Wednesday, April 2, 2014
MY THOUGHTS: Behind the Pitch by Eden Butler + Giveaway
New Adult Contemporary Romance
Seeking Serenity Series, #1.5
October 15, 2013
Summary from Goodread:
A Seeking Serenity Novella
Expat Irish rugby player Declan Fraser only wanted to play the sport he loves. He didn't want to be stuck in this middle-of-nowhere town at this all too quaint university. He didn't want his team captain to be an entitled jackass who switched Declan's position on the squad just to make himself look good. And he sure as hell didn't want to fall in love with graduate student Autumn McShane.
Autumn is stubborn, but gorgeous; she bristles at any hint of dependency on anyone or anything, but she's also a survivor. She's everything Declan didn't know he wanted. When Autumn finds herself in the middle of a challenging bet with her ex-boyfriend - who just happens to be the arrogant team captain that Declan hates - he feels honor bound to help her out. But he didn't expect to fall for her in the process.
Behind the Pitch reveals the most twisted and erotic thoughts in Declan's head as he navigates through his on again/off again, frustrating and deeply erotic relationship with Autumn McShane.
And lordy, does he have a filthy mind.
**About the Author**
Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, Chasing Serenity launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
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Note: This review contains no spoilers
Loved Declan's point of view! It was fun to read what Declan's thoughts were on his meeting and falling in love with Autumn. Everything isn't so one sided, as we can see in Behind the Pitch. In this novella, I got to see a bit of Declan's history through his eyes...not only his history, but I was able to "see" through his eyes conversations/confrontations with other characters where Autumn wasn't involved and/or around.
Of course, one cannot read Behind the Pitch without reading Chasing Serenity first. Without that, then a lot of Declan's rantings won't make any sense. This definitely was raw and emotional, especially coming from a guy. This is the side that guy's really don't share, especially with girls...hahaha! Eden Butler wrote beautifully as she took me through the past and present of his life in Cavanaugh (hope I spelled it right). Who would have thought that Declan was an emotional guy!?! Wouldn't have seen it in Chasing Serenity! Behind all that pride and bravado, Declan Fraser is full of heart, especially with his love for Autumn McShane!
All in all, Chasing Serenity and Behind the Pitch are definite must reads to get the full emotional rollercoaster ride between Autumn and Declan!