This is the first and only book I’ve read by the author up until last week sometime. The book is a quick read but it’s a beautiful read. Autumn peaked my interest from the first chapter and continued to hold my interest till the last chapter. I loved what she offered herself as a woman and what she offered Liam as a love interest but even better, what they offered one another as they continue through the book getting better acquainted. The whole book has this mystery as we unravel Autumn’s past but it was worth the read as I couldn’t tear myself away. The whole book took my interest and wouldn’t let go. This was a brilliant read! Loved every page which I found very relatable and personable.
I really enjoyed this story. Autumn and Liam were great characters and I felt like I really got to “know” them. I couldn’t put this book down, it was so well written and engaging. I really felt like I knew these characters and felt everything they were going through and experiencing.
Adding this author to my list to watch out for new books.
The Autumn Leaf by Brittany Tarkington is a stand-alone coming of age story.
Autumn hasn’t had it easy. Making the decision to go from Texas to Washington state for college might have been the easiest thing Autumn has faced. Autumn plans to keep her head down, focus on school and do what she needs to do. That is until she meets Liam. Autumn keeps him at a distance at first but that just doesn’t work for Liam. He needs to spend more time with her and getting Autumn to tutor him might just be the way to do it. As Autumn spends more time with Liam, she realizes they have a lot in common. Appearances can be deceiving. Just because he seems to have it all together on the outside doesn’t make it a reality. Autumn and Liam keep each other’s secrets and Autumn realizes she might have something worth fighting for. Will she remember that just when Liam needs her to?
I absolutely loved this book! I read it in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down! The characters were great! Autumn definitely grew as a person throughout the story. I definitely recommend this book!
There is so much I can say about this story.
It is real. It has so much in it and yet not enough, I wanted more.
This was written in a way that made it easy to picture like a movie in my mind, very vivid, like I was standing in the Mountains in Washington. This doesn’t even include the emotion that Brittany tore out of me, the heartache, the real and raw life people live that we overlook daily, the good, bad, and ugly. It has the best of the drama, friendship, mean girls, and hot frat guys!
I really enjoyed all that this book was and I will definitely be back to read more by this author.
Brittany Tarkington is a new author to me and I am really pleased to have discovered her. I thoroughly enjoyed this Young Adult story which was a college romance with a more angsty feel to it. I was taken on an emotional rollercoaster whilst reading this novel and the main character, Autumn Miller had me intrigued from the start and I found unraveling her past as the story evolved had me fully immersed in her story. Autumn arrives on campus with a stack of cash and the clothes she’s wearing, her goal is to blend in and graduate. However, when she meets Liam Shafer she can’t help but get closer to him as their mutual attraction and their connection is instant. The closer they get the deeper she falls for him which makes running away when a missing person’s poster is found and she is confronted with her past more difficult than usual for Autumn. Autumn is used to dealing with her problems by running away and leaving everything and everyone behind but this time she realises she can not leave Liam behind so easily.
This is a wonderfully written book with great characters in Autumn and Liam, the author really made me get to know and like the couple and so I felt invested in their outcome. I was hooked from page one of this novel and I found the plot fascinating and the storyline flowed well and moved along at a good pace. I enjoyed the extended epilogues at the end which gave a glimpse into Autumn and Liams life in the future. I found ‘Autumn Leaf’ to be an emotional college romance with added depth which makes this a five star read for me.
The Autumn Leaf by Brittany Tarkington
This is my first read by this author and i thoroughly enjoyed it. It was a one sitting read for me and although sleep was calling I could not put it down until I finished.
The flow of this story was perfect and every word needed throughout. The character building was amazing and Liam and Autumn were awesome from their first, or maybe their second meeting. The build up from page one while following Autumn had me completely invested in what she had been going through and where she was going, the complete why of it all came a bit later and threatened to ruin what Autumn had been working towards.
I loved the dialogue between Autumn and Liam, and I also loved a couple of the other characters, and of course a couple others brought out the complete opposite feelings.
This is a great story, very quick, smooth flowing and it keeps you on the edge of your seat just enough to want to know what happens next. I would recommend this book to friends and also am really looking forward to reading more by this author.
The Autumn Leaf
By Brittany Tarkington
5 out of 5 stars
I loved reading the book The Autumn Leaf by Brittany Tarkington. It is a New/Adult/College Romance story that is amazing. The story had my emotions going up and down the entire time. The author does an amazing job of making both the storyline and the characters come alive on the pages. I loved reading about Autumn Miller and Liam Shafer. Autumn is a young woman who is intelligent, strong, and independent. There are secrets that she keeps hidden. Her goal is to finish college. Liam is a young man who is attracted to Autumn from the first time that he sees her. Autumn and Liam are characters that I grew to care about with each chapter that I read. I wanted them to find happiness. This book has moments that touched my heart. I loved the bantering back and forth between Autumn and Liam. Other characters have their part to play in the story. Some characters are friends and others are not. The author does an amazing job of creating a story that I couldn’t stop thinking about even after I had read the final page. I highly recommend reading it.
I enjoyed this book. It is not my first book by this author but it is one of my favorites by her. This is a young adult story that is engaging and kept me turning pages. It also has a romance side to it that was great as well. The characters are well developed and I enjoyed watching them grow throughout the story. I had no problem imagining being with them. They made the story easy to read. This story is about Autumn. Autumn is a young adult that seems to find running away from her problems easier than facing them. She meets Liam on university campus and soon realizes they have a lot in common along with great chemistry. What will happen when her past comes to her present? Will she find that running away isn’t so easy this time? I enjoyed the characters in this story. They brought the story to life for me. They were supportive of each other and made the story enjoyable. I highly recommend this book.
Autumn Miller drifted coolly into Washington state with a fat stack of cash and only the clothes on her back. Graduate and blend in; those were her only goals.
Autumn didn’t take into consideration everyone around her would be so friendly. Especially Liam Shafer, the gray-eyed boy following her around campus. The closer she gets to Liam, she realizes they have a lot in common. He may keep her secrets safe, but she can’t keep everyone out. When a missing person’s poster is found, she’s confronted with everything she left behind.
For Autumn, picking up and running away is always the answer. Only this time, she may have something worth staying and fighting for.
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Hi! I’m Brittany! I’m from East Texas where I live with my husband, son, and two dogs. I have a degree in Criminal Justice, and I used to work as a legal assistant for a criminal defense firm. These days I’m a writer and co-owner of Magnolia and Pine. I have a love-hate relationship with both CrossFit and wine. I have my days and nights mixed up, and I spend most of my time doing everything I can to avoid being productive.
I’ve always had a crazy imagination and I love writing. So, I started writing Forever Careless at the age of 21 to see if I had it in me. It was too much fluff for me, however my friends loved it. So, I wrote another; this time I pushed to boundaries of fluff.
One day, while in a very bad mood, I thought of a story without a happy ending. One with real problems and real people. A story that was very close to my heart. It nagged me constantly. Months later, I sat down and started Hazed. At first, he was going to be apart of the Forever Series. Just come in and wreck their lives. Instead, I went another route. Only weeks later, Hazed was finished. I was obsessed with it.
It took me over a year to finish my first novel and weeks to finish this one. I knew what that meant. I liked to write about bad people who do bad things. I like to get inside their minds and feel their crazy. So, if you’re looking for hearts and flowers, you won’t find them here. My stories are real and they aren’t pretty.
The Hazed Series Boxed Set by Brittany Tarkington
This set blew me away! Leaving her overprotective family behind to go to school, Taylor meets Hayze, who has a story all his own, and its a roller coaster of emotions from beginning to end. This is a little dark and does deal with addiction but I’m ok with those things but others may not be.
I really was sucked into this series and a change of pace for me as of late, i will be reading more from this author, I just cant get my thoughts into words to do this justice.
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