Friday, February 21, 2014

Be With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout



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By: J.Lynn
Published by: William Morrow / Harper Collins
To Be Released on: February 4, 2014
Series: Wait for Me #2



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…


Jennifer Armentrout’s Be with Me is a first person female point-of-view of main character, Tess. After escaping the distresses of being in a relationship with an abusive boyfriend, she felt she could never trust a boy again. But her viewpoint is rehabilitated through her brother’s best friend, Jase. Although they have feelings for each other, they dwell on developing their relationship. Tess feels that her older brother, Cam, is way overprotective of her and assumes that Jase is worried to how he would react if he found out about a relationship between his best friend and little sister. With a knee injury preventing her dance career to move forward, she’s opted for college, the same campus that Jase attends. The two are now spending a lot of time together and it will come into light as to why they have never acted upon their relationship beforehand.

Armentrout’s character development approach for this book is absolutely amazing. The male main character more often becomes the favorite in a story like this. However, readers will find themselves clinging on to Tess all the way to the end. The story is very angsty and there were other elements that kept me interested. Drama is perfect to stir up emotions, but when there’s too much, it just falls flat and not a single thing is felt. Armentrout provided the right measurements of drama and angst to deliver a story that will resonate in readers’ minds for a long time.

The love story told in this book will fill your tank of emotion beyond capacity. The chemistry between Tess and Jase is perfection and it can only deliver scenes that will have readers in an emotional high. Armentrout is a skillful writer that has a difficulty disappointing her readers. Whether it is a Paranormal Romance, YA, Contemporary Romance, and in this case, NA, she ceases to disenchant. The fantastical story-telling she’s brought forth in Be with Me provides readers with characters that are unforgettable and a heart-melting story that comes only once in a great while.




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# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, 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, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.

She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

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