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Alright Already! What’s up with your Autumn Jones Lake obsession?

On the way to work this morning, I was listening to Slow Burn by Autumn Jones Lake and thought, “Why haven’t I wrote anything about my obsession with this series?” I post my reviews, but very rarely do I gush about some of my favorite books. That’s what you’re getting today, all my gushy goodness over the love of some of my favorites.
Be warned. This review will not be typical. I am going to try to keep spoilers out as best I can, but if you don’t want any hints of anything, then don’t read on.
Total disclosure? I found Slow Burn through Amazon recommendations. It had been taunting me for a little while, and I decided to go ahead and buy it. I started the book, got to about the third chapter, and then stopped. For six months!!!!! See, I have a thing about cheating in books. I’ve been a total romantic for as long as I can remember. I am a complete girl cliche’. A Daddy’s girl, pretty pretty princess, dreamed about my white knight rescuing me, type of girl. I’ve loved love stories from Cinderella to 10 Things I Hate About You, to Sleepless in Seattle. It didn’t matter the movie, as long as there was a big sigh HEA at the end, I LOVED IT. So when it came to cheating, no not going to happen.
Here’s the kicker, Slow Burn has ZERO cheating, NONE, but I made assumptions before reading more and sat on this book for six damn months. Fast forward to me having nothing to read (I know, laugh at me, I totally had books to read, but I was in a funk and didn’t know what to read) Slow Burn is sitting there on my Kindle and I decided, okay I’m going to finish it.
Well, needless to say, once I got through Part I and realized there was no cheating, I flew through Part II. Side note, I do reading cheating in books, but there are a lot of things that have to happen for me to like it. For some people cheating in books is a non-issue, and that’s wonderful. It’s a beautiful thing about none of us being the same; we all get to have different tastes. I am only sharing that it’s not my favorite because it was important to my post.
Moving on.
Autumn’s writing is more to me than just the telling of a story. She has a way with these characters throughout the entire series that convinces you these are real people. You know them, they are your family. Rock and Hope are everything I love about a book couple. Not perfect, not even close. Their problems are real problems, and their emotions are real emotions. Yes, Rock’s a President of an MC, but Hope’s relationship fears are the same that I think we all experience. Sometimes romance novels can get cheesy. It’s just par for the course honestly, but a good writer can do it in a way that doesn’t make you roll your eyes and say, “Oh yeah, right, that’s real life.” Autumn’s books only make me roll my eyes when the guys go gettin’ crazy, and that’s because well, they’re crazy.
I’ve seen some reviews that talk about there being too much sex in Slow Burn. First, I laughed at this, long, hard, and out loud, like a looney person. Why? Because there isn’t any sex until the second half of the book. I think people need to use their brains. One, and I don’t know if this applies to all relationships, but my husband would have sex every day ten times a day if I were willing. And in these books we are talking about alpha males, they want it all the time. Duh. Second, it’s a damn book! If Hope doesn’t want Rock as much as he wants her, then why am I reading this? It’s a fantasy for a reason, and guess what? If you don’t want to read a novel with sex, don’t. There is nobody that is physically forcing you, or at least I hope not, to read this book. I am telling you now, so make sure you understand it clearly. THERE ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF SEX IN THESE BOOKS! Now stop and don’t go any farther. No need to bash a book you knew you weren’t going to like because you have an issue with descriptive sex. And do you have sex in your life at home? Maybe more than once a week? Then guess what? Characters in a book, probably going to have sex more than one time. Autumn does a beautiful job of balancing out the sex scenes, so this issue gets under my skin, just a bit.
I push Autumns books a lot! Not only because she is a great human, because she is, but because I love these books that much. When I tell you that I have re-read or listened to them multiple times, I am talking MULTIPLE times. The words never get old, and I am always finding things I missed the first time around or forgot. Any LOKI lover will tell you that Autumn is evil and likes to hide little hints in earlier books that you’ll completely miss until whatever it is reveals itself in a later book. Prime example, the legend of Chapter 11. If you don’t know what I am talking about, trust me, you will, and send me a message when you do!
The Lost King Series is getting ready to release book number fifteen, White Lies, on November 12th, 2019. Not all of the books center around Rock and Hope, but they do appear in all of them. Rock and Hope are the patriarchs after all. I don’t know that there is much else I can say that I haven’t already, but I could talk about this series all day. So if you are already a LOKI lover, hit me up so we can discuss all things LOKI related. If you are new to the world, let me know, and I’m happy to answer any questions you might have before starting. Also, join Autumn’s reader group on Facebook. It’s one of my favorite places to hang out, and Autumn interacts with her readers all the time. I think we are pretty remarkable, but as you can tell, I’m a little obsessed.

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6 thoughts on “Alright Already! What’s up with your Autumn Jones Lake obsession?

  1. YAAAASSSS!!!!! It’s like you climbed into my head and wrote ALL of my thoughts about Autumn and her little (ok HUGE) LOKI universe.

    Also… is it November 12 yet?

  2. Thank you so much!! <3
    And, OMG, my favorite part of this:
    "Any LOKI lover will tell you that Autumn is evil and likes to hide little hints in earlier books that you’ll completely miss until whatever it is reveals itself in a later book. Prime example, the legend of Chapter 11!"

  3. It’s like asking a drug addict “why do you like drugs?” Answer: “they make me feel good! DUH.”
    Only diff is I don’t get jail time for the book obsession and drugs get old, Autumn’s books never get old. She’s still my favorite dealer, never shorting us on the quality, quantity or overcharging for the next batch.
    Even better, she appreciates all her addicts who want the swag she sends out, and despite the fact it has to be a lot of extra time, money, effort to do these things, she (and her husband, RW) send these things religiously. It’s like a dealer putting top grade drugs on sale. And then sending out a freebie for being a good customer.
    Some of the funniest, most down-to-earth people you’ll meet are in her books, yes, but they are also in her fanbase and in Autumn herself. We know her life story, and she knows most of ours too.

  4. I am a huge huge huge LOKI lover!! And my favorite is Murphy, so I am super excited for White Lies to drop on Tuesday.

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