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Publisher's Summary

A woman looking for a new lease on life moves to Arizona, where she rents a guest house on a gorgeous property with a mysterious owner - a man who teaches her about resilience, courage, and ultimately true love, in this funny, bighearted novel about hope and healing from New York Times best-selling author Jenn McKinlay.

Stuck in a dreary Boston winter, Annabelle Martin would like nothing more than to run away from her current life. She's not even 30 years old, twice-divorced, and has just dodged a marriage proposal - from her ex-husband. When she’s offered her dream job as creative director at a cutting-edge graphic design studio in Phoenix, she jumps at the opportunity to start over.

When she arrives in the Valley of the Sun, Annabelle is instantly intrigued by her anonymous landlord. Based on the cranky, handwritten notes Nick Daire leaves her, she assumes he is an old, rich curmudgeon. Annabelle is shocked when she finally meets Nick and discovers that he’s her age and uses a wheelchair. Nick suffered from a stroke a year ago, and while there's no physical reason for him not to recover, he is struggling to overcome the paralyzing fear that has kept him a prisoner in his own home.

Despite her promise to herself not to get involved, Annabelle finds herself irresistibly drawn to Nick. And soon she wonders if she and Nick might help each other find the courage to embrace life, happiness, and true love.

©2021 Jenn McKinlay (P)2021 Penguin Audio
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  • Categories: Romance

Critic Reviews

"Both fans and readers who are not already smitten with McKinlay’s zingy prose and effervescent wit will soon find themselves happily succumbing to this author’s many literary charms, including the effortless way in which she deftly pivots from moments of comic absurdity to heartfelt emotion without missing a beat.” (Booklist, starred review)

“Overall, this book was incredibly enjoyable and very engaging. I would definitely recommend Wait For It to friends who enjoy reading romance novels that deal with more serious topics.” (The Nerd Daily)

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I loved this book!

A fabulous read. I was drawn in from the beginning and didn’t want it to end. Definitely one of my favorites by Jenn!

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Softcore-porn/romance* No resemblance to her mysteries

The narrative swaps back and forth between the heroine & her Target male. The male narrowly defeated like Rod Serling narrating the Twilight Zone. A note ing and in appropriate. Seriously, this was just bad. The plot exists solely to move the reader through to the sex. I skipped 5-15 minutes out of EVERY chapter. Trash.

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Great story!

I don’t believe I’ve read anything by this author so I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find the story written so well and different than some of the other romance authors. Jenn creates a romantic but complex story and does it well. I couldn’t put the book down. I stayed up all night reading until the end. This doesn’t happen all the time that you find the story so compelling you can’t stop reading.

I highly recommend. I believe most romance addicts like myself will enjoy!

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The Perfect Beach Read!

The perfect beach read if you are into a sweet romance wrapped with real life serious issues that are softened by witty characters, great plotting and a fabulous setting! A definite must read!

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Duel Narrators Shine

Jenn McKinlay is the mistress of sweet, comic romances. For this production, I love the male/female narration, and wish more romantic stories were read by both male and female readers.
The story is romance at its best. Annabelle moves to Phoenix to become the artistic director in her best friend Sophie's advertising company. Sophie and her husband find temporary housing for Annabelle in the gorgeous outbuilding of the home of a mysterious curmudgeon of a landlord. Said landlord leaves rules and writes notes to his "tenant" about perceived infractions to his rules. Annabelle plans to charm the old codger!
Working in an office again, Annabelle is reminded of the good, comraderie and the bad, a nasty, jealous co-worker. It feels really good to see the way she navigates through the office mire and ends up a glowing star.
I have read this book before and I enjoyed listening to it so much, this is my second time through. You can count on feel good stories from Jenn McKinlay.

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sexy love scenes

a few swear words, sex scenes not too graphic but more than explanation of kissing

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Fun read!

This book is worth the listen. It made long runs bearable and by the middle, the miles flew by. Give it a go and you’ll be happy you did.

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My beach read…

Wait For It by Jenn McKinlay is a fun rom-com. I actually took it to the ocean to read it. It truly was my “beach read”. I loved the “Paris is always a good idea” reference, it made me smile. I can’t wait to see what Jenn McKinlay writes next.
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Just don’t.

I read/listen to a lot of chick lit and this one was awful.

Weirdly deep and shallow at the same time. Odd additions of trauma to a fluffy book. The supporting cast didn’t show up nearly enough.

And the title has absolutely nothing to do with the story 🤷🏻‍♀️

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OK to pass the time

To be honest, I enjoyed the plot concept - smart cute girl, mysterious landlord turns out to be rich hottie with a dickish guy at work just to add a bit of flavour. But the girl was a bit saccharine, the dickish guy at work was over the top dickish and the mysterious landlord, whilst super hot, also was a bit of an a-hole.
Possibly it was the narration that made me dislike Nick so much. Andrew Eiden has a really angry inflection to his tone, so much so that it sounds like he's perpetually pissed off and practically spits his words.
But at the end of the day, this was a book that was engaging enough for me to binge listen.
I like Eileen Stevens narration and would definiely listen to her again.