- Carina Press
- Release Date
- May 2016
- Book 1 of All Saints
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ, New Adult
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 Review by Breann (reviewer)
Mar 23, 2016 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
152 people found the following review helpful
COME WHAT MAY is an unputdownable feel-good romance.
Jonas was sent to live with his aunt and uncle after being expelled from college. His parents take his future and education very seriously, to the point where Jonas is terrified of them, and want him to grow up. They hope living away from home and having to work will do the job.
He's not too happy about this decision and, oh boy, he is prickly about it. When working in his aunt's shop, Jonas meets Tate. Tate works at the homeless shelter nearby and gets to experience Jonas's grumpiness firsthand. Only it didn't turn Tate off, only made him more intrigued with the newcomer.
Tate brought things out in Jonas that he had been burying for years. He made Jonas feel things that he knew he shouldn't, or at least his parents say he shouldn't. Jonas is not too happy with these new feelings and quickly tried to push Tate away. But Tate wasn't having any of it.
Once Jonas accepts his feelings for Tate, things progressed pretty smoothly between the two. There is definitely angst coming from the outside, but things between the guys was awesome. They had great chemistry, were super sexy together, and worked through their problems together like adults. All around, they were really wonderful to read about.
The themes here were heartbreaking. Not only does Jonas come from a family that has never truly loved him, but Tate and his sisters have had to fight for the life they have now. Being orphaned when Tate was a teenager, he had to sacrifice a lot to keep his small family together.
Not all their problems were solved in the end, but I definitely believe in the love Tate and Jonas share. I hope there's more of them in the future.
This is my first book by AM Arthur and it certainly won't be my last. I couldn't put it down and adored everything about COME WHAT MAY.
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