Cameron Hamilton is that hot guy that can get any girl he wants, so when Avery Morgensten turns him down flat, he’s intrigued. She’s gorgeous and more than a little awkward and he’s entirely fascinated with watching her emotions play across her face. It’s obvious she’s hiding something, but she won’t let him close enough to figure it out. He refuses to give up, though, continually asking her on dates and pushing past her barriers. Will she finally relent and give him a chance or will she remain stubborn and continue to refuse?
Dayum. Did I mention in my review for Wait For You that Cam is awesome? Because, seriously, he is. If you loved him in book one, he’ll steal your heart even more here. He’s the same nice guy hiding under that cocky exterior, which shines even more here. He’s so fucking confident about his awesomeness that it’s impossible to argue the point with, though I don’t know why you’d want to. He’s just so terribly sweet to Avery and so fucking charming. The fact that he constantly refers to her as Shortcake in his head had in an endless giggle-fest.
Avery, via his perspective, is even more skittish than she seems in hers. There isn’t much to say beyond that, besides it’s really obvious she is hiding something. And it’s even more frustrating watching her refuse to open up to him when you are reading his thoughts. All he wants to do is comfort and protect her and she won’t allow him that opportunity.
I think I have said at one point that I’m not a huge fan of the type of books like this, where it’s the exact same storyline as the previous one via a new perspective, but Jen may have changed my take on that. I would gladly have read any new scene or rehashed scene she wanted to give me though Cam’s eyes. For a lot of authors, it becomes incredibly boring to read the same damn scenes in a voice that sounds too similar to the original one, but here, they both felt so distinct that it was impossible to confuse the two. I also really love getting more of Ollie and Jace, plus the preview for Be With Me because you can feel the attraction rolling off Jace and Teresa, whether Cam wants to admit it or not.
Bottom line? This is everything you’d expect out of a JLA sequel. It makes me want to say to hell with my carefully laid out reading list and binge on her novels. Cam is just….there aren’t words, okay. He’s almost better than Daemon, which should be recommendation in and of itself. If you liked Wait For You, you’ll love this. If you haven’t read Wait For You, then remedy that and then you’ll love this. Don’t read this first because it obviously gives away major spoilers….unless you don’t care about spoilers, in which case the sequence is up to you. 🙂