Saturday, August 10, 2013

Book Review: Come What May (Heartbeat #2) by Faith Sullivan

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Come What May
(Heartbeat #2)
By:  Faith Sullivan
Published:  May 29, 2013 
Source:  Author

GR's 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?

First Book in the Heartbeat Series:

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My Thoughts:

Come What May by Faith Sullivan, had a dark, gritty, and intense vibe to it.  The story was told through the alternating dual perspectives of Adam, from Heartbeat, and we are introduced to a new character in this sequel, Jada.  She is Adam's new ambulance partner.  He was pretty upset from the beginning of the story to lose his previous partners, but as he gets to know Jada, they become really close partners, and friends.

Unfortunately, Adam is battling some dark demons after the death of Katie in Heartbeat.  He is struggling with horrific nightmares, guilt, and a deep depression that he can't seem to pull himself out of.  Even worse is the unhealthy coping mechanisms that he uses to to try to supress the pain he's feeling, such as, alcohol, casual sex, and avoidance of talking about his feelings, and what he's going through.  

Jada was such a strong, and independent woman.  I loved her character.  She was intelligent, hard working, caring, compassionate, and didn't put up with any crap!  She was just what Adam needed when he was going through such a dark, and devastating time in his life.  She made Adam accountable for his actions, was a good listener, and really cared about him.  Jada and Katie were very different characters, in that Katie from Heartbeat, appeared softer, more fragile, and not as strong or independent as Jada.  Yet, both leading ladies were alike in the fact that they were both very sensitive, caring, compassionate, and loyal.  As far as their appearances went, they were complete opposites.  It was interesting comparing both ladies, as Adam felt so strongly for both women, and yet in many ways, they were very different from one another.

I'm learning quickly that Ms. Sullivan is a master when it comes to surprises, and plot twists.  I told myself that this time around she would not be able to shock me, the way she did with the ending of Heartbeat.  Well, was I ever wrong!  The ending of Come What May completely caught me by surprise, and I'm asking myself, "What is going on here?"  I'm coming up with different theories, but I want to read the next book, and get my answers now!  I love reading stories that make me think, and look back at all the puzzle pieces to try to get the full picture!  Yet at the same time, it drives me a little bit crazy!  

My Rating:

I give Come What May by Faith Sullivan 3.5 Intriguing, Entertaining, and Mysterious Stars!  Ms. Sullivan knows how to write complex characters and intricate plot twists that you will never see coming.  She knows how to hook the reader, and pull on your emotions.  I have come to care for Adam, and now Jada.  I care about their feelings, and hope they make good decisions for their future.  These characters have come to life for me, and they will for you too!  Once you begin this series, you will be hooked, and will be desperate to see how the puzzle comes together, and hope for a happily ever after, because these characters have been put through the wringer!

My Favorite Quotes:

"He is who he is, but it's not enough for me.  I want more.  I don't want him for just a night.  I want him beside me every night."  (eARC, Loc. 1185)


"He thinks he's comforting a friend after a bad breakup.  Little does he know-he's the one who's breaking my heart."  (eARC, Loc. 1503)


"Come here, Jada.  I open my arms to her, and she looks like she's ready to crumble.  Shuffling her feet, she moves across the tiled floor and into my embrace.  Placing her on my lap, I bury my face in her hair.  She curls up against my chest.  And right now, I'm not thinking about Katie.  I'm thinking about Jada.  (eARC, Loc. 1825)


"I'm making out with a dead girl in my dreams.  I'm screwing women I have no business screwing.  I'm pushing away the one person who actually gives a damn about me.  It's like the Bermuda Triangle of heartache and I'm sinking fast."  (eARC, Loc. 2116)


"Not even realizing what I'm doing, my hand strays to his face while I'm talking.  He leans into my palm, closing his eyes.  We're both so broken.  It's up to us to heal each other.  No one else can truly understand where we're coming from.  We're too interconnected now.  His anguish is mine, and my burdens are his.  We're in this together until the end.  He opens his eyes and I'm seeing the real Adam, the one he keeps buried inside-the frightened boy who's terrified that he let someone die.  The young kid harboring the unjust responsibility of balancing life and death."  (eARC, Loc. 2368)


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  1. Oh gosh, this series looks like a real heartbreaker. It's pretty cool that the author continues to surprise you. Beautiful review, Lindy!


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