From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Wait for You and Be with Me comes a daring tale that pushes boundaries . . .At 21, Calla hasn't done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn't give them her mom.Buy Stay With Me:
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Literally, this woman can do/write no wrong. Everything she has written is completely captivating. Her With Me series is one of my absolute favorites!
Calla was so different from what we saw in Tess’s book. She put up a front in front of her friends, and they didn’t really know the real her. I have to say, I am so glad that we got to find out the real her. She has survived so much and all of it has left devastating scars, inside and out. I loved her strength throughout the book. She actually may be my favorite JLA heroine so far.
Jax is the newest member of the Hot Guy Brigade! He is most definitely a classic JLA boy but he is also so much more. He is so protective and sexy and perfect. Calla was in danger and he did everything in his power to make sure she was taken care of. He is just so alpha and I love it!
This was a long book, but it didn’t read that way. I breezed through it in a day because the plot was so exciting! There is something about her writing that just calls to me. It’s an addiction. The romance…there are no words to describe the amazingness.
So basically, based on my raving review, this is the best book of hers so far. When I realized who the next book in the series, I was ecstatic!
Favorite Swoon-worthy Quote: I gasped at the unexpected bite and the rush of sensations erupting. He took advantage of that and deepened the kiss, slipping inside me, and I was no longer thinking about pushing him off. The kiss…it was wet and deep and it wasn’t good or nice. It was great and everything the romance books claimed kisses were. Jax tasted me. There were no other words to describe that kind of kiss.
(From an advanced, uncorrected reader copy. Quote may not appear in final copy.)
Rating: 5/5 Tar Heels!
About the Author:
# 1 NEW YORK TIMES and USA TODAY Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math.Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV.She also writes adult and New Adult romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.Find Jennifer at: