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About the Author
- File size : 1173 KB
- Publication date : February 28, 2016
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 323 pages
- Publisher : R.G. Corr; 1st edition (February 28, 2016)
- Language: : English
- ASIN : B01BPOV0BC
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #111,603 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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From the start, it was unclear why Autumn was leaving her family home and why Brent McCann played a part in her decision. The story then moves on into Auty’s new life living alongside new friends, Jack and Bea, who quickly realise that Auty is holding secrets from her past deep within her. Whilst Auty is happy in her new life, she remains closed off but with the support of those who have come to love her, she is now cherished and protected.
Auty’s life is simple until she sets eyes on mysterious surfer Zed and his friend Reid. Both friends of her boss, the enigmatic duo cause Auty’s protective walls to crumble thus weakening her resolve where men are concerned. Auty sees something in Zed’s eyes that draws her, unexpectedly, to him. He too is broken and is wearing the emotional scars for all to see, if only people took the time to notice, as Auty does. Despite an unfortunate first encounter, it’s not long before they start to see the best in each other.
Zed turns out to be Bea’s cousin and through their mutual connection, Zed and Auty start to be a frequent, but pleasant, presence in each other's lives. Despite Auty’s resistance, and firm no dating rule, Zed is not dissuaded by her rebuttals and slowly but surely lets her into his heart and in doing so places himself firmly in hers.
As the story progresses, more secrets from both Auty and Zed are revealed. There are challenges along the way especially when friends misplace their intentions towards Zed and Auty but with time, and patience, Zed and Auty start to find comfort in each other’s company.
Despite a slow and steady start to this book, once Zed and Reid arrive on the scene and the layers of both Auty and Zed are peeled away, and their mutual pain is revealed, this story held me with an unrelenting grip. The secrets uncovered are hard to digest but cathartic to Zed and Auty as they start open up to one another. The writing style by RG Corr is strong and her storytelling skills have definitely won me over. I can’t wait to read on and to get my hands on Reid’s story.
Autumn is a young woman trying to find her way in the world. When she came to Haywater she just wanted to leave her past behind & to start again, so for so good. She has a couple of good friends but when they try to get her to open up about her past, she shuts them down. Unsure of how to deal with the emotions her past makes her feel, she chooses to bury them & not deal with them.
Zed is intrigued by Autumn, he is drawn to her & wants to know everything about her. Autumn upon melting Zed thinks he is rude & she tries to keep him at arms length. It would appear that Zed underneath that rude exterior is a kind soul who also has a hidden past.
Will their pasts catch up with them?
This is R.G. Corr's debut novel and I feel that it is a great way to start. The characters are well thoughtout, realistic, they integrate together, compliment each other & the story immensely. The storyline shows a believable level of everyday life, it depicts a romance that people can relate to. It shows friendships that are tested and strengthened.
I think that the author has written a great story that captures the reader's attention & holds it until the bitter end. It makes you feel included & part of everything that happens. The characters & their emotions takeover your heart & mind, they draw you further into their world until you can no longer distinguish between fiction & reality.
This was a wonderfully emotional story, that captured my mind & my heart. I was sad to see the story end but happy knowing that I had Monday's Promise (Book 2) to continue with straight after.
I feel that the author's debut novel has shown that she has potential to be an amazingly talented author. I'm looking forward to seeing how things progress in the next book.
Autumn Chamberlain is a young woman who’s gone through so much pain and sorrow in her life that she only has one true friend, her parents house keeper Mary. Through all her pain she packs up what she needs with Mary’s help and starts a new life. In a short year Autumn has done a 180 in changing her life and has a fierce group of friends.
Autumn is still working through her sorrow’s when she meeds Zed a man that has even more baggage than she does. This man has closed himself from the outside world by putting all his focus on work, surfing and occasionally girls.
Can these two damage souls be able to heal one another or are the wound too deep?
Wow! This story is emotionally gripping that I felt like curling into my covers and having a good ugly cry. Autumn and Zed have a lot of deep wounds that I wasn’t entirely sure these two would be able to heal one another, but because of their wounds I think they were able to get some baggage off their chest without feeling judged.
I love both Zed and Autumn, but during certain parts in the story I really wanted to just slap Zed silly to knock some sense into him, but have no fear because he quickly shaped up.
R.G. Corr is a brilliant author because this story took me on a rollercoaster I wasn’t prepared for. Every kind of emotion imaginable was expressed through this story and I loved it. I have been through the ringer and I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store!
Highly Recommend if you want an ugly cry with redeeming and love quality.
~Review on Behalf of Once Upon An Alpha
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We have autumn who has been through some crap which is a bit of a mystery the first few chapters of the book, same goes for zed, i can't quite figure out how it managed to suck me in but also be a bit slow going the first almost 50percent because on reflection, all that was spoken of was autumns beauty and behaviour like it was a siren calling. Now, i like a good analogy, metaphor, the odd lovely lone even if it's cheesy but it got to a point where I was rolling my eyes because everything started to become so dramatacised in terms of their verbal communications I almost got confused. Il tell you why since that clearly don't make a lot of sense. For all the 'ive started a new life it's freeing' talk that autumn has, all she ever really does is drone on about how she absolutely can't let anyone In and how she is so broken, then the next minute talking about how far she's come and how she isn't scared of Brent anymore and she will not be afraid. It just got a little.... warrior speechy for me, every talk with another character was a locquocious declaration of psycho analogy with each other. Because let's be real, these are like 20 year olds who claim to all see each other's pain and give a hearty speech about it every conversation? Just. No. It doesn't happen and it makes the whole individuality of the characters seem contrived and unrealistic which put me off a bit. There was also a random use of exclamation marks which really got on my wick because they seemed to be placed in normal sentences and changed the way I assumed the tone to be. Also the Brent thing was far fetched, as if he actually had any power to act like that, yes she might of been scared of him etc but on the whole, it was stretched and because of that along with zeds reactions to things, it boarded on ridiculous because you could see the author was pulling at all angles for angst which somehow rendered it less heart breaking then you might assume. It seemed only a few days had passed and all of a sudden they are claiming to be falling for the other bearing in mind they've had one date and a quite the angst along the way, I'm not a cynic, I'm all for instant attractions and connections, but it quickly got cheesy and didnt match their supposed characters, i know stuff like that grows but I don't feel the author did a good job of portraying that, in fact I think it came across as they loved each other's pain. I actually stopped reading at 89 percent which is unusual for me because if it's that far, i might as well See it through, but in all honesty I was sick of the internal and external monologues that were quite repetitive. However judging by the other reviews people loved it, and it is an intriguing read to a point. These are just my personal opinions and observations. It's a shame because I'd like to know about reid and bea but I'm not setting myself up for failure with that one. Also, I'm a bit scared considering he apparently loved her cousin and she's with dex now, i can see that one being all hella angsty and getting me mad
Different story.. great characters.. and boy what an amount of emotions all thrown into one fab book!
Autumn leaves home after going through some heartbreak and never wants to live that side of her life again.... shes lost but with the help of 2 friends she is starting to live again.
Zed is roaming around with friend Reid after suffering from his own heartbreak.. he blames himself for a traumatic loss when he bumps into Autumn one night and feels things he thinks he shouldnt.
This was not an easy journey for these characters... there was loss sadness and alot of truths that they had to overcome.
Cant wait to jump into Reids story next.
I’ll start with Autumn, she is one hell of a survivor. This girl has been through so much in her life and just when you think you’ve learned the worst of it there’s something else. It would be very easy for Autumn to be moody and all ‘woe is me’ given her circumstances but its refreshing to see a hard done by heroine who is actually a lot of fun. Yes she has her moments and it’s clear from the outset she doesn’t really live her life but she is still a loveable and relatable character.
Then we meet Zed, *fans oneself* he certainly turns the heat up, and on a scale of one to swoon worthy he’s off the scale! He has a huge weight on his shoulders and his own issues to overcome and although he’s been a bit of a player in the past it’s nothing more than usual. This may seem like a typical player meets good girl story but it’s so much more than that. This is a story of fate and of putting others before yourself, a story of redemption and of life’s happenings not defining us, what’s meant to be will be. It’s a story of hope as well as one of sadness.
Despite the deep twists and secrets within this book we get lots of funny moments usually from Reid (Zed’s best friend) I think I actually fell in love with him! There is light relief within the banter between Autumn and Zed and the friendship Autumn, Bea and Jack share. As much as I wiped at my eyes to hold back the tears I also had to stifle the laughs- just wait until Reid mentions his ‘bald headed yoghurt slinger’.
This was a beautifully written book, the attention to detail was perfect it really made me feel like I was living the story rather than just reading it. I became totally invested in Autumn’s well being so much so that I didn’t want the story to end. The only plus point to finishing this book is that I’m ready for book two! R.G. Corr did an excellent job of leaving me with a desire to delve into Bea and Reid’s world, the way she weaved them into our hearts left me eager to discover their story.
If this is what R.G. Corr produces as a debut I can’t wait to see what else she has in store for us…No pressure!