Afternoon Delight: Wait for Me by Lissa Matthews

Posted November 19, 2013 by Shari in Reviews / 5 Comments

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Afternoon Delight: Wait for Me by Lissa Matthews
Wait for Me

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Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, Military Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on May 30, 2013
Format: eBook
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Melody Ashford has only loved one man her entire life, Vinny Banks. While Vinny is a bad boy, he has a heart in the right place and makes Melody wait until she is 18 to sleep with him. But when she does, he won’t let her go, even though he knows he should. He loves her for a summer then leaves for boot camp, never letting her go. He comes back to town whenever he can, which most times is few and far between. Melody endures the looks of pity and immerses herself in her job, family and friends.

But it has gone on too long and Melody wants more than the occasional visit with passionate sex. She wants him to commit, but he has committed all he can with his course in the military. It’s tearing him up inside to leave her, but he can’t let her move on without him and he can’t give up the military.

The one problem with this book is that once you get to going and understand why Vinny doesn’t stick around, the story is over. Just really quick and I didn’t feel there was a resolution to satisfy either person.

But I felt the anguish both characters were feeling. Melody feeling abandoned, but always waiting and hoping. Vinny loving Melody, but serving his country. I think every military person can feel what Vinny does and know the anguish and pain of leaving the one good thing in your life.

I recommend this for a heartfelt look at what serving your country, falling in love and striving to be a better person is like. There is angry sex, but there is also love so enduring between these two that I hope they make it.


Review by Shari

About Lissa Matthews

Living in North Carolina, talented, multi-published author, Lissa Matthews, has many loves in her life: Family, friends, NASCAR, football, music of all kinds, cooking, BDSM, and last, but not least, coffee. She loves it so much she and those who know her are surprised she hasn’t floated away on a caffeine-induced cloud while giving life to feisty heroines and hunky heroes.

Lissa’s love of romance came from every book she has ever picked up. No matter what she read, she fell in love with the written word. The promise of escape, the deep, intriguing characters, and the winding journey from beginning to end, constantly drew her into bookstores and libraries as she was growing up.

Her first stories were written in junior high and she kept it up through college. She would stay up late at night when her kids were little reading romance and still penning her own stories. In 2007, when she and her family moved to North Carolina from Florida, she began pursuing writing as a profession and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else… Well, except maybe writing in her own cupcake bakery/coffee shop. But that dream is a ways down the road… Lucky for Lissa, she believes in dreams coming true.

Lissa is married with two children and seven, yes, seven cats. She blames her oldest child for the cats.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Anna@herding cats&burning soup

Ooo yay! I’ve had Lissa on my author tbr pile since this summer. She was at a con I attended and found out she lives in my state. Time just got away from me. Will move it up the list now 🙂 Thanks Shari!

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
8 years ago

I have been a fan of Lissa Matthews for years and go to meet her at Authors After Dark in 2012. She puts her heart and soul into her books. The TBR pile never seems to go down does it?

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

LOL no it really doesn’t. For every one I finish it seems 5 more jump into the mix.

Sophia Rose
8 years ago

I love military romances so I’ll have to work this one in at some point.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
8 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

It is a very short book and I wanted more!