BE WITH ME by J. Lynn

Posted: March 1, 2014 by BA Dillon in BOYS are just BETTER in BOOKS (Romance and Indie Authors)

BE WITH ME by J. LynnSTOLE MY HEART!

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Teresa Hamilton is having one of the worst years of her life. Even though dancing is her passion, a serious leg injury has seated her on the sidelines.  Although college is her second choice – it’s her only option at this time. Attending the same school as Cameron, her brilliant and over-protective brother, seemed like a great idea when she first arrived on campus. But she has one problem … she’s head-over-heels in love with her brother’s best friend. A stolen romantic moment and an unforgettable kiss with Jase has woken up her heart. Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s only shared with a handful of people.  He believes his family responsibilities leave little time for any kind of relationship.  But he’s so drawn to Teresa, and he can’t stop thinking about that kiss either. The kiss he shared with his best friend’s younger sister. And that one kiss just might wreck his lifelong friendship with Cameron. As Jase and Teresa’s relationship develops and their attraction grows, secrets and intimate moments are shared. Ms. Lynn has hit a homeroom with this installment – which I have to admit surprised me at first. I enjoyed Cam and Avery’s story in Wait for You and Trust in Me, but I barely remembered the supporting characters of Teresa and Jase. In the end, that didn’t matter because their characters were developed perfectly. Both Jase and Teresa have a deep and interesting back-story that I cared about. Jase isn’t the typical alpha-male “I’ll save the day” hero. Instead, he is more laid back until he needs to demonstrate love and care for Teresa. His indecision in dealing with his feelings for Teresa makes him more realistic. What I really love is that their romance develops at a pace I completely respect. So when their physical relationship begins, I’m thrilled they’ve found a way to be together. This dialogue driven story has a well-framed plot with the perfect amount of angst and intrigue, all while subtly tackling the topic of abuse. Each page of this story is filled with realistic people having real-life experiences. We’re introduced to a few new secondary characters that are very different from the others already on the canvas. I’m hoping Ms. Lynn will write a story for Calla! I love how the story is resolved in the end … heart wrenching to heartbreaking to heartwarming. My emotions were pushed to the limits while reading every single page. By far … the best of three!

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