Author: J.C. Alexander
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
While everyone else headed off to college, small town girl, Autumn Malone, stays behind to help manage her family’s failing restaurant. Two years later, when a scholarship at Adelphi University comes her way, she can’t resist the chance to start a new life. The one thing that she isn’t planning on…is falling for irresistible Vinny Mazzola.
To outsiders, Hamptons born Vinny Mazzola has it all: good looks, money, and an esteemed reputation. While studying business at Adelphi, the last thing he expects to do is fall in love with awkward Autumn Malone, who forces him to ask himself what’s really important in life.
When the opportunity arises for Autumn to work at Vinny’s family-owned Italian restaurant, Mazzolas, it seems like a perfect way for her to get to know him better. That is until she meets his over protective mother and his conceited ex-girlfriend who both want nothing more than to get rid of her. Between frats, family, friends, and foes, when it comes down to business, will Autumn and Vinny have to sacrifice everything for a love they can’t live without?
Autumn is one of my favorite main characters ever. She reminded me a lot of myself. She stayed behind to help her family while all her friends went to college, thus showing she’d do a lot of the people she cared about.
But while college should be a dream come true, soon enough she learns she’ll have to share an appartment not just with her best friend, but with the latter’s new boyfriend too.
Then she meets Vinny, who is completely irresistible and completely wrong for her. His repuation is ahead of him, he has more money than Autumn could dream of, but he’s also right for her in every way.
But taking up a job in Vinny’s family restaurant may be the worst choice she’s ever made. Because Vinny’s life certainly isn’t easy, with an overprotective Mom, an ex-girlfriend breathing down his neck, and trying to come to terms with how he feels about Autumn.
The writing was great, and I liked the Italian restaurant setting. I love Italian food! The romance was good, and the two characters worked as an item. Great book!