Sep 30, 2014

Review: Stay With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Title: Stay With Me
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Willam Morrow
Publication Date: 9.23.2014
Pages: 448
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Series: Wait For You #3
Source: Purchased finished copy

Rating: 4 Stars

Summary (from Goodreads):
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.

Well, she did it again.

No, not Britney. Jennifer. As in Armentrout. As in Holy Sweet Baby Tortoises On A Leash here we go again, gang. Because ... Whoa.

Can I just have a minute to recognize the awesomeness that is my boy, Jax? Talk about hot alpha male with all sorts of protective instincts (and did I mention military background?). He is 6 feet 3 inches of tall, dark, and yummy in a pretty book boyfriend binding.

Try saying that 10 times fast.

Watching him pull Calla out of her shell - oh, yeah, there's another character in this book besides Jax - was so adorably sweet and hot. Calla is, in a lot of ways, a very sheltered girl. She might've lived on the block, but she hasn't walked around it very much. Despite her rocky upbringing, she's trying her best but is seriously naive. At times frustratingly so, but then there's Jax. And Jax is awesome.

Have I mentioned I might have a thing for Jax?

Right. The book.

This book has so much going for it - thrills, danger, comedy (hello, Katie!), love, smexy times, and every single possible thing I've left out. This is a book anyone and everyone can and will enjoy.

Armentrout is easily one of the most versatile authors of her generation. Her ability to seamlessly transition between genres and series has understandably lent her a rabid fanbase (including me) that will happily, willingly, gleefully devour every single word she writes.
Buy: Amazon


  1. Did you say military background? *runs to TBR stack immediately and puts this book on top* I'm a sucker for a military hero Hannah. They make me fall in love with them every time!!!! I'm in love with Jax already. *sigh*

  2. I need to read book #2 before I get to Jax :)

  3. How does she crank such awesome crack out so fast?!?


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