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Come What May

(All Saints #1)

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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 hi
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Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published May 23rd 2016 by Carina Press (first published May 1st 2016)
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☆ Todd
Mar 04, 2016 rated it really liked it

This latest book by A.M. Arthur, the beginning of an all new series, is definitely worth a read.

At 21, Jonas is a rich frat boy / fuck up, who's never had to work for anything, until a hazing prank is taken too far and he's expelled from his junior year of college, then sent away to his aunt's to grow up.

At 23, Tate is a co-founder of All Saints House, a shelter for at-risk LGBT youth. Since 14, he's been providing for his two younger sisters, sometimes having sold himself to ensure they had foo
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Julio Genao
May 24, 2016 marked it as no
golly, who could have foreseen my antipathy for the themes in this book

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...

or my animus against an author foolish enough to say things like this

http://www.queerromancemonth.com/a-m-...

i suppose we will never know
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

Come What May is the first book in the All Saints series by AM Arthur. This book revolves around Tate, the co-owner of All Saints homeless shelter for LBGT teens in the Wilmington Delaware area. Tate is the guardian of his two younger siblings and lives above a garage in a small apartment. When Tate meets his landlord's young nephew, first impressions were mixed. Albeit beautiful, Jonas was the epitome of spoiled, rich, and in denial. He says he's straight and only goes for the women but everyth
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
I've been trying to muster up the drive to finish this book for weeks, but it's been sitting partially read on my kindle this whole time. I just can't push myself to finish, and I simply don't care what happens to the characters. No rating at this time.
Diana
Apr 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, netgalley-arc
FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED --5/23/16
Jonas Ashcroft was a loser, according to his father. Never able to live up to Senator Jonathon Ashcroft expectations, Jonas was forced to go live with his Aunt Doris and Uncle Raymond, after he was disgraced and kicked out of college. Now he is working in a thrift store owned by his Aunt and Uncle, and completely miserable. It isn’t until a hot, beautiful young man, Tate Dawon, walks into the store and Jonas is confused by him. Why he can’t stop thinking about Tat
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Susan
Mar 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hurt-comfort, mm
4.25 stars

Oooooh, I loved this one. And look at that beautiful cover..

Jonas is 21 year old spoiled frat boy who has been sent to his aunt and uncle by his father. Jonas was expelled from school for a year after a prank gone wrong. He now lives with his aunt and uncle and works in their thrift store.

It is there that he meets Tate. Tate is 23 and runs a LGBT teen homeless shelter across the street. Tate is impressed by the good looks of the kid behind the counter, and he likes Jonas’ snark. So eve
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Vallie
Apr 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
GET IN with this book!!!

I think I gave 2 stars and a DNF to previous books by this author but man is my faith restored. I adored this story. I loved every single thing about it. The author must have been on a mission because there wasn’t a thing left unresolved or quickly wrapped up. Just perfect.

First off. Jonas. He’s introduced as @$$hole extraordinaire. Rich kid, sentenced to 9 or so months of modest living with the aunt and uncle he can barely remember. I actually liked his unfiltered, no
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Jaime
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Stars
This book is one that will grab your attention and not let it go from beginning to end. Tate and Jonas are Two MC that are made for each other - their story is absolutely adorable and one that leaves you feeling happy at the end! There are parts of this story that you will feel like you are actually living as A.M. Arthur pulls you right into the story-line and you will want these two to have their happily ever after -
4 stars

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Beebs
*Sigh* I just wanna grab Jonas and Tate, wrap them up and protect them from the world.

Jonas has been sent to Wilmington to stay with his aunt and uncle as punishment for a frat prank gone very, very wrong. While working in their thrift store, he meets Tate who runs a shelter for homeless kids across the street. Their first meeting is prickly to say the least, Jonas is buried very deep in the closet and Tate brings out feelings he needs to keep hidden or his overbearing douche of a father will c
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Arch Bala
Mar 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, 2016-books, closet, family
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 w
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Daphne
Apr 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016-books, m-m-read
Come What May was a mixed bag of a book. The first half was not for me - Jonas was so obnoxious and so Tate's pursuit of him did not make sense. Their conversations seemed unlikely or stilted, it seemed awkward. I found myself checking to see how much longer the book was a few times because I was not enjoying it.

Right about when Jonas started changing, my enjoyment of the book changed, too. What read as awkward became sweet and direct communication. Jonas made a lot more sense because he was ho
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Pianka *call me PIU*
Apr 26, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m


“The greatest thing you’ll ever learn is just to love and to be loved in return.” ~ Moulin Rouge!”

“Come What May” is the first book in the All Saints series by A.M Arthur. It is a very sweet and engaging “coming out” story. I liked both the MCs and specially the secondary characters. The story portrays all the hardships that teens still face because of their sexuality even in this twenty first century. There are haters everywhere which most of the times include parents but there are also peo
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Vanna
3.5 stars. Good book with likable MCs; little improbable ending, but still an HEA so I was glad.
CrabbyPatty
4.25 stars. Come What May is the beautifully told coming-out story of Jonas, and his relationship with Tate. Jonas is on a break from college because of a frat hazing gone very wrong, living with his aunt and uncle who own a thrift store. His father is an uber conservative state senator (and a real homophobic jerk) and Jonas feels that nothing he can do will measure up to his father's expectations. As Tate describes him - Jonas is a handsome smart guy with his whole life ahead of him who didn't ...more
Nichole (DirrtyH)
May 28, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016, m-m
This was one of those sneaky sneakster books that starts out great, and you're like "Oh my gosh, I'm going to love this." And then around 11%, right where the kindle sample ends and you've paid your money, everything goes off the rails.

This isn't a bad book. I stuck with it and it sort of pulled itself back together in the second half. I ultimately gave it three stars. But the first half (after the good start) was kind of a hot mess.

My main issue and what ruined the book for me was the casual m
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Breann
COME WHAT MAY is an unputdownable feel-good romance.

Jonas was sent to live with his aunt and uncle after being expelled from college. His parents take his future and education very seriously, to the point where Jonas is terrified of them, and want him to grow up. They hope living away from home and having to work will do the job.

He's not too happy about this decision and, oh boy, he is prickly about it. When working in his aunt's shop, Jonas meets Tate. Tate works at the homeless shelter nearby
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Christelle
4 stars : another winner for A.M. Arthur and book 1 of a new series that is looking very promising.

Jonas, a rich 21-year-old man just expelled from college, is being sent to live with his aunt and uncle and help them in their thrift store while figuring out what to do about his future. In this small town, far away from his parents and his former living style, he meets Tate, a 23 year-old man, openly gay, parentless, taking care of his 2 young sisters, living in a small apartment above Jonas aunt
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Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Come What May (All Saints #1)
by A.M. Arthur
Reviewed by Ang from PNR Book Lover Reviews

A Nice read about two young boys Tate and Jonas.

Tate, who works at LGBT homeless shelter and Jonas who works at a thrift store. And off we go on a roller-coaster ride, their relationship is a hard one. Up and down up and down.

Friends to lovers, a nice slow to burn love and first experiences is beautiful and hot ;)

This is kind of like a feel good drama, if that makes sense… honestly it was good I just didn’t lo
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Aerin
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: m-m, part-of-a-series, arc
4.5 stars

This is probably the best book A.M. Arthur has written so far, I loved everything about it! I couldn't put it down and ended up reading the whole thing in one sitting.

Jonas Ashcroft is the jock that all girls drool for, a total ladies' man who is cruel and mean to those weaker than him. His image should get him the one thing he always craved: his conservative senator father's respect and approval. But no matter who Jonas tries to be his father is never happy with him, and neither is Jon
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Marte - Thunderella

** 2,5 unhappy stars **

I'm so disappointing in this book. It started pretty well, and was promising.



But thinks added up in a negative way, and I started to not care about the characters, until something happened, and I got pissed off with it and stopped reading at 60%. So yeah, I'm rating a book I haven't finished, sue me.

The first thing I noticed was the sudden point of view change in the middle of the text. There was nothing to indicate that the other MC was "talking". After a few sentences I
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Leaundra
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars... I really enjoyed this one. I thought Tate and Jonas were great together. Loved that when they had issues they actually talked about it. Nothing worse than miscommunication in a book. They were sweet and really hot.
Shile loves books
Apr 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, mm-ya-na, 2017
3.5 Stars ... I liked this but didn't really love it .. It was a sweet read.
Mark
May 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
My first book by A.M. Arthur who provided me with a thoroughly enjoyable and entertaining read, but first, I have to be honest to myself and say that the plot for me was not ground-breaking or anything special. What? I hear you all you cry. Jonas, a rich guy with uncaring, unloving parents but with more money and power than you can shake a stick at, who is denying his true feelings meets guy who has had a tough life, lived on the streets, whose parents are also now completely off the scene, but ...more
Hollis
Super mixed about COME WHAT MAY. I was really liking the beginning; straight dude rich boy screw up sent to live with aunt and uncle and atone for his mistakes, meets openly gay man who not only started and works in a LGBTQ youth shelter but is also guardian to his younger sisters after the death of their parents. One has their shit together, the other.. not so much. Not to mention their very different backgrounds and perspectives. I mean, it's more or less a typical set-up when applied to a het ...more
Caroline Brand
REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCE

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
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Alisa
3.5 stars

This was a solid start to a new series. Jonas is the son of rich parents who have rigid expectations for him. He's involved in a hazing incident at his college and his father sends him to live with relatives he barely knows. Jonas looks at it as serving a sentence till he can get back to school and finish his education. While working in his aunt and uncle's thrift shop he meets Tate who is his total opposite. Tate is raising his younger siblings and manages the teen homeless shelter acr
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Melissa
I really enjoyed this one!! I listened to the audio and the narration was really, really great. Not in the mood to drag on my review so short and simple: This was a wonderfully written story about a young man afraid to come out, who was always trying to get his father's attention and love, but knowing he never would. When he meets Tate, Jonas can no longer ignore the fact that he's gay and he and Tate fall in love. It was a good romance, there is angst and Jonas has a hard time getting over his ...more
Emalie
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual rating: 4.25 stars

I loved reading this.

Update 04/18/16:

After reading my first m/m romance Him by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen and liking it, I went for the search of something equally good. I stumbled upon Come What May. I really liked the synopsis, but it wouldn't come out for another month. So I was brave enough and asked A.M. Arthur if she would be willing to provided me with an ARC and she said: yes. Big THANK YOU for that. You rock, A.M.!

Come What May was cute and hooked me to the
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Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
May 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book in a new series by AM. I enjoyed this story about 2 young men trying to find their way. Tate has had to grow up fast in his life. He has 2 sisters to take care of and he co owns a shelter for homeless GLBT youth. Jonas is a rich boy who got into some trouble in college and was sent to live with his aunt and uncle for awhile. At first I thought this would be like all the other stories I have read but the more I read it the more I totally enjoyed it. Tate was hot for Jonas i ...more
Natosha Wilson
Mar 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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 ga
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