Title: Come What May (All Saints #1)
Author: A.M. Arthur
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: May 23rd, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 320
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Or at least, he doesn’t want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He’s a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. If only his struggle to convince everyone—especially himself—didn’t leave him so miserable. No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is.
Enter Tate. He’s smart, confident, and instantly sees right through Jonas’s surly exterior. Sure, he’s done things in life he’s not proud of, but he knows who he is and what he wants. And what he wants is Jonas. As their easy friendship intensifies into something more, Tate introduces Jonas to a life he’s never known. One filled with acceptance and sex and a love that terrifies and excites them both.
But some inner demons refuse to be shaken off so easily. When Jonas’s old life barges in, he faces a shattering choice, one that could destroy everything he and Tate have fought so hard for. Sometimes love just isn’t enough—and sometimes it’s exactly what you need.
Book One of All Saints, the brand-new series from A.M. Arthur.
Come What May is a sweet ‘coming of age’ as well as ‘coming out’ story and also the love story between two men. This book had a bevy of characters who were engaging, entertaining and lovable and who made me enjoy the ride they took me on.
Jonas and Tate are two characters who are different as night and day yet they made sense together. Jonas is struggling under the weight of expectations from his conservative parents, so he present a facade of anger, moodiness and negative attitude. He wants to hide the fact that he is gay and wants to continue his charade of being straight. But Tate sees through the facade Jonas presents and understands that he is struggling. Tate is confident and he had to grow up fast in order to take care of his sisters. This gives him the maturity and patience to pursue Jonas and help him deal with his issues. What is captivating about this book is that it is very realistic. It shows the struggles a person undergoes to find acceptance about their self and who they are. It also shows the love and bond and the way family is important and how we find our family in the most unexpected situations. I loved the bond between Jonas and Tate and the way their relation and trust had been built in the book. It was heartwarming to read about the love between the two.
Come What May is a wonderful coming of age and coming out story and also the story about love which comes unexpected into the lives of two men. All the characters in this book made me fall in love with the story and made the journey wonderful and endearing. This book is a beautiful start to a new series and I will be looking forward to the next book.