Be with Me by J. Lynn
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Jennifer Armentrout writes some of the best book boys out there. This is just a fact of life, and Be With Me is no exception to this fact.
Be With Me features some characters we met in Wait For you… Cam’s little sister, Teresa and his best friend Jase. We even get bits and pieces of what’s going on with Cam and Avery’s lives in case you’re missing them.
After her last train wreck of a relationship, Teresa hasn’t really put any focus into her personal life, instead concentrating on dance and her future plans, but an injury side-tracks her and she finds herself attending the same college as Cam pursing her Plan B… but only until her knee is healed and she can get back to dancing. She doesn’t count on the awkwardness between her and Cam’s best Friend Jase after an amazing shared kiss… but it’s there none-the-less, and Jase isn’t making things easy for them either.
Jase has a reputation at school, but he’s also got some secrets that only a select few know about. Something that has caused confusion and heartbreak for him… something that has kept him from revealing his true feelings for his best friends sister.
I’m just going to get this out in the open. Jase does stupid boy things that made me incredibly mad. However, I found it so incredibly hard to hate him for doing these stupid boy things. The situation he is in is somewhat heartbreaking and complicated so a lot of it makes sense. What frustrated me, were the mixed signals he continued to send Teresa time and time again. But make no mistake, he had his amazingly swoony moments.
I really loved Teresa as a character as well. She’s smart, and after her last relationship she doesn’t really put up with shit and she certainly doesn’t put up with shit from her roommate’s asshole boyfriend, no matter what kind of trouble it might get her into.
Enter the drama. There are a few different things happening here.
First, the Jase drama… I wasn’t surprised in the least by what is revealed. I’m not entirely sure if this was supposed to be a surprise for readers or not, but I figured it out pretty early on, which means I’m sure you will too.
Next, the roommate drama. It was crazy I’m not even going to lie about it, and that’s all you’re going to get out of me on it.
Armentrout manages once again to get me invested in these flawed characters, make me care about them and swoon over them and hope and hope and hope they get their happily ever after. With an intriguing, wonderfully paced story I think you’ll love Be With Me just as much as Wait For You… if not more.
I’m definitely looking forward to more from Armentrout, especially Ollie and Britt’s book coming in 2014.
Thank you to Harpercollins and Edelweiss for the advance copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.
Be with Me by J. Lynn