This is a really nice story. A story about love, trust and second chances at life. Waiting For Wyatt is emotional to say the least. I didn’t cry, but I don’t normally cry while reading books. It takes a lot for that to happen but that doesn’t mean that I didn’t feel deeply for these characters – which I did. I even felt deeply for the dogs in this book, which is basically what the whole book is based on.
Emma’s landlord had been beating his dog and so one day when he wasn’t looking, she snatched him and ran off. She went to the local shelter but they were full. The woman told her where to go and that Wyatt would be able to help her. It ended up being in the middle of nowhere but Emma was desperate. When she got there, she was shocked to find a guy her age, who was very good looking. He seemed a little off but that didn’t stop her from making sure that Charlie got taken care of.
Wyatt lives in a trailer in the woods. He takes care of rescue dogs and brings them back to life until they are ready to be adopted. He is very withdrawn from the world and doesn’t like company. A lot has happened to Wyatt to make him the way he is, and he doesn’t want to talk about it. He’s mysterious and closed off but that doesn’t stop Emma from asking questions and coming back every few days. She is determined to break through to him and get him to open up to her.
Eventually Emma finds out the reason why Wyatt lives out in the woods and is the way he is. It’s a big shock to her, but that doesn’t stop her from coming back and even falling in love with him. It takes some time to get Wyatt to open up and share his story but when he does, he realizes that Emma is like a godsend to him. He’s not the same person anymore and maybe he has a chance at another life.
I was surprised with the way this book went. Not really expecting it to go the way it did, but I guess in the end it definitely makes sense. The writing is really easy to read and follow and the characters were written really nicely. I felt deeply for these characters. I felt their heartache and their happiness. Even the dogs emotions were portrayed in a way which I felt strongly about. The book is split up into four parts going back between Emma and Wyatt’s perspectives.
Even though the characters are a bit older, I would say that a mature, young reader could enjoy this book. There isn’t really any sexual content in it and if there is, it’s not heavily descriptive. It’s a nice story, with a nice meaning and I think anyone could really like this book. I haven’t read anything else by this author yet, but after reading this book, I’ll definitely give another book a go.