So let me start this review by saying I love Samantha Chase. She could write a book about eating saltine crackers and I am certain that I would adore it (and saltine crackers are pretty awesome too). So I got a chance to read “Wait for Me” in exchange for a review and I was so stoked. I mean, seriously…this super awesome author is giving me a book to review?!?! EEK!
Here is the synopsis:
There’s no time like the present… Unless you’re still running from your past
Executive assistant Emma Taylor is desperate for a little time away; away from her job, her life and from thoughts of her boss’s son who doesn’t seem to know she even exists. Tired of waiting for the time to be right, she takes advantage of her boss’s generous offer for a little weekend getaway to thank her for helping out with a difficult business deal.
Former NFL superstar Lucas Montgomery is still suffering from a career-ending injury. His self-imposed exile from life is exactly what he wants; a sanctuary where there’s no chance for disappointment or distractions and that’s exactly the way he likes it. While his family has been patiently waiting for Lucas to come around and embrace life once again, they don’t realize that it wasn’t just his career that was lost, but his sense of identity.
Lucas thought everything was fine until sweet, sexy and completely off-limits Emma Taylor comes crashing into his carefully constructed world one snowy weekend and turns his entire life upside down.
This book is the first one in the Montgomery Brothers series, and this family is just awesome. One thing I really admire about Samantha Chase is that she can make any story line work for her. Lucas is an injured ex-NFL star, and I’ve seen that done before. But Samantha really brought Lucas to life and I really aligned with him several times throughout the book. One piece of Lucas that I loved is that when Emma puts him in his place, he thinks about it. Its not like he just dismisses her. I admire that.
Emma is just a spitfire. I loved how she could be so professional and proper and then out came this totally kick-ass spitfire. She was so cool. I always found Emma to be appropriate. Yes, she would have an outburst about something but it was the right time and it wasn’t like she turned into a crazy lady. I felt that Emma could really be anyone and I also found her to be classy and graceful. She was easily one of my favorite female characters ever.
I do have to mention one thing. I usually like to read other reviews before I start a new book. Its just something I do to research but I also enjoy hearing about a book from another person’s perspective. Some reviewers felt the book moved slow or was boring. I would definitely NOT agree with that. This book is not smutty, so if you are looking for that kind of romance, this wouldn’t be it. I felt this book was very sweet and all around enjoyable. I just wanted to put that out there because as I was reading, I kept thinking of those other reviews and was sort of surprised that someone would get boring or slow from this book. I felt the pace was perfect, and this was another consistently great book from Samantha Chase.
Buy it here: Wait for Me by Samantha Chase (Amazon)