Title: Come What May (All Saints #1)
Author Name & Publisher: A.M. Arthur (Carina Press)
Publication Date & Length: May 23, 2016 – 320 pgs
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.
A.M. Arthur’s books just keep getting more and more amazing. This book has so many emotions in it and it completely blew me away.
This is not your ordinary story where the guy realizes he may not be as straight as he originally thought he was. No this book is a book that talks about real world stuff. It is a book that shows what a young individual can go through when their parents do not accept them for who they are. Jonas is the character in the book that comes to realize that it is ok to be gay even if his mother and father do not except him and disown him. He has a uphill battle with himself as far as self confidence goes because his father has been mentally abusive towards him for many years. He believes himself to pretty much be worthless but with Tate’s help, love and acceptance he realizes he is stronger then he ever realized.
Tate is a 24 year old who has been raising his two younger sisters for many years. He puts them and the homeless shelter that him and his best friend runs ahead of himself until he meets Jonas. Tate changed Jonas’s life but Jonas changed Tate’s also.
This book brought out a few emotions in me as I read it. I truly wanted to wring Jonas’s father neck more then once throughout this book. I also hurt for Jonas and Tate and the past that the two of them endured.
This is definitely a book that shows love and acceptance of ones self can change the future for those involved. It shows that no matter what or how badly things look, tomorrow is a new day and you never know what is around the corner. And last but not least it is an example that no matter how bad your past is, there is someone out there that will love you and accept you for who you are…. Good or bad.
This is a book to be proud of. It is not for the faint of heart though because there is mental abuse, there is description of some physical abuse and there is some mild violence but regardless of that it is a book that is inspiring. Great job A.M. Arthur. Your books just keep getting better and better and this book is an example of that.
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