October 30, 2013

Trust In Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn) +GIVEAWAY

Trust In Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout (J. Lynn)
Release Date: October 22, 2013
Publisher: William Morrow Impulse
Pages: 352
Series: Wait For You
#1.5
Review Source: Edelweiss

Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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?
My Thoughts:
Trust In Me has been described as a novella, but I actually found it comparable in length to a novel. It re-tells a lot of the story from Wait for You in Cam's POV, as well as providing readers with some additional scenes. Re-telling stories from a different perspective seems to be the new trend, and I’m still not entirely sure how I feel about it. On the one hand I really liked hearing from Cam, and of course I appreciated the new scenes that we hadn’t seen from Avery’s viewpoint. But on the other hand I’m not sure if I like reading the same story over again, just with a few variations. Thankfully I hadn’t read Wait For You since its release week, so I didn’t remember every single detail clearly.

What’s interesting about Trust In Me is that because we’re not inside Avery’s head we don’t really get to see many good aspects of her. She actually treats Cam incredibly badly, so we get that without the sympathy of knowing her secrets. Reading from Cam's perspective I was actually surprised that he put up with Avery or liked her at all. It’s interesting how a different perspective can make you question those things.

Overall this is the story of a really good guy. I love how much Cam cares for his family, especially his sister, and I also liked seeing his friendships with Jase and Ollie. Seeing these relationships from Cam’s POV was really the highlight for me. If you’re a super-fan of JLA or this series then I’d definitely recommend checking out Trust In Me, but if you’re just looking for a good story I’d say check out the original book (Wait For You) and/or wait for the next installment in the series.

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Rating:
[Strong 3/5]

Purchase Links:
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About Jennifer:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russel Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes Young Adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen.

Where to find Jennifer:
Website | Twitter | Facebook

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3 comments:

  1. I've read a few reviews by now, and nobody was exactly thrilled. I really liked Cam and I think I'll read this just to remind myself of the plot because I forgot most of it, but I'll try not to expect too much.
    Great review.

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  2. Don't know how I feel about reading the same story, just from a different POV. I enjoy different viewpoints, but usually in the same book. I haven't read the first one yet, so not sure if I love LOVE Cam!

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