Saturday, 14 September 2013

COME WHAT MAY - HEARTBEAT SERIES BY FAITH SULLIVAN

ISBN: 978-1489552617
ASIN: B00CZTC3PY
Series: Heartbeat Series
Publisher: Self/Indie
Pages/File Size: 162pages/371KB
Formats Available: Paperback, E-Book

BLURB from Goodreads
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?


INITIAL THOUGHTS
Well I seriously thought "i knew" the character of Adam from Hearbeat but he is represented as being quite different in this book. Some would say he perhaps shows his "true colours" What I thought was a romantic, emotional loving young man in Heartbeat is a womanising, bit of a bad boy in Come What May.

MY REVIEW
I received this e-book from the Author Faith Sullivan in exchange for my honest review.
I think the cover represents the book well. I'd say the male on the cover fits with the imagery portrayed by Faith Sullivan as the Adam character in her Hearbeat Series. The woman fits the description of Katie too. I think the book looks very "New Adult" and will fit in with that genre well. The other covers so far in this series match the theme too. 
So we are following the character from Heartbeat of Adam. Adam is still haunted and guilt ridden as he failed to save Katie. Katie died in his arms and now Adam has nightmares about it. He is literally turning into a zombie working on auto pilot and not really "there" anymore. It's okay and he's managing at work as Tommy and Charlie are "watching his back" but things are changing at the ambulance Station. there are to be no more three man crews. so it means Adam needs to get his act together, and quickly as he will have a new partner who is a trainee to watch out for too.
Jada is the new trainee. They quickly settle into their partnership as crew mates on the Ambulance, but could their friendly feelings turn into something more?
The thing is since Katie died in his arms Adam has become a womaniser who is a love 'em and leave 'em attitude. He doesn't want a commitment or a long term relationship he just want fun and sex. Adam seems to think that acting this way will help him recover from the guilt he feels over not being able to save Katie. So really in comparison to the Adam we met in "Hearbeat", the Adam in "Come What May" is a totally different character. I loved the Adam in Heartbeat but had an increasing dislike of the Adam in "Come What May". Adam seems to be stumbling from once error to another. Jada tries her best to help Adam and he even seems to be opening up to her and then he flirts with her and she's not so sure whether he is serious or not. Jada doesn't want to be a casual fling for anybody, she'd like a relationship with Adam, sure she's attracted to him, but what if there relationship didn't work? How would that effect their working partnership?
There's lots of angst and drama in this book. You see that when paramedics lose a patient it stays with them well after the event. Though both Adam and Jada are great paramedics they have a totally different approach. Jada is a more by the book kind of character where as Adam is more of a "fly by the seat of his pants" character. Could a relationship work between the pair? Every time they seem to get to within an inch of a kiss, something happens, a phone rings, his soon to be sister in law (with extra problems attached) or its a call to go into work early etc etc there is always something.
I do like how Faith Sullivan describes things, and though the pace of the book is slow in some parts, it picks up in others. There's also a mega cliff hanger twist at the end as there was with "Heartbeat".
So did I enjoy the book? Yes I enjoyed it, there's plenty going on, lots of twists and turns. Would I recommend the book? As a chick-lit, lighter New Adult genre read yes. Would I read a Bk#3 in the Series? Yes, I' have to because I want the answer to so many questions that I was left with at the end of "Come What May". Would I read other books by Faith Sullivan?  As I intend to read "Unexpected" so the answer is yes!

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