From the author of the #1 New York Times best seller Wait for You
Do Teresa and Jase have a real shot at getting together or will life get in the way?
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, life-changing kiss. Then she got out of a terrible relationship. Now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It's time for plan B: college. And maybe she'll have 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 Teresa 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…
©2014 Jennifer L. Armentrout (P)2014 HarperCollinsPublishers
"Be with Me is delicious, unabashed melodrama. And it works." (New York Journal of Books)
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Be With Me is the second book in J. Lynn’s NA Wait For You series. We first met Jase and Teresa in Wait for You, where we found out that Teresa is a dancer but tore her ACL recently, and her future is balancing on a fence. We also knew that Jase has some well-kept and huge secrets, which we find out in this book. After sharing a kiss about a year ago, Teresa & Jase haven't talked much at all. Until they share another moment, and the two of them are stuck together in a college class, among other situations. Jase knows that he needs to stay away from Cam's little sister but it becomes inevitable they're drawn together. Be with Me follows this couple as they go through and overcome the toughest obstacles they'll ever face. I did feel there were some revelations/twists that were a little dramatic, but because the romance was absolutely delicious, I didn't mind them as much as I probably should have. This book really does pulls at your heart strings. It covers some very serious subjects with the respect and emotional care that they deserve. The characters are developed perfectly and you get an insta-connection with them that endures through the whole book. The romance is sizzlin and full of tender vulnerable moments between Teresa & Jase. You also get to see more of Cam and Avery, so fans of the first book will be very pleased. I found everything I have come to love about JLA's writing in this novel: the steamy romance, scenes that make you swoon. I would recommend the series. Plus, the narrator does a great job with these books.
i must say Jase is my least favorite of all hot guys from this series. i like and disliked him at the same time. he is such a jerk sometimes, hot then cold, yes then no, wants her then doesnt. wth man, get a grip! i dont think i would give him a 4th chance if i were tess.. but. in any case, their story is really intense and sexy, the narrator does a pretty good job as well.
Oh My Gosh
Tess. She is so troubled yet she stays so strong
As always she did an amazing job!!
I cried and laughed and almost screamed a few times!
Every aspect of this story was engaging; from the lovable characters to the quirky dialogue and fell in love with this story! I love how I still got to see how Avery and Cam were doing in this book. It was like seeing old friends!
This time we get to know Jase and Tess’s story. Teresa aka Tess is Cam’s little sister and Jase is his best friend. We briefly met them in Book 1 Wait for You. IMO this book is not as amazing as the first book. Be With Me is filled with heavy drama and lots of emotions. That’s not a bad thing but I really loved the first book. But anyways back to this books review. Jase has had the hots for his best friend’s sister Teresa and her for him for a while. One day when Teresa was 16, they shared an accidental kiss the changed everything for them as the tension between them grew and has become more intense as the years have gone by. Now Tess is 18 and is trying to move on from her experience with her abusive ex-boyfriend and an injury that has put her dance dreams on hold. If you are a dancer you completely get this, if you are not a dancer, the way this story is written you feel it! I love how it wraps itself around your heart and squeezes. So Tess had to come up with a backup plan, this included going to the same college as Cam and Jase until her leg is healed. And of course they end up having a class together so they have to be near each other.
But Jase has a big secret that he uses to keep away from meaningful relationships and the only girl to ever make him question this happens to be his best friends little sister. He tried to stay away but he just couldn’t. They have amazing chemistry and Jase didn’t want his secret to ruin him and Tess. But if it didn’t he was scared of what would happen then. Tess loved him dearly and would have done anything for him but he was so wishi washi!!
Then tragedy happened to a close friend of Tess’s. I will not say as it will ruin everything. But it turns up the intense factor with another character no one likes and sometimes tragedy or near tragedy is what it takes to make you see what is really important. And FINALLY Jase saw how stupid his actions had been. And you finally get the awaited JLA sexy scene, which she is amazing at btw! If you’ve read her books you know! She has a way of making them super hot but not overdone and fake. They are real moments and the way she builds up the whole story before you can get that is amazing!
This story ended beautifully. I can’t wait who we get to see in the next book! I appreciate getting to still see whats going on in the previous books characters too!
Sophie is such a great narrator. Her voices are spot on for what I pictured. The male voices manage to be masculine and sultry at the same time!
Jace. Lord how I wish he existed in real life.
Her voices give the book an advantage you wouldn't get from reading the hard copy. Every voice is so distinct and well executed
I really loved the moments when Jace was there for Tess. She went through so much in the book and he stayed with her through all of it.
** One of my favorite parts was after the Debbie situation, when Cam came back into town and found Tess and Jace in a compromising situation. I was barking out laughter left and right during that part.**
I wish there was a little more to the ending. I would have liked to see how things ended for them. I haven't read the 3rd book to this series yet, but I didn't think it would have much of Tess and Jace in it since the character re locates. I would have liked to read about Avery finally getting out on the dance floor, and what the result was of Cams surprise for her. Overall this was still one of my favorites. There were quite a few steamy parts, and some things that were said had me gaping, but i still really liked it. 5 stars all around for me!
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This review is a carbon copy of the review for Wait For Me as the books are similar in nature with differing characters that we've come to know. This whole series showcases the terrific writing of Jennifer Armentrout (writing as J Lynn) and includes the compelling story of falling in love, destructive secrets and redemption. The characters of Jase,movie star handsome and Teresa, Cam's precocious little sister, are both damaged people. Their attraction is deep and strong, threatened by not only secrets that are held but also the power of Cam to intervene. The narration of Sophie Eastlake is beyond good...she is one of the best Audible has to offer and she certainly nails this book. Don't miss this. It's wonderful.
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