Updated: Jan 22
Trust in Me
by Jennifer L Armentrout
Published by William Morrow Impulse
Book 1.5 in the Wait for You series
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 this 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. What will it take to 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?
RATED: 18+ CATEGORY: MOOD:
Steamy New Adult Happy Ending
Trigger Warning: This book deals with the emotional trauma the one goes through after rape.
Trust in Me by Jennifer L Armentrout is considered a "novella" in the Wait for You series, but length wise, is very much a novel. In Trust in Me, it's the same story as Wait for You, but this time from Cam's perspective.
A friend once asked me how I could read novels that are essentially the same story, just from a different characters perspective. She thought it would be boring. Seeing as I re-read lots of books that I love, this has never been a problem for me. I love Jennifer Armentrout's work, so frankly, I doubt this will ever be an issue when it comes to this. I loved Wait for You. I adored Cameron and Avery's story. Not going to lie, I am kinda crushing on Cameron, so reading a book from his POV is easy. Moments where Avery was wondering what Cam was thinking, we get a glimpse at. I enjoy these alternating POV's, because we get a whole new level to the story. While sometimes it could be repetitive, it wasn't hard to get lost in the story once again.
If anything, seeing Avery through Cam's eyes makes her even more likable. And how can you not fall for Cam after reading this book? Even when he is frustrated with Avery, his love for her is obvious, as well as his level of respect for her boundaries. I loved the moments where he is with his friends, and family, parts of the story we were not privy to in Avery's side of the story. We get glimpses of the upcoming story between Jase and Theresa, and get to know some of the side characters just a little better.
I will say it again. I love alternate POV's on the same story. You can't go wrong by reading Cam's story in this book.
Skinny pigs were mentioned. I LOVE skinny pigs. Always wanted one. I now have a soft spot for a fictional character who likes skinny pigs
Cam massaging Avery's hand because it was cramping her.
Cam and Avery teasing one another when they got McDonalds apple pies
Jase telling Cam he would never go after his sister. *spoiler alert ... read Be With Me* HA!
Mr. Hamilton giving Cam advice on Avery
Cam saying that he was going to 'marry that girl' when staring at Avery, causing Jase to choke on his beer
Jase and Cam fighting about Avery at the party
Avery finding out about Cam's nickname for her
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Holy shit, Strawberry Shortcake just ran me over.
Jase: "What happened to you today? You didn't respond to my text. Thought FIFA hooked you in."
Cam: "Aw, did you miss me?"
Jase: "Maybe I did."
Cam: "I didn't know we were dating."
Jase: "My feelings are hurt now."
Cam: "I'll buy you a beer next time we're out."
Jase: "That works. I'm easy."
Cam: "Don't I know."
Cam: "You really need to lay off the pot."
Ollie: "If I've heard that once, I've heard that a million times, but Mary Jane loves me, and she's the only girl I love."
Cam: "Fucking hippie."
Jase: "Sooo, you were out with the redhead?"
Cam: "Avery's the redhead. And no. We were doing an astronomy assignment. We're partners."
Jase: "Oh. Soooo."
I rolled my eyes
Jase: "Why were you staring at her apartment door?"
Cam: "How do you know?"
Jase: "I watched you through the peephole."
Cam: "I asked her out."
Jase didn't look interested
Cam: "She turned me down."
His head swung toward me, his dove-grey eyes sparkling with interest.
I fell back into the couch, grinning.
Cam: "Turned me down flat."
Jase laughed so hard I think he hurt his stomach
Jase: "I like this girl."
Cam: "So do I.
Cam: "So do I."
She wasn't like the girls I hung out with - the well put together, coy, and flirtatious ones. Not that anything was wrong with them, but Avery was different. She made me laugh. Maybe not on purpose, but I loved watched her flush over the simplest things, and when she smiled?
Shortcake shone brighter than any chick I knew.
Cam: "You've been checking me out, haven't you? In between your flaming insults? I feel like man candy."
She laughed, and the sounds was soft and sweet.
Avery: "Shut up."
Jase: "You're obsessed."
Jase: "I don't think you've ever skipped a class to hang out with a girl before."
Cam: "How do you know I skipped a class to hang out with Avery?"
Jase: "I'm not stupid."
Cam: "That's up for debate."
Jase flipped me off.
Jase: "Well, let's see. Class let out early, so I came over here just in time to see you walking along like a good little boy. I called your name. You waved at me and kept going - or staring at her."
My brows lifted
Cam: "That was you yelling my name?"
Jase: "Exactly. Has she agreed to go out with you yet?"
Jase shook his head.
Jase: "Man, you are so fucked when it comes to this girl."
Cam: "Apple pie for you. And apple pie for me."
Shortcake peeled open the box
Avery: "Do you think they use real apples?"
Cam: "God, I don't really want to know."
I bit into the crush, groaning at the sweetness.
Cam: "Ah, this shit is so good."
Avery: "I swear. Every time you eat something, you sound like you're about to have an orgasm."
She flushed as she said that
Avery: "Or whatever."
Cam: "Well, now you know what I sound like when I come."
She wrinkled her nose as she picked a section of the crust off.
Avery: "That is something I've been dying to know."
Cam: "Knew it."
Shortcake laughed and then popped the crust in her mouth.
Avery: "You are terrible."
Cam: "I'm perfect."
Cam: "We should've probably picked a different night to do this."
She picked up the bag and scraped off all the sliced apples into it, leaving the bottom crust cleared.
Cam: "That's such a waste."
Her eyes were warm as she cast me a side look
Avery: "You want to dig them out of the bag and eat them? You sound like you have a couple more good groans left in you."
Cam: "Sweetheart, you haven't heard anything ..."
I paused, winking at her
She rolled her eyes
Avery: "More like never."
Cam: "Doe the lady protest too much, methinks?"
Avery: "You dork. It's 'the lady protest too much, methinks.' "
Cam: "The fact that you can correct that is further proof."
Another laugh bubbled up from her
Avery: "Whatever. You ready?"
Cam: "Been ready, but you had to stop and get an apple pie."
Avery: "What? That was your idea."
I blinked innocently
Cam: "That is not how I recollect the past twenty minutes."
She pinned me with a dry look
Cam: "You were all like 'I need an apple pie' and what could I do? I live to serve you."
Rolling up the bag, she tossed it at me, but I caught it.
Avery: "Actually, it was you saying something like 'I need food in my belly'."
Cam: "That is not how I recall this little adventure.
Jase: "Who pissed in your Cheerios?"
Cam: "Teresa has a crush on you."
Jase chuckled as he glanced at me.
Jase: "Is that so?"
I shot him a look as I grabbed a stick
He laughed again.
Jase: "Are you surprised? It's my stunning charm and good looks. It's hard to resist."
Cam: "Well, she better resist."
Jase watched me as I racked the balls.
Jase: "Dude, as hot as your sister is - sorry."
He raised his hands as I straightened
Jase: "As beautiful as your sister is, that's your sister. I wouldn't even dream about what you're worried about."
I smiled tightly
Cam: "Good to hear."
Jase: "Do you really think I would? She's a kid."
Cam: "She's just turned eighteen, Jase. She's not a kid anymore."
I scowled as that little ditty sunk in. My stomach roiled
Cam: "Damn, she's really not a kid."
Jase: "She's still your sister. And that's never going to change."
Dad: "I like to have the four-one-one on my son's life."
My head dropped back
Cam: "Four-one-one? Are you drunk?"
Dad: "I'm buzzing."
I laughed out loud
Dad: "Did I ever tell you how many times your mother turned me down before she agreed to go out with me? No? A lot of times."
Dad: "I was a bit of a ... rakehell in college. Had a reputation. Your mother didn't make it easy."
Cam: "So what changed it."
Dad: "Ah, she was secretly in love with me from the beginning, but you know what? I had to chase her, and to be honest, if you don't have to chase a woman, she's probably not worth the effort. You get what I'm saying?"
Avery: "You're a bad influence."
Cam: "I'm the kind of influence you need."
Cam: "You sure you don't want me to give you a ride tomorrow night?"
Ollie's head whipped around so fast you'd think I said nachos
Ollie: "It would be a rise you'd never forget, Avery."
I shot him a dark look
Cam: "That's not what I meant."
Her cheeks were flushed, either from what Ollie had said, or from the cold.
Avery: "I know. And it's okay."
I shot Jase a dirty look
Cam: "Perfect timing."
Jase: "What? Did I interrupt Avery turning you down?"
I bounced the ball, missing my target. Cursing, I picked up the cup
Cam: "Fuck you all."
Jase let out a loud laugh
Cam: "I'm going to marry that girl."