Book Review: Come What May (All Saints, #1) – A.M. Arthur [ARC]

Come What MayDate of Publication: May 23, 2016
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: New Adult LGBT Romance
Length: 320 pages, ebook
Publisher: Carina Press
Ebook ASIN: B0176646RS
Characters: Jonas Ashcroft, Tate Dawson

Jonas Ashcroft is a spoiled rich fratboy sent by his controlling father to his aunt and uncle’s after a horrible incident at school led to his expulsion. Jonas doesn’t really give a hoot with anyone weaker than him but deep inside, there’s an insecure boy who suffers from dyscalculia and is almost always looking for his father’s approval. And he is also very much in the closet.

Enter Tate Dawson – he’s everything Jonas’ yearning to be. Tate is confident, caring, responsible, and openly gay who runs an LGBT teen homeless shelter along with his bestfriend Marc.

There’s an instant sparkle of attraction between them that led to something that both didn’t expect but life keeps getting in the way and they may just have to fight harder in order to maintain what they have – come what may.

This was a very quick and easy read. Come What May is a story that feels very current. Perhaps, because the characters are very young and what they have is something that most LGBT young adults goes through life at some point – coming out, dealing with the positive and negative consequences from doing so, making choices and just trying to be themselves.

Jonas is a lovely character whom you want to give a big hug because his vulnerability is palpable on page. There’s the little boy who’ve always wanted to please his parents but to no avail. I’ve said it again and again and I’m still not a parent myself but I couldn’t imagine how you could treat your own flesh and blood, your kid like the way Jonas’s parents had treated him. It’s unfathomable for me although it’s basically, reality kicking me in both nuts!

I loved Tate and I adore his understanding nature. I loved his patience towards Jonas and his voice actually sounded real young than his 24 years of age. I loved that he didn’t push beyond what Jonas is willing to offer.

The story isn’t complicated but it’s the idea of it being very realistic that sold me into it. There’s really nothing new to it but the writing was really good and it was very engaging as well. I will definitely be looking forward to the next book!

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About A.M. Arthur
No stranger to the writing world, A.M. Arthur has been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. She credits an early fascination with male friendships and “bromance” (and “The Young Riders”) with her later discovery of and subsequent affair with m/m romance stories. When not writing, she can be found in her kitchen, pretending she’s an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments. You can contact her at AM_Arthur(at)yahoo(dot)com

ARC provided by Carina Press for  an honest and impartial review.

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