Why I chose this book:
I was told that Be with Me is the best of the series so far, so I decided to check it out.
Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Publish Date: February 4th, 2014
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary/Realistic Fiction
Synopsis: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)
My Bookish Likes:
Overall, it was an enjoyable story with lovable characters. To me, I didn’t see the twist concerning Jack, but other than that, it was a pretty straightforward and predictable book, which I think is what I needed at the time I read it.
My Bookish Dislikes:
For some reason, this one fell kind of flat for me, and it was a bit over dramatic at times. Like how much hell can Armentrout put her characters through before they want to force quit life. I get things can get intense, but it got a little much in this one.
I liked the first one much more than this one. Obviously, these were two very different stories, both about various types of trauma. It was decent but just didn’t quit hit the spot.
I gave this book 2.5 stars on my Goodreads.