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Autumn Allure
     

Autumn Allure

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by Allie Boniface
 

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Time for this playboy to face the music. He just never dreamed it would be a lullaby...

Nate Hunter went to college for a business degree, but he prefers working as a bartender and enjoying his small-town, single life. Then a dying ex-girlfriend tracks him down to tell him he has a daughter he never knew existed.

Nate doesn't know the first thing

Overview

Time for this playboy to face the music. He just never dreamed it would be a lullaby...

Nate Hunter went to college for a business degree, but he prefers working as a bartender and enjoying his small-town, single life. Then a dying ex-girlfriend tracks him down to tell him he has a daughter he never knew existed.

Nate doesn't know the first thing about being a father, but one look at Autumn and he's a goner, so he agrees to take care of her until her aunt returns at Christmas.

When he asks no-nonsense librarian Maxine Abbott to move in with him and help take care of his daughter, she agrees – but only if he'll pretend to be her boyfriend and get her mother off her back.

Their relationship of convenience works perfectly at first, until real feelings begin to chip away at their fake romance. Then Autumn's aunt shows up early, and everything changes. Will Nate and Maxine's budding love end in heartbreak before the last leaves fall?

Product Details

BN ID:
2940157124502
Publisher:
DFM Publishing
Publication date:
09/15/2016
Series:
Pine Point , #4
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
854,102
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Allie Boniface is the USA Today best-selling author of over a dozen novels, including the Cocktail Cruise, Hometown Heroes, and Pine Point series. Her books are most often set in small towns and feature emotional, thought-provoking, sensual romance with relatable characters you'll know and love.

A graduate of the University of Rochester and Case Western Reserve University, Allie currently lives in a small town in the beautiful Hudson Valley of New York with her husband and their two furry felines. When she isn't teaching high school English, she likes to travel, lose herself in great music, or go for a long run and think about her next small town story.

Take some time to browse around Allie's website, check out new and upcoming releases, and sign up for Allie's newsletter. You'll get all the news about releases before everyone else, along with the chance to review books before the general public. If you're interested, you can join Allie's All-Stars as well, an exclusive readers' group on Facebook where fans and friends chat with Allie about life, characters and story ideas, as well as win gift cards each and every week!

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Autumn Allure 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Autumn's allure is really a heartwarming love story. The added family aspect just makes it even more touching. I have read all 4 of the books in this series and was not disappointed with any of them.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Nate Hunter is a carefree bachelor. He doesn't plan to grow up. Until a one time fling comes to Pine Point to tell him that he's the father of a 4 year old. Lexi Francis is dying and she needs Nate to take care of Autumn until her legal guardian returns from abroad. He knows nothing about raising a child. Can he do it? Nate is afraid but he agrees. That's courage. Suddenly he becomes a protective father and focuses on his little girl. He even gets a regular 9 to 5 job. I admired him. Maxine Abbot is the children's librarian. She still lives at home. She wants to be free of her mother's nagging. When Nate asks her to move in with him and help care for Autumn, She says yes. Will their pretense of a relationship work? Allie Boniface had me in tears with this touching, emotional romance. Her characters are real and compelling. I cared for them and wanted them to find happiness. The attraction between Nate and Max was romantic. The bond they formed was both emotional and physical. It warmed my heart. I love the setting. Pine Point may be small but it's filled with good people and plenty of drama. After finishing Autumn Allure, I felt a mix of emotions. I was both sad and happy. I can't wait for another Pine Point story. I received a copy in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
HeyerF4n More than 1 year ago
I felt so sad for Lexie and her little daughter Autumn but out of tragedy both Autumn and Nate got to know each other and formed a strong bond of love. Nate had to grow up fast and he would never have coped with single parenthood if it hadn't have been for Max. I loved the way their relationship grew, the interruptions at inopportune moments, either from Autumn or Bethany and just the day to day happenings of small town life. Standalone story. Recommended read. Note of warning: some strong language. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not compensated for my review, and I was not required to write a positive review. The opinion expressed here is my own.
green____ More than 1 year ago
A Touching Tale! Get ready to enjoy a tale that tugs on your heartstrings! Nate finds out that he is a father to a little girl... go along his emotional journey to learning to be responsible for his daughter.... with the help of the local children's librarian, Maxine, can they find a way to make things work? I loved this beautiful story of a father experiencing the trials and joys of having a child in his life! Watching each relationship grow and blossom! This book made me cry and smile! A wonderful heartwarming tale that I will not forget! *copy given in exchange for an honest review.
gmcootie More than 1 year ago
Wow, what a powerful start to this story. I already know when I read Allie Boniface that I’m going to have to reach for the tissues, and that it’s probably going to be a one-sitting read because I can’t put it down, and that before the story ends I am going to fall in love with some sweet characters. But this story just punched me. It’s Autumn’s story and it almost breaks your heart. Autumn Allure is the fourth book in the Pine Point series but can be read as a stand-alone. I love this series and my visits to Pine Point never disappoint! I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review. Nate’s a good guy but just drifting through life, not wanting to get serious and with the drive to grow up and move on with his life. So he is not expecting to see a face from the past, and certainly isn’t ready to hear that he has a daughter – a daughter he knew nothing about who will soon be without a mother. The opening scenes are powerful. You don’t know until he does it what Nate will do, and you don’t know how it’s going to work out. He may be determined to do the right thing, but is he mature enough to actually do it? And what will become of Autumn if he can’t cut it? Max is the local children’s librarian, and she’s also living in a rut. She’s applied several times to go to England to study at a well-known library, but her application has yet to be accepted, and in the meantime she’s living with her mother – and in her mother’s shadow. Max’s mom is one of those moms who doesn’t want to grow old and leave the glory days when they were a sought-after beauty, and views a daughter as either competition or a project, someone to mold into her own likeness. Not much motherly nurturing going on there. Max knows Nate through his sister, but they haven’t connected in years. They meet again by chance, and a little at a time a grand plan is born! Max will move into Nate's sister's room and help to look after Autumn, and in return Nate will pretend to be Max's boyfriend to her mother and be her 'plus one' to events she has to attend for her mother’s campaign. The first little tingle starts when you realize that Max and Nate have both come up with basically the same plan. You know something is going to happen between them – good? bad? hearts broken? – and you can’t wait to watch it unfold. Nate and Max together are funny and sexy (oh, yes!) and aggravating and sad and just about perfect, whether they realize it yet or not. And there is enough suspense at the end of the book to make you wonder if they ever will realize it and have the courage to speak up about it. Doing the right thing doesn’t always mean doing the thing that makes everybody happy. This story is beautifully told and I thoroughly enjoyed it. You are instantly drawn in, and both the main and supporting characters have depth that makes you want to know them better. Every book I read by Allie Boniface becomes my new favorite, and this is no exception. I highly recommend Autumn Allure.
ytcruz More than 1 year ago
I just loved this book. This one is Ms Boniface at her best. The story centers around Nate, a single guy working in a bar (even though he has a Business degree) and living the bachelor life until life throws him a curveball, and Max (Maxine ) a well respected librarian. He begs to help him when he discovers he has a daughter and she in turn gets a chance to move out of her Mother’s house. You will laugh, cry, get frustrated with them, cheer the characters and just love them all. It’s a story about love of a child, a significant other, maturing, realizing that the important things in life are not material but our loved ones. I promise it will be a book you will enjoy all the way through. I received a copy of this book for an honest review. The opinions are solely mine.
Lashea677 More than 1 year ago
A cataclysmic whirlwind of emotions steers Autumn Allure. Nate has the potential to make more of his life but lacks the drive to take a risk. Drifting through his days without direction gives him the freedom he wants but leaves him more content than happy. All that changes when a newly discovered daughter burrows her way into his heart. I just knew that I was going to cry. With Ms. Boniface, it's a given. However, Autumn Allure is more than a tearjerker. It's about sacrifice, maturity and discovering that the sum total of taking chances is ending up where you were meant to.