Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings

Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings

by Nell Iris

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At 47, Oren Walker isn’t looking for love. When he knocks on Pete Higgins’ door, all he wants is to thank him for helping his mom after she broke her femur. He never expected that one look at the man would make his knees weak and heart flutter.

Pete is happy, albeit a bit lonely, after divorcing his wife of twenty years and isn’t looking to replace her. But when Oren shows up, all grateful and handsome and in that fancy suit, the longing for the deep connection of a relationship flares up inside him.

As the leaves turn yellow, Oren and Pete spend a lot of time in honest conversations. Their attraction grows. Will the two men recognize the promise of new beginnings, and take the chance to find the happiness they both deserve?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781646560325
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Publication date: 09/21/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 100
Sales rank: 305,867
File size: 851 KB

About the Author

Nell is a forty-something bisexual Swedish woman, married to the love of her life, and a proud mama of a grown daughter. She left the Scandinavian cold and darkness for warmer and sunnier Malaysia a few years ago, and now spends her days writing, surfing the Internet, enjoying the heat, and eating good food. One day she decided to chase her lifelong dream of being a writer, sat down in front of her laptop, and wrote a story about two men falling in love. Nell writes gay romance, prefers sweet over angst, and wants to write diverse and different characters.

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Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
debbiereadsbook 20 days ago
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian, I was gifted my copy of this book. Oren goes to thank his mum's neighbour for helping her when she fell, and he falls, HARD! Pete is married, though, right? So, three things let this book down, for ME. Strike one Single person point of view. Only Oren has a say. Strike two First person, present tense. Just doesn't work for me. Strike three This was a very VERY short book, took me less than 30 minutes to read it. I have no idea why this lets it down, but you know me and my book feelings and this is what I feel! BUT Positive one When Oren and Pete are on the same page for the first time, they are both straight into whatever *this* is between them. Positive two Loved Pete's ex-wife's reaction to finding Pete and Oren getting a little touchy feely. Positive three Loved the reaction of Pete's kids to their Extra-Daddy. It is well written, and I saw no spelling or editing errors to spoil my reading. It was a *nice* read. (And you know how I feel about using that word!) 3 good solid stars **same worded review will appear elsewhere**
ButtonsMom2003 27 days ago
A very sweet novella. I like all kinds of romance stories and I'll read nearly anything – any heat level. Nell Iris is my favorite when it comes to writing MM short stories. Of Autumn Leaves and New Beginnings is longer, at 17,000 words it's really a novella, but just like her short stories, she tells a complete story in an efficient amount of words. It's a wonderful and sweet story. Both of the MCs in this story are in their 40's and I love reading books about older couples finding love; romance isn't just for the young! Oren has never had a serious relationship and Pete is divorced from his wife of twenty years. Neither of them is looking for love but it finds them anyway. Their relationship builds slowly as they move from friends to lovers. There is no on-page sexy time but please don't let that deter you from reading this story. The book is a quick one to read and it left me with very warm feelings. Epilogues are often my favorite part of a book and the one that Nell has written for this story is very poignant. It lets us see how Oren and Pete are doing several years down the road and it was perfect! An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***