Be with Me written by J. Lynn, Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: February 4th 2014
Series: Wait for You,
Narrated by Sophie Eastlake
Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
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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!
Trigger Warning: there is mention of physical abuse and possible suicide.
Would you continue reading if one or both of the main characters were unlikeable?