Friday, 28 February 2014

A Review for Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J.Lynn

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Posted by Donna
Release Date: January 13th, 2014
Finished Date: February 23rd, 2014
Publishers: Harper UK
Genre: New Adult
Source: For Review
Format: Paperback
Pages: 416
From the bestselling author of WAIT FOR YOU, prepare to be blown away by her next New Adult story of love, lust and longing

Did WAIT FOR YOU leave you gasping for more?

Did you leave one of the hundreds of online rave reviews for a book (and a man) that stole your heart?

Is Cam your new #bookboyfriend?

With a story linked to the bestselling WAIT FOR YOU, J Lynn’s second novel in her New Adult series is sure to set your heart racing again.

The Review: Be with Me is sweet, sexy and fast paced read that really pulls you in and tugs on your emotions. Not only is this a great read by one of my favourite authors, but it definitely leaves you craving for cupcakes – yes, you heard me, cupcakes. Chocolate, vanilla, strawberry…any different flavoured cupcakes….yum!
Teresa Hamilton has possibly just had her dreams of being a dancer crushed when she hurts her knee and realises she has no backup plan, if she finds out she can’t dance again. So she enrols in college where her brother Cam and his best friend Jase attend. The only problem is Teresa and Jase have a history, one that’s left Jase brushing Teresa off at every opportunity. Can Teresa start making new dreams but can she get the one guy she’s always wanted?
We all know Jennifer L. Armentrout can write a good book, but damn, I honestly believe this is her best NA book to date. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Wait for You but I loved Be with Me so much more. And I definitely believe that it comes down to the characters, because Teresa and Jase certainly didn’t have it easy. Their story was just so achingly beautiful. It wasn’t perfect because their lives were mixed up in so much hurt, but that’s okay, because together they really are the perfect couple.
Teresa was a very likable character; one that within a few chapters you could really sympathise with. She’s had so many hard times in her life and now her dreams of being a professional dancer is hanging by a thread. However, she still tries to be positive. She tries to make a plan B and I really admire her for that. Her relationship with Jase was complicated and for more reasons that one. Jase really does try and push Teresa away at every turn, and that’s because he’s hiding something – something, I didn’t see coming a mile away! I loved Jase though; I could see his reasoning’s but you could also see how much he cared for Teresa or Tess as he calls her. I love the two of them together; it was moving and really beautiful to read about their story. I loved that Teresa was willing to give Jase as many chances as he needed – not in a pathetic kind of way – but because she loved him that. And in the end, I only wanted happiness for them.
What I loved about the plot of this story was that there was other issues going on, leaving the story not always focusing on Tess and Jase’s relationship. We all know Tess’s past and her roommate was going through something similar. What I didn’t expect, that gave this story a bit of a thriller aspect with Erik. Even though I hated him, he gave the story that little bit extra spice and of course, he brought quite a few emotions too.
In all, Be with Me has to be one of my favourite NA reads this year, along with Samantha Young’s On Jamaica Street. I’m dying to know who book three will be about; I’m hoping Calla; Teresa’s friend at school that seems to have some secrets of her own hidden. Regardless of who the story will be about, you can bet I’ll be reading it!
Favourite Quote: “You know, I’ve tried staying away from you. I’ve tried ignoring how I feel about you, which isn’t how I should feel. But it’s like fighting a losing battle. And I don’t want to fight it anymore. I don’t want to ignore this.” – Jase

Thank you to Harper for giving me the opportunity to review this book.

2 comments:

Melanie Hall said...

Great review Donna, I need to get to these soon =)

Lola R said...

I have read the first book in this series and I really enjoyed it. I love how real these characters feel. I really should get Be With Me soon!