Monday, September 24, 2018

Release Blitz: Desolate by Autumn Grey

Title: Desolate

Series: Grace Trilogy #1
Author: Autumn Grey
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 24, 2018


There are angels and demons at war inside my

I had it all figured out: finish high school, attend seminary and finally
answer my calling of becoming a priest. What I hadn’t counted in the equation
was her.

Grace Miller.

The girl who was always out of my reach. The girl who still makes me lose my
breath with just a look.

Little did I know she would become my temptation and vice, and quite possibly,
my ruin.

Now I’m standing at a crossroads, and my head is a battlefield. How do I choose
sides when it means losing a part of who I am?


4 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is the first book that I have read by Autumn Grey.  I read the blurb and was intrigued.  I knew that I had to read this taboo romance.  First of all look at that cover.  But it was the taboo part, the part where the hero's path in life is set and how being with the one girl who he cannot stop thinking about can ruin that path.  

When Sol was only 10 years old his world came crashing down. He lost both of his parents.  His uncle Luke who is also a Priest takes him in.  At a young age he knew that his life's path would be to serve God. He knew that his calling in life was to follow in his uncle's footsteps.  It was everything he wanted.  After high school he would go on to Seminary and live his life serving God and helping others.  But something happened or should I say someone.  Her name is Grace Miller and she could possibly stand in the way of something that he has wanted his entire life.  It was in church where he first met Grace, the girl that seemed to save him that one day.  Through the years he never stopped thinking about her but was too afraid to actually talk to her.  After their final year of high school he finally gets the courage to talk to her.  All he wanted was to be her friend. To him she was always the most beautiful girl that he has ever seen but wanting to become a Priest stopped he from ever pursuing anything with her.  But now that they are friends, how will he keep them from becoming more?

Grace is not in the best place right now and when her and Sol start to become friends she starts to change.  She's happier and loves spending time with him.  But at the same time she knows that spending time with Sol is very dangerous to her heart.  She knows that she can fall for this gorgeous, kind, and caring boy, and falling for him will only leave her with a broken heart, because in a few months he will be leaving.  And where will that leave her and their friendship?

I really loved this book. It was a very slow burn between Sol and Gracie.   The sexual tension between the two of them slowly building and building until they both get to a point where they can no longer help themselves.  I felt the passion and intensity of both their relationship and the feelings that they had for each other.  I wanted nothing more than for the two of them to give into those feelings and be together.  But it is not that easy at all.  Sol has a difficult choice, a choice between God and a girl that he is falling for.  I loved him but at times the two of them completely frustrated me.  Maybe Sol more so that Grace. He knew what he wanted, knew what needed to be done, and knew how important it was to not go there with her.  And the back and forth just about killed me.  But they are still young and I knew that Sol was acting his age, he was a young 18 year old boy who fell for a girl.  So for that I understood him completely as well as Grace's reasons for sometimes being a little forward.  I didn't always agree with their decisions or actions but I am not sure it mattered because I loved them.

I loved their story, all though at times it may have been a little too slow.  As I mentioned earlier Sol did frustrate me with his back and forth and in a way wanting his cake and eating it too.  But I think for me I wanted to understand him a little better.  I didn't quite understand his dedication and reasons for wanted to be a Priest so bad.  I am hoping that we get more answers in the next book.  Overall this book is filled with emotions, passion and an intense love between two people that have no business falling for each other.  I cannot wait for book two, and have to wonder if the fortune teller will be correct in her predictions.  

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“Can I ask
you something? It’s totally fine to say no.” She adds the last part quickly.
She smiles and looks at the spot over my shoulder, her fingers tapping a quick
beat on the table. She looks vulnerable, her eyes wide, allowing me to see how
nervous she is. I mean, how can I say no to her?
“Sure.” I
settle back on the seat and stretch my arms along the back of it.
“Can I . .
. can I kiss you?” Her eyes snap back to mine, and she hurriedly adds, “I know
you’re heading to Boston in a few weeks and—” She sucks in a deep breath. “I really want to kiss you. I promise I
won’t try to do anything else. Just kiss you.”
Holy. Shit.
I take a
deep breath, letting her words sink in, and realize I’m breathing faster than
normal. My gaze falls on her mouth, and I literally stop breathing because that
mouth, God help me. It’s like a
gateway to a whole new galaxy where secrets and wishes are waiting to be
I need to
kiss her. I want to discover the universe beyond those full lips. I’ve been
fighting the need to kiss her since I walked inside the diner and saw her
wiping down the counter. But my brain is telling me it’s a bad idea and kissing
her will irrevocably change me. Change my life. I know I won’t be able to come
back from that. But the other part of me, the part that has a hopeless,
desperate crush on this girl, just wants to drag her onto my lap and let her do
whatever she wants.
getting late. We should probably lock up and leave,” she says in a small voice
when I take too long to reply. She pushes her hair back before standing up and
starting to stack our plates together. Her gaze meets mine briefly. “Look, I’m
sorry I made this awkward. It’s not fair to you—”
I reach
out, curling a finger through the belt loops on her jean shorts, and tug. But
she doesn’t move toward me. Instead, her grip around the plates grows tighter,
and she turns to leave.
“Gracie.” I
tighten my hold, forcing her to set everything back on the table and look at
me. “Come here.”
I pull her
close while placing my other hand on her hip. Then, I slide both hands in the
back pockets of her shorts, pulling her closer until all I can see is her face
and her lips—so close to mine.
Her chest
rises and falls quicker than before, and I realize mine’s doing the same. We
stare at each other. I wonder if she regrets asking to kiss me. That thought
makes my chest ache. Right now, in this moment, with my face inches away from
her boobs, I’d do anything for a chance to know what she tastes like. My
fingers skim along her arm and bury themselves in her hair. She trembles
against me, so I know she wants this as much as I do.
today after leaving work, I drove home. My mind was preoccupied, and I was restless,
so after taking a shower, I got into my car. And somehow, I found myself
parking the truck outside the diner. Maybe this is why I came here; I don’t
know. But I really want to find out.
“Do it.” My
voice is a whisper. I’m almost breathless with want. I want to yank her down
and kiss her myself, but she looks like she’s about to flee. So I let her come
to me. “Kiss me.”
She sinks
her teeth in her bottom lip as she comes closer. I’m glad I’m sitting down
because my knees are shaking with anticipation. Then her lips touch mine, her
eyes on me the whole time. Need has my fingers tightening in her hair as she
presses her lips more firmly to mine. Her tongue peeks out, running along the
seam of my lips. I groan and shift on the seat to ease the discomfort in my
pants. My mouth opens, and the second her tongue touches mine, my body rattles
with a shiver. This moment feels sacred. Like a blessing. It feels blasphemous
and holy all at once. It scares me.
Tugging her
into my lap, I fist her hair in my hands as I incline her hear further, fusing
our lips together more firmly. But our noses are in the way, and we have to
find the right angle to stop bumping into each other. It’s frustrating at first
because I want her lips on mine and her breath mingling with my breath. Our
heads finally slant in the right positions, and our lips fit perfectly. We both
exhale in relief and groan at the contact.
in me breaks loose. Suddenly I’m pulling at her hair frantically, and my kisses
become hungry and aggressive. I’m trembling and desperate and all I can think
is I’ve never felt anything like this before, and I don’t ever want to stop or
let her go. I don’t need to wonder if she’s enjoying this kiss too. Her hands
fisted in my hair, yanking me closer and closer are all the answers I need.
She’s pressing her chest into mine, and I swear I can feel her heart hammering.
Neither one of us wants it to end.
We break
apart and gulp for air, and my hands leave her hair, greedy to explore other
parts of her, but they end up on her hips, pulling her further into me.
“More,” I
beg, because right now, that’s all I can do.
Beg like my
life depends on it. At this point, I feel like I’m about to go up in flames.

Author Bio

Autumn Grey writes sexy, angsty contemporary romance that always ends with a happy ever after. She loves reading stories with flawed and quirky characters, broody alphas and sassy heroines.

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