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Two years earlier, Blake Preston received a phone call that would change everything. His stepfather—a man he trusted and admired—had been accused of sexually assaulting one of his students. His stepfather declared his innocence and Blake chose to stay loyal to the man who had raised him as his own.Cook University is the one place Blake can keep his anonymity. No one knowsTwo years earlier, Blake Preston received a phone call that would change everything. His stepfather—a man he trusted and admired—had been accused of sexually assaulting one of his students. His stepfather declared his innocence and Blake chose to stay loyal to the man who had raised him as his own.Cook University is the one place Blake can keep his anonymity. No one knows about the scandals surrounding his stepfather’s arrest and subsequent conviction. To his friends, he is merely the star running back for the college team and an NFL hopeful. But the life he has built at Cook is threatened when Autumn Dorey locks eyes with him at a campus party.Getting entangled with Autumn is a mistake. Yet Autumn is the only person who can answer the one question that haunts him: is his stepfather a monster?Blake conceals his identity and starts a friendship with Autumn under false pretenses. What begins as a way to uncover the truth about his stepfather changes as he grows close to Autumn. His relationship with her calls into question everything he thought he knew about his family. Against all odds, he falls in love with the one girl he’s forbidden to have feelings for. But can their love last once Autumn finds out who Blake Preston really is? ***Not a standalone. Falling for Autumn from Blake's POV. Includes bonus chapters set after the events of Falling for Autumn.***...

Title : Finding Autumn
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ISBN : 9781500150358
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 202 Pages
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Finding Autumn Reviews

  • Veronica Rocks
    2018-10-22 07:33

    Loved this book! I really enjoyed Blake's POV. The bonus chapters were awesome. I would love another Blake and Autumn book...

  • Dina Lee
    2018-11-11 23:46

    Blake and Autumn have a sweet and sexy story and its time to hear Blake's side of things. Blake is troubled and getting into his head gives us a chance to understand his motivations. A portion of the book is the same events as the first book, but there was a lot of new stuff too like what Blake was up to when not with Autumn and how their relationship worked after his secrets come out. Highly recommend!

  • Mandy Bullette
    2018-11-06 01:55

    Loved this book!Loved this book!I loved this book. I couldn't put it down and had it read in a few hours. I just fell in love with Blake and Autumn. I hope there are more books in this series.

  • Daphne Gents
    2018-10-29 05:36

    Simply beautiful! I always wondered what B. Preston had been thinking and his life was a bit of a mystery before. Finding Autumn had me fall a little more in love with him!

  • Paula
    2018-11-15 07:44

    This short novella is the story about Autumn and Blake from Blake's POV. But it isn't a mere retelling of what happened in "Falling For Autumn". Instead, this novella gives more insight into the story and the characters. It adds so much to Autumn's and Blake's story and answers the remaining question, as well as justifies some of the characters' behaviors.It helps to understand Blake so much better and portrays his torment perfectly. My heart broke for him even a bit more. Heather Topham Wood painted a clear picture of how his guilt, his loyalty to the people in his life, his step-dad's betrayal and his growing love for Autumn were tearing him apart inside. Having the person who he loved and trusted be exposed as an egotistical, sick monster, has made him question everything and the need to make up for someone else's sins is controlling his life and keeping him from happiness.It takes him a while to understand that he doesn't need to pay for an atrocious act he didn't commit. And seeing how much he loves and worships Autumn makes up for the mistake he made along the way.As we learn more about their relationship after the events of "Falling For Autumn", I loved seeing that Heather Topham Wood kept it realistic. They were happy and enjoyed their relationship, but it wasn't just rainbows and sunshine. Due to their individual and joint baggage, they have a number of obstacles to overcome and a few odds to beat.His character isn't the only one that gains depth in this novella. So does Delia's character. Though I was sympathetic to her in "Falling For Autumn", I was also very irritated by her as she often came across like a righteous, spoiled little brat. But through Blake's insight, it became easier to understand and like her. Not being a direct victim of her father's crimes, she still has to pay for it every day. And as angry as it might make me, it is understandable that she desperately tries to hold on to the believe that her father is not a monster. I actually started to like her character so much, that I'm hoping Heather Topham Wood will write Delia's story. *hint hint*"Finding Autumn" is a perfect novella that allows additional closure and left me with a satisfied smile on my face and a happy heart.5 insightful, happy-ending stars.Book Reviewed by Paula

  • Roksana
    2018-11-13 00:45

    NO NO FOR ME...WHY?...At the beginning the hero had constant sex with his hook-ups whilst "heroine was already present in his life" I know they were not a couple, but the reader was confronted with "him" being infatuated with her in a romantic way, having feelings towards her no matter how confusing for him they may be... he already developed an romantic interest for her and I was uncomfortable reading about him sleeping around whilst being friends with the heroine. It may not bother other readers, but it bothered me and if felt wrong...at one occasion he turned up at the heroines doorstep "after his partying and drinking and being intimate with another girl...This is not romantic...A guy who have sex as a substitute to forget the heroine is not my "hero material"... Yes we all have flows and the author is doing a pretty job by putting him in a "more" acceptable and comfortable light, but all I am picturing is "him having sex with all those girls and then seeing heroine at the same time just makes me feel sick" At one occasion the hero was so wasted after heavy drinking...he had no knowledge of the events that led him to have sex with a girl...there was no regard to STD or accidental pregnancy and that casual attitude toward sex just gave me a wrong impression of the hero's lifestyle and it was not something I would want from a boyfriend material!I guess my expectations for "romance" a bit higher than "what this book is portraying"

  • Jo Michaels
    2018-11-06 05:31

    I was so excited to read this novel. So many things happened in Falling for Autumn that I wanted to see from Blake's POV. When I heard Heather was writing this one, I was chomping at the bit for her to finish. Well, she did. And I wasn't disappointed. Time for the good stuff!From a Reader's Perspective:Autumn Dorey is an unreliable narrator because she never gets to see what Blake is going through when she's not around. I have to say, I loved him in the first book, and this one just made him more likable. I did find out some of the things he was doing when not by her side (things that were a little deplorable), but I loved watching him grow as a character and appreciated that he wasn't perfect. We're human; therefore we're flawed. He was so protective of her later on. It was a nice change from the A-typical bad-boy in many other books. By the end, I wanted him to succeed and win her heart. Like Falling for Autumn, I was immersed in the story and emotionally vested by the end. There's enough difference in the stories that it's worth it to pick this one up and lend it your time. A great read.From an Editor's Perspective:This book is clean and error free. You won't be sorry if you take a chance on it.Rating:1 Star for giving me an excellent variation on the first book1 Star for making Blake so likable1 Star for keeping me biting my nails1 Star for giving the main character plenty of flaws1 Star for lack of errorsOverall, 5 out of 5 stars! You certainly want to pick up this title. Great book hangover.

  • Raj
    2018-11-04 07:36

    I love reading a guy’s pov in a book and Blake’s thoughts covering his relationship with Autumn was a steal, and a beautiful reveal further encasing my love for his sweet character. His internal battle to comprehend in his mind to uncover the truth, held me captive as his thoughts played out in his reasons to befriend the girl who held all the answers. It was heart melting to read how his assumption of Autumn’s slandered image began to slip away the more time he spent in her company, and how he was unable to stay away battling with his thoughts on the rumours portrayed to him, falling deep for her left me in awe of him as I saw dawn on him the truth, love, protectiveness and loyalty as he battled against those who opposed their relationship. I loved Blake’s strength to help Autumn regain who she was, whilst along the way he shaped his own path in life and accepted the merits of his own hard work. The guy was so resolute in his decisions to claim the truth behind the façade and abide by what was right, that he had me continuingly smiling throughout this read. Finding Autumn was a great companion to Falling for Autumn as it was an emotional read, and bought Blake Preston onto my book boyfriend radar. I would love to read more on their future as I adored these two characters!

  • Amanda Gill
    2018-11-03 02:50

    Do Not Read This Book Unless You Have Read Falling For Autumn.* Review contains spoilers for Falling For Autumn* In Falling For Autumn we fell in love with the story of Autumn and Blake as they opened themselves up for love only to hit the wall when the truth of who Blakes stepfather is. In the end Autumn found her love for Blake outweighed her anger over his betrayal and we were left with the warm fuzzies of what would come. In Finding Autumn we hear and see the challenges Blake faces as his mentor is accused of attempted rape and he finds himself face-to-face with his "victim" two years later. There are several scenes that mimic FFA, but we get so much more about Blake and his struggles with his mother and sister. His constant struggle with what his stepfather did and whether or not he believes Autumn over Thomas. We also get to see what happens after they reconnect at his football game and what the next year of their lives contains. We were left feeling warm and fuzzy, but can they truly overcome the crushing weight of who Thomas is to them and find their happily ever after. I loved this POV novel from Blake and highly recommend it to all FFA fans.

  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2018-11-12 04:34

    It's been a few months since I read Falling for Autumn and since I read a lot, the details were a little fuzzy. That's actually a good thing, since this is the story from Blake's POV. It's not just the same conversations from the other side though, we get Blake's backstory about his family, and a good glimpse into his future.It was easy to sympathize with Blake, feeling torn about his loyalty to the man who help raise him and his loyalty to the woman who was capturing his heart. He didn't always handle things the best way, but it felt real. He really tried to be there for his sister (and his mom, though she was undeserving), and I liked the way Delia and Autumn had a wary acceptance of each other. For them to become instant BFFs would have felt inauthentic.The last few chapters focused on Blake and Autumn's future, and I was happy with where they were in their relationship.

  • A.T. Douglas
    2018-11-02 06:51

    I'm typically wary of follow-up books written from another character's point of view, but I must say Finding Autumn was a pleasant surprise. While some of the scenes and dialogue were directly from Falling for Autumn, there was enough new material here that I didn't feel like I was reading the exact same book from the other character's point of view. It was nice to get some background into Blake's relationship with Thomas, and the author gave an amazing amount of insight into every step of Blake's thought process since the moment he first saw Autumn. I also appreciated the extra new content to the storyline at the end of the book.

  • Maggie Chatterton
    2018-11-04 06:50

    I truly enjoyed Finding Autumn by Heather Topham Wood. Written in Blake's point of view and letting us delve deeper into his character. It caused me to fall deeper in love with him. It had extra material that takes place after where Falling for Autumn ended. You got to learn a bit more about his sister.Just like Falling for Autumn, it was perfectly written with real characters that screamed to be heard. And it ended with a satisfying conclusion which is something I look forward to having in a novel.

  • Anne OK
    2018-11-09 01:35

    For the most part it's a replay of Falling for Autumn in Blake Preston's point of view this time with, of course, a little additional insight into the whole storyline. Once again, the story was written well and I can't say I didn't like it, but I could have done without it just as well. When the story is written well and brought to fruition the first go round, I find myself close to boredom with the POV reversal most times -- and that's pretty much what happened here. I am looking forward to moving onward in the "Falling for Autumn Series."

  • Bella
    2018-10-30 07:35

    Love reading a male point of view of my favorite books! Reading Blake's side of things made me want to read Falling for Autumn all over again. Blake really changed for the better because of meeting Autumn and was great to see him evolve because of love. Also, liked how his sister was in this book more and can not wait for her book to come out. WARNING: Don't read this book first! Because Blake's secret is told early on.

  • Mancho283
    2018-11-16 05:56

    3.5 เล่มนี้จะเป็น POV ของพระเอกเราชอบมากนะ ในมุมความคิดความรู้สึกของพระเอก แต่อาจจะเป็นเพราะเราอ่านเล่มแรกมาแล้วก็เลยไม่ได้ตื่นเต้นอะไรล่ะ แต่เราชอบตรงที่เนื้อเรื่องมันไม่ได้เขียนซ้ำๆกับตอนเล่มแรก คือมันก็ซ้ำล่ะแต่ว่าเราอ่านด้วยมุมของพระเอกแล้วรู้สึกว่าได้อะไรมากขึ้น แล้วเรื่องไม่ได้เล่าชนิดละเอียดยิบทับกับตอนของนางเอกด้วย ตอนท้ายมีเพิ่มเรื่องราวมาหลังจากที่กลับมาคืนดีกันแล้ว พระเอกได้ไปเล่น NFL ต้องอยู่ห่างจากนางเอก แต่ก็ขอหมั้นกับนางเอกไว้ก่อน

  • Heather Wood
    2018-11-19 05:41

    Now Available on Amazon! US Link:http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Autumn-...UK Link: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Finding-Autum...

  • Word Friends
    2018-11-07 06:45

    I HEART BLAKE!!! Loved knowing what he was thinking about during FFA and also seeing what their lives were like after FFA.

  • Leisa Prater
    2018-11-10 04:52

    I so wanted Blake and Autumn to have a HEA....NFL in the future ... I just hope all goes well for both...loved the story!!!

  • Rebecca
    2018-10-22 01:40

    I loved this book, and I was so glad I got to read it from Blake's POV and understand what he was thinking and feeling. Heather did a marvelous job with Falling for Autumn, and Finding Autumn!

  • Cori Mcgowen
    2018-11-01 05:40

    ❤️Love love love Blake, he had so much to overcome with his family and managed to become a better man through it all. Autumn was also amazing surviving what she did and coming out the other side they were a perfect fit for each other.

  • Jennifer Shiels
    2018-11-18 02:41

    I loved Falling for Autumn so it was really great to be able to read Blake's perception and thoughts. Blake's home life was pretty good until the day that his stepfather was arrested for sexually assaulting one of his students. He trusted, admired, and looked up to his stepfather so this changed everything. The day that Autumn walked into his life he wanted to see if she would prove his stepfather to be the man that he thought he was. Through time, he realized that Autumn wasn't what the man that raised him blamed her to be. She was innocent and the experience caused her to be withdrawn, scared, and very standoffish. Her life was ruined by that man but also by her supposed friends and boyfriend. Blake is a football god at Cook University, so not many people know his life or what he's been through. He is just thought of for his good looks and talent. But he's also forced by his family to always be saving the day and his wants and dreams are always pushed to the side. Autumn makes him feel things that he didn't know that he could feel and experience things that he never allowed himself to have. His love for her is so deep that he will do anything and go through anything to protect and be there for her. She makes him want something for himself for a change and believe that he deserves it. This book is definitely worth reading but you need to read Falling for Autumn first.

  • James
    2018-11-20 04:56

    A pretty good read but it wasn't really anything new. It has been a while since I read the first book in this series so it took me some time to re-familiarize myself with the story. I could appreciate the value in getting so see things from Blake's point of view, but because I already knew what was going to happen in the story I wasn't quite as into this book as I was with the first one. I did really appreciate the themes about not-judging by appearances and not letting other people's actions dictate your life - even more so than with the first book. This was because it was easier to see some of it from Blake's perspective. For example, the way he let his shame and guilt over what his stepfather did dictate his life or the way he let his gold-digging mother dictate his career choice because he felt like had to provide for her. Overall this was a pretty good read but I wouldn't recommend reading it if you've just read the first book. It is pretty much just the same story again but if you wait a while like I did that's not a bad thing. I felt like it was a good way to re-visit a familiar story in a slightly different way. I am much more excited about the next planned book in the series that will tell Delia's story.

  • Viri
    2018-11-16 07:52

    I’m sorry but I didn’t enjoy this book. Usually I enjoy reading the guys P.O.V. more than the girls, but this one was the exception. The only reason I finished it was because I was hoping that it was better than Falling for Autumn, and because I hate leaving an unfinished book =/This book only made me run back for the millionth time to J. Lynn’s “Wait for You” and “Trust in Me” (must reads!!!!)This was Blake throughout the entire book “blah, blah, blah, I love Autumn, blah, blah, blah, I need to tell Autumn, blah, blah, blah, I’m no good for Autumn”. Goodness, his P.O.V. was more boring than Autumns. Maybe because I like my main men to take control of situations and show a little bit of a back bone, but I couldn’t find one thing attractive about Blake’s character. Not ones did he put a stop to his mother craziness – tiene Mamitis! Also, I felt that in this book Thomas should have admitted to his crime, and that his family was witness to what a really monster he was. But no, instead the author made all the characters brush Thomas’s crime under the rug. To me he still got away with it, regardless if he served time in prison.

  • Lindsay Johnston
    2018-10-26 02:54

    All I can say is WOW! This book was great. Sure there were a few scenes that were the same as the other book but this time around you saw things from Blake's perspective and what he was thinking and feeling. You could see his struggle in the first book but now you see it all that much more.I loved how this book took things farther into the future and where he and Autumn end up.I saw a few complaints about his mom and Delia, but honestly, Delia wasn't the immature brat that so many others made her out to be. Sure, she could be annoying, but if you think about the age that she is in the book (15/16) then the attitude makes sense. Are there any big secrets in this book? If you have read the first book then no. I think the 2 main struggles in the book was reading Blake struggle over his true feelings for Autumn and coming to accept who is step-father really was and standing up to him.Great book. I would highly recommend the third, featuring his sister.

  • issy_lovesBks
    2018-10-26 04:47

    I loved reading this love story through Jakes POV I did feel like it was missing something in the beginning like Jake was going through his love story with Autumn to fast.. but this book is mostly about his conflict and emotion towards his family and toward the conflict he feels about his stepfather the men that hurt Autumn so much and was a father figure to him... their were so many emotions in his side of the story how to make everyone happy how to keep the love his life and the love for her sister and be the good boy his mom always wanted ...I was kind dissapointed in the end of the story it does have extra chapter but I wanted to know what happen after SPOILER ALERT SORRY!!!! they promise their life together what happens after Autumn finish school whats next??

  • Katie
    2018-10-25 03:47

    The book was good and I enjoyed it and followed it up by reading the second but she didn't care about the ages she have to Blake and his sister. He talked about his mother getting married when he was 6. His mom had to be pregnant for 9 months so logic dictates Delia was born when he was 7. But somehow she is only 4 years younger than him on the middle of the book and when he graduates he keeps the apartment because his sister will need it in the fall??? I can read any smutty love story but please keep the details straight. When he is a senior is college his sister should be freshman or sophomore in high school.

  • Sam Kozbial
    2018-11-08 02:54

    I am not usually a novella fan. They often leave me wanting more, but this was one of the few that I loved! Why? Getting to see what happened from Blake's POV filled in a lot of the gaps from "Falling for Autumn". I had a much better understanding of the events and I really learned a lot more about Blake through his flashbacks and narration.We got more story. The story goes beyond the ending of book 1. We get more closure with respect to Blake's family, his career, his and Autumn's relationship and I really believe this is the number one reason why I embraced this novella. This is us seeing Blake's healing process, and I just loved him even more by the end of the book.

  • Jacqueline
    2018-11-11 05:41

    I was lucky enough to receive this book for free through Goodreads First Reads. I really liked reading the story from Blake's POV. It's always great to find out what the other characters are thinking & feeling. I liked how you got more of a backstory on Blake and his relationship with his family.I also enjoyed the fact that you got an insight into Blake & Autumn's future which was definitely exciting!

  • Laura
    2018-11-05 23:36

    Honestly liked it more than "Falling for Autumn". The reading got tedious and I had to put it down for a few days, but the fault was all mine for starting it the same day I finished reading "Falling for Autumn". It was repetitive, but somehow more enjoyable that the other one.I won it in a giweaway here and I'm so happy to be able to read it again and again.

  • trina
    2018-11-18 03:59

    I am so happy this book was written. I loved that it have a brief overview on Blake's thoughts throughout the beginning of the relationship with autum. I also LOVED that this book gave a complete ending to the love story. I felt like the first book didn't have a full ending, but this book definitely completes the story for the reader.