After a bruising divorce, headstrong Juliet Miller invests in a flat and advertises for a flatmate, little believing that in her mid-thirties she’ll find anyone suitable. But along comes self-employed copywriter Floz, raw from her own relationship split, and the two woman hit it off. When Juliet’s twin brother Guy meets Floz, he is overcome with a massive crush. But being a shy, gentle giant, he communicates so clumsily with her as to give her the opposite impression.
Guy’s best friend Steve has always had a secret, unrequited crush on Juliet. After a night of too much wine, Steve and Juliet end up in bed, after moaning about the lack of sex in their lives. Convinced that Juliet doesn’t feel the same way, Steve agrees to a ‘just-sex’ relationship, until they can both hook their dream partners. Just when Guy has finally plucked up the courage to tell Floz how he feels, he finds she has rekindled an old romance. Floz has never had much love in her life and is obviously thirsty for affection. She loves the whole Miller family, from Juliet and Guy’s warm, loving parents, to their ancient one-eyed black cat. But can Guy turn Floz’s affection for his family into something more – into love for him?
Juliet makes a series of discoveries which will turn the lives of all four friends upside-down and turns that Autumn into a season where love can be harvested.
A truly magnificent, heart-warming book.
I must apologise for lack of reviews recently, I lost my reading mojo, don’t you hate it when that happens ? It takes a amazingly good book to get it back doesn’t it ? Well for me, ‘An Autumn Crush was that book’, as soon as I started reading it I knew that I would love it. In fact I would say that it is in my top 5 books I have read this year so far.
This is my first Milly Johnson book I have read and it won’t be the last. I have been missing some seriously good reading !! I promise to read the rest of your books Milly. Another sign of a good author I feel is when they take the time to read your tweets and even respond, as Milly always does. I shall certainly be recommending Milly Johnson Books to all my bookworm friends.
The characters in this book are all really realistic and lovely, I can truly say that there wasn’t one character that I did not like, they all felt like close friends to me.
The storyline flowed so well, there was plenty of ‘I didn’t see that coming’ moments, the chapters were nice and short which kept me wanting to read more, so much so that one night I was in the bath for almost an hour and a half !!! I was sad that this book had to come to an end, I even had tears in my eyes at the ending. I really hope that this isn’t the last of Floz and gang.