Friday, April 11, 2014

Finding Autumn by Beth Michele

"My name is Autumn Winters. 

The truth is, that's the biggest lie I've ever told. 

My real name is Olivia Redmund. Autumn Winters is the curtain I hide behind. You see, I write bestselling erotic romance novels. But my life is far from erotic. The only fantasy exists in my head. 

The day I met Hunter Grayson, that all changed. A handsome stranger on a train who turned my world upside down, made me think and feel things I never knew were possible. 

But he's hiding, too. 

What happens when I slowly realize that who I truly am is more similar to who I'm pretending to be? I want to be brave enough to tell the world, but the fear is crippling. 

Fear of myself. Fear of the unknown. Fear of what others will think. 

But life is too short to be afraid. 

And I'm so damn tired of hiding." (Description from author)


I was offered the opportunity to read Finding Autumn as a reviewer on the blog tour. How exciting and nerve wracking all at the same time. This is my first ARC for review on a blog tour. When the book arrived, I was just thinking that I needed a sexy book to read. I was looking for something fun, sexy and heart warming all over. I’m so happy Finding Autumn fit the requirement.

The story starts with Olivia learning (by visual mind you) that her fiancee is cheating on her. Fast-forward a year and we learn she's hasn’t had any sort of relationship since then. So, when Hunter ‘bumps’ into her then meeting again on the train, it makes more sense for her actions and reactions.

I’m going to take a sideline here and say that at first you might think the meeting of Hunter and Olivia happens fast from bump in the crowd to attraction but I encourage you to just go with it (see excerpt below). Plus, the meet up is very funny and totally embarrassing. It was a true laugh out loud moment for me.

At first you think this is going to be a light, easy read but then you start to peel the layers away to discover great dept in the story. That was the best and biggest surprise of this book for me. I loved the many layers Michele created in the short novella framework.

This novella packs a lot of story in 14 chapters and a lot of sexy. This is also a complete story with a HEA. This book recommendation would fall under the ‘naught librarian’ recommended book list.

Available for purchase at (and only $0.99!): Amazon   Amazon UK  iTunes  Barnes & Noble

Excerpt from Finding Autumn ('s a little racy)

“Shit,” I mumble to myself when I spy the pink vibrator, glaring proof of my non-existent sex life now on public display. “God damn it,” I utter again, shaking my head and scrambling to grab it, when I notice a pair of beautiful, masculine hands scooping up my belongings. Completely mortified, my cheeks flush a deep red, and I’m silently praying he hasn’t spotted my favorite sex toy. My eyes make their way from the ground, climbing past the hands and up the length of strong, muscular arms to an absolutely gorgeous face, and I take a hard swallow. A chiseled jaw with a hint of stubble, irises the color of aged brandy, a sharp, sculptured nose, and perfectly tousled hair that matches his hypnotic eyes. I don’t realize that I’m staring until his lips quirk up into a grin.

Could I be any more obvious?

He tosses the items back in my purse and nods toward the vibrator. “I’ll let you handle that one,” he offers, his voice a rich timbre to my ears. “Although,” he whispers, leaning in close, “I’m sure I could put it to good use.” My mouth drops open in surprise, just as he reaches his thumb out to skim my bottom lip. “I’m pretty sure I could put this sexy mouth to good use, too.”


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About The Author

Beth Michele is the author of Love Love, Lovely, Scarred Beautiful, and Finding Autumn. She is a Connecticut native who loves spending time with her husband and two children. If you can’t find her, though, she’s probably hiding out with her kindle somewhere quiet, preferably a spot overlooking the ocean. She has an affinity for Twizzlers, is a hopeless romantic, and a happily ever after fanatic.

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