Published By: William Morrow (US) / HarperCollins (UK)
Publication Date: February 4, 2014 (US) / February 13, 2014 (UK)
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
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…
"God, Tess, there isn't a part of you that's not perfect in my eyes."
It's no secret to anybody that Jennifer L Armentrout is my hero. She is my favourite author of all time and nobody could ever compare to her and her books, nor replace the special place that she has in my heart. I have been dying... and I mean DYING to get my hands on this book for what feels like forever. I fell head over heels in love with Wait For You, her first attempt at NA and it still remains one of the best books I have ever read. Although I wanted more Cam and Avery I was super excited to get my hands on Jase and Tess' story and my goodness it did not disappoint. I loved every single second of it.
Tess has been in love with Jase since like forever. And she can't stop thinking about him since their first kiss a year ago. The problem? Jase is Tess' older brother, Cam's best friend and there are lines that Jase is not willing to cross no matter what he feels. But when they reconnect at the same college sparks fly. Can Tess convince Jase to give their relationship a chance? Or is there something else in the way... something bigger than Tess being Cam's little sister that is stopping Jase?
I love love loved this book. I loved the glimpse of Jase and Tess that we saw in Wait For You and I remember emailing Jen going so you're writing Jase and Tess' story right? I couldn't wait for them to get their happy ending and even though it was one hell of an emotional journey I loved every single second of it.
Tess is such an awesome character to live through. She has been through so much to get to this point, overcoming an abusive relationship when she was sixteen and even though it may not be in the same way heroines from supernatural and paranormal books are she is just as kick-ass because of how incredibly strong she is. I just loved her.
One thing you come to know from a JLA book is that she pours her heart and soul into her work and it shows. I can no longer read one JLA book without being in tears at least once. They are just so real and emotional and hit you hard where it hurts... but no matter what you can count on all the hurt and emotional trauma worth it because she knows what she is doing and she knows her readers and what they want. She is the perfect author and nobody could ever beat her in my eyes. She may smash my heart into smithereens but she slowly picks those pieces up and starts slowly sewing them back together.
Be With Me is everything I expected and more. It's such a surprising book with a twist I never saw coming. I was literally left speechless going hold on what? This is what JLA is perfect at! I loved every single second of it and I cannot wait to read her next book. Whatever it is I will be devouring it in hours as I always do. She is the literary queen and she is just amazing. Roll on Stay with Me!
"And I'm more than willing to spend the rest of my life making it up to you, because I love you, Tess. I am so fucking in love with you in a way I've never loved someone before."
And just because here are some more quotes...
"Ovaries go boom."
"I don't care if you did follow him. And I'm happy that you did."
"I want you to be with me."