A Cup of Autumn (Silver Falls) by Melissa McClone

Rating: 4 out of 5.

He thought he had the perfect plan…

When elite university professor Keaton Andrews walks into a meeting with the dean, he expects to hear that his tenure application is on track. Instead, his beloved department is cut. Regrouping in Silver Falls with family seems like his best option. One morning, he takes a risk and orders a pumpkin spice latte from the beautiful barista at the local coffee shop. Too bad she doesn’t seem to find him nearly as intriguing as he finds her…

Raine Hanover is no longer swayed by a charming smile, especially by a nerdy—and distractingly handsome—academic. She’s taking a break from romance and focusing on running her increasingly busy coffee shop. But when Raine is involuntarily put in charge of organizing the town’s Halloween bash, Keaton jumps in to help, and it’s not long before sparks, and kisses, fly.

As the leaves begin to fall, Raine wonders if she should risk taking another chance on happily ever after, especially with a man who has dreams and goals so far away from Silver Falls and her.

My Review

The covers of this book give nothing away as to the story inside. I wish we had a better description of the characters so it would be easier to imagine them, but I do feel like I know the best part of them as I am reading this. Omg, so many autumn coffee drinks are mentioned in this book that I’m drooling. This later-in-life autumn and holiday romance has all the seasonal vibes and beverages, so many good ways to have pumpkin spice are mentioned. I loved that the story is mature, clean, wholesome, and surprising, with the romance being very subtle. The lively, vibrant Raine and Professor Keaton make endearing opposites. This book was a sweet read with a feel-good ending. 

This book is part of The Silver Falls Series but can be read as a stand-alone. Raine is a small business owner of a small-town Coffee Shop. She is a hard worker who doesn’t have time for anything else. Her small-town life has some woes, but they seem not to be the end of all her issues. I do love that she is stubborn, determined, and mature. 

Keaton is a teacher at a University but is still awaiting to become a Professor. Keaton doesn’t like change; he has plans and sticks to them, even putting off his life for his career. Unfortunately, he gets suckered in by his matchmaking Aunt into helping with a small-town festival. He can’t seem to say no to family. But it is good as he arrives in the small town of Silver Falls and rediscovers himself. 

This book gives a nice sneak peek into the work of putting on a small-town event. I love that this academic man gets roped in to help with a Boo Bash for the business association. I like the author isn’t adding unnecessary drama but instead focusing on tasks and details for the event and the difficulties involved. 

Darn, adult problems interfere with the love and relationship budding in this small town, and Keaton must make a choice. Unfortunately, I don’t think he chooses correctly. Still, I understand his decision, and Raine, heartbroken, accepts and encourages it. Ah, Keaton finally realizes that what he wants isn’t what he needs; that was right in front of him. I love how this book ended.  

If you want to read A Cup of Autumn by Melissa McClone, you can find this book here.

If you enjoyed this book, you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories Holiday Romance, Clean and Wholesome, and Small Town.

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Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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