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Stay with Me

(Wait for You #3)

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  31,803 ratings  ·  2,302 reviews
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.

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Paperback, 448 pages
Published September 23rd 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks (first published September 11th 2014)
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C.K. Calla is Tessa's friend who was introduced in Be with Me. She was in Tessa's music class with her. Calla is the girl with the scar going down the side…moreCalla is Tessa's friend who was introduced in Be with Me. She was in Tessa's music class with her. Calla is the girl with the scar going down the side of her face. She is a nursing student. She told Tessa that she was still a virgin in Be with Me. Jax was not in any of the other stories. He is a new character. I thought Calla was going to get together with Brandon a guy she had a crush on in Be with Me (he was in like two scenes in Be with Me). Jackson is a brand new character. It sounds interesting though.

There is a new teaser for Stay with Me where Calla meets Jax.
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Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!

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JLA is a master at writing New Adult. She does it so well. Stay with Me is the fourth book in her series and it’s actually one of my favorites. No one can top Cam and his cookies, but Jax was pretty damn close. Holy hot alpha male! This was not only sweet, steamy and funny, but it had some drama, grit and angst, too.

Calla is friends with Teresa who is Cam’s little sister. She’s the quiet one. She has a past that she doesn’t like to talk about. It’s not been an easy life for her a
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it

Once I start a series I love, I am like a dog with a bone. I can't let it go until I've read them all. Calla was introduced in book two, "Be With Me." She is Teresa's college roommate and friend. 'Friend' being the operative word, as in high school she was never referred to as anyone's 'girlfriend,' because no guy would ever ask her out. She is twenty-one years old, and has yet to experience her first kiss.

Right out of the gate, Calla had my heart. She was the girl in high school whom classmates
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

"I like you."
"I like you,"
"You don't know me."
"What I know of you I like."

Wow what an amazing book!!!I can't even express how much I loved it!!!It was definitely one of the best book I have read for this year!! This series just gets better and better!!I didn't want this book to end!! I can honestly say that this is one of my favorite books from this series!!! In the beginning I thought Avery and Cam were my favorite couple, but I was wrong!!This book was so emotional and power
Rachel Reads Ravenously
5 Staying Stars!

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I love J. Lynn. I love Jennifer L. Armentrout. Doesn't matter what name she's writing under, I almost always love her books. Stay With Me is no exception.

Calla has a problem. She needs to finish her final year of college to obtain her nursing degree, and everything was going along fine. Until her mom cleaned out her college fund. And then took out over $100,000 worth of credit card debt in her name. Yikes!

Calla returns home to the town and bar she thought she'd never see ag
Full review to come when— or rather *if*— I ever recover from the atrocious writing.... Not since the 3rd grade have I read a novel which utilized such a limited vocabulary & word set. The word "holy" appears in this novel 43 times— possibly more times than it appears in a standard Presbyterian hymnal. The words "baby" and "ass" are each used 74 times. (I actually began highlighting these overly used & abused words & expressions after coming across the word "ass" 7 times on a single page & 3 tim ...more
Jan 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing

Here is the link to a Sneak Preview of Stay with Me (the first 7 chapters:

Here is a link to chapter 1 and 2 of Stay with Me U.K. version

New Teaser with Jax/Calla!

Jax caught my arm. “You’re forgetting something.”


The half grin appeared as he turned his hand around my arm, tugging me toward him. I bit down on my lip as I stumbled forward, having no idea what he was about. I got close to him, close enough tha
Feb 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Calla had the perfect life until a fire destroyed her and her family. While the physical scars are obvious, no one knows about the mental scars she keeps hidden. While she has met some great people she calls friends she has never opened up about her past, in fact she has been lying about it. Although, she feels guilty lying to her friends the most important thing is her three F’s:

"Finish college.
Find a career in the nursing field.
Finally reap the benefits of following through on some
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book is just outstanding. I laughed many times because Calla is such an adorable character. She is really sweet, cute, and responsible. Even though she has terrible parents, she choose good path for herself. Now Jax is also an interesting character. He is confident, bossy but also very caring. The way he loved and protected Calla is extraordinary.

I needed more scene with Uncle Clyde and Calla, cause that man is just a pure soul. His conversation with Calla was always sweet and when he calle
Jenny••Steamy Reads Blog••
I so want to rant because i so need too... but first things first. I LOVE THIS SERIES. And I loved Calla & Jax's story. I couldn't wait to get Calla's story. And dang did I get one. Calla hasn't had many first times. Never had a kiss, never fell in love, and never went to an amusement park. Never saw a beach. Never had anyone 'touch' her. I could keep on going....
To say she's had a rough past would actually be kind. She's had a tragic past, nothing pretty about it at all. She's ready to face the
Review on January 28th, 2017
"There's something about drew me in, Calla. Fuck. I fell for you before you even knew my name."

Stay with Me is the love story of Jax and Calla; oddly, they haven't shown up in the previous instalments in the series. Calla is actually Avery and Cam's college friend while Jax is a total stranger in the beginning of the book. What makes this story different from other sequels in the saga is that Jax has the most unbelievable secret in his mind and when

I'm the odd one out on this book.

This is the least favorite of the series for me, it felt too long--I skimmed several times--too laced with slang and the heroine was annoying. The best thing about this book? Jackson James. He was a great hero and almost seemed too perfect but he made the book for me--aside from the fact he was a very KA hero, not a bad thing but not JLA.
Calla was ok, if I looked past her tendency to say, "holy"**insert slang**. Holy shit on a cracker was a
2.5-3 No Totes Ma Goats Stars

Well I think the moral of the story here chitlens is

Because the dead-beat mama story line just completely overwhelmed, consumed, and I felt took away from this book. Was this a drug story or a love story? But once again, I will digress lol. So this story focuses on Calla, who is Teresa Hamilton’s BFF. Calla has had one heck of a messed up past, and the devastating impact of these circumstances has not only affected her emotionally but physically. Calla’s craptastic
Oct 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Today marks a day that I thought would never come... Thought would never happen... Today is the day I read a Jla book and didn't love it. This book had me saying "What the F am I reading" at least once every chapter.

We have my first issue and that's Calla,the tormented girl with the dark past. Then there's my second problem, Jax, the slore turned nice guy. And then there's my final issue, the whole plot line. Calla is boring, cliche, and uninteresting in every since of the word. She often d
MELISSA *Mel Reader*
Jul 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.5 "I'm With You" Stars!
(BR with Sharon)

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Calla Fritz is a 21 yr. old college student living in Shepherdstown, West Virginia attending Shepherd University. She is working on getting her degree in nursing & is close to graduating. Calla has lived a sheltered life, and has no experience with guys. As a result she is a bit boy crazy. She's never had a boyfriend, been on dates, or been in a relationship. She's never even been kissed. She has a scar on her face, and doesn't think she's beautif
Kelli C
I am a huge fan of J. Lynn. She does NA and she does it well. I initially had to ponder this as I sometimes base a whole book on my issue with one character...I just could not do this here because she created young adult characters with angsty drama and gave them romantic tales with the perfect blend of heat and sweet. Exactly what I wanted.

So Cameron Hamilton started this series and held the bar so high. Well move over because Jackson James has arrived!

HEY BARTENDER! Just once I would love to
Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
Stay With Me is Calla's story. She goes to college with the rest of the gang from the prior books, that is, until she finds out her tuition check bounced and all her funds are gone. Determined to find out what happened, she takes off to the place she thought she'd never return.

Well, here I was thinking this was going to be another book like the rest but oh no, this book took a left turn down dark and dirty street. And get your mind out of the gutter, I'm not talking about sex (although that was
Jun 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing

I have LOVED this series, every book and guy in it. These books feature the "HOT GUY BRIGADE" (Calla's words not mine). Cam is the President (again according to Calla) because of his yummy looks and warm personality in Wait For Me. Jase is the lieutenant because of his "model good looks" and ability to make people feel "comfy" in Be With Me. Ollie gets a second to the lieutenant position for all his "antics", including leashing those adorable turtles, and his sexy ways! But just wait, because Ja
S.M. West
Apr 17, 2013 rated it it was amazing

To quote Katie, this was "AWESOME SAUCE"

I really love this series and while Cameron Hamilton is my all time favourite, Jackson "Jax" James just gave him a run for this money!

I truly enjoyed this and while I had initially hoped that this would be about Calla and Brandon (I love going in blind on a book), I was not disappointed.

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Calla and Jax were just so perfect and I loved, loved, loved how mature they were even when shit got in their way. Yes, Calla is inexperience
May 04, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: need-to-finish

Calla's book
I read somewhere that it was with a guy we haven't read about yet, but I was hoping it was that hot mystery guy from Be With Me who seemed kinda into her.
4,5 First Time Stars.

Calla haven’t had many first times. Never had a kiss, never fell in love, and never went to an amusement park.
She had a rough past and now she’s in college trying to find a future that doesn’t include any aspect of it. But as things doesn’t always go was we want them to go, her drug-addict mother steals her money and she has to go back to her hometown to solve that problem.


When she gets there she realizes that things are bad and she finds a friend and a job with Jax, the
Sue (Hollywood News Source)

Just by reading Stay With Me's summary. I knew I wouldn't like it but I still gave it a chance because I'm a badass bitch? Maybe.

I tried for Avery and Cam (my two guilty pleasure) and why not throw Jase and Teresa there as well, the more the merrier.

My ratings for the first three installment of Wait for You series are ranging from 4 to 5 stars despite it's handful misgiving. I really enjoyed reading it but this, this book is not

I guess writing about drugs and b
Ramona Popescu
Once you get a bite of the forbidden fruit, you develop this addiction that makes you read Jennifer’s series in a flash!! This happened to me and I loved every minute of every story because they are nothing alike, except the awesomeness that binds them.

“Stay with me” is the third installment and follows Calla, Teresa and Avery’s friend. Calla is very different from her friends and the situations she will be put in are different, making her a very fierce heroine, but also vulnerable and sweet.

Apr 17, 2013 marked it as to-read
Brittney's story! Hmmm with Ollie?! I hope so! ...more
Jacqueline's Reads
3, I don’t know where to begin stars

I usually love Jennifer’s books. I’m a major fan of this series, but something about Stay with Me just rubbed me the wrong way. It wasn’t a bad book, but maybe I just wasn’t in the right mood.

First off, it’s VERY VERY VERY LONG…. It took me about 6 weeks to read it. I kept on taking breaks during the boring parts.

Yes, it was kind of boring. There are some good moments, but there are a lot of dragging parts.

I also had an issue with the storyline. I couldn’t get
Sep 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2014-releases
***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Stay With Me by J. Lynn
Book Three of the Wait For You series
Publisher: William Morrow
Publication Date: September 23, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from Edelweiss

Official Summary:

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 witnes
nick (the infinite limits of love)
This was the worst book in the series for me. Calla's inner monologue was infuriating. The phrase "Oh my God" or "Oh my lawd" was repeated about 5 million times in the book and do people really say crap like "totes ma gotes"? O_O
Also, this so-called drug lord was a complete amateur. I think this book could have done better without that worthless story line and more character development, especially when it came to Jax, who was underdeveloped. We barely anything about the guy other than his time
Lover of Romance
May 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review Updated
Calla has never really had the chance to live a life she has wanted to, but she has a "bucket list" of items she desperately desires to do. Calla has been working hard to forget her life previously to coming to college and the painful memories it brings. She is focusing on her nursing education and spending time with her friends. Friends that she tells no real truths about herself with. But when her past comes back
Dec 22, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: reviewed, 1-star

I read this book last night and went to sleep thinking about it wondering why it left me disgusted and in deep thoughts. Woke up this morning still thinking about it but with a clearer head. Oh, let me list the reasons why this book should had stayed in the drafts:

Jax is an utter and complete asshole. I did kinda liked him at the beginning somewhat however as the story progressed the uglier he became. There were a few instances when it made me uncomfortable reading.

Firstly, he was const
Jan 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
I finished this series very confused. I mean I had this feeling while reading the whole book. I really don’t know why. Maybe it had to do something with the action taking place in a different city than the two other books? I have no idea...
But - there’s always a but - this doesn’t mean that I didn’t like the book. Au contraire! I did like it. There was always something happening out of the blue that I didn’t expect. And of course Jax. He made it easy for me to love some parts of the book.
Why d
May 08, 2013 rated it liked it
Book three of JLA’s Wait for You series, and I’m so torn! I really wanted to love it, and part of me did, but another part of me really struggled with aspects of it. This book takes a huge swing away from the College setting of the previous books in the series, and dives straight into Kristen Ashley territory – in more ways than one. This review is a purging exercise for me as I try to sort my feelings out.

This is the story of Calla - she is good friends with Teresa (little sister to Cameron, a
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