Be With Me by Jennifer L Armentrout Book Review

Updated: Jan 22, 2021

Be With Me

by Jennifer L Armentrout

Published by William Morrow Paperbacks

Book 2 in the Wait for You series

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…


Steamy New Adult Happy Ending

Trigger* Romance

Trigger Warning: This book deals with domestic violence. It may be disturbing for some readers, so please be advised.

Be With Me by Jennifer Armentrout is the second book in her Wait for You series, and follows Teresa Hamilton, Cam's sister (from Wait for You and Trust in Me), who is struggling with a possible career ending knee injury, taking her from the dance stage, to college. Here, she comes face to face with her long time crush, Jase Winstead, her brothers best friend, and the man who gave her one amazing kiss a year before dropping out of her life. With Jase and Tess see more and more of each other, they can't deny their feelings for one another for long.

I loved this book, just as much, if not a little more, than the first book in the series. The story didn't lean on Wait for You, and was unique in it's story, and story building. Just like with the first book, Be With Me deals with some heavy material. Domestic Violence happens more often than you think, and Jennifer does a great job showing the reality of abuse, and the effects of it. A sad fact is, victims are in danger even when they are able to walk away from the situation. Be With Me shows both sides of the coin. This book isn't all about that though. Be With Me's central romance is intense, beautiful, and sexy as hell.

I really loved Tess's character. She is young, but has really grown from her past. Her struggles with her injury, and the possible loss of her dream career in dance, don't stop her from at least preparing for a plan B (college), and doesn't hold her back from Jase. And what can I say about Jase? I liked him as Cam's best friend in the first book, but I kinda fell for him in this book. Did he make me want to shake him sometimes? Sure. But much like Avery frustrated me in the first book sometimes, I understood why. Jase is intense. He is passionate, loving, protective. He is also smart, and strong. I think the only thing I didn't like about him was his love of country music. His story is a bittersweet one. In a lot of ways, these two books are the Hamilton siblings, while dealing with their own issues, saving Avery and Jase.