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Widower's Aura

(St. Fleur #1)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  166 ratings  ·  88 reviews
He’s a guilt-ridden single father and she’s a believer in second chances.

Sofia Brazier lives in a world full of colors.

Her ability to see auras has been useful in her career as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans, but when things go south, she escapes to the small town of St. Fleur.

The photography business is her chance to try to rid her life of all the dark auras
Published August 18th 2016 by AJ Renee
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What a hidden gem of a book. Okay so it’s not that hidden as it has just been released.

Welcome to St. Fleur!

Sofia Brazier has been living in St. Fleur for two years now. Orchid Photography and has become quite popular. She left her old life behind to start anew and has settled in with new friends and finally feels like home. Sofia sees auras of people. Green, blue, orange and red all have a meaning it tells her a lot about people. That is until one night at Whiskey’s….a hot buns hunk catches her
Richelle Robinson
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
So I took a chance on a new to me author and really enjoyed this story. It was a light, romantic, slightly suspenseful read and I found myself pleasantly surprised. Sofia, is adjusting to a new town and a fresh start after leaving her last job. She meets Lindsay and they become friends. Fast forward to two years later and she meets Noah. There is insta love with the two characters. That was my only issue with the book. I prefer and need a slow burn but it is what it is! I loved the sec
Lisa Mandina
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
The book started out a little weak, but because I could see the possibility I kept on reading, and it was totally worth it. By the end of the book I was having a lot of trouble putting it down because I needed to know how things were going to turn out. While I feel that the aura business at times was a little bit extra that didn't necessarily need to be part of the story, some of it did work out to add interesting details to certain situations. The sexy scenes were pretty good, and I loved all t ...more
Mollien Fote Osterman
Title: Widower's Aura
Series: (St. Fleur
Author: AJ Renee
Publisher: KBN Publishing LLC
Reviewer: Mollien
Release Date: August 16, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Page Count: 260 pages
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

Living in a world full of colors, Sofia Brazier escapes a career gone south as a juvenile probation officer in New Orleans. After moving to the small town of St. Fleur, Sofia opens a photography business in hopes of ridding her life of all the
Sara Oxton
Jun 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Widower’s Aura by AJ Renee a fab four star read. This is the first book in the St Fleur series, the series is set in a small town outside of New Orleans called St Fleur, the locals have a lot of character and each book focuses on a couple, but it’s the secondary characters that make this book and series amazingly funny and sweet.
Sophia Brazier moved to St Fleur two years previous, she moved to set up a photography studio and enjoy a small town quiet life. Not everyone understands her reasoning
Diane Holtry
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: gifted

I absolutely loved this book by AJ Renee. I couldn't put it down.
I fell in love with the characters. Friends in a close knit town who are family not out of blood or obligation but due to caring for one another by choice.
Noah and Sofia pasts don't define them but rather have them in a holding pattern on life. Their instant attraction leaps from the pages coming to life within your hands as you flip from page to page.
I especially loved the dynamics with Lexi, Noah's daughter.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
An epilogue would have pushed this to a 4.5 stars!!!
Chasing Away Reality
This was my first full-length novel by A.J. Renee and looks to be her debut novel. That being said, I think she did a decent job with developing her characters and building their world, especially since it would be a series. Sofia, Noah, Lexi, and all their friends were great characters. I could envision their lives in the small town of St. Fleur. I loved that they had a local pub to meet up in, girls'/guys' nights, and a close community that supported one another. I also liked that there was so ...more
Erin McGowan
Feb 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An Epic Love Story

A couple of things before I start.
The storyline was 10/5. seriously. I loved the way the story progressed - smoothly and enticingly.
Characters were awesome. They grew with the story and developed with each plot twist.
The only thing I had an issue with was all the touchy feely stuff. Like, kissing in public all the time. I dunno, to me that's a little weird that they did that while out with people. But then again, I've never been with someone that I can't keep my hands off, s
Donna Parrott
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sofia has an amazing gift, she can read people's aura's. It has come in quite handy, especially working in a juvenile correction facility. After a situation at her jobs, she needs a fresh start and something different to do. She moves to St. Fleur and starts a photography business.
2 years later she is respected member of the community and loves everything about this town. Her business is still going strong, and she has amazing friends. Her love life kind of took the back seat 2 years ago.
Sep 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I was given "Widower's Aura" by A.J. Renee for an honest review. This book is as sweet as chocolate covered strawberries. A.J. has a fantastic way of describing things in her book so that if feels like you're actually there experiencing everything firsthand. Enter Sofia, the sassy and witty juvenile probation officer turned photographer and Noah, the frustrated and slightly awkward single dad.

Sofia and Noah meet due to the shenanigans instigated by his daughter. Luckily for all involved, Sofia
Lydia H
Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!
There is absolutely nothing I love more than reading a book by a down-to-earth and friendly author. To add to AJ Renee's awesomeness, she knows how to write a great book! Widower's Aura was a treat for me in many, many ways. Not only was the story line right up my alley (hello, a Romantic Suspense? YES, PLEASE!), but I loved ALL, yes ALL, the characters. Also, the small town environment was perfectly described/developed and had me feeling like I lived in St. Fleur. If these aspects we
Jun 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, but how much I loved this story! So well written, I could picture myself there with them. Now I need to try a muffuletta! Sophia is pretty kick ass and Noah, well who wouldn't want Noah as their next book bf?! The seeing auras was a great addition. It wasnt too much but added a great element to the story. I also love how the characters were introduced, even tho Lindsay's dog named deogee took me a while to catch on. Absolutely loved it and can't wait for the next installment! ...more
Polly Barreto
Aug 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Widower's Aura is the first in the St. Fleur series.

I found Widower’s Aura to be a sweet love story with a few twists and turns. For me, it started out slow but did build by the end of the book. I enjoyed Ms. Renee’s attention to details and character development – the storyline flowed nicely.

Sofia Brazier is former juvenile probation officer who now owns her own photography business after a traumatizing experience made her change job directions. A new life in St. Fleur with a new job is just wh
Chantelle Smith
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: itsy-bitsy-books
After moving to a small town after her job becomes increasingly unsafe she escapes her previous career as a juvenile probationary officer. Sofia moves to a small town called St. Fleur, in which she starts her own photography business, where she hopes the dark auras that previously surrounded her of the damaged people she tried to help will start to disappear. But when her new life suddenly makes a sudden change in the form of an ex- security forces-turned handyman hunk Noah Tyler, she realises n ...more
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great contemporary romance

This is my first read by this author but certainly not my last. I really enjoyed the journey into the town of St. Fleur and meeting its residents.
Sophia came to St. Fleur to start a new. She has found her niche and friends she calls family. Her world is rocked when she meets Noah and Lexi. Little does she realize in the beginning just how much they would rock it.
Noah didn't know what to do but Sophia was becoming an obsession. He is strong and fiercely protective of t
Cindy Caron
Sep 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What an awesome read! This is what I believe to be my first read from this extremely talented author, and all I can say is WOW! I hope to be able to read many more from her. The characters are down to earth, with real issues and feelings, and many obstacles to clear on the path to happiness. The story they have to tell is intriguing and spellbinding, yet realistic. I enjoyed the pace at which the tale was told, and had an extremely difficult time putting this down to deal with life as we kn ...more
Sep 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Widowers Aura

I gave it a 5 star rating as I really enjoyed the story. A true second chance romance with suspense thrown in.
Lorraine Anton
Aug 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

l did enjoy reading this book. Most of the characters in this story I really liked except for one. Annabelle. You will have to read it to find out who she is. There are ups and downs in this story so Read it for yourself!
Lucille Ford
Sep 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whoever's Aura(St.Fleur Book1)

I was very pleased with this book . I enjoyed every page and didn't want to put it down once I got started . You know when you are reading and it be so good when you know anything it is into the night before you know it so y'all need to get the book and read it . You want be sorry .
Aug 14, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Lacey Stoecker
Jul 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book

Such a great book! The friendship between Sophia, Lindsey, and Jamie Lynn is like no other!!! Noah... He's just dreamy in my eyes 😍 I would recommend this book to all my romance loving readers
Oct 31, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars

I enjoyed Sofia and Noah's story. It was sweet and had a great HEA. I'm sure the next book will be just as good.
Bobbi Wagner
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Widower's Aura (St. Fleur Book 1) by AJ Renee is a story about a woman who moves to a smaller town to start her life over. This story is full of action, suspense, drama and romance. This is my first story by this author but I enjoyed her attention to details and character development. She has created a story that will pull you in from the first word and keep you engaged until the end. You will enjoy how these characters connect to each other and are true to life. You will find yourself connectin ...more
Laura Furuta
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Widower's Aura (St. Fleur Book 1)
By: AJ Renee
5 out of 5 stars

The story Widower's Aura (St. Fleur Book 1) by AJ Renee is a military/contemporary romance book. This is the story of Sofia Brazier and Noah Tyler. Sofia has a successful photography business and her life is going along well, that is until Noah walks into the local pub. Now he is the only one she can think of. Then Noah’s daughter vandalizes Sofia’s building and she finds that she is going to have a chance to see this handsome handyman
Angela Shirley
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ibbb-reviews
Widowers aura is the story of Noah Tyler and Sofia Braizer will he be able to put his grief and guilt behind or will Sofia convince him to take a chance on the growing chemistry between them.

Sofia moved to St Fleur two years ago to set up her own photography studio and is enjoying living in a small town. St Fleur sits just outside of New Orleans and the small town feel suits her less hectic lifestyle now, her mother constantly questions the reason why she choose such a quiet town but she has her
Jul 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Widower’s Aura ( St. Fleur Book 1 )
By AJ Renee
5/5 Stars

Widower’s Aura is the first book in the St. Fleur Series. This is a lovely story about finding love again, after a devastating loss!
I absolutely loved this book! I seriously couldn't put it down for the life of me. I had to force myself to stop reading last night, just so I can get a few hours of sleep. Then I woke up the next morning, early and started reading again!! Oh the life of an avid reader, I wouldn't change it for anything !
I h
Cait's Creatures
Apr 02, 2018 rated it really liked it

Widower's Aura is the first in the St. Fleur series (with the fourth book being released in March of 2018). It is a slow burn, so if you're looking for quick instant-love, this isn't the book for you, but I still recommend this book. If you like Mariana Zapata, you'll like A.J. Renee. There is an instant connection between Sofia and Noah, but they both have some serious baggage.

Sofia worked with delinquent children in hopes she could help them and their situations. After a really scary and traum
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Widower’s Aura (St. Fleur Book 1) by AJ Renee

5 Amazingly Awesome Stars

What a book!! The writing style of this author is in my humble opinion unmatched, this story flowed so perfectly and she didn't fill in any fluff anywhere. Every page it seemed had something happening and the way she built these characters and how they thought and reacted were so so real. I loved the friendships and I now want to move to St. Fleur.

This is the story of Sofia Brazier and Noah Tyler. Sofia has lived in St. Fleur
Kaitlynn Taylor
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Widower’s Aura- AJ Renee

5 Stars Review

Widower’s Aura is a great book by AJ Renee, and it’s book one in her St. Fleur series. This book is told with an incredible amount of detail, the buildings, the main characters, the supporting characters, the small town feel are all so detailed that it easily paints a picture in your mind. I had never read a book about aura’s before so I definitely learned a lot in this one. Learning about the colours meanings and the changing of colours with feelings certai
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AJ Renee loves to write steamy romance with a happily ever after. When she isn't writing or interacting with her readers, you can find her spending time with her family or reading.

She graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Masters of Science in Criminal Justice and a Bachelors of Science in Psychology.

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