Book: Stay with Me
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: Wait for You #3
Rating: 4.5 Stars
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.
Beauty is only skin deep. I guess that’s what I loved most about the book. Though this is the third book in the series, I saw this book in a fellow blogger’s TBR list, read the blurb and fell in love.
Calla as you see, thinks that the her scars make her ugly, she never had a boyfriend and that was kinda sad in a pitiful way because that makes all men look like snobs.
I liked the way how Jax never seemed to mind the scars and how he would always explain why to Calla. Sometimes Calla would irritate me with her hesitance to accept Jax’s feeling but maybe if you think of the way that she never had a boyfriend (and I think it was more to do with the fact that she was reluctant and not the scars) I guess I get her point of view too.
The characters did grow – up beautifully. Though some of the stuff was easy to guess beforehand, I did really enjoy the book. You want a good romance with an unofficial member of the Hot Boy Brigade 😉 then you better pick this book up. Jennifer does have her way with stories. I fell in love with Lux and her other supernatural books and she showed that she could right a seemingly boring life story into something interesting too.
Contains a teeny bit mature stuff, but I assure you, you would enjoy Jax and Calla ❤
Happy reading sweet bloggers 🙂