Review: Be With Me by J. Lynn (@JLArmentrout)

Posted on January 24, 2014 by Erin | 1 Comment

Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

I have yet to read a book written by Jennifer L. Armentrout that I haven’t loved. Be With Me is no exception.
This book is about Teresa Hamilton, who we met in Wait For You. At the start of the book she’s starting her freshman year while she’s recovering from an torn ACL. She’s working on Plan B, while she waits for her body to heal so she can go back to her dancing. For the last so many years she’s been secretly crushing on her brother’s best friend,  Jase Winstead. A year ago they kissed..once..and since then they’ve pretty much been ignoring each other.. Until now. 😉

Now that Tess is going to college while she heals from her injury, she’s “reconnected” with Jase. Tess keeps getting hot and cold signals from Jase. One minute he wants her, the next he’s pushing her away. He’s hiding something from her, from everyone. It seemed obvious to me as to what was keeping him from having  a relationship with Tess, but when he finally opened up and talked to Teresa, I was totally shocked to see my theory was right.

On top of Tess having to deal with indecisive Jase, she’s having to deal with problems with her roommate. If you’ve read Wait For You, you  have an idea as to what Teresa has already endured in the past..but now we’re hearing it from HER point of view and we’re seeing her witness her roommate go through the same predicament.. Teresa uses what she’s learned from her past experiences and she attempts to stand up for her roommate… and boy..Jenn threw us a serious curve ball, because what happened with that entire situation, HOLY CRAP I DID NOT SEE THAT COMING!! Wow. That was, I have no words for it… Insane. 

Cam and Avery, I LOVE THEM. I WANT MORE FROM THEM. You see them quite a bit in this book and they’re just as amazing as secondary characters as they were as the main characters. Though I would kill to get some more one-on-one time with them, especially if Cam is ever successful in his current endeavors. Ha.

Jack, Jase’s little brother, was absolutely adorable! And Jase was sooooooo good with him. I loved seeing Jase with his little brother.

While I think the story started out a bit slow, it finally got up to speed and from there I really enjoyed it.  Jenn gave us some some predictable and some NOT-SO-PREDICTABLE twists in this story. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us with the next book, Stay With Me!

 

The Wait For You Series by J. Lynn

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About J. Lynn

Jennifer L. Armentrout is the USA TODAY Bestselling author of the adult romance Gamble Brothers’ series, the young adult Lux Series and award winning Covenant Series. She pretty much writes everything—contemporary, paranormal, and fantasy. All of her books have one thing in common no matter the name or genre: kissing… and stuff. When she’s not busy writing, which is never, she’s usually hanging out with dog Loki, watching reruns of The Walking Dead, or procrastinating on the Internet.

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My name is Erin & I am from the Lansing, Michigan area. I'm an administrative assistant by day and a book nerd/web designer by night... I don’t leave home without my iPad and I’m always in the middle of reading a book, whether it be a YA book like those of the LUX Series or something dirty like those of the Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. It doesn't really matter to me as I like books of almost any genre, as long as there is a good romance involved!

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