Come As You Are was unexpectedly good. I had no expectations when I started reading this book. In fact, it was a relatively simple story with a very common trope used in most new adult novels. A young woman, with a secret in her past that is so overwhelming it has affected who she is and how she relates to others. So what was so engaging about it then? First and foremost is the writing; flawless, engaging, simple prose with emotions practically dripping from the page without being too angsty or overly dramatic. Molly's character simply resonates day to day survivor, trying to keep her head above water. She makes no apologies nor excuses for how she is but the minute she meets Ian everything changes but not enough to reclaim herself. I like how Molly's situation was tackled, the honesty, the confusion, the mistakes and the conflicted emotions. I love the way Ian was shown as levelheaded good guy, who was also confused emotionally but when push comes to shove, he respected Molly's decision. The pacing, the insights, the romance between these two were done just right. There is a happily for now rather than ever after, which is more than fitting for Molly and Ian.
Molly Young has a secret. To keep it she holds the world at a distance. Behind her lies a trail of dumped boyfriends who came too close to discovering what no one can know. When her estranged father dies of an unexpected heart attack he leaves an even deeper secret, one tied to Molly's.
At the funeral repast Molly is unable to tolerate the shoulder-to-shoulder mourners and runs out the door and down the street to the nearest bar. Come dawn, with no memory of the past ten hours, she finds herself in bed with a beautiful stranger. She slips away before he wakes up, unaware of the role he's about to play in her life. Is he the one guy who can convince Molly to face her painful secret and become the person she's meant to be?
Come As You Are
by Theresa Weir
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Published: September 20, 2013
Publisher: Belfry Press
Rating: ♨♨♨♨ 4 of 5 ( A soulful and heartwarming journey, a young woman finds a sliver of light in her otherwise depressing existence. Real life romance with real life people)