Be With Me by J. Lynn
Source: publisher- thank you!
Publication date: Feb 4th
Publisher: William Morrow
Rating: I liked it!
I read WAIT FOR YOU in a flash, and I have been anticipating its sequel for months. With Jennifer’s humor and well-developed ability to write smokin’ hot male leads, I knew that BE WITH ME would be a joyride. In BE WITH ME, Cam’s sister Tessa stars opposite Jase, Cam’s best friend. I enjoyed seeing little bits of Jase here and there in WAIT FOR YOU, so I was thrilled when Jase turned out to be the main attraction in the sequel.
Tessa is a strong character, and I appreciated the tenderness with which Jennifer wrote her character. She has been through quite a bit with her past relationship and ballet injury, and her battles are fought both internally and externally. Jase has an interesting story – one that is unexpected – and it allows him to connect with Tessa and find commonality in those dark moments.
BE WITH ME is a good story, and I liked reading this more authentic experience in the new adult genre. I have read countless Bad Boy/Good Girl NA stories, and they have all started to become predictable. Jennifer’s writing has a spontaneity in it that is both exhilarating and alluring. She understands how to draw in readers and gently guide action before swinging out those blade-like plot twists. I must also point out that Jennifer's writing is maturing beautifully. I have been reading her work since Half-Blood, and while I've always loved her storytelling, I can see the transformation and am impressed.
If you enjoy New Adult, I highly recommend this series. BE WITH ME is a fantastic follow-up to a great book. Everything Jennifer writes is entertaining, but she does something with this series that challenges her readers. I look forward to reading how these characters develop.