Waiting for Wyatt by S.D. Hendrickson
Genres: New Adult. Contemporary Romance. Family. Fiction. Drama.
My name is Emma Sawyer.
I met Charlie and Wyatt on the same sultry, summer day. It was unexpected, leaving a feeling in the pit of my stomach like the time I drove too fast over Beckett Hill. The moment happened out of nowhere, all fast and quick and a little strange. Or maybe that was just Wyatt’s personality.
It was Charlie that brought us together. Little Charlie with those ridiculous ears. I found the dog, waiting in a pool of his own blood. Waiting for someone. Waiting for me.
Now Wyatt, he wasn’t waiting for anyone. At least that’s what he said, except I saw something different in the broken guy all alone out in the woods. I knew he needed me before he knew it himself.
Wyatt with his hidden dimples. Wyatt with his warnings to stay away. He was a hard lump of coal, ready to burn everything around him. The more he burned, the more it pulled me into the pain I saw etched on his troubled face.
I wanted to help Wyatt. I wanted to save him like he had saved all the Charlies in the world. He told me not to fall for him, but I did anyway. I fell hard and fast and deeply in love with Wyatt Caulfield.
But that was before I knew his secret.
So firstly, I apologize in advance. I realize it has been a year since I’ve written a book review. And it’s not because I haven’t read a lot of books, I have… 91 since my last review according to GoodReads. It’s the fact that a vast majority of the books I have read have been absolute garbage. To the point where I look at the ratings on GoodReads and think, “… What is wrong with you?” Obviously I understand that everyone has varied tastes and differences in books but when I read a book that is SO ridiculous, I just can’t understand why.
Moving on. I am fairly calloused with my reviews. I have a large amount of 1 stars ratings. Out of the 376 books I’ve read in the past two years, my average rating is only a 2.94. I guess I’m kind of a book snob but I can’t stand some of the books written out there today. Which is why I really haven’t written a review because I actually haven’t read a GOOD book in a while now.
But rejoice! Because I am here writing a book that I LOVED! Call the press! Alert the news! I gave something FIVE stars!
Waiting for Wyatt is not my first book by S.D. Hendrickson. I actually read her first book, The Mason List about a year ago, which I gave a 4.
You guys. Waiting for Wyatt gave me all the feels. I cried, a lot. I smiled. I laughed. I was sad. Angry. But mostly I’m just so sad it’s over.
Waiting for Wyatt is a story about a 21 year old woman named Emma who rescues an abused dog that she dubs “Charlie”. In an attempt to rescue Charlie, she is referred to an animal shelter way out in the middle of no where. There she meets Wyatt Caulfield. A 22 year old man who is hard on the outside and very broken on the inside.
Emma is immediately attracted to Wyatt and not in just the romantic way. Something about Wyatt called out to Emma. He was a broken man who lived alone with 50 rescued animals. A man who spoke so little but Emma saw something behind his rough exterior. She saw a man who she knew was troubled but held compassion unlike anyone she had ever met. Emma soon finds herself being drawn into Wyatt’s mysterious personality and an inevitable pull to him that she cannot explain or control. She could only tell that Wyatt was a man in hiding living with his own fear and in a prison so much like the animals he had rescued.
Waiting for Wyatt was able to express the world of hurt, humanity, compassion, heart, hope, forgiveness, second chances, and most of all love into this story.
I loved this book and am so sad it is over. I would definitely recommend.
My rating: 5/5.