Author: AM Arthur
Publisher: Carina Press
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/23/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Gay Romance
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.
Come What May is a pretty straight forward romance that will leave you with a smile on your face. The two young MC’s are completely different in so many ways but are drawn together from the moment they meet.
Jonas Ashcroft is the rich frat boy that has been sent away in disgrace to stay with his aunt after a school hazing went wrong and his cold and uncaring parents are left embarrassed. A quick glance at Jonas would leave you with the impression that he is spoiled and unrepentant, a closer examination however would show you a young man contained by his father’s rules, too scared to rock the boat and also fearful of who he really is.
Tate is a young man with so many responsibilities that he is old beyond his years. His life is on hold whilst he raises his sisters, he’s lived through and been dealt many things that are unfair and harsh but he is the kindest soul with the best outlook. He helps run an LGBT homeless shelter for the neighbourhood kids. He is a loving brother dealing with a lot of guilt and he is a good friend to those that need him. Once he gets past the snark that pours out of Jonas he realises what the other man really needs is a friend.
Tate and Jonas work well together but they have to work hard for it initially. Jonas has been programmed by his upbringing that gay or bisexual is not alright and it takes time, patience and understanding from Tate as he works things out. Jonas really grows as a character throughout the story – all he ever needed was someone to listen and have his back, the strength he gains from his newly put together family is immeasurable.
I’m looking forward to seeing where the author takes this series – Come What May is certainly a solid start.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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