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Be With Me by J. Lynn Book Review

Be with Me (Wait for You, #2)
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…
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Pages: 327

Wait For You is one of my favorite new adult books, and J.Lynn (Jennifer Armentrout) is one of my favorite authors, so Be With Me was one of my most anticipated 2014 releases. However, too much drama and an unlikable male character definitely took away from the book for me.

I was really interested in both character’s stories, after being introduced to both Tess and Jace in Wait For You. Tess was a nice character, and I especially felt sympathetic to her loss of something she truly loved, dancing. Jace, on the other hand, ran so hot and cold. He treated Tess pretty badly at times, and I feel like his excuses weren’t reasonable enough. He’d apologize for various things only to do the same exact thing again.

The plot was interesting, but I felt like the drama ended up becoming too much. One thing after the other happened and especially concerning Jace’s and Tess’ relationship, I just wanted everything to be okay. The problems were all pretty intense, but there were some great new characters introduced.

Although I wasn’t a huge fan of Jace, I still enjoyed reading about their romance. There were some pretty sweet moments between them, although the book also had pretty heavy sexual content. You also get to meet Calla, too, who’s going to be the main character in Stay With Me. I’m already so curious about her story! I loved the cameos from Avery and Cam, too. They’re some of my favorite characters and their roles were perfect in Be With Me.

I’d still highly recommend this series, although I did enjoy Wait For You more than Be With Me. Be With Me is an exciting story, though, and I did read it in one sitting ;) I’d give it 3 out of 5 flowers.


  1. I have read Wait For Me and yeah while I totally like JLA's boys and I do swoon I really cannot deal with all the drama in her books. I get tired of it. Sorry that this one wasn't as good as expected but great review, Montana :)

  2. I keep meaning to try her NA reads but I just haven't gotten around to them. It seems most people have a love hate relationship with them but I still want to try one out.

  3. Sorry the drama was a bit too much; sometimes there just doesn't seem to be a realistic reason for some of it!

  4. Really enjoyed this one, but I definitely agree Wait for You was a lot better. It's one of my favorite books of all time, so I knew it would be hard for Be With Me to match that, but I was hoping it'd come a little closer than it did.

  5. Lovely review, Montana! I really want to read this series. I want to start reading NA too, so this is probably a good start.

  6. Admittedly this was a little high on the drama scale but I forgave it because, well, JACE. ;)

    Awesome review!


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