304 Followers
88 Following
maryann

Chapter by Chapter

A mostly Young Adult book review blog run by a mother and daughter team.

Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn

Be with Me - J Lynn

Seeing as Wait for You by J. Lynn was the book that actually opened my eyes when it came to New Adult (and had me loving the reads), I had totally high expectations for Be With me (Wait for you #2).  And let me tell you guys, it sure as hell didn’t disappoint.  Dare I say that I loved it even more than Wait for You *raised eyebrow*…

Where Wait for You showed us the beautiful story of Cam and Avery, Be with Me immerses readers in the captivating story of Teresa and Jase…and what a story it is…

Teresa had what most teenage girls only dream of…the boy that she was madly in love with in high school kisses her (aka Jace Winstead).  Not just a peck on the cheek…the fireworks exploding all over the place kind of kiss.  Problem is, he’s her brother Cam’s best friend…and after that kiss, the heat fizzled to a stop and he never spoke to her again.

So in true drama fashion, Tess leaves her small town to go to college and perhaps pursue her dream as a professional dancer.  But, in true drama fashion, things go horribly wrong.  Tess injures herself causing her dream of dance to fade into the background, and Tess gets out of a really bad relationship.  So where else can she go but back home.

Securing her own apartment and a job, Tess decides to give college life a go in town.  What Tess didn’t expect was the guy who she wanted to avoid at all costs but can’t stop thinking about is now a constantly around!  Things go from bad to amazing to worse in a blink of an eye…

But Tess isn’t the only one battling her own personal demons.  Jace has a secret…a deep dark secret that not very many people know about…and one that he’s trying to deal with every day.  When Tess enters back into the picture, Jace does whatever he has to do to keep his feelings at bay, and to keep Tess away from him.  But fate is a funny thing…and sometimes it takes a crazy event to make one realize what is truly in front of them.

All the feels guys…Be with Me had me feeling ALL the feels.  I will admit that I was very hesitant to start this second installment in the Wait for You series by J. Lynn.  I had fallen so head over heels in love with the first book and its characters that I didn’t want to lose the magic high that I was still riding from reading it all those months ago…

But then…I felt a whole new set of magical highs while reading this book.  It only took a matter of a few pages to feel author J. Lynn’s writing magic start to creep its way into my soul.  And before I knew it, I was freakin’ hooked like no other.  I found myself totally enveloped into the lives of Tess and Jace.  I was breathing it all in and had to pace myself as I didn’t want it to end all to soon.

What I really loved about Be with Me was that a lot of the background story that was in Wait for You comes to light in this book.  Don’t get me wrong.  You do not at ALL have to read Wait for Me to fully appreciate Be with Me.  There’s just some things about Cam’s past regarding his sister, Tess, that gets revisited, and you get to see those events unfold while told in a different voice.

And of course, I loved that we got to be with both Cam and Avery again.  And it’s not a brief encounter.  Oh no no, they are in for the long haul.  Appearances galore (along with some familiar faces that had me going “oh yah!”)  And yah, I was totally annoyed about how much of a CB Cam was!  I know he was doing what is expected of a big brother, but argh!  A girl needs a little fun…

I found that when I loved the character, I totally loved them!  And when I hated them…I loathed them to the very core of my being….Oh the fun times I had while reading this.  And the sexy times…don’t even get me started on that!  There was quite a bit of waiting and anticipating and suffering through some very obvious sexual tension between Jace and Tess…but so worth the wait my friends!  So. Worth. The. Wait.

I’d recommend Be with Me to fans of Wait for You (obviously), and to fans of New Adult reads.  If you’re looking for a read that will totally capture your attention; whether it be through the writing itself, or characters that all amazing in their own ways, or with gasp worthy twists and turns and revealed secrets that will leave you reeling; this book is totally for you.  Don’t hesitate.  Get it now!  Fall in love with Jace as I did.  I think my image of feeding horses is totally corrupted now…and that’s totally fine by me…

Source: http://www.chapter-by-chapter.com/blog-tour-be-with-me-wait-for-you-2-by-j-lynn-review