Monday, December 8, 2014

Be With Me by J. Lynn (aka Jennifer L. Armentrout)

Wait For You #2
Book summary via Goodreads:
       "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…"

This is the companion sequel to Wait for You (review here) I read it early this year.

It took me a while to find this book, I wanted to read it as soon as it came out, but I hadn't gotten around to it until now. I really loved this book. These characters were mentioned in the first one, but we really didn't get a chance to know them. Getting to know Jase and Tess was a lot of fun, getting to know more about their personality, their sense of humor, what makes them sad, their dreams, and everything. We knew a little about Tess from the first one and I don't really remember Jase that much from the first book, but he is a really great character.

One of the best things about Jennifer's books are the characters. They always seem like they can be real people. They have real problems that happen to real people, it makes them relatable. Jase and Tess were probably one of my favorite contemporary couples. Their ups and downs getting to each other made all the more satisfying when they finally completely got together.

I would have really loved to read some of this book from Jase's POV. Seeing things from inside the guy's head is one thing that I really like to read in Contemporary stories, probably because it's rare to see things from the guy's perspective, and maybe a little harder to write at times.

Bottom line, this book is worth picking up.


  1. How would you rate the intimate scenes?

    1. Pretty mild. It's more a character story than anything else.