Austin by Morning (An Austin After Dark Book, #3)

Austin by Morning (An Austin After Dark Book, #3)

by Alexa Padgett

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Another sultry New Adult Romance from USA Today Bestseller Author Alexa Padgett. 

From the moment I see Kate Grace, I can't wait to find out if what they say about redheads is true... Not only are her wild ringlets entrancing, she's sweet and sassy, with slower, sexier curves than a Texas back road. 

Too bad she's also country music star Camden Grace's baby sister. Camden holds my chance at a comeback in his hands, and he doesn't want me—or my bad attitude—anywhere near Kate. 

I don't have time for all these thoughts about Kate, anyway. I must focus on my son's future. I failed him once, but I'll do anything to prove how much I love him. Anything

Even if that means giving up my dreams of a music career and another chance to kiss Kate's soft, luscious lips. Ike comes first. I promised, and my word is my vow. I'll never, ever break it. 

Yes, even if I have to give up a chance to work with the biggest names in the music industry, and even if I have to walk away from the only woman I'll ever love… 

Product Details

BN ID: 2940163749232
Publisher: Alexa Padgett
Publication date: 02/04/2020
Series: An Austin After Dark Book
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 120,256
File size: 576 KB

About the Author

With a degree in international marketing and a varied career path as a content manager for a web firm at the height of the tech boom, marketing director for a high-profile sports agency and a two-year stint with a renowned literary agency, Alexa Padgett has returned to her first love: writing fiction. She is a card-carrying member of RWA, or would be if Romance Writers of America had cards. She’s also a member of Land of Enchantment Romance Authors (LERA), and Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal (FF&P) chapters, where she’s met fabulous writers. She aspires to be as witty and kind as her writing family is.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, Alexa soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all – at least for a while. And she does in her books.

Alexa loves to read, especially her friends’ stories. She also spends a great deal of time in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

 Write her at She loves to hear from her fans!

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Austin by Morning (An Austin After Dark Book, #3) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
LucindaB 3 days ago
I loved this hot and steamy romance! It was really well written with great characters and an engaging plot. I could not put it down and would recommend it to all!! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
moonfox1234 13 days ago
This is my first read by this author but it will not be the last. I found myself very quickly charmed by this book. Kate and Rye were both complex and compelling characters. These two each had some very deep emotional scars and plenty of baggage that weighs heavily on them and on their blossoming relationship. My heart actually hurt for the painful histories that these two had. The chemistry and sparks that this couple generated just sizzled but there was also a beautiful, sweet and poignant side to their relationship that melted my heart. I thought that these characters came across as genuine and extremely realistic do to their, flaws, fears and the mistakes they made. I cannot stress how much I simply adored Ike, Rye's son. He was a total scene stealer and maybe somewhere down the road he could get his own book once he grows up. Heartache, drama, angst and powerful emotions fill this captivating tale of romantic and familial love.
readergrl189 15 days ago
What another phenomenally emotional new book from Alexa Padgett filled with secrets, heartache, forgiveness, second chances, passion, fear, family, and love. Kate is the youngest sister of country singing sensation Cameron Grace and tech billionaire Carter Grace and coming to terms with secrets her late father kept. Rye is struggling to re-establish his music career and gain custody of his son. Each have secret pasts but when those pasts come back wreak havoc on their present, will they be able to overcome those struggles and find happiness? Austin By Morning is a captivating well written story with wonderful characters readers will fall in love with. I loved this book and couldn't put it down. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michelle_V 16 days ago
Rye and Kate have great chemistry but they both have to deal with past issues before they can get their happy ending. Their story is an emotional roller coaster ride of emotions, misunderstandings, family drama and forgiveness. Austin By Morning is well written and has well developed characters. I look forward to reading the next book in this series.
booklover61x 19 days ago
Austin by Morning is the third book in the An Austin After Dark Book series. This is a heartwarming story with characters that are loving but also hurting. The storyline is well written and engaging, with drama, angst, a sick but adorable child, and a chance for romance to heal two broken people. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Barbara Watts 22 days ago
Book three of the An Austin After Dark Book series a well written story with a very good storyline that kept me turning pages. This is singer songwriter Ryland/Rye Lawson, his son Ike, and Kate Grace these three will have so much to go through before they get their happy ending. A beautiful story of a caring father, the son he would do anything for and the woman they both come to care for and love. I recommend this story. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
karencass 22 days ago
Before Rye gives up on his music career, he grabs one last opportunity. And what an opportunity it turns out to be! But the good can't last forever. I feel bad for Rye, stuck between doing what he loves and is so good at, and doing what his father wants and needs him to do, just so he can maybe get custody of his son from his father-in-law. Sometimes, he has a hard time being honest with Kate, which just kills her after her father's betrayal and the silence of her family. More than anything, Rye wants to be his own man. He doesn't want to take over his father's business, and he doesn't want what he views as charity with the industry contacts that Kate and Cam have set up for him. Ike completely steals the show every time he in the room. And he steals Kate's heart the moment they meet. I love how protective Rye is about Ike, and how his son comes first always, and I hate him when he breaks Kate's heart. I thought I'd never stop sniffling after Kate and her mother made their peace. This is the first book I've read from this author, and it's one of my favorites. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Lily07 24 days ago
Thoroughly Enjoyable Read Gosh, a myriad emotions were wrought from me after reading Ms. Padgett's latest novel. It just brought to mind how we never truly know what one person is going through or what causes them to act in certain ways. Once we delve a little deeper into a person's situation or how they are acting, it is amazing to find out what people are really going through or thinking. The addage of don't judge a book by it's cover is so true for this angst-filled book. Good story, characterizations and overall enjoyable read. I voluntarily received an advance review copy of this novel via Booksprout and I am leaving an honest and unbiased review. I have no affiliation to this author.
ViperSpaulding 24 days ago
Heart-wrenching love-at-first-sight romance! Despite being instantly drawn to each other, Rye and Kate both have a lot of baggage to unpack before either is ready for a relationship. Kate has some unresolved abandonment issues, and Rye shies away from any hint that someone wants to control his life. But, oh, that chemistry! Whew! The way this story is written, there's absolutely no chance of Kate and Rye walking away from what could be between them. I was blown away by the intensity of their romance, even knowing all damage that is going to happen once all the secrets are out. This was a completely absorbing story, one that I wanted to bask in forever. I loved that the author didn't take any emotional shortcuts, but made their HEA real and authentic. I loved the years-later epilogue that was so filled with love and hope. Honestly, I loved every aspect of this wonderful love story, and I highly recommend it, especially for country music fans. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
darkness 24 days ago
This series just keeps getting better this is the third book in the series and is another fantastic read, I just loved Rye and Kate they are both great characters and were just fantastic together, I just love Rye he is such a wonderful dad and will do anything for his son Ike. I could not put this down I really enjoyed this book.
Jean-Rall 25 days ago
Kate and Rye have both had a hard time of it so neither we're in a good place to have a relationship. Kate takes some guitars to her brother Cam and she hears someone singing that makes her feel something that she hasn't felt in a long time, when she returns to her car she is attacked. Rye sees Kate from a distance and he felt something in his soul but his first priority is his son Ike who has special needs and needs emergency surgery. When Rye sees Kate being attacked he doesn't think of his own safety even though the attacker has a knife all he sees is his need to protect Kate. Will they both have a chance together or is there to much going on in there lives. Alexander is an amazing author and talented writer and I have read nearly every book that she has written. I definitely recommend you read this book and others by her and you will definitely not be disappointed. I Voluntarily Reviewed an ARC Copy Of This Amazing Book.