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3,0 von 5 SternenOkay
16. März 2019 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I liked this book well enough to buy the rest of the series but that might be because I liked the other characters. Tate is wonderful. I have no idea why he likes Jonas at first. I never fully get over that feeling. The problem I have with this book is a whole lot of insta love and too fast character arc for Jonas at first from surp. I wish we had some months in here for him to really find his feet and for him and Tate to become friends before lovers. Jonas second arc to accepting his sexuality, seeking forgiveness for his past action, and coming out knowing he will be disowned was enjoyable and the new family he forms his lovely. However, there are parts of Tate's story that needed attending.But I bought the next one.
I really was torn between 4 and 5 stars, so I am settling on 5 and meaning 4 1/2. This is a romance in the typical A.M. Arthur "tradition"--at least one totally screwed up guy and one grounded trying to not fall in love and failing that struggling with how to deal with it.
This one was intense from the start because it's very rare to come across a spoiled, rich, college-age guy who is so straight that he can't contemplate being friends with anyone who is openly gay. Jonas Ashcroft also is completely convinced that his life is a waste of time because he's not smart, or at least has been told that repeatedly throughout his life by his overly ambitious, verbally abusive father, who just happens to be a Congressman. The fact that he's not that dumb doesn't prevent him from getting expelled for a year from college for a prank he commits with other frat boys, the details of which are not disclosed until near the end of the book.
That prank outrages his father so much that he banishes Jonas from Chicago to Wilmington, Delaware, where he is to work at no pay at the thrift store run by his Aunt Doris and Uncle Raymond (his mother's brother). There he is given room and board and introduced to a whole new way of life, if not thinking, by Tate (the smaller blond on the cover), the two-years-older former street hustler who has founded and is now running an LGBT shelter across the road from the thrift shop.
The introduction is not pleasant, but Tate is not about to let this spoiled brat beat him at the game of life. Before he knows it, Jonas is questioning everything about his life to date and his future, but his biggest failing--which turns out not to be his lack of smarts--is his complete inability to break away from his father's overbearing influence and his mother's vapid indifference.
There are a whole lot of well-developed characters here who eventually connect with Jonas to bring him a less than perverted idea of what family and friendship means. His relationship with Tate takes root, blossoms, and opens to the world--but not without consequences which bring shock and conflict into play.
The support of acquaintances and friends (some from other series by Ms. Arthur), and the discovery of the root cause of why he is so learning-challenged (surprise, it's not what you might think), eventually builds up his confidence enough to deal with situations he never would have expected when he landed in Wilmington.
This book took a few chapters to get me going, only because I was really interested in how Tate would turn Jonas into a friend and eventual lover. Then it took off and couldn't quite put it down. Another good start to another series.
5,0 von 5 Sternen"Will you help me walk? I'm not ready to fly."
25. Mai 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
Jonas has made some really bad choices and been sent to live with his aunt and uncle. His year is to be spent NOT in college and doing 'penance' as a clerk in his aunt's thrift store. Jonas meets Tate Dawson and suddenly has to face a truth about himself that he has spent years trying to deny.
A.M. Arthur books are just some of the best. They really are. Excellent plots, wonderfully developed characters and delightful dialogue. I think I've read them all, and now eagerly away the next in this new series. Sadly I have to wait until September!
I did notice one error in this book, which to me seemed kind of glaring. Hate that it slipped through the editing process. At one point, Jonas wakes up to head to work on a Monday. But the thrift store is not open on Mondays. We hear about the store schedule earlier in teh book, and 'closed on Mondays' is referred to again later in the book as well. Small potatoes problem, but it did distract me.
A huge PLUS for this book was the appearance of characters from another A.M. Arthur series. We get to briefly see Alessandro, Ezra, Donner and a few others. Oh, and we visit the Pot O Gold as well! (Like seeing an old friend.)
Some of the best lines and phrases from the book:
"I need that on a t-shirt. A dude's hand on my cock is like, whoa."
"Sex is easier when both bodies are squished together, not five feet apart."
"Dating was a better way to put it than we spend a lot of time naked, alone, not actually going anywhere."
I hope you enjoy Jonas' and Tate's story as much as I did!
WOW! Where do I begin reviewing this fantabulous book? This was my first time reading ms Arthur's work, and I was totally blown away. Deep, meaningful story. Brilliant, error-free writing (and editing); wonderful world-building; lovable, well developed characters. There is absolutely nothing here not to like.
Buy and read with confidence. Highly recommended!! Worth every minute and every cent!
Very beautifully written love scenes. Very explicit and frequent. Heat level: five flames.
Standalone story with a delightful HEA. No epilogue, but the book rounded off nicely, so I didn't feel I needed one.
4,0 von 5 SternenThis is the story of Jonas and Tate finding happiness with one another and overcoming barriers (and there are ...
7. Juli 2016 - Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
“Come What May” is my first book by A.M. Arthur and I can't wait to read book two, which is coming out later this year and will be about Marc. This is the story of Jonas and Tate finding happiness with one another and overcoming barriers (and there are plenty for both of them). There is plenty of angst and steam in this story along with substance to keep it going. “Come What May” is a sweet story that is a quick read with great characters that will leave you wanting more. I would love to have Will's story told-hint hint.