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Stay With Me

(With Me #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  1,667 ratings  ·  355 reviews
I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.

When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.

But it’s a lot harder than I expe
ebook, 276 pages
Published August 30th 2013 by Elyssa Patrick
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✝✝ Ⓓaisy ❣ ✝✝

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How can you not love Caleb?!

"I'm so glad you came here, Hailey. So very, very glad. You are my every heartbeat, and I love you"

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My God, this book turned me on, made me melt and smile! I love this book :) There’s something about the intimacy and connection between Caleb and Hailey that definitely not only melts but keep you gripped to their story. It was a very sweet love story and it's beautiful journey!

My sweet and adorable Caleb
"And you were all dark and mysterio
Aug 12, 2013 rated it liked it
Hailey walked away from Hollywood, from the movies, from the stage... from it all. She wanted a chance to be herself, a person she hadn’t met over the last 18 years, and someone she had no idea how to be. Leaving Hollywood for Vermont to attend college was the first step.

Hailey’s never had someone in her life that wasn’t looking for a way to cash in on their friendship, so when it comes to interacting with her classmates it is not an easy task to try to sort those that she can trust. Enter Caleb
Nov 23, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stay With Me caught my eye right away, and I was really looking forward to jumping into this novel about a rock star who leaves it all behind to finally start to live the life she defines for herself. Hailey Bloom had it all… fame, money, and fans that loved her movies and music. However, being in the spotlight from a very young age, she never got a chance to feel what “normal” was like; until the day she decides to walk away from the only life she’s known, to try something new.

I really enjoyed
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
ARC provided from Netgalley.

This book is about a girl named Hailey Bloom. She has been her mother's money maker since she was little. Tired of being a star & in the public eye Hailey just wants to know what it's like to live a normal life. She leaves Hollywood and the acting & music career behind and enrolls in college. She wants to find herself, and figure out what she wants to do with the rest of her life. Shortly after starting college she goes to a party one night and meets a guy nam

"You are my every heartbeat, and I love you"

Since she was a little child, Hailey was famous...singing,acting, she was always on the spotlight. Until the day she cut ties with her mother and left the Hollywood world behind and start fresh, to have a new beginning and to figure out what she really wants for her life.
And then she meets Caleb, that see her and not a celebrity intriguing forst meeting, that becomes more when Hailey become friends with Daphne, without knowing she is C
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Heather by: Daisy G
Stay With Me is a refreshing New Adult Romance that is relatively drama free. Hailey is a former child actor/rock star who is looking to leave her former life behind. She does what so many other nineteen year old's do, she enrolls in college. She's hoping to keep a low profile, but things rarely go as planned and soon she finds herself back in the headlines for all the wrong reasons.

Hailey was in the spotlight before she was even able to walk. Her mother took her to Hollywood as an infant and sh
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
Stay With Me by Elyssa Patrick

3 stars!!

This is the story of Hailey Bloom, she was a child protégé, her mother being the driving force behind her acting, singing and dancing career. She had been living this life since she was a baby, she had enjoyed it “once” but not anymore. Her mother wouldn’t give her a break, everything was monitored, what she wore, her appearance, her weight, her diet and her down time. She had, had enough and wanted to just be herself, find herself and do something for hers
Aug 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
I wanted to like this book, but I just didn't. The plot and characters had the potential to be interesting, but the execution was poor. The concept of a former celebrity trying to blend back into the "real" world, was an interesting one, but I didn't think it was handled at all realistically in this book. Besides being mentioned over and over again, I didn't see much of how it actually effected Hailey's life. Having been famous and knowing that people may very well be out to use her would have p ...more
[~Ami~]♥Sexy Dexy♥
Aug 17, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Hailey left her famous life behind to go to college...

It was insta love with Caleb...

Something's holding her back...

A secret that may destroy their relationship...

My thoughts

I actually thought I would end up wanting to slap Hailey but she wasn't too bad. She was holding back a big secret and the reveal just made me roll my eyes.

I quite liked Caleb but the two of them as a couple was just... alright.

"You are my every heartbeat, and I love you"

There was some really nicely written sex scenes wh
Anne OK
Jul 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Anne OK by: ARC
Shelves: 2013-reads
As the lucky recipient of an early reading copy, I just finished Elyssa Patrick's latest, "Stay With Me." A truly delightful and wonderful fun-to-read story with such captivating characters you'll enjoy getting to know.

Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fv, patrick
Caleb and Hailey


Really enjoyed this one. It has a great main couple and some really fun secondary characters. Full review on Fiction Vixen Book Reviews

Hailey Bloom just wants to be normal. She has been famous her whole life and now she doesn’t want to be. She has left that life behind and enrolled in college hoping to be just like everyone else. There she meets Caleb Fox. He is different. He doesn’t treat her like she is famous or like some conquest he will run and repor
I think Elyssa Patrick's biggest problem with "Stay With Me" was that it was incredibly boring and shallow. I really dislike saying that, but I don't think there's any other way to say it in succinct terms as far as why this novel didn't work. The prose is dry, most of the time the focus in the narrative is on Caleb and Hailey making eyes at each other and having sex, and for a novel that supposedly had moments of building up over a "tortured past" female character, and a male character who was ...more

2.5 stars

*I received this book from the publisher via Netgalley for review. Thank you!*

Well... I'm sad to say this but I'm so happy I finished this book because I didn't think I'd make it through it. I didn't like it that much. There were some good elements, but for the most part I was frustrated, annoyed and bored. And I'll eplain why.

This book is about Hailey. Hailey has been famous and in the spotlight for as long as she can remember. But she's getting tired off all that. So she's going t
Claire Robinson
Aug 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Wonderful Stars.

I just finished this book, and I almost wanted to jump up fist-pump, and wave my arms around in excitement.

Stay With Me is the beginning of a series focussing around a group of college students, and I love a good series. If this book is any indication of things to come, I predict major book hangovers in my future while I anxiously wait for each subsequent part to be released. Whilst reading I was reminded of the awesomely talented Samantha Young and Kristen Proby with their
Aug 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author for honest review

Stay with Me (With Me #1) is the first installment of the "With Me" series by Elyssa Patrick. This book follows the life of a famous young adult singer/actress Hailey Bloom as she transitions from former childhood/teen/young adult celebrity to an ordinary normal college student. Hailey leaves behind her former Hollywood life and showbiz stage mother and goes to college in Vermont.

Hailey is in a period in her life where she wants to find herself away fr
**Arc provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

I recently read and really enjoyed Elyssa Patrick's novella, One Hit Wonder, so I thought I'd give her new novel a try. Unfortunately, I had a number of problems with this book.

The main character, 18-yr-old Hailey, is a former child performer who has dropped out of the Hollywood scene and the toxicity of that lifestyle to go to college and live a life outside of the public eye really for the first time in her life. While trying to fi
Aug 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: na, romance
Stay With Me is the first installment of the "With Me" series by Elyssa Patrick. It follows the famous singer / songwriter / actress Hailey Bloom through a huge transition in her life when she decides to give up the fame to go to college against everybody's judgment, even her own mother's.

She leaves it all behind because she's tired of the lifestyle and she wants to do something for herself. Not for her mother. Nor her agent or publicist or Hollywood. Her. She wants to figure herself out. And co
Aug 06, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley
3.5 Stars

While reading this, I kept picturing Jasmin and Aladdin riding the magic carpet and singing 'A Whole New World.'


'Stay With Me' is sweet, funny and pretty darn sexy.

Hailey's journey on starting over and finding herself, brings her to Caleb. Where she learns what it's like to be loved and cared for.

I loved Caleb! He was absolutely perfect! Him and Hailey were totally sweet together. They had me laughing and swooning. At times tho, they were a little too sweet. But whatever, for Caleb, I
Aug 05, 2013 rated it really liked it
(arc copy thanks to netgalley)

Meet Hailey Bloom....


Hailey has been famous since she was 1 yr old... she was a gerber baby, then to soap opera's to broadway.. from acting to singing. It's what her mom wants and her mom only sees her as money maker, till her mom went too far. Hailey decided to find herself and know what she wants and enrolled in College. On one of the universities party, she met Caleb...


With one look, I’m his . . .

With one touch, he’s mine . . .

With one kiss, it changes everyt
Mare SLiTsReaD Reviews



I can't talk much because I don't want to spoil anything, but I enjoyed this book and looking forward to book 2

My cast:

Hailey Bloom~ Such a HOT name




There is a good amount of:





Keris Shay
Blown away, really completely surprised how much I enjoyed this book! Caleb, oh my Caleb, what a sweet, sexy, romantic man. I fell head over heel for him and for the rest of the guys! Specially need to know more about quiet and sexy librarian Griff!!! Love a man who reads.

This book was exactly what I needed. No angst, no drama, no major cliffhangers, just a sweet happy story. I smiled, laughed, and was glued to my iPad! Can NOT wait till the next book in the series!!!

ARC provided by NetGalley
Mandi Schreiner
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: new-adult
I had a hard time with the heroine in this one. Her personality fell flat for me. I had a hard time reconciling Hailey who is in college to the one that is so famous and every teenage girl loves. She must have had more charm in the public eye to garner such interest and love - and I never saw that side of her.

Lack of angst too - Hailey has a secret that I thought would be more angstier but it wasn't

I liked the supporting cast and I'm glad they will be getting books.
Tiffany Clare
I just read it and it's FRICKIN' AWESOME!
Aug 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing

There are so many young woman of today that have hit the big road to stardom and fame before they were even old enough to wear so much as a lick of lipstick and it is never a surprise when they disappear from the public eye.

But it is never as easy done as said and when you have a lack of confidence, yes you read that right, a celebrity with a lack of confidence would you be able to let anyone in on your world or lack there of?

In the new New Adult read from the super brilliant Elyssa Patrick sh

Originally Posted on Confessions of an Opinionated Book Geek

STAY WITH ME should have been amazing. Should have been filled with drama, angst, heartbreak and magic. The recipe for a New Adult novel to rival EASY or SEA OF TRANQUILITY was there, it’s all there. Shoulda, woulda, coulda doesn’t matter, because this book falls short of the prize.

There is no drama in this book. That’s the best way to describe it. Hailey and Caleb meet and fall in love. She becomes friends with his friends and they hav
Cari Sury (Girl+Book Love Blog)
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Hailey Bloom is super famous and she has been practically her whole life. She is so fed up with her life that she decides to leave it all to live “normally” and attend college in Vermont. In her attempt to be normal she attends a house party where she is bombarded by fans who want autographs and to talk to her. *this is so not normal*

At the party she meets this guy…a super intriguing, sexy guy who seems a little different…

Instead I take a step to
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Stay With Me is a sweet and entertaining read about dealing with your past and finding your true self. Like any book, it had it's emotional ups and downs, but it was mostly a feel good type of read that left me with a case of the warm and fuzzies:) That being said it wasn't a literary masterpiece, but it was a really light and enjoyable read with no major flaws. It's about a girl who has been in the spotlight her whole life, and is finally breaking free to discover what she wants to do. Add in c ...more
Aug 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult
There seems to be an influx of contemporary reads of late that center around the music industry in one way or another. I won't say I'm hating it, because I am not. I kind of have a 'thing' for a sexy rockstar. That said, I was interested in Stay With Me for that reason.

However, Stay With Me is not really about the music industry. It is about learning to live outside of the industry when it is the only life you know. I didn't miss the rock and roll lifestyle one bit. The story was much sweeter th
Jul 15, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: series, netgalley
ARC received from Elyssa Patrick via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

Hailey Bloom was an international superstar. She could sing, she could dance, she could act, but that life had lost its appeal. Hailey had been cajoled into every aspect of that life; an appealing manner, a strict carb free diet, a relentless schedule and no dress down days.

She made a life changing decision to give all that up and go back to school. So at eighteen she finds herself in a new town, back at college and i
Aug 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Received an ARC copy for an honest review.
2.5/5 stars

I wanted to like this book, and I tried very hard to fall in love with it. The characters were well thought out, captivating; the author did a great job at making you like the characters.

However, I felt this story suffered a bit of an identity crisis. According to the author this book was meant to be a YA, the characters being 18 and 21, in their freshman and junior year of college fit the YA genre. At times though, the characters seemed young
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Elyssa Patrick writes screwball romantic comedies that have a lot of heat, humor, and heart--and they always have a happily ever after. Elyssa lives in Upstate New York and is working on her next contemporary romance novel.

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