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Book Review: Come What May (Heartbeat #2)

Author: Faith Sullivan

Genre: NA contemporary
Published: May 29th 2013
Publisher:
Pages: 162
Source: E-book from Author
Available at: Amazon | Barnes and Noble

Goodreads Summary:

Adam is through with love.

He unravels blaming himself for what happened with Katie.

His final moments with her echo through his nightmares.

She owns him body and soul.

To dull the pain, Adam invites a string of women into his bed. Fueled by alcohol and desperation, his meaningless hook-ups provide little comfort. When he closes his eyes, it’s Katie he sees.

The only one who helps to ease his guilt somewhat is Jada. But as his new ambulance partner, Adam considers her off limits. He doesn’t want to get seriously involved with anyone, much less her. Yet he can’t stop fantasizing about the feel of her caramel skin against his.

Despite his intentions, Adam’s bond with Jada deepens as they respond to a series of emotional calls. Their mutual attraction becomes undeniable. But how can he give his heart to Jada when it still belongs to Katie?

My Rating of this Book – 1 out of 5 stars

My Review:

You know those series where you really enjoy the first novel—fall in love with the characters and concept—then the second book shatters all those feelings. That’s what happened with me and the Heartbeat series. I loved Adam in the first novel, Heartbeat. I loved Katie. I loved the psychological twist at the end. But after reading Come What May, all that love was gone, and I don’t think I can continue this series.

My love lost wasn’t because of Jada—I only wished there was a little more character development with her, especially at the beginning. No, my love lost was because of the existing characters, Adam and Katie. I know Adam was supposed to start off broken in this novel, and he should be. There wouldn’t be a story if a character wasn’t broken in some way. But I didn’t like how much his character changed from Adam in Heartbeat. It was like Heartbeat’s Adam was completely dead. And on top of the heart break of losing him, I saw no growth in new Adam’s character as he moved through Come What May. In fact, every step forward seemed to be met with two steps back.

Also, I didn’t like how Katie became the antagonist in Adam’s nightmares, or the abrupt change where Adam first hated Dream Katie, and feared her, to suddenly he loved her. Honestly, with how Heartbeat ended and how in Come What May started like she was nothing but a tragic nightmare, I don’t see how this could happen. I didn’t see how Adam’s hatred for Dream Katie could suddenly turn to love. So how was this possible? Maybe if the nightmares and Dream Katie were more developed, I would’ve understood.

Finally, I personally have a certain tolerance level for too much drama, and Come What May crossed my tolerance maximum half way through the book. Way too much! And the ending, I can understand how others may find it intriguing with the possible love triangle building for the third novel, but for me, it just was way too weird. And even though I lost my Adam—the one from the first novel—I still just want this new Adam to move on.

In all, though I enjoyed the Heartbeat and really like the author, I cannot continue this series. Not if I want to hold onto the love I have for Adam and Katie.

1 thought on “Book Review: Come What May (Heartbeat #2)”

  1. It’s a shame that you didn’t enjoy this book after loving Adam in the first. I understand what you mean though, he was a totally different character from the first, but I could see why. Nicely worded review.

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