Review: Be With Me by J. Lynn (Wait for You #2)

Be With MeBe With Me by J. Lynn
Series: Wait for You #2
Published by: William Morrow on February 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 365
Source: Purchased
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Rating: ★★★

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...

Have you ever had a book start off too fast? That happened to me with Be With Me.

It started way too fast!

Page #1 was literally talking about the romance already. That’s how far we jump into it. It’s just straight away drooling over a hot guy’s abs. But then there’s also this whole history behind Jase and Teresa that’s already being alluded to.

At first, I felt like I was jumping into book #2 of an actual series (rather than a “companion book” kind of series). I thought there was a book BEFORE this with Teresa and Jase that I’d missed (which there isn’t… book #1 is about Teresa’s brother). But that’s how disjointed I felt. I actually thought I was missing something because the book started off way too fast.

It slowly grew on me…

The book did eventually grow on me. I felt like I finally caught up with it at some point. But that beginning REALLY threw me off and I felt like it affected my enjoyment of the whole book, you know? Eventually I grew to understand the book better and enjoy the characters more. Except for when Jase was being a complete dick head.

I hated how much Jase jerked Teresa around. I get that he had secrets, but he was literally playing the poor girl hot and cold. He’d say, “I can’t be with you. We need to keep our distance.” Then he’d show up at her house drunk and kiss her. DUDE, WTF?!?

His on again, off again attitude got super old, super fast.

But it was still kind of cute

This was not a perfect book. It had issues. But, there were still some parts that I really enjoyed. Sometimes the romance was really sweet and pulled me in, almost enough to make me forget about the bad parts.

Do you ever find yourself enjoying a book even though you know it has a ton of problems? Sometimes there are a bunch of really cute scenes that win you over, and the bad parts fade into the background. That’s what happened to me, which is why I’m still giving the book a pretty good rating!

Have you read this book? Did you think the beginning started too fast?

The Verdict

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4 comments

  1. Hmm… Honestly, this is one series I’ve kept my distance from. I don’t even know why because while I read one bad J. Lynn novel, I enjoyed her YA under her full name; Obsidian (still haven’t read the rest of the series though). But for some reason, that one bad adult novel makes me wary of the rest of her adult titles.
    Anyways, about your review; a big fat YES to sometimes enjoying books despite them having problems haha

    1. Haha I’m kind of the opposite. I wasn’t an Obsidian fan. 😀 Well, I didn’t hate it. I just didn’t love it.

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