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Release Blitz + ARC Review: ‘Be with Me’ by Samantha Young

A best friends to lovers story set against the atmospheric backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.

Be With Me by Samantha Young is NOW LIVE!


It was the friends-with-benefits proposition he never saw coming…

While Arran Adair might have followed the call of wanderlust in his younger years, it isn’t the reason he stayed away from Ardnoch. Home now, desperate to put the sins of his past behind him, and rebuild his life in the Scottish Highlands, Arran could never have predicted Eredine Willows. The Ardnoch Estate Pilates instructor is a complicated mystery and one Arran can’t help but want to solve.

Eredine has spent the last eight years hiding in Scotland and building walls between her and the people she cares about. Arran is the first Adair who doesn’t treat her as if she’s fragile and demands a genuine friendship. Yet, the attraction sizzling between them is undeniable. So when she realizes she trusts him, Eredine surprises them both by offering Arran one night of no-strings passion.

Arran knows one night will inevitably lead to a desire for more and he’s willing to stay by Eredine’s side for as long as it takes to convince her there’s something real between them. However, just when Arran thinks they might build a future together, Eredine’s past returns to stalk her. And Arran won’t just have to battle her demons to keep them together. He’ll need to battle his own. today on Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, Kobo!
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4 ‘You’re all I see’ Stars!

ARC provided via Valentine PR in exchange for an honest review.

And we are back with the Adairs and the mysteries around the famous Ardnoch. Now it’s time to finally get to know and find out the truth Eredine has been hiding. And who better than her best friend Arran to get her to open up and find happiness, am I right? This series and these characters are just so interesting and have such incredible and heartbreaking experiences. I was so curious to get to know more about these two and Samantha did a very good job with their love story.

So, Be with Me is the fourth installment in the Adair Family series and, as I mentioned, it focuses on Eredine Willows and Arran Adair. Eredine is the yoga instructor in Ardnoch and she is as mysterious as she is friendly with the whole Adair crew. Arran is back home after a long time away and he is very much attracted to his new best friend. Both are having more than the normal feelings you have for your best friend but Ery is afraid to have a relationship. But what happens when they decide to have a one-night stand and the feelings keep getting stronger? And what will happen when the past comes back to haunt them?

I was a swan, floating calmly across the water, but no one could see my feet kicking like hell beneath.

This friends-to-lovers romance was an amazing addition to the whole series! I love to read how an already strong relationship goes to the next level and trust me, Arran and Eredine’s love story is one of the good ones! Both are pretty much vulnerable and affected by the past, but their connection is too strong to ignore. Their friendship turns into so much more after a passionate night and it’s impossible for either of them to stop wanting each other. Yes, it’s not easy for Ery to trust Arran and they go through some difficult moments, but their feelings are unstoppable. I loved reading how these two best friends fall for one another!

For the first time in my life, I wanted everything with a woman, but not just any woman. Her. Only her. I couldn’t settle for less. It wasn’t in my nature.

Therefore, I am rating Be with Me with 4 STARS because I am so happy Eredine was able to finally trust someone enough to share her story and how Arran got through his own past to be able to find happiness with Ery. I just loved these two together and how their friendship turns into such a strong and intense love story. And what about Brodan? Because now I am seriously expecting his love story and we have to wait until April of 2023. Gah, I cannot wait!

The Author

Samantha is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over fifty books, several of which have been nominated for Goodreads Choice Awards.

She writes adult contemporary and paranormal romance, YA urban fantasy and YA contemporary fiction. Her books have been published in 31 countries. She resides in Scotland.

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