I read this entire book never knowing it was the second in the series, following Shh!. Never questioned it at all, actually, and just accepted the secondary characters as secondary. The author did an excellent job of making this sequel act as a standalone. Wait! tackles so many heavy subjects while still maintaining a lighthearted feel. The two main characters are so beautifully flawed and grow so much during this book that everything about them just feels real. The descriptions were vivid, colorful. It was easy to picture everything as it happened - from the layout of the dorms and the coffee shop to the pizza place Jordon worked at. I loved the alternating POV. I loved being able to understand both of the main characters. If I had to make one criticism, it would be that there is a strange mix of British slang and American slang. It was a little distracting. I had to look up a few of the British words, and some of the American slang was just so "out there" (as all get up, anyone) I couldn't help but laugh. And no, the characters weren't just being silly with their speech, both varieties of slang were all over the narrative. It wasn't enough to detract from this beautiful story, however. Just an amusing part of this book's charm.
I award Wait! five platypires, and recommend it to anyone who loves sweet romance, or stories of people coming into their own. I will most likely pick up Shh! In the near future, because now I'm very curious about that first book.