Friday, December 12, 2014

{REVIEW} Be With Me by J. Lynn

Title: Be With Me
Author: J. Lynn / Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait For You #2
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publication: February 4th, 2014
Rating: ★★★★☆

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 is 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…
Another book by my beloved Jennifer L. Armentrout alias J. Lynn! It's the second book in the "Wait For You" series and is about Cam's sister Tessa and his best friend Jase.

It hooked me right from the beginning but I quickly realized it wouldn't be as good as the first book of the series. Jennifer's writing was, as usual, brilliant and I also loved the general idea and the characters. They were all beautifully written and had flaws but also amazing traits that made them so much more likeable.

Tess Hamilton, Cam's sister, is such a great character! I really didn't know what to think about her in the beginning but throughout the book I grew to love her a lot. She's tough and everything that had happened to her only made her stronger. I liked that she and Cam have such a great relationship and that he's so protective over her ... it's cute but it's also good that Tess stood up for herself and told him to back off when she didn't need him. I loved her honesty, that she was unsure at times but then again also brave when she had to be. Ugh, she's just wonderful!

"I love you like I love cupcakes."

But oh my god. Jase is definitely material for some very hot dreams. Sure, JLA always has amazing guys and I absolutely love Cam but Jase is something different ... I can't really describe it. He's also kinda protective and I liked that about him. He was there for Tess and supported her whenever she needed him. The cupcake thingy was the cutest thing ever. I fell for him. I just couldn't resist, nope. But at times I really wanted to smack him. Hard. I almost feel bad for saying it but he also annoyed me a bit. I totally understand why Tess was so confused ... I mean, who wouldn't be? This whole situation between them was so messed up. I do understand why he acted the way he did but it didn't make it less annoying - I really felt sorry for Tess.

I loved all the side characters but especially Calla! I'm so excited to meet her again in "Stay with Me"! Jase' dad was also amazing and so, so funny. What he said to Tess when they first met was seriously great and I enjoyed the scenes with him a lot.

"You know, I’ve tried staying away from you. I’ve tried ignoring how I feel about you, which isn’t how I should feel. But it’s like fighting a losing battle. And I don’t want to fight it anymore. I don’t want to ignore this."

It's a Romance, so of course it was kinda clear and easy to guess what would happen but JLA managed to catch me completely off guard with those brilliant plot twists! I would have NEVER EVER expected that ... thing about Jase but I loved the idea and how everything turned out in the end. The little bits and pieces of Avery & Cam were amazing too and warmed my heart even more - I missed them both so much, so I was unbelievably happy to read at least a little bit about them again! And the end. Oh my god, it was the cutest thing ever and so, so sweet! I loved it. *sigh*

★★★★☆

2 comments:

  1. How do you pump out all these reviews? Between work and finals lately, I haven't had very much time for reading, so the reviews are few and far between. =(

    But is it too sad that I haven't read any Armentrout books yet? I plan on getting Wicked soon, though! And this one seems pretty promising, too. If only I had more time to read... *Sigh*

    As always, it was lovely stopping by. =)

    Brittany @ http://www.spacebetweenthespines.com/

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    1. I have no idea actually. If I like the book I'm almost rushing through it because I can't get enough of the characters and the world. :D

      It is, yes! You should definitely read some of her books soon. She's amazing! Wicked is already on my TBR list and I hope I'll get it for christmas. :D

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