Series: Seeking Serenity #1.5
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Publication date: January 28, 2014
Format: eBook, 100 pages
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Reading Challenges: 2017 Rock My TBR Reading Challenge
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.
Behind the Pitch was exactly what I needed after finishing Chasing Serenity and being a *wee* bit put out by one of the things that happened. As I said in my review of Chasing Serenity, I needed Declan’s POV to complete this story. That’s what was missing for me.
This novella was a treat. I adored Declan so much — outside of that one little thing that bugged me — that I desperately wanted to spend time in his head. What was he thinking during some of those key scenes with Autumn in Chasing Serenity? Was he as good of a guy as he seemed? What was the deal with Heather? I know, I know, I’m fixated on Heather and I’m not even sorry. Her character just never sat well with me. She was the one thing I didn’t LOVE about the first book. I can safely say that, after Behind the Pitch, I’m willing to let that all go. But, I digress. I’m here to talk about swoony fecking Declan.
Declan was every bit the guy I hoped he was. The time I spent in his mind was very well spent. I swooned over the sweet thoughts, fanned myself at the hot ones — dude has a pretty filthy mind at times, not gonna lie — and got emotional during certain scenes. Behind the Pitch was a short, quick read. If it had been longer, I’d have eaten up every single word. This novella was a perfect follow-up to Chasing Serenity and, as I said above, it provided what I feel was an essential perspective — Declan’s. So good.
This girl made me think impossible things. Wish for something I never knew I wanted.
I’ve never wanted anything like I wanted Autumn McShane. Oh, I knew she wasn’t a thing. She was much more than so many things. And when I said I wanted her, I didn’t mean I wanted a quick shag, thank you, that’s all and I’m done.
You simply didn’t walk away from someone like Autumn. She gets in your system, eradicates your sense. The woman was a fecking witch. A hot, funny, curvy, soft-in-the-right-spots, witch.
Have you read any of Eden Butler’s books?