This was a solid start to a new series. Jonas is the son of rich parents who have rigid expectations for him. He's involved in a hazing incident at his college and his father sends him to live with relatives he barely knows. Jonas looks at it as serving a sentence till he can get back to school and finish his education. While working in his aunt and uncle's thrift shop he meets Tate who is his total opposite. Tate is raising his younger siblings and manages the teen homeless shelter across the street. Tate causes Jonas to question the things he's previously found important and he challenges Jonas to start living the life he wants, not the life his father wants for him.
I enjoyed this and found it entertaining. Both of the main characters and all of the side characters were well done and likable. There wasn't really anything unique in the overall plot but it was still a solid read. It had some romance and some smexy times and these are things that this author does well.
If you're a fan of this author's work I think you'll like this and if you've never read A. M. Arthur before this is a good place to start.
Jonas needs Tate. He just doesn't know it yet. Or at least, he doesn't want to admit it. Because there is no way Jonas Ashcroft is gay. He's a straight, carefree frat boy player, just like any good son of a conservative state senator. If only his struggle to convince everyone—especially himself—didn't leave him so miserable. No matter how many girls or bottles he drowns himself in, Jonas can neither escape nor accept who he is. Enter Tate. He's smart, confident, and instantly sees right through Jonas's surly exterior. Sure, he's done things in life he's not proud of, but he knows who he is and what he wants. And what he wants is Jonas. As their easy friendship intensifies into something more, Tate introduces Jonas to a life he's never known. One filled with acceptance and sex and a love that terrifies and excites them both. But some inner demons refuse to be shaken off so easily. When Jonas's old life barges in, he faces a shattering choice, one that could destroy everything he and Tate have fought so hard for. Sometimes love just isn't enough—and sometimes it's exactly what you need. Book One of All Saints, the brand-new series from A.M. Arthur.