Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Be With Me (ARC): Review


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…


Be with me is Teresa and Jase's story. It's a pretty good story, even though I know enough that the plot itself is not... okay, it's totally not that common, but it's not that original. Teresa is very likable in Wait For You, even more so in Be With Me. She's straightforward and honest, which is something you don't see everyday, especially about the straightforward part. And apparently Jase isn't only the bad boy we know in Wait For You. He has secrets too. Secrets that he's still roaming over and still cannot get over. With characters like these two, the intensity of the story is a "great'.

Another good part is that Cam and Avery make quite a few appearance and still, cute as ever. I really miss the two of them. They're one of the best couples ever. And their presence makes the book even more amazing. The brotherly love Cam has for Teresa is really admirable. Actually these are my favorite parts. Because they're not just awesome. They're pretty amusing too.

But despite the goodness in the book (which is a lot, and I won't go through them all, otherwise you wouldn't have to read it), it just doesn't have the same magic on me like Wait For You does. I can't exactly tell you the root of it, but it just can't hold my attention as firmly as Wait For You does. The reason can be that the two of them are just not Avery and Cam. It can be as weird as that. But well, I just doesn't feel the chemistry between Jase and Teresa as much as I do with Avery and Cam.

Be With Me is actually quite a good NA novel. And I know that many loves Teresa and Jase's story (so do I, actually, although I didn't sound like it). It might not work for me that well, but the fact is that it's a pretty great novel.

Rating: 7.5/10

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