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

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?

Release Date: May 29, 2013
Age Group:  New Adult
Source: Borrowed via Amazon Prime

After devouring Heartbeat, and that absolutely devastating and shocking ending, I wasn't sure what to expect from Come What May.  The simple fact that there is another woman mentioned in the summary made me mad.  I wanted more of Adam and Katie, not Adam and someone else.  

After a few chapters, I grudgingly accepted that Katie wasn't coming back and accepted the loss, as Adam does.  I thought I knew Adam after Heartbeat.  Turns out he wasn't nearly the guy I thought he was.  He makes a lot of bad decisions in Come What Me, and it made me lose respect for him at times.  But, he grew on me, and I completely understood why he acted the way he did; I just didn't love him for it.

I like the fact that Adam and Jada are paramedics and that there was more of an emphasis on their work in Come What May.  I thought that part of the story was well-developed and I enjoyed the medical aspect of the book.

Despite myself I grew to really like Jada.  She is strong, level-headed, and very likable.  I found myself rooting for Jada and Adam to get together. The chemistry between them was undeniable and I couldn't believe Sullivan evokes so much passion between the two characters without them ever kissing.

I finished this book just as torn up as i was after finishing Heartbeat.  Sullivan delivers another knockout ending, and I'm still recovering from the aftershocks, hours later.  In fact, I had to write my review to get my thoughts together, in the hopes of clearing my head (and heart) from the emotional turmoil!  I actually wanted to scream out loud in frustration, emotion and shock when i finished the last page.  All I can say is October can't come fast enough for me to find out how it all ends!!

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