Jordan Hays knows just how precious life is; that’s why he has his own mapped out. He’ll work to pay his way through university while he studies hard, regardless of the constant distractions. Because when it comes to becoming a nurse, he’s deadly serious. He won’t fail to save someone again.
But Hex Penton is way too similar to the sister he lost, and even though the only thing more fun than stupid dares is the crazy girl who sets them, Jordan needs to make a choice. Hex believes every moment is important; every opportunity must be taken, because you never know when the world will be yanked out from underneath you. With the foundations he’s based his life on shaken, Jordan must discover what’s more important: making sure Hex’s life isn’t wasted, or remembering how to live his.
It’s time to play truth or dare.
Wait! is a story about acceptance, learning to trust and in turn love while facing life's unexpected difficulties.
NB: This book is of a mild heat level, and contains no explicit sex scenes.
Review by Amanda
Wait is the follow up to Stacey Nash's wildly successful Shhh - the first book in her Oxley College Series.
Wait is the story of Jordan Hays and Hex - and although this book can be read as a standalone, I would definitely recommend reading Shhh first.
As we learned from book 1 the weight of the world weighs on the shoulders of the Hays brothers. They are still dealing with the tragic death of their sister and although Jordan puts on a brave face, we soon learn that he is struggling so much more than we could have ever possibly imagined.
Enter Hex - she is a fun loving freshman who loves life and plans to live it to the fullest. She is a girl of extremes - she takes no prisoners, and makes sure that she is always the life of the party. Initially Jordan is drawn to her because she reminds him so much of his sister and he loves how she loves life and makes everything so fun and exciting.
However, as the party goes on, Jordan soon realises that Hex is masking the pain of the past with her blase attitude and party girl persona.
I loved this story of trying to move forward from the past, trying to pave your way in a world where you feel that everyone has let you down. I also really enjoyed how well Stacey Nash wrote the pain of losing a sibling and the pain of being let down by a parent - you felt as if you were living it with the characters, it was palpable and painful.
Jordan's character was beautifully written, I fell in love with him - his strength, his dedication to his studies and the reason for his studies. I also really loved that he saw Hex for who she really is and didn't take any of her crap.
Hex is a character that is so incredibly real - we all know someone like her, someone that is pretending that everything is ok, but inside they are drowning. I loved that she is so dysfunctional yet pretending that everything is ok, and the more time we get to spend with her, the more cracks begin to develop. Hex is an honest and real character, one that we can all identify with.
I loved this coming of age novel filled with teenage angst and drama, and I am giving it 4 magnificent stars.
I am looking forward to the next installment.
Meet Stacey Nash
Writing for the young and new adult market, Stacey's books all hold a lot of adventure, a good dose of danger, a smattering of romance, and plenty of KISSING! Hailing from the Hunter Valley in New South Wales, she loves nothing more than immersing herself in the beauty and culture of the local area.
Author of the Collective Series; Forget Me Not and Remember Me. And Oxley College Saga; Shh! and Wait!
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