COME WHAT MAY
by Tracee Lydia Garner

February 2003
ISBN: 1-58314-392-0
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Tortured by unwarranted self-blame, Tisha Jameson leaves her home in Virginia to start a new life in Macon, Georgia. She believes a fresh start, away from her loving but often intrusive family, will allow her time and space to heal. Her hopes are realized when she establishes new friendships and forms a strong bond with one of her elementary school students, Thomas Alton. The same attachment she feels for Thomas is even stronger for his father, Chase, an ex pro-football player


Since divorcing his philandering, gold digging wife, Teresa, Chase Alton has been quite busy raising Thomas. His writing career and fatherhood keep him so busy he has not even had the opportunity to think of dating. Even if he had the time, the odds of him risking his heart again are slim. The last thing he expects is to be attracted to his son’s teacher.


Unable to fight their attraction for each other, Tisha and Chase begin a fragile relationship, one immediately endangered by Teresa’s return to claim her ex-husband.


But Teresa is not the only person on the scene causing problems. A bitter enemy from the past and an obsessed admirer are also out to destroy Tisha. Even with all those threats, the greatest danger to the relationship is probably Chase himself. Can he let go of his failed marriage and accept Tisha for the kind, loving woman that she is or will he forever be tormented by Teresa’s treachery?


Tracee Lydia Garner has done a magnificent job with Come What May. The story is a clever creation sure to make any reader become an obsessive page turner. It certainly made one of me. Once I started reading, I lost track of time and became lost in an intriguing world where love could actually move mountains.


The characters are skillfully drawn and evoke strong emotions. From the sidelines, I was cheering for Tisha while trying to prevent myself from slapping a couple of the other characters.


I particularly enjoyed meeting the Jameson Clan; they are a likeable group of people. Miss Garner ingeniously weaves them into the story without distracting from Tisha. I am already in love with the two brothers and look forward to getting to know them better in future novels.


Reviewed in February 2003 by Natasha.

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