17558817Be with Me (Wait for You #2) by J. Lynn
Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Source: Audio from Library
Rating: starstarstarstarblank_star (3.5)
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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… – Goodreads

Review:

Teresa’s life has never been the same since she kissed Jase. The problem is that Jase is her brother’s BFF and she knows better than to fuck up that friendship. But her she had an injury that fucked up her dance career and Teresa doesn’t know what her life is anymore. But what she is able to do is call Jase on his bullshit, particularly when he says that he was drunk for the event. I love that Teresa calls him on his bullshit.

I also enjoy that Lynn does not shy away from hard issues that so many New Adult novels try to touch on, but often fail. In Be With Me we have relationship abuse. Not only from a previous experience with Teresa, but also with one of Teresa’ friends. There is also Jase’s secret which is huge but doesn’t change Teresa’s opinion on Jase..at all. Which isn’t at all what he was expecting.

It was also nice and sweet to be reunited with the characters from the previous book in the series. What I didn’t expect was them to steal the show, which doesn’t bode well for Teresa and Jase. But when Teresa and Jase where in their own little world? Oh my heart.

This wasn’t an easy book to read. There was a lot  that happened in Be With Me from Teresa’s personal backstory, to her roommate’s story. This is what New Adult novels should be. This could have been a super predictable novel which bored me. But it was more than that. It worked, it tugged at your heart strings, it was one of the few realistic NA novels that I have read. I can’t actually wait to read more in this series.