Book Review-Be With Me by J.Lynn

Posted June 26, 2016 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 5 Comments

Book Review-Be With Me by J.Lynn

Book Review-Be With Me by J.LynnBe with Me by J. Lynn
Also in this series: Stay with Me, Fall with Me, Wait for You, Forever with You
Series: Wait For You #2
Published by William Morrow Paperbacks on February 4th 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Narrator: Sophie Eastlake
Length: 12 Hours and 1 Min
Pages: 365
Format: Audiobook
Source: Library
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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…

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    Summary

    After a mind blowing kiss, Teresa Hamilton realized her true feelings for her brothers best friend Jase Winstead. But this past year, he has practically ignored her. But with Teresa recovery from an injury. Teresa has dreamed of being a professional dancer, but with her injury, she has no idea if she will fully recover or not. But just in case she doesn’t she will need a backup plan, so she decides to go to college with her brother. But after one meeting of running into Jase on his family’s farm and meeting his younger brother, their relationship and friendship slowly becomes rekindled. But Teresa can’t forget the power of that one kiss or the desire they feel for each other currently even though Jase is in denial. But when she learns the truth of Jase and his past, her love accepts him for who he is and everything that comes with him. But right when their relationship is going strong, Jase’s fears and other complications may prevent them from holding onto the love they feel for each other.

    Plot and Story Line

    Be With Me is the second novel of this wonderful series and I was thrilled to finally get a copy of Teresa and Jase’s story. After reading all the other books so far, I have been waiting for this loan to become available from my library. I just adored these two together. It was interesting to see them finally accept what they feel for each other. From the first book, we sense the chemistry between them. Then in later books we see the type of connection they have together. So I was so interested in reading their story. I truly loved how they were together. It starts off with Teresa traveling with her brother to visit Jase’s farm. At first, Teresa isn’t super impressed with it hehe But she quickly falls in love with it, his parents and most especially his younger brother. What I loved seeing at this point, is the relationship between brothers. I almost wanted to cry in this scene, because it was so charming and its obvious how close these two are (and later in the book some truths are revealed to show the deeper reason behind it). But man Jase is in some serious denial at this point in the book. He thinks they can just go back to being platonic friends, even though he knows that they have powerful chemistry and you can’t just sweep it under the rug. Teresa is pretty firm on her feelings for him and they get into quite an argument. Then we see Jase when he gets drunk and boy was he funny and honest too. Slowly these two start to rekindle their friendship, and Teresa is firm with Jase about her true feelings and can’t just be his friend without more. Teresa was a fabulous character, and I admired her in many ways. She is strong willed, stubborn and isn’t ashamed of what she feels for Jase. Jase on the other hand, took more time for me to fall in love with him. I never truly understood why he was so against a relationship with Teresa. Yes we have the whole forbidden love thing with Jase being Teresa’s brothers best friend however it wasn’t the real reason behind it. Eventually Jase does come to terms with what they have, but man I really had to be in a forgiving nature toward the end there because I wanted to strangle him in how he treats Teresa there. But he eventually comes to his senses and embraces what they have together. There are other aspects to the story that really built up to the climax and it was so well written. I did feel a bit dissatisfied about the end though, I felt like not all of it was tied up as I would have liked especially where it concerns Jase’s brother. I would have liked to see more happen there. But a very enjoyable and hard to put down read that put a smile on my face.

    The Narrator

    oh boy…can I just say I have so much love for this author!! she is simply wonderful and I love her voice and the way she portrays the perfect tones of the story. She connects to the listener very well and I can’t wait to find more books that she narrates.

    The Cover

    Very similar to the other covers in the series, not my favorite though. But I like the almost kiss pose. 🙂

    Overall View

    Be With Me is a stunning romance that takes the reader from overcoming forbidden boundaries, danger and a murder mystery with some spicy romance to make for a memorable read!!

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    About The Author Updated

    About Jennifer L. Armentrout

    # 1 New York Times and 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, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
    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 book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
    She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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    • I’m glad to hear you enjoyed this one! I have issues with YA books, but I’ll have to look into this series 🙂

    • Michele H

      Nice review! I really enjoyed this one too, although I felt the same way about Jase…I wanted to smack him a few times. LOL! I was hoping for a follow up novella or something at some point to show how things continued to progress and what happened with his brother.

    • This is one of the few books by J.Lynn that I liked! I loved the chemistry between Jase and Tess though like you, I would have liked to shake him by the shoulders from time to time. The relationship with the brother was done well for me as well. I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂
      Lovely review!

    • I feel like i am the only one that has not read her books

    • I really like Jennifer Armentrout books, but haven’t tried one under this name yet. Glad you are enjoying this series. Can they standalone or do they have to be read in order?Great review!