Come What May

A.M. Arthur. Carina, $4.99 e-book (199p) ISBN 978-1-4592-9354-0
The popular trope of a poor but well-adjusted guy meeting a rich but screwed-up guy plays out here with a certain amount of charm and heat, but not much in the way of imagination. Jonas Ashcroft, the only scion of a wealthy Illinois congressman, is a fish out of water working in his poor relations’ thrift store in Wilmington, Del. Sent there by his stern father after a fraternity hazing went awry, Jonas is both bored and boring. He takes pains to appear straight, but when he meets Tate Dawson, who runs a nearby LGBTQ homeless shelter, rainbow sparks fly. Soon, in a remarkably speedy turnover, Jonas is all over Tate and gearing up to out himself to his father, since Tate refuses to be part of a hidden relationship. There’s the predicable tussle as Jonas weighs the merits of a closeted but privileged life versus sexual realization and certain disinheritance. The likable characters hold together a familiar réchauffé. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/04/2016
Genre: Fiction
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