ARC Review: Be With Me by J. Lynn

Posted December 9, 2013 by Bee in Reviews / 0 Comments

ARC Review: Be With Me by J. Lynn

Be With Me

by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait For You #2
Pages: 299
Published on February 4th 2014
by HarperCollins
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss

Also by this author: Wait for you, White Hot Kiss, White Hot Kiss, Stay With Me, Stone Cold Touch

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 received this book for free from the publisher or author in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

4.5 Stars

Oh my god. That’s about all I can say right now. So… give me a moment okay?

…a few minutes later…

She’s done it again, damnit. Why does she feel the need to do that to me every time? Jennifer certainly knows how to make me feel all kinds of things with just her words. This is one amazing sequel to an amazing book. And yes, we do see Cam and Avery again!

Be With Me is about Teresa Hamilton, Cam’s sister. She’s having a rough year. An injury to her knee forced her to go to college and put her dance carreer on hold, maybe even end it and she’s in love with her brother’s best friend. But he hasn’t spoken to her since that one kiss last year after she got out of a terrible relationship. And Jase has a secret of his own.

So I’ll start with the one tiny bad thing in this book. I found it hard to get into. At first I didn’t really get the relationship between Teresa and Jase because I don’t feel like I had that introduction to how they feel and all that. Maybe if there had been a prologue or something with that kiss, that might have been better. But it got better and once I hit the 30% mark, I was completely in the story. Seeing as how I read it all in one sitting, I’d say that is just one very very tiny thing. There are a few twists and turns I did not see coming at all and some of them broke my heart and some of them explained a lot. And yes, we see Cam and Avery again. He is Teresa’s brother after all. But we do get to see progress in their relationship too. View Spoiler »

I LOVED Teresa. She isn’t afraid to speak her mind, to say what needs to be said even though she knows it’ll hurt her too. And she’s so strong. She has been through and still is going through so much and she keeps her head up high. And Jase doesn’t make it any easier. He can be such an idiot. I seriously wanted to slap him sometimes. But then you get to know why he’s acting that way and then he acts really sweet and there’s only one way to describe Jase when he’s at his best behavior and it’s something Teresa said near the beginning of this book.

Ovaries go boom.

Indeed. So. Now that that’s out of the way. I loved this book a lot and I totally got sucked into the romance and I really want to know what’ll happen next with Teresa and Jase and Cam and Avery. So if you loved the first book, just read this one too. You’ll love it. Oh and can we get this story from Jase’s point of view too? That would be awesome.


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.

For rights information on any of her titles, please contact Kevan Lyon from Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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