Titles: Desolate ~ Disgraceful ~ Absolution
Series: Grace Trilogy
Author: Autumn Grey
Genre: Mature YA/Coming of Age Romance
Release Date: Available NOW
Cover Design: Okay Creations
Absolution Photographer: Lindee Robinson Photography
Good and bad. Dark and light. Right and wrong. Everything blurs together in the war that rages inside my head.
I had it all figured out: finish high school, attend seminary, and finally answer my calling. Becoming a priest was all I ever wanted.
Until I wanted her.
The girl who was always out of my reach. The one who still steals my breath with just a look. I didn’t know she would become my temptation and vice, and quite possibly, my ruin.
With a crossroads before me and my head a battlefield, can I choose sides without losing a part of who I am?
I knew it was wrong, but I did it anyway. I fell for him.
His half smiles and those blue eyes that pulled me deeper, threatening to drown me. But he was never mine to keep. Like all good and rare things, it came to an end. And I erected a wall around my heart to prevent suffering that pain again.
Dimples and gray eyes changed all that. He smashed through my defenses and stole what was left of my heart.
Until my past returns.
Now my heart is a war zone, past and present battling for my forever.
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. I have the burns to prove that isn’t true.
Who knew falling in love could hurt so much?
We made mistakes and betrayed our hearts. And in the end, everything went up in flames. Walking away from the devastation isn’t an option.
Not when I’m at the center of it all.
Three hearts hang in the balance. A choice must be made. Keep one and let one go.
No matter what I decide, someone is getting burned. There’s no winning this battle. No one ever said love is easy. But I never knew it would be this hard.
Love can be a poison, and sometimes, it’s the only thing that can save us.
Autumn Grey is a hopeless romantic and loves stories with HEA. She is the author of the Havoc series (Havoc, Obliterate, Mend), Fall Back Skyward and Breaking Gravity. And just like her characters, she is quirky, sometimes funny and definitely flawed. She writes sexy contemporary romances full of drama, steamy kisses and happy ever afters.
Fall Back #2
Physical book purchased from the author
We all know. I love Autumn Grey and that hasn’t changed with this book. While I don’t know that another book can quite live up to Fall Back Skyward, I still really liked this book.
It’s an age-gap, student/professor relationship between the sister of the heroine from Fall Back Skyward and this famous cellist who can no longer play due to a serious injury to his shoulder. Instead, he is subbing for the heroine’s teacher who she also happened to be a Teacher’s Assistant for. So… a lot of forced proximity.
The only downside to this book was that I was getting so much anxiety over how risky these two characters were being – especially when the stakes were so high! She could get kicked out and he could lose his job, but there is just something about how Autumn writes her heroes that gets me every time.
She writes forbidden romances SO well. The things he would say to the heroine had me swooning all over the place. I literally gasped and clutched my chest several times while reading. It helps that I’m such a big fan of non-rockstar musicians in romance novels.
Also, getting to see peeks of the characters from Fall Back Skyward was so nice. This story overlaps with that one, so it was very interesting seeing what happens in that novel from this heroine’s perspective. It definitely made me want to do a reread of FBS!
Because of potential spoilers, trigger warnings are listed in white. Please highlight to see the list of trigger warnings.
Talk of past abuse, death of a loved one, age gap romance, teacher/student relationship, car accident, serious illness (side character), talk of self harm (side character)
Butterfly Rating: 4 Stars
Re-read Worthiness: Maybe
Bookshelf Placement: Already there!
Book Boyfriend Rating: 4 stars