BE WITH ME

J. LYNN (JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT)

http://www.jenniferarmentrout.com/j-lynn/

Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Published date:  February 4, 2014

ISBN-10: 0062294784

ISBN-13: 978-0062294784

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Source: Received for a honest review

Book Description (from amazon)

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. . . .

My Thoughts

A sexy, knock-your-sock-off kinda read.  I couldn’t put it down!  I love this series and was so excited to read Jase and Tess’s story.  What a great novel.

Teresa Hamilton has been handed a big ole bag of lemons and she’s doing her best to make lemonade, but what’s a girl to do when she’s in love with her older brother’s best friend?  Especially when he’s kissed her once, the kind of life altering, never forget it kiss, and then refused to return her calls or texts for over a year?  But luck is with her when she sees him in her music class and they begin to rekindle the close friendship they once shared, before the kiss.  As Teresa and Jase spend time together, they realize that it’s much more than friendship that lies between them, but as always, life is in the way.  Jase has secrets, big ones; that he’s not willing to share.  And Teresa is still trying to deal with the injury that has put the brakes on her dancing career, maybe permanently.  As Teresa and Jase try to build a relationship on shifting sand, life continues to work to keep them apart.  Can they learn to let go and love again and trust in each other or will their pasts define their future?

Looking for a sexy, hot read with great characters, a fast paced storyline and chemistry that almost melts the page?  Then look no further than Be With Me.  I loved this story from start to finish.  The way J. Lynn writes characters with “real life” pasts and doesn’t shy away from hard-hitting topics like suicide, death, and abuse just makes her books that much better.  I enjoyed reading Jase and Tess’s story and absolutely fell in love with the hard, yet vulnerable Jase.  The way he doted on Tess, giving her rides after class so she didn’t have to walk on her leg just made his seem like a real “knight in shining armor” without it seeming over the top.  It’s exactly the kind of thing all girls want in their relationship.  Don’t miss this book!!  And if you haven’t read J. Lynn’s other novel in this series, Wait For Me, then treat yourself and read them both!

Rating: 5

Heat Rating: Steamy

Reviewed by AprilP

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