Friday, October 26, 2018

Release Blitz: Waiting for Autumn by J.A. DeRouen

Title: Waiting For Autumn
Author: J.A. DeRouen
Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 25, 2018 
“Race me for it.” 
Four simple words. Five desolate years.
Sebastian Kelly believes he isn’t worthy of redemption, of a chance to right his wrongs. But an unexpected trip home, the place he dreads most, calls in question everything he’s come to believe. And who knows, he may find exactly what he’s been waiting for. 
One broken promise. Two pink lines.
Autumn Norris knew in an instant her life would never be the same. Years have flown by in a flurry of sparkles and dress up, and Autumn has refused to let the anchor of regret pull her under. 
Until she lays eyes on Sebastian, and the wave of why, where, and how could you flood her every thought.
Old hurt and new betrayal twist first love into a reluctant partnership, and theirs may be a bond even pigtails and butterfly kisses can’t mend. But the past five years have felt like a lifetime, and Seb is willing to wait as long as it takes.
Because the truth is, he’s always been waiting for Autumn.
“This author again floors me. She brings together a Story about love, loss, and a forever that nobody can touch.” - Books and Bandanas

“My Lord, this book was the most uplifting thing I’ve ever read.” - Little Red Reading Hood

“...J.A. DeRouen's exquisitely beautiful writing to all of that and you have the makings of this 5-Star read…” - Bewitched Reader


I've been waiting for a new book from this author for a while, and so I was super excited to get my hands on an early copy of. As usual, DeRouen wrote an emotional tale with realistic characters and just the right amount of drama and angst.

Sebastian and Autumn had the perfect friends to lovers tale back in the day, they were neighbors, he was her brother's best friend and their relationship grew and changed as they did. Until a traumatic incident happened that tore them apart and left them both hurting and alone.

Years later, Sebastian finds himself heading home, a bit out of place and feeling lost, but he's determined to find some amount of closure and to do so he has to face the past and the reasons he left; face the people he left behind. Autumn has faced her own hurdles since Sebastian left and she was left with an untrue explanation of the whys to his desertion.

When these two finally get to the truths of their situations, when they discuss their reasons and rehash the incident they discover there is a lot more between them - secrets, misunderstandings, but also a deep love that still remains despite lingering hurt and anger at lost time.

I found myself lost in the emotions of this story, hoping for things to work out between Sebastian and Autumn and hurting with them for what they'd lost in the years apart. There a lot to work through between these two but they above all deserve a second chance.
J.A. Derouen lives in South Louisiana with her husband, son (aptly nicknamed "The Professor"), and her furry friend, Scout. She has a bachelor’s degrees in psychology and nursing. When she's not writing or inhaling romance novels by the stack, she works as a women's health nurse. She’s been an avid reader and daydreamer since childhood, and she's never stopped turning the page to get to the next happily ever after.


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