TITLE: Waiting for You
AUTHOR: Abigail Strom
RATING: 4 STARS (3.5 STARS)
PUBLISHED: January 2012 - Abigail Strom
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"For Jake Landry, Erin Shaw was always off-limits—too young, too innocent, and his kid sister’s best friend. Home now after a decade of military service, Jake finds Erin all grown up…but she’s still off-limits. War has left him with scars invisible to anyone but him, and a relationship is the last thing he’s looking for. As a teenager, Erin had a hopeless crush on her friend’s big brother. Now that she’s an adult, she thinks she’s put all that behind her. But when she sees Jake again, she discovers her old feelings are alive and well...and blossoming into something new. Jake doesn’t believe in happily-ever-after. And since he can’t give Erin what she deserves, he tries to stay away from her. But when the attraction between them turns explosive, his resistance starts to crumble. Will Erin find a way past Jake’s armor all the way to his heart?"
I love stories where the heroine gets together with a longtime crush. I also love stories where the heroine gets together with one of her best friend’s older brothers/older brother’s best friend. I also love stories that have a tortured/damaged hero. Waiting for You by Abigail Strom had all three.
I really enjoyed this story. It’s romantic and humorous. There were a few things that I thought were a little clichéd, but Abigail Strom had a way of calling herself out and making it funny. I’ve really enjoyed both of the novels that I’ve read by Ms. Strom so far: Cross my Heart and Waiting for You. I can’t wait to read more from this author in the future.
I gave Waiting for You by Abigail Strom 4 STARS (3.5 STARS). I recommend this novel!