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…
Okay, Cherie, deep breaths.
This is what I’ve been doing throughout this book over:
Cam and his cookies:
Cam and bringing Avery eggs in the morning:
Cam always asking Avery out:
One of the good things about this story is that there is no Insta-Love, guys! *Confetti*
I was reading this book in a cafe by myself, on the train, bus and in bed. For a good 56% (yeah, I watched for it) of the book, I was smiling like an idiot.
Everything was so sweet. It brought me back to when I still had my BFF with me. Really good times. Gave me warm fuzzies.
When I started to slowly piece together whatever was wrong with Avery, all I could do was try and scream at her through my Kindle, telling her to JUST TELL HIM WHAT’S WRONG ALREADY. But she was like:
And I’m like:
Then Cam goes around breaking my heart, telling her about his dark past.
Dammit Avery, tell him what happened to you.
Because you know, HE DESERVES TO KNOW. And she knows she should tell him, but she’s so stubborn and cowardly so she’s like:
And I’m like:
And you know how books can only go so many ways. Eventually Cam finds out AND HE’S SO HURT BY HER because she PROMISED she’d trust him but OBVIOUSLY she doesn’t trust him enough.
That’s right, I’m protective over Cam because he’s such a good guy and he cares for her so, so much. Heck, he loves her. It’s crazy, okay.
So Cam’s all:
And I don’t blame him because he doesn’t deserve to be fracking shortchanged of his feelings. 凸ಠ益ಠ)凸
Instead, I’m all:
Or guy… you know what I mean.
Then Avery sudden realizes what she’s done wrong (LIKE FINALLY) and rushes over to where he is to explain. He actually still lets her in and allows her to explain.
When the story finally unravels I realize that what she went through was kinda traumatizing since she’d only been 14 then. But the guy so obviously loved you. I mean, if he would continually try to ask you out, bake you stuff, bring you home and -Oh my Lornie- cook you breakfast every Sunday morning, you know he’s serious. I mean, if he was shallow and stuff he wouldn’t be so sincere, right? /stillveryprotective
And Avery is all:
And Cam STILL TAKES HER BACK like:
And then they kiss like:
And before I know it, I’m screaming (inwardly) and sort of squealing (outwardly) in my bed at 3 in the morning, effectively waking my aunt who shares my room and getting scolded for being up so late/early.
I was just so relieved about everything. Like YAY YOU GUYS CAN GO BE HAPPY AND MAKE BABIES NOW.
What I really liked about this book was that everything was wrapped up in the end. Avery was able to find closure with her parents, though I’m sure she could have been a bigger bitch after all that she’d been through. No loose ends! There was even a hint for book two for the relationship between Cam’s bestfriend and sister.
Sister and bestfriend. You just know it’s going to be good. I can’t wait to see more of Cam and Avery too!
Overall, 4 stars. Probably because I didn’t like how Avery reacted when she should have told him and honestly, she dragged it on for too long. I was actually worried for them. Gosh.
Too easily attached to fictional characters.
I would totally reread the first half of the book, though!
I’M BEING SERIOUS HERE!
But you know I love you guys, right? :>