Published By: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Date Read: September 15, 2014
Genre: NA - Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC for Review
At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she'd left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.
Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.
There are absolutely no words for the excitement I felt when I got a hold of this book. It's no secret that Jennifer L Armentrout has been my favourite author of all time since I devoured her YA novels in 2011. I have read and loved every single book she has ever read and I couldn't wait to dive in to her newest NA novel. Stay With Me did not disappoint. I fell head over heels from the very first page and I couldn't put it down until I have finished.
Calla has been lying to all of her friends. Her life is a lie. Telling everyone that her Mom died couldn't be further than the truth. Not only is she alive but she has wiped out Calla's savings for drug money and she now has to go back home to find out what is going on with her Mom. When she meets Jax, the hot new bartender at her Moms bar, sparks fly. All Calla wanted was to sort out her problem and leave and never come back home but as she spends more and more time with Jax the more she starts to question where home really is.
I absolutely adored this book. Once again Jennifer's phenomenal writing hooked me in right from the very start and I devoured the book in one sitting. I absolutely adored it. I fell head over heels in love with Calla's story and I couldn't put the book down as I just had to see how Calla's story would end.
Calla is one of the most amazing heroines that I have ever read. She is so awesome and she is that character that every girl will empathise and identify with. I just loved her and I think she may be my favourite NA Jennifer girl.
Enter Jax. Oh. My. God!!! I am absolutely in love with Jax. He is the most amazing guy and you just can't help but fall in love with. He is ex-marine and the sweetest, most caring and protective guy you could come across. He is utter literary perfection.
Stay With Me made me fall in love and ride out this story of self-discovery, romance and action and I couldn't stop reading until I had finished the whole book. It was utterly phenomenal. One thing that I adored about Stay With Me is that we get cameos from every single one of JLA's NA couples and it just made me super excited to see how they all were doing. I loved that.
I have absolutely loved every single book in the Wait For You series but this one, and Jax, has got to be without a doubt my favourite of the series. It has absolutely everything that you could possibly want in a book. Action, romance, drama and smexy times. I loved every single moment and I cannot wait to read Roxy and Reece's story.
Jennifer L. Armentrout/J.Lynn Bio:
# 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.