Graduate student Autumn McShane has had her share of heartbreak. She’s been abandoned and betrayed and she lost her beloved mother in a tragic car accident five months ago. That loss damaged her body and fractured her spirit but she’s learning to recover, until her ex-boyfriend returns to town, intent on making her life miserable.
Declan Fraser hates her ex as much as Autumn does, but the last thing she needs is to put her trust in the hands of another man, especially one like Declan: his hard body and lulling Irish accent makes more than a few girls weak-kneed. The talented rugby player is rude and sarcastic, with tattooed, muscular arms and a cocky attitude, but he’s the only one who can help Autumn win an ill-advised bet that, if lost, could cost her more than she’s willing to pay. The reluctant alliance between Declan and Autumn stirs up cravings she doesn’t want to admit, but Declan is a hard man to resist.
Just when Autumn starts letting down her carefully constructed walls to the sexy bad boy, he betrays her when she needs him most. Autumn suspects Declan has secrets, and she is determined to uncover what drove him away from her, even if that means fraternizing with the enemy. But will the truth return Declan to her arms or add to the scars on her heart?
About the Author
Eden Butler is a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and romantic suspense novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum.
When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden patiently waits for her Hogwarts letter, reads, and spends too much time in her garden perfecting her green thumb while waiting for the next New Orleans Saints Super Bowl win.
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
Please send help.
Chasing Serenity takes us into the life of Autumn McShane, a graduate student who is trying to put her life back together after the tragic death of her mother and the years long absence of her father. Lucky for Autumn she has a close knit group of friends and her Godmother Ava to help her along the bumps as she navigates the curves life keeps throwing. A new school year in the small college town means covering more classes, more papers to grade, more thesis work to plow through and another season of rugby.
Autumn finds herself caught between her ex-boyfriend Tucker who left her in the dust before the accident that injured her and claimed her mother, he didn’t even call or try to get in touch with her in the months since, but he swears he wants her back. New boy Declan Fraser sees through Tucker just as well as Autumn, but Autumn isn’t sure she can trust him. Along with dealing with the rugby players she also has to deal with her father’s sudden return to her life and face her fears about her injuries from the accident and what that means to her life long term.
I loved the interactions between the characters in this novel. I also loved that the feeling of a small college town where everyone knows a little bit about everyone else be it good or bad was also woven into the story.