Be with Me by J. Lynn
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Contemporary and Romance
REVIEW:Jennifer Armentrout is an author that never lets me down; I can always expect wonderful character development, true gripping storylines and some seriously awesome romance. Be with Me is the second installment after Wait for You, which was hard to top but with Armentrout’s writing I actually loved this sequel more than the first. If you thought the romance in the first book was hot than you haven’t read anything yet!
Be with Me brings back the characters introduced in Wait for You. Teresa Hamilton has a love like no other, dancing. All she has known her whole life is the art of dancing and the intense feeling she gets when she is performing. But an injury has sent her back to school and back to the one man who stole her heart. Jace Winstead is trying to forget the kiss with his best friends sister Teresa aka Tess. But when she starts attending the same college all the memories flood back and the tension and chemistry can’t be hidden. Both carry some heavy secrets and put themselves in the line of danger, neither can expect what love truly means until its put to the test.
Tess is the younger sister of Cam, the man who captured the broken and sweet Avery’s heart in the first installment. Tess is a character who is already in love and only hopes that she can either forget it or find a way into Jaces’ heart. Tess is adorable and sweet, she deals with the guilt of her brother acting out when he was protecting her from her ex. But even more so when she sees her roommate going through the same pattern she once did. But with her injury on her mind and Jace pulling at her heart, Tess carries a lot of weight on her shoulders. She is not as complex as Avery was, but her innocents and caring for others makes her easy to connect too. What I liked most about her was that she spoke up and opened up more when she felt it was needed, she grew a little more with each turn of the page.
Jace is a very complex character; he has a heavy responsibility that has him thinking about his past every minute of every day. His secret is only known to by his family and best friend, but he’s never met a girl he could open up too, that is until Tess. He also can’t seem to get the thoughts of Tess out of his mind, but can’t even think what his best friend would do about him liking his little sister. Even though he frustrated me with his bone headedness, I adored this big softy. The tension and chemistry between Tess and Jace is unbelievable, it was a roller coaster of emotions but I loved every minute of them together. I was surprised by Jaces’ secret but loved the ending result.
Overall this series continues to capture my full attention, I have to finish them in one sitting because these character are too good not to read about. The romance and humor are always present in Armentrout’s stories and the complicated plot with lots of twist will have the readers on the edge of the seats. The readers will also be happy to know that Cam and Avery are back as well and we get the see their continued romance.
RECOMMENDATION:This is a New Adult novel that is suited for a mature audience of 18 and over. Fans of Jennifer Echols Such a Rush and Jamie McGuire’s Beautiful Disaster
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