and longing for eggs as well. Not to mention, I’m actually imagining what’s it like to have a pet turtle on a leash. Sorry I’m not sorry for this relentless blabbering ’cause Cam’s definitely worth it and he basically carried this story anyway. This boy knows how to woo and woo right. It was insta-love done right, which made their relationship very believable and relatable.
OKAY so Avery. I have to say, I had the same suspicions as Cameron as to what really happened to her and I was not expecting that at all. What I love most about her though is that it didn’t really take too long for her to realize how wrong it was to push away Cameron away (two times to be exact). In fact, I do admire how she had some sense in her to rationalize her thoughts and decide once and for all to be a real survivor and not a mere victim who’s just pretending to be a survivor.
As for the other supporting characters, I just have to say that Jacob is probably one of the best gay guy best friends I’ve ever encountered in all the new adult novels I’ve read. He seriously just said all the right words at the right time.
Like this —> “I would be clapping like a seal right now if I weren’t so fucking hung over, just so you know. Inside, I’m doing happy jumping jacks for you with glittery pom poms.”
Britney and Ollie may have played minor roles but they were just as important in helping Cameron and Avery, especially when their relationship was on the rocks.
This whole story makes me wish that I’d have the chance to accidentally “plow” into my own Cameron as well one day.
“I have hope because I love you—I’ve been in love with you, Avery. Probably before I even realized I was. “
“You loved me?”
Cam dropped his forehead to mine and his chest rose sharply under my hands. “I love you.”
My heart stuttered. “You love me?”