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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Autumn Reflections by Katie Mettner--A Review


 1 Corinthians 13:8: Love never fails.

Grayson Hanson likes to pretend he’s a superhero, sent to earth to fight off the bad guys. In reality, he’s a seven-year-old boy who wears those same superheroes on his leg braces, and fights off bullies at school. His mother, Dr. Autumn Hanson, will do anything to protect her son, including leaving her prestigious position as one of Duluth’s top orthopedic surgeons. Hoping for a fresh start, she moves Grayson to Cloquet, Minnesota and opens her own clinic. Steadfast in her desire for a new life, Autumn agrees to be interviewed for a feature article in the local paper. Kade Franco is a well respected journalist, who at forty-two has had his own share of love’s regrets. As the city’s most eligible bachelor, Kade can have any woman he wants, but he’s waiting for his meant-to-be. Where he doesn’t expect to find her is in the beautiful hazel eyes of the newest doctor in town. Autumn finds Kade Franco’s sexy chocolatey brown eyes and strong lumberjack physique to be her kryptonite. She’s spent the last seven years building a wall around her heart, but fears it isn’t strong enough to withstand a man of steel determined to show her love never fails.


I heard a knock and looked up. Phoenix stood at the door with a man close behind her. “Dr. Hanson, Kade Franco is here to see you.”
She stepped aside and I stood up, my eyes locking with the very chocolate brown ones of Kade Franco. “Thank you, Phoenix.” She left and I stuck my hand out across the desk. “Nice to meet you, Mr. Franco.”
He shook my hand firmly, not too hard, but no wimpy jello-hand either. “Just call me Kade, Dr. Hanson. Thank you for meeting with me this afternoon.”
I smiled against my will. This man certainly wasn’t twenty-two, pimply faced or eager. He was lumberjack tall, trim, and had legs that went on forever. His barely there wire rims did nothing to conceal his long black lashes and his neatly trimmed scruff surrounded his melt me into a puddle smile. A tuft of curly brown hair topped off the man. My mind was stuck on the thought of how I’d like to wrap my fingers in it. Whoa, sister, back up the boat and stop staring like an idiot.
“Please, call me Autumn. Thank you for offering to do a story about my clinic.” I gushed. Good God woman, take it down a notch. You come face-to-face with a good looking guy and you can’t rub two brain cells together. Sit. He’s sitting already. Sit your butt down in the chair.


Wow, let me say wow.    I was asked to review Katie Mettner's upcoming release of Autumn Reflections.   Katie writes "spicy" Christian novels.   And wow, I'm a fan!   What a blessing to me to be asked to read and review this book.

I read it in one day and enjoyed every minute of it.  Katie captured the innocence and yet the awesome
wisdom of a child in the character of Grayson Hanson, a seven year old, so much more than a  handicapped or disabled child!   His mother, Autumn, was a successful and beautiful doctor who had been disappointed by so many men and to keep a man out of her life.   But then there was Kade, big and caring and trying to help her recover from her past hurts.   He's the man!   Another book hero I could fall completely in love with!

The story made sense and followed a beautiful plot line that filled in any mystery of the past bringing both Kade and Autumn to a possible future together.   The scripture used was so absolutely pertinent to the story and made it fluent and cohesive.

Now for the spicy.  Ok, I admit it, I would rather leave sex to the reader's imagination.   Ok I'm old fashioned and somewhat prudish.  As I read young adult romance, I'm getting more used to it, but I still have my preferences of the mind.   That said, I did enjoy the spicy.   I wanted Autumn and Kade to be together so bad, but I applauded him for holding back.    He had such a strong moral compass and such sound reasoning.   So awesome.

I rated this book 5 Winks!   And I have a new author to follow!

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Disclaimer:  I read for my pleasure.   I may receive ARC copies for review purposes, but I am not compensated for my reviews .  I like to read and I like to share my reviews.   I post my thoughts without prejudice or bias.  The words are mine and I write reviews based on my humble opinion.  I will admit, I seldom meet a book I don't like. I received a complimentary copy from the author or the author’s representatives in exchange for an honest review.

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Katie said...

Thank you Beth! I loved, loved, loved this review! You laid out point by point the exact reasons I wrote this story. I got the review the other day when I was doubting why I was writing these stories. The review reminded me, once again, all the reasons I write. Thanks for being part of the tour, I really appreciate all you do as a reader, reviewer and blogger!

Unknown said...

Thanks Katie! I appreciate you giving me an opportunity to read your book and will be reading more of your work in the future! It's all a labor of love!