Heartbeat Vs. Come What May by Faith Sullivan

Today’s review will be a little different because I’m actually reviewing two books in the same series.

Heartbeat

Katie and Adam are afraid of love.

She carries the scars of a first kiss gone terribly wrong.

He uproots his life to flee the stinging betrayal of an ex.

When trust is no longer an option, all romance is suspect.

As a young paramedic, Adam rescues people for a living but cannot save himself. Katie, just out of high school, struggles with a tortured home life she cannot escape.

Everything changes when Katie hops into the front seat of Adam’s ambulance. Overwhelmed by what they are feeling, neither possess the confidence to make the first move. They walk away from each other, full of regret.

To find her, Adam risks his future. To be with him, Katie sacrifices her security.

Little do they know, what little time they do have, is being measured by a heartbeat that is slowly dying out.

Come What May (Heartbeat, #2)

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?

In heartbeat, I fell in love with Adam. In Come What May, my heart broke for him. The Adam we first meet (in Heartbeat) is the hero. He swoops in and saves Katie in so many ways. He’s the perfect guy. I mean who wouldn’t love a hot guy who drives an ambulance and saves lives on a daily basis? I swooned hard over this guy. So when I found out this was the first book in the series and I could have more of Adam, I jumped at the chance. But, well, if you’ve read Heartbeat then you know about the ending. It was emotional for me. And apparently, it was really emotional for Adam because he’s broken in Come What May. He’s a completely different character, having casual sex with countless women to try to get over Katie. Of course it doesn’t work, and I couldn’t help sympathizing with him despite his reckless actions.

In both books, Sullivan does a great job with characterization. We get to see so many different sides of Adam, and honestly, I can’t wait to see more of him in book three.

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