He had me at sweetheart ♥
This book was JUST what I needed right now!!
I totally understand why everyone is raving about it! I was swooning from the first page and didn’t want to put it down till I finished it. Not to mention that amazing fact that it is a stand-alone!!! A completed romance with a happy ending that leaves you feeling warm and fuzzy. I LOVED IT!!
Now, while I fell into insta-love with this book, I very much appreciated that the characters didn’t. I loved that their relationship took time to develop – it was so well paced. After they meet, its actually a little while before they officially become a couple so, as the reader, you get the time to connected with them, laugh over their banter, swoon over them flirting and you get to fall in love with them. And it made it that much more aww-worthy when they did finally get together. Kind of like a reward for you waiting. Again, I loved it!
K, so what’s the book about?
The book starts out on the first day of class at University. Avery is rushing, trying not to be late, when she quite literally runs smack into Cam.
Racing up the wide staircase, I barreled through the doubled doors and smacked right into a brick wall…
Something strong and hard went around my waist, stopping my free fall…
A second later I was pressed against a wall.
The wall was strangely warm.
The wall chuckled.
“Whoa,” a deep voice said. “You okay, sweetheart?”
C’mon… are you not in love already?? Just a wee bit?? I was.
She finds herself hooked up as astronomy star-gazing partners with this gorgeous swoon guy who bakes her cookies and calls her sweetheart. Seriously, Cam was “gorgeous in all the ways that made girls do stupid things” and very into her but Avery was haunted by scarring events of a fateful night five years ago and was not ready for any sort of relationship. And despite his best efforts at wooing her, she tried to keep her distance romantically, afraid she wouldn’t be able to handle it.
“I don’t want to go out on a date with you.”
Cam didn’t look surprised by my response or daunted. “I figured you’d say that.”
“Then why did you ask?” …
“Because I wanted to.”
“Oh. Well. Okay. Glad you got it out of your system.”
His brows knitted. “I haven’t gotten it out of my system.”
Oh no. “You haven’t?”
“Nope” He flashed a charming grin. “There’s always tomorrow.”
But he didn’t give up. He kept asking her. Kept wooing her. Until he finally got through her walls and into her heart.
I’ll say that there was a point where I got a little frustrated with how much Avery was rejecting him but I kept reminding myself that she was damaged by her past and that she had genuine reasons for her actions. And she really did. I cringed when the truth came out. But I loved that Cam stood by her throughout it all.
“You’re not doing this by yourself. Hell to the mother fucking no.”
The dialogue in this book is just BRILLIANT!! Brilliant brilliant brilliant!! The texting, the banter, the flirting… just pure GOLD! I have SO much of their interactions highlighted in my book. Some are funny, some are sweet, and some are just down right swoon-worthy. Not to mention the texts…
“I have so many feels for u.” ♥ ♥ ♥
Cam… seriously. No joke, guys. He is making the fav’s book boyfriend list. He just scored one swoon point after another! I swear, every time he said ‘sweetheart’, my insides would melt. He just had this effortless, magnetic charm that made him impossible not to love. He was thoughtful, flirty, confident, caring…. basically perfect!
“His chin grazed the top of my head and then his lips brushed across my forehead.
“I’m not going anywhere,” he said. “I’ll be right here when you wake up, sweetheart. I promise.”
And COOKIES!!! I will never again be able to eat cookies without thinking of Cam! **melt** And just in general, I couldn’t stop grinning at all the things he did. MAJOR SWOON POINTS!!!
The whole book is told from Avery’s POV. I liked her voice and enjoyed her perspective. If I had to make one complaint, it would be that there were a few time jumps (not huge, just like a week here, a few days there) that wasn’t disorienting or anything, but I would have been a bit happier without them. That being said, I still loved the book so really, its all good 🙂
The book reminded me a little of The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden. I think fans of that book will like this and vice versa. But, again, no cliffhanger here!!
There is a happy ending to this book so if you are ever looking for a sweet, funny, touching stand alone with an uberly swoony guy, this would be a great choice!
“I want you, Cam.”
“You have me,” he groaned. “You so fucking have me.”
Wait For You is a standalone novel.
Trust In Me is Cam’s POV novel.
Be With Me is a standalone novel.
Stay With Me is a standalone novel.
Fall With Me is a standalone novel.
Forever With You is a standalone novel.
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