Waiting for Wyatt

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“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.


“Oh my gosh, you guys!! Wyatt completely stole my heart!!!…This was exactly the kind of book I love reading — it was incredibly well written, and loaded with feels, intrigue, and a captivating romance. I already know this will be one of my Top Favorites of 2016. It’s a top recommendation!” – Aestas Book Blog

“We adored this authors writing style and the sweet characters who melted our hearts. And whilst the romance was beautiful and gripping, it wasn’t the only aspect of this story which stole our hearts. What completely and utterly had our hearts practically beating out of our chests was the background stories of the abandoned and abused dogs which related so much to Wyatt and Emma’s love story.” – Totally Booked

“I absolutely LOVED The Mason List and knew when Waiting for Wyatt came out that I would want to get my hands on it right away. This book elicited such emotions and heartache while still being amazingly beautiful. S.D. Hendrickson will always have a place on my author to read list.” – Shh Mom’s Reading

“An utterly calamitous beautiful story that will stir a whirlwind of emotions as S.D. Hendrickson douses her readers to absorb her stunning prose and heartfelt gritty story of love, forgiveness, and redemption!” – Michelle at Four Chicks Flipping Pages

“Earlier this year, after reading Hendrickson’s debut novel, I decided that I wanted to read anything and everything she publishes. And after reading Waiting for Wyatt, I realized I made a good decision. There is no one out there like Hendrickson. She has a very unique way of telling a story, adding just the right amount of what you could want in a book.” – Butt This Book/ Three Fictional Hearts

“This book was undeniably beautiful.” – That Book Life

“Everything about this book was tragically beautiful, which I think is the best way to describe it. This book broke my heart MANY MANY times and I honestly lost count after the 10th time. This book truly affected my emotions. I can’t stress my love for this book.” – Brianna’s Bookish Confessions

“Once in a while an author comes a long with a story that imprints itself in my heart and soul that just won’t let go. S.D. Hendrickson has accomplished just that. This story releases a strong message of forgiveness in order to move on. This story is far from your typical love story, it defies whatever romance novel there is. It’s different but in an exquisite kind of way. Original story line with a seamless plot. The writing touched me on a level that I never anticipated and left me breathless.” – Winchester Book Reviews

“I highly recommend this unique, wonderfully written, emotional book. You really get to feel everything while you read this! Even with all the heartache, the author leaves you with hope and joy. It’s a heart-warming read that fans of the author don’t want to miss.” Booklovers For Life

“Some books hide behind their cover, some tempt you in with a litany of promises only to leave you feeling cheated…this is NOT one of those books…The book is a love story. It makes no apologies for that and nor should it. It is gloriously romantic and just beautifully endearing….Fiction is by definition a creative look into a world of make believe, well I don’t want Wyatt and Emma to live on the pages any longer, I think I might just carry them around in my heart for a while.” – Books Laid Bare

“There were so many emotions in this book and at the same time there were some surprising plot twist. Wyatt’s past was not what I expected, and the plotline was also a page turner. I think everyone’s heart jumps a little during reading this story.” – Veronika’s ReaderFeeder

“Everyone needs to know the title of this book and what lies between the pages not only because it brings the horrific crimes we allow to continually be unpunished towards animals but also because it will remind you of how the human race is failing. Whether its compassion towards each other, animals or differences in hardships.” – Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets

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8 thoughts on “Waiting for Wyatt

  1. Just finished Waiting for Wyatt…an amazing story of love and forgiveness…now on to the Mason List and My lucky days…thank you for such a beautiful book

  2. I have read My Lucky Days and Waiting for Wyatt and can’t get enough! I NEED more. You have an amazing talent and I can not put your books down, and find myself not wanting to read anything else after, because I know it won’t live up to yours!

  3. I can’t say enough about Waiting for Wyatt, it is amazing, beautiful, I didn’t want it to end but at the same time I needed it to because I could not stop crying “Happy Tears” I thought The Mason List was wonderful, this book is just as good, you have such amazing talent.

  4. This book is a must read. I have recommended it to many of my friends. Heartbreaking and heartwarming all at the same time.

  5. What a great book. I couldn’t put it down. I read it with a heavy heart. It was one of those books that stayed with me days after I read it. I loved all of the twists and turns. It is amazing how you were able to tie everything together!!

    Thanks for such a great book. Can’t wait for your next one

  6. Mason List was a beautiful novel. I can’t believe it’s the only one published by you. Loved every minute of it. I will be recommending it a lot! Can’t wait for your next book. Definitely will be pre-ordering it! Thank you!

  7. I am SO looking forward to this one! I will read every book you write. I LOVED The Mason List! I’m so excited to get more from you. I’m sure it will be just as amazing! 🙂

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