Thursday, March 27, 2014

Release Day Review & Giveaway: FINDING AUTUMN by Beth Michele



An Erotic Novella 


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.

**This is an Adult Contemporary Romance and due to strong language and sexual content, is not intended for readers under the age of 18.**



“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.” 



Beth Michele has been a favorite of mine since I first read Love, Love last year,  and I have gobbled up all of her books since then.  My favorite thing about Beth Michele is how she always manages to keep the romance in her books, really putting the "romance" back into this genre.  After Finding Autumn, I have to say that I LOVE this new side of her writing, it gets HOT HOT HOT and I devoured every page!

Finding Autumn was a book I knew I would enjoy but I wasn't expecting to get addicted in the first few pages!  I started this book while waiting on my car to get fixed and I am sure that my cheeks were bright red at times leaving the mechanics wondering what I was reading!  I literally could not put this book down!  I fell in love with the banter, the heat, and the characters almost instantly.  Beth Michele packs so much into this novella that you never feel short changed or needing more story.  Hunter and Olivia/Autumn had chemistry right from the start and it almost set my Kindle of fire! 

Olivia and Hunter were both traveling when they met at a train station and the fireworks that follow was very entertaining.  Now even though this story was HOT, it still was a story.  You get to know these characters, you fall in love with them and you get a heart-tugging, sweet and romantic story all at the same time.  Beth Michele has done a beautiful job blending erotic elements into her writing style that is romantic, witty and completely charming.

I loved Finding Autumn and I hope this is a start to a series!  I would love more from Olivia/Autumn and Hunter but I would also love to see some of the secondary characters get their own stories too.  At this point, if Beth Michele writes it I will be picking it up to read it!

If you are looking for a spicy, hot romance (that still is romantic) then Finding Autumn is the perfect fit!  This novella is a quick read and perfect for an evening or afternoon of enjoyment,  but make sure you are in a place where blushing and steam coming off your Kindle is OK ;)

Go meet Hunter and Olivia/Autumn, you might never look at train travel the same again!



1690395_10203316910271635_395777684_nBeth Michele is the author of Love LoveLovelyScarred 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 anywhere she can find a quiet spot.  She has an affinity for Twizzlers and is a hopeless romantic and a happily ever after fanatic.


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