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… (From: Goodreads)
***Actual rating: 4/5 Jaresa Stars***
!!!Mild Spoilers Alert!!!
Be with Me is the sequel of the Wait for You series and this time, it’s the story about Teresa Hamilton (Cameron Hamilton’s younger sister) and Jase (Cam’s best friend). Honestly, I’m not a big fan of both characters but Jase’s story is indeed something different and worthy of reading.
Therefore, it’s a beginning of a beautiful friendship between Jase and Tess.
”You didn’t follow him, Tess.” He paused as he slowed for the stop sign, glancing over at me. That half grin was back. “And guess what?”
My lips responded, curving up at the corners. “What?”
“He doesn’t care if you did follow him here. He’s happy that you’re here,” he said. “I don’t care if you did follow him. And I’m happy that you did.”
Not long after their encountering, their chemistry has become more and more obvious. However, the revelation of Jase’s unspeakable truth totally blows me away. That’s definitely the last thing I’ve expected from him and his past.
But he had a little boy he might one day tell the truth to, and any girl in Jase’s future would have to be okay with that and be ready.
On the other hand, his secret is something I appreciate most in the meanwhile because it’s not the typical stereotype which only girls and women are vulnerable and will be single moms in the society. This book tells me that single dads are possible as well. Men are equally responsible for such consequences, too.
Another point in this book that impresses me a lot is the fact that Tess is the one who confesses to Jase first. I mean, I’m so used to guys asking girls out so it’s really refreshing to see a girl step out first. Good for you, Tess!
His brows lowered as he tugged my hand away from his lips. “I’m not sure I like the sound of that.”
“But none of them compared to you. And I did compare everyone to you. I couldn’t help it. They… they just weren’t you.” My cheeks burned. ”They were never you.”
“That sounds better.”
In conclusion, Be with Me is another love story of Cam and Avery’s friends so you’ll still see our previous beloved protagonists in this book. Recommend to anyone who seeks more romance and heartfelt stories.