Thursday, May 09, 2013

Waiting on Forever - Review

Review—Waiting on Forever by Ashley Wilcox

Parties, sororities and getting drunk.

Oh, yeah. And learning. 

This may be true for most college students, but not for Leah Bennett. College life for her includes studying, working, and excelling in school. When it comes to the social ladder, Leah is at the bottom. Popular girls, hot guys and star athletes are of no importance to her, except for one.

Matthew Jacobs.

Matt is the starting wide receiver at SUNY Cortland, the most wanted guy on campus and Leah’s best friend. Although Leah’s feelings toward Matt run deeper than just a friendship, it is something she would never let be seen because the odds of someone like Matthew Jacobs going for someone like Leah Bennett are slim to none. 

When Matt starts showing an interest in Leah that goes beyond friendship, she is dumbfounded and doesn’t believe it is possible – until one weekend that changes everything.

Will Matt and Leah’s popularity status get in the way of having a chance at a real relationship?

Or does status mean nothing when it comes to true love?

“’Wait, you’re part of orientation?’ I ask the nerdy girl that has been taking picture after picture…”
Matthew Jacobs is a jock who meets photography major Leah Bennett for the first time at college orientation.  He’s cute and she’s trying not to be interested, after all, boys like Matt go for girls who have more air than brains in their heads, not girls like Leah.  Except Matt sees different; he sees a beautiful girl who doesn’t take ish from anyone, a girl who is smart and different—a challenge!
“It’s been two months since Matt and I met at orientation and up until this week our relationship has been strictly online friends…this is Matt we’re talking about.  Tall, brown hair, hazel eye, muscular, hot, sexy, makes my skin tingle, heart throb, Matt.”
Challenge accepted and conquered!
No matter what Leah tried to tell herself, she knew Matt was different…and he wants her.  She never thought it was possible and now she not only has been his friend but now, *gasp* his girlfriend—when did that happen?
“I stand there frozen, watching him dig through his drawers and thinking about all that has changed in such a short period of time.  I’m no longer a loner.  I’m hopelessly in love and have gone from a total prude to a raging nympho.  I’m loving my new life and have no plans of ever turning back.”
To say this was just a story of young love would be wrong.  Yes, it’s a love story, a rather awesome one, but there’s more.  The way these two people come together is typical of college life but what brought them to that college at the same time is what makes this anything but your typical “boy meets girl” story.  I really enjoyed how Matt & Leah’s relationship developed.  I also loved how they came to be the individuals they are; each with their respective pasts.  Yes, I cried.  Yes, I laughed out loud—Leah is hilarious and snarky!  At the end I felt good and was completely satisfied.  That is this book, a feel-good, satisfying read and I look forward to more from Ms. Wilcox.  
Definitely Worth **4** Swoontastic Stars!

Please note that this review was done by the amazing Vanessa Morse who mill be helping me out at whirlwindbooks for a little while. 

Please take a look at her reviews on goodreads.

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