Release Date: February 4, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow
Series: Wait For You #2
Review Source: Netgalley
Synopsis: (from Goodreads)
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…
I really enjoyed this story, quite a bit more than the first book, actually. Teresa was such a relatable main character, someone you can really empathize with. I found myself cheering for her as she tried to go after her old dream while simultaneously beginning a new reality. Teresa desperately wants to dance, but she's committed to college and making a new future, in case dance doesn’t work out for her.
The romance in Be with Me is definitely a great one. Jase is her big brother's friend, the guy she's been crushing on for years. The affection isn’t one sided, but Jase is a guarded character, hesitant to open up and care for someone.
If you’re a fan of the New Adult category, this is a great book to pick up. It’s a story about Teresa finding strength and taking control of her life. It’s also about both Teresa and Jase working things out from their pasts and finding a future together.
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