19 October 2014

Stay With Me Review

Stay With Me - Wait For You #3
by J. Lynn/Jennifer L. Armentrout






What they say: 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.





Author Spotlight:

# 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.




What I say: I really like this series and I loved Calla and Jax's story. It's a bit different from the previous two books in the series but is full of JLA's usual wit and banter.

Calla made me smile although I didn't warm to her as quickly as I did with Avery and Teresa, but once I did I was fully on team Calla! I think the reason it took me a little longer to warm to her was because she's very insecure and I wanted her to realise her own awesomeness.

The secondary characters were fab. Katie had me in constant fits of giggles. I have my own bestie called Katie but she's very different from this one ;) I liked Roxy's hipster vibe and what's going on with Reece? We also get to catch up with some of our fav characters.

A lot happens in the story and it's certainly not short on drama. I most definitely was not expecting half of what happens but that's one of the great things about JLA's writing - she's not predictable. 

There are some hot naughty scenes with some smoking hot chemistry - But my favourite scenes were when Calla would get all awkward. The awkward moments were really entertaining. 

Stay with Me covers some pretty dark topics and Calla definitely doesn't have it easy. Every time I'd think things couldn't possibly get worse, then JLA would throw something else at her poor characters. 


Oh Jax! JLA knows how to write great male leads!! I loved his swoon-worthy swagger and flirty banter. He puts a lot on the line for Calla and I really couldn't believe she didn't work out certain events sooner. I loved his protective side and how he looks after Calla. He's a great support in helping her move on from certain issues.


Stay With Me has more drama and action than the first two books and there's a shift in the action. I liked this change and it was nice to watch the drama unfold. It's full of the usual JLA staples: hot chemistry, dramatic scenes, sexy sarcastic banter and fun comedy moments with some great one-liners!

4.5 Stars in my Sky!



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