Come What May

Come What May

by A.M. Arthur

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781459293540
Publisher: Carina Press
Publication date: 05/23/2016
Series: All Saints , #1
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 127,560
File size: 295 KB

About the Author

A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town she likes to write about, a stone's throw from both the ocean and generational farmland. She's been writing stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long. When not exorcising the voices in her head, A.M. can be found in the kitchen experimenting with food and trying not to poison herself or others.

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Come What May 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Jonas doesn't have a clue about life or the feelings running thru his mind. Along comes Tate to show him! This is a story of coming to grips with your sexuality and some of the life stuff one must face when becoming their true self. The author tells this story with humor, love, sadness and grit. This is a great story of acceptness from a new family and parents who can't accept... Maybe they come around in later books? We can only wait and see. If they don't it is their loss! I throughly enjoyed this book. The characters feel so real to me!
AGoodell More than 1 year ago
Poor Jonas, so confused. Tate on the other hand confident in his skin and life, or his he. Jonas is shipped off to his aunt’s home because his parents, dad really, is tired of dealing with him. He is running for senate and can’t deal with him right now. Jonas has grown up rich, spoiled, with everything handed to him. So his new life is not sitting well. Tate, lost his parents at a young age, now raising his two kid sisters him and a fried started this shelter. Having no time for a relationship he is all about the love them and leave them. Until he meets Jonas. A straight guy that is spoiled, snappy, rude and so cute, lost that he can’t help but want. Tate and Jonas come from so different back grounds, but the patients that Tate has from raising those girls he’s able to help Jonas figure out himself first, the relationship second and family third. I enjoyed watching Jonas grow into a better person. From spoiled rich kid to an adult that is worth something. The interactions between Tate and Jonas, finding each other in and out of the bedroom was spicy and sweet. Great combo. The only thing was, as reading, you could predict the whole book including the ending, and while it was all well done, writing, actions, characters, it didn’t have that pow. I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review by Crystals Many reviewers
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story! I found Tate's character to be really appealing. With all he's gone through to get to his early twenties, he comes across as a mature, responsible, friendly man. He is comfortable being gay, and out of the closet. Running the shelter with a friend is a direct consequence of his own experiences on the street as a teenager. Yet even with this knowledge, he has strict rules at the shelter that must be followed for the safety of all. When patrons disobey them, he has to make tough decisions that can have difficult consequences. On top of that, raising his two sisters is a labour of love but can be stressful too, especially with a younger sister who was abused in her foster home and whom he worries about. Jonas comes across, at first, exactly as he is - a somewhat spoiled, naive college student. He made mistakes and he's paying for them now. He's a little bitter, resigned to his summer living with his aunt and uncle and volunteering at their thrift store. When he meets Tate, self confident and comfortable with his sexuality, he's envious. When Tate extends the hand of friendship to him, Jonas accepts at first reluctantly. But as they come to know each other, Jonas finds himself attracted to Tate, and having to admit to himself that the reason he's never been happy with any of the girls he's hooked up with is that he's gay. Tate never pressures Jonas and instead lets him set the pace, resulting in a slow burn but sexy romance as the two of them connect on an intimate level. Jonas's fear of being open about his feelings for Tate gives way to joy at being able to be himself when they are alone together. His aunt and uncle are supportive, and Tate's friends accept him. The challenge comes in facing his parents and his uncertain future. The small town atmosphere, the setting of the thrift store and homeless shelter make for an interesting background to the story. I thought everything fit together really well, and found the story to be a great blend of drama and humour. Tate's nice guy persona blends well with Jonas's more prickly one and it was fun seeing them develop their relationship. They have some super sexy scenes and some emotional ones too. The conflict is internal for Jonas and external with his family, causing some tension throughout that is resolved in a fairly predictable manner. The dramatic scenes don't go too far down the angst scale (no ugly crying!) but still tug at the heartstrings. All of the characters are likable and the series promises to be one worth reading. 4 stars.
ButtonsMom2003 More than 1 year ago
I loved Jonas and Tate. Tate is out and proud but Jonas is in denial about being gay. He banged all the girls he could while in a fraternity at college. After a “harmless” prank goes very wrong he is expelled from college and sent to live with his aunt and uncle who he barely knows. Jonas’s father is a state senator and has always had unrealistic expectations of his only child. Jonas feels that nothing he has accomplished has ever made his father proud of him. He is sure he will be cut off financially if he comes out. He just wants to finish college so he can get a job and be free of his father forever. Tate becomes Jonas’s first friend in his new hometown but their first meeting wasn’t at all indicative of how things will end up with them. Tate has been providing for his two younger sisters since their parents died a few years ago. He helps run a shelter for LGBTQ teens. He’s attracted to Jonas but knows better than to pine for a straight guy; but he’s getting mixed signals from Jonas and just can’t resist the pull he feels. This book had my emotions all over the place. I felt so bad for Jonas; his father is an a$$. Fortunately he finds love and support with his new family. Tate is wonderful and the way he cares for his sisters is inspiring. A.M. Arthur has written a great start to her new All Saints series and I look forward to reading more of her books. ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review. *****Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions*****
ravenwolf_EPTX More than 1 year ago
Great Series Starter. Loose Ends, But No Cliff. ⭐ ⭐ Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐ Judging a Book by it's Cover: The purple hues caught my attention, followed by the author name. Cover features two young adult males in a tentatively intimate pose. Cover is simple, but it catches the eye. Synopsis did not immediately sell me on it, but having read a few pieces by Ms Arthur previously, I am willing to give this new series a try. Looking Deeper: Third-Person POV For over twenty years, Jonas had lived a lie... he lied to his friends, his family and even to himself. Living the frat boy, privileged life as the son of a state senator was all fun and games until a prank went horribly wrong and he was sent to his mother's brother to live and work until the next school year. While working at his Aunt and Uncle's thrift store, he met Tate - one of the founders of the LGBT Teen Shelter across the street. Tate and Jonas form a fragile friendship that slowly developed into more. Tate also had more responsibilities at home waiting on him. I loved that the bigger guy was the younger and less experienced of the pair. Most of the secondary characters were enjoyable, some a few were not (intentionally). The dialogue and interaction was appropriate and believable, however I was rather perturbed over the stepford wife qualities of Mrs Ashcroft. The plot was good, there were a few dramatic moments and a touch of suspense. Ms. Arthur's smooth writing style did not disappoint. The conflicts were somewhat managed, but there were a lot of loose ends remaining even with the implied HEA. Overall, though, I really enjoyed the characters and story presented and hope to have the opportunity to read and review SAY IT RIGHT as well. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: [R] ~ Score: 4.2 ~ Stars: 4 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
Anonymous More than 1 year ago