Book: Autumn’s Rise
Series: Haywater Novel #1
Author: R.G. Corr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Hosted By: Francessca’s Romance Reviews
On the discovery of a family secret and the heart-wrenching events that follow, Autumn Chamberlain has lost what little faith she had in those closest to her. Knowing she can never truly live her life if she remains with her family, and with an abundance of guilt laying heavily in her heart, she escapes the lonely world she felt forced to live in and heads to the seaside town of Haywater. The aim, to look for a new beginning, a fresh start. But she has one clear notion – to never love again.
Talented surfer, Zed Maddison, has always worked hard at protecting those closest to him, until the day he fails. Fighting his own demons, Zed flees his close family; unable to
face them and the remorse he feels before finally arriving in Haywater.
When their worlds collide, Zed has an unfathomable need to protect Autumn and becomes relentless in his fight, forcing Autumn’s defences to the limit.
Can her secrets remain dead and buried?
Or will a revelation destroy everything?
Her pupils were like shiny black rocks buried within the bluest of oceans. Her newly acquired, goddamn flirty smile was fucking awesome. The curve of her lips brought a desire to my dick that was well overdue. I liked this girl, a lot. But again she’d left me, leaving me with only the smell of her tantalising skin. Jesus, what was this girl doing to me? To see her dance, her body react in the way it was doing right now, filled me full of need. I wanted to pull her to me and shield my arms around her.
When I saw that prick in a suit stroll up to her five minutes ago, I almost ran across the bar. Her face was twisted up in fear, whatever he had said, wasn’t what she wanted to hear. The fact that I hadn’t received that look meant I was going to keep looking at this girl like she was my beginning.
Where to start with the abundance of emotions this book threw at me?
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 you learn 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.
Autumn’s rise is a fantastic contemporary romance novel. It’s a story of hope, strength, sadness and learning to live rather than merely existing. This beautifully written story is both endearing and sad, it’s funny yet serious. 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!
What others are saying
Wow, what can I say about this book except that it captivated me from start to finish. This début is not only beautifully written but it held a real sense of compassion as the characters were well nurtured and gradually came to life before my very eyes. ~ Perusing Princesses Blog
A story that will captivate your heart. The emotions are real. The characters will have you falling in love with them. The story that lies behind this cover will have you glued right where you are sitting when you start reading this book ~ Goodreads Review
I loved Autumns Rise, and reading it I would never have guessed that this is a debut. The writing is superb and I was totally sucked into the story. I just wanted to give both Autumn and Zed a huge hug. It’s a heartbreaking story but also a story of hope. ~ Goodreads Review
About The Author
R. G. Corr is a mum of 3 who loves to read almost as much as she does to write. When she’s not working or writing, you’ll find her nose deep in her kindle swooning over her latest book boyfriend.
Having had an overactive imagination for many years, a discussion with a friend at a soft play area, amidst the noise and mayhem of toddlers, finally convinced her to put pen to paper and write her first novel.
Autumn’s Rise, book one in the Haywater series, will be released in February. Book two will follow later in the year.