Title: Waiting for Wyatt
Author: SD Hendrickson
Genre: Contemporary Romance/ New Adult
 Release Date: January 12, 2016


“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.

Author Note: Waiting for Wyatt is the love story of Wyatt Caulfield and Emma Sawyer, which also features rescue animals. It’s a 112,000 word standalone, Contemporary Romance / New Adult Novel.

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SD Hendrickson received a Bachelor's of Science in Journalism and Public Relations from Oklahoma State University. She lives in Tulsa with her husband and two schnauzers. Currently, her days are spent teaching computer software to oil and gas companies. The Mason List was her first novel and it was nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards – Best Debut Author 2015.

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5 stars!!!!

I have to start off by staying, that 2016 has just started and I already think I have read one of the best books of the year. Waiting for Wyatt, just might be one of the best books I have ever read. This was an amazing story that captured me from the beginning and held me on at every single twist, turn and page that I read.

Emma Sawyer is a old loving and kind soul. She is kind and beyond caring and takes care of every one in her life like they were a wounded flower. When she comes across a neighbor who is not kind to his dog, she rescues him from the owner (stealing, rescuing... same thing). Somehow, helping this dog and her simple act of kindness changes her entire life.

When Emma brings Charlie (the dog) to a shelter, she is lead straight into the path of  Wyatt. There is something strange going on with Wyatt. He lives in the middle of nowhere taking care of dozens of dogs and he has the personality of a cactus. He is kind of the Grinch of dogs. Emma, sees more than what he puts out there. There is something she sees in him that keeps her coming back again and again to visit with the strange and allusive Wyatt. She wants to break through his hard shell and see the real man he is underneath all the secrets and rough edges.

Their bond and relationship builds over time between Wyatt and Emma. She is slowly bringing out the real Wyatt. Their love/relationship was real and raw. There love story had me hanging on and holding my breath. It was one of the most beautiful love stories I have ever read (and I do read a lot of them).

If you read one a handful of books this year, please make this one on the top of your list.
I am still loving this book and thinking about how truly amazing and well written it was days after I finished it. And my review is not doing it the justice it deserves!