Waiting For Wyatt by S.D Hendrickson
Genre; New Adult
"The dogs that deserved a chance, the guy who needed a second, and the girl determined to save him."
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.
I will warn you that this book will leave you heartbroken and in need of some tissues. Please read with caution.
I picked up this book on recommendation from Aestas Book Blog and I am so glad that I did. This is a story of love, death. forgiveness and finding oneself. A work of art this book was.
There are so many emotions that you will feel while reading Waiting For Wyatt. An emotional roller coaster and a beautifully written story.
You would think that reading this book it would be about Emma but it's not. It is all about Wyatt. You would think that this book is about stray and abandoned animals but you would be mistaken. This book is about one boys struggle with the past and learning to let go and forgive himself.
I honestly cannot give a full and proper review without spoiling the entire thing but I swear to you that this book is a must read. It has got to be the best book I have read in 2016 by far.
Emma and Wyatt's unlikely friendship over their love of stray animals leads them to both discover themselves and each other. Wyatt's determination to push everyone away from him because he feels that he doesn't deserve anything other than what he currently has leads Emma to show this broken damaged boy that he is worth love and forgiveness.
I laughed and cried and silently screamed while reading this book. It was an overflow of emotions but all the best books are.
Emma's resolve into not allowing Wyatt to push her away brings us an amazing story. S.D wrote a beautiful and haunting book. I believe that everyone should read Waiting for Wyatt.