A Well Earned HEA! Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Audiobook Review]

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A Well Earned HEA! Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Audiobook Review]
Title: Be with Me
Written by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Read by Sophie Eastlake
Series: Wait for You, #2
Published by HarperAudio
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
Genres: New Adult
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
Format: Audiobook
Source: Los Angeles Public Library
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Challenges: 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge, 2018 Review Challenge

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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Remember that time when I was binge-reading Jennifer L. Armentrout? Well, this book really surprised me in a good way because of the twist in the end! I will not be revealing the twist because I actually loved the way it was revealed to Teresa because that was also the time that it was revealed to the reader. Although, I knew the twist by the second chapter. Yes, it was that glaring to me but maybe because it hit a little bit closer to home for me?

Be with Me was super angsty. I mean that twist alone added 2 points in the angstiness. Also, I HATED Jase and my attitude towards him didn’t really change until almost the halfway mark! Why? Well, because he was hot and cold multiple times that I could not understand him. THIS is exactly why I am a put off by YA and NA romance. Also, I felt this way because this was written in Teresa’s POV only, so I couldn’t even delve into Jase’s thoughts.

I’m actually glad that I didn’t DNF this book because of the unlikeable Jase because I would have missed a lot. Jase does get better after the second half and THANK GOD because Be with Me was emotional and heartbreaking, especially because this book feels very personal to me.

Jase’s and Teresa’s HEA was earned in the end and I couldn’t be happier.

Sophie Eastlake narrates this book again and I she is perfect!

Overall, I enjoyed Be with Me and although it is not as emotional as Wait for YouI was still moved. Jennifer L. Armentrout is definitely becoming one of my auto-buy authors!

Trigger Warning: there is mention of physical abuse and possible suicide.

Rating Report
Plot
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Characters
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Romance
One StarOne StarOne Star
Rereadability
One StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star
Cover
One StarOne StarOne Star
Narration
One StarOne StarOne StarOne Star
Overall: 4

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Would you continue reading if one or both of the main characters were unlikeable?


About Jennifer L. Armentrout

# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, 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, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications. Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.


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8 responses to “A Well Earned HEA! Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout [Audiobook Review]

  1. I’m really scared about the way you described the hero! It turns me off a LOT in contemporary when I can’t like the main characters, especially the love interests. Hot and cold guys are NOT my thing. BUUUUT I LOVE ANGST. Angst is the only reason I read NA, really. I only delve into NA when I feel like I haven’t read enough angst in a while. XD Anyway, awesome review, lovely! So glad this book redeemed itself for you by the second half.

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    • Thanks, Aimee! Angst is also the reason why I read NA! Sometimes, it works well but sometimes it doesn’t and I usually stop after I read a bunch of NA romances in succession because it’s just too much. LOL but I did enjoy this book and super glad that I finished it ☺️

  2. I just want to start off by saying that I love your bookstagram photo, it’s beautiful! Anyway, I’m glad this book was enjoyable for you (even if Jase was really hot and cold)! I tend to avoid romance novels because I usually don’t like the drama and angst leading up to the ending. I’ve actually never read a Jennifer L. Armentrout book, but I see her name floating around the book blogging community pretty often. I do enjoy books with twist endings though, so maybe I’ll have to give this one a try!
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    • Thanks, Claire! JLA is pretty good and she was a new-to-me author last year. She does write NA romance to perfection! I want to read some of her NA fantasy books because I’ve seen that around the community, as well.

    • You’re right, Samantha! JLA is an amazing writer! Also, this book was still amazing but I had problems with Jase being super unlikeable! ughhh!