Wait With Me by Amy Daws
Romantic Comedy Standalone (for now)
I absolutely LOVE that the story behind Wait with Me is the actual premise of the story. What a unique and creative idea! If you missed all of Amy Daws’s tweets while she was writing this, or the press (even Buzzfeed) surrounding the story, let me catch you up.
Amy Daws had a case of writers block. When she brought her car in for service at Tires Tires Tires, she discovered a lovely waiting lounge with delicious coffee and goodies for free. And suddenly, the words started flowing. She didn’t want to mess with her good juju, so she started bringing in friend’s cars, then just sneaking in without a car. The cute thing is, the story she wrote is about a romance novelist that does exactly that. Except while Amy is married, her character is not. And the hot mechanic is definitely interested in the girl he sees sneaking in every day.
Kate Smith is a successful smutty romance novelist who goes by the pen name of Mercedes Lee Loveletter. It’s been so long since she has been with a guy, her romance creativity has dried up. But new surroundings and a hot mechanic spur on her creativity.
“I had a perfect view of Miles hard at work, and I just stood there, laptop bag on my shoulder, jaw dropped, heart racing. He was stacking a bunch of tires.
So many tires.
His arms were glistening in the light as he wiped his brow on his grease-covered forearm. He grabbed a bottle of water, took several long drinks, his thick neck contracting with each swallow, and proceeded to pour the remaining contents down his face.
You just can’t make this shit up!”
Miles was fresh out of a toxic relationship and he does not want a relationship, and he for sure does NOT want drama. But the chemistry between them was undeniable. They started as friends, moved to sex-friends, and then more, and I liked the progression.
“You’re missing something really beautiful,” she sings teasingly.
My voice is serious when I reply. “No, I’m not.”
Her smile fades, and she looks over at me with wide, wondering eyes. The soft pink sky lights up her face, giving her this angelic glow. She’s enchanting.”
I loved the dialogue in Wait With Me. Banter is my favorite thing in romance, and this couple had a ton of it. Their fun, flirty banter was my favorite part of the story.
- I absolutely love how it mirrored real life.
- The little author experiences woven through that those in the industry would notice.
- Fun and flirty banter.
- A light, feel-good read that I smiled through the whole time.
- Completely unique.
- Great dialogue that often made me snort-giggle.
- I loved the side characters and want a story about Lynsey and her hot Doctor:
“Yeah, you’re probably right. I’m only noticing him because he’s fucking stupid hot. Like take McDreamy and McSteamy and rub their penises together. That’s how hot he is.”
- You knew what the drama would be from the beginning. You see it coming and almost want to stop reading because you don’t want the shit to hit the fan!
- Miles’s jealousy was a bit creepy/scary.