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A Kiss Beneath the Stars

(The Malone Brothers)

4.31  ·  Rating details ·  150 ratings  ·  83 reviews
After a brutal loss and messy divorce, surf, sand, and sun in the tropics are just what Autumn Taylor needs. What she doesn’t expect is Hunter, the devastatingly handsome man who doesn’t take no for an answer.

Hunter Malone’s only priority after separating from his crazy ex is to enjoy vacation with his brothers. Laying eyes on a stunning brunette named Autumn changes all t
Published August 13th 2018
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Paula White
Aug 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I was gifted an ARC for an honest review.


The book starts with Autumn coming to terms with a divorce. As a reader you really feel for her. Now as you read on you will realise that a divorce for her is the best thing ever and that her ex is a real piece of work - she is better off without the slime ball.

She meets Hunter - swoon Hunter - a real man who know how to look after a woman - something she is not used to.

Insecurities mar the journey to their HEA but they do overcome them. Would have li
Jan 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love it!

A Kiss Beneath the Stars is a sweet romance story between two characters who aren’t looking for love but find it while vacationing. The author does a great job establishing their connection and keeping the reader interested in the story line. I have to say that Autumn frustrated the hell out of me because the constantly ran away from her problems instead of talking them out. Hunter was able to show her how great a person she was and what she meant to him. Hoping there will be another sto
Feb 05, 2020 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Heather Dee
Jan 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh wow this was a sad and emotional read with a beautiful love story to go with it ...
Sl. Sterling absolutely knows what she's doing she drags u into these unexpectedly beautiful heartbreaking stories and it's almost a shock when u put the book down and realise it's not reality .... this book was no exception what a wonderful roller coaster of emotions I felt while reading A kiss beneath the stars wow just wow !
Karen Galloway
May 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A Lovely, Entertaining Story

I voluntarily reviewed an arc of this book. I really enjoyed reading “A Kiss Beneath the Stars” from S. L. Sterling. This book is really well written with a great storyline and the engaging characters have great chemistry and interaction that pulled me into their story. This is an Entertaining, Must Read Book that I really loved reading from beginning to end
Aug 15, 2018 rated it liked it
This was a good read. I did sympathize with what Autumn went through. I can relate but other than that I did t care for her. I get that she was hurt and traumatized but she didn’t do anything to help herself. She just kept making bad decisions and I got tired that she kept running.
Juanitta Palomarez
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I was pulled right into this story. This is the first story I read by this author and I was not disappointed. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak. And a sweet HEA
Leisa Ann
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!

My first book by this author and I loved it. I found myself hooked from the first pages and I couldn’t put it down. I loved Hunter but I wanted to throw my kindle a few times because of Autumn. Autumns ex was a real jerk so I understand why Autumn was the way she was. I’m really excited to read more about the Malone brothers!
Amy Parker
Jun 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was my first book by S.L. Sterling and I loved it. I will definitely be reading more of her books.
I loved the characters and the plot. Every girl needs a Hunter Malone in their life.
Pam James
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet and Sexy.

This is a new to me author. Yes, I will be buying more books from her. This book is about a woman that lost her baby, then her marriage. She almost lost her will to live. She goes on vacation and meets a dreamy guy. He sweeps her off her feet. They find out that they are from the same area. The story is sweet and sexy. This book is worth picking up and reading. Pam James.
Kathy Wideman
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book I have read by S.L. Sterling and I truly enjoyed it. This book is an emotional rollercoaster. Autumn has been through some horrible times in the past few years. She went through something tragic and then her husband asked for a divorce. I felt for her but after reading the book this was the best thing that ever happened to her. He is something else. The way he makes it seems as though it was all her fault when it wasn’t something she could even control is horrible. Her sis ...more
Petra Kralj
Aug 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Autumn struggling to start a new life after her divorce and losing her baby. Still in therapy and living by her sister. They set her up for a blind date but her ran late and she went home after finding out that her ex husband and her best friend were together. In that moment she booked a Jamaica vacation.
Hunter was running late to fixed blind date. He also went for a Jamaica vacation with his brothers.
They met in the lobby of the resort and were also in the neighboring rooms. They didn't start
Catty Jane
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
*** ARC Received for Honest Review ***
***3.5 stars***
This is a sweet romance. Nothing prepares either Hunter or Autumn for the attraction there is between them. Autumn is still recovering from her divorce and failed marriage; Hunter is not looking for anything meaningful, when a chance vacation brings them together. I really enjoyed the genuineness of this book. The struggle that Autumn faces following her marriage is so real. I loved Hunter being a completely honest and good guy who counters
Steph (A Brunette and Her Books)
Having gone through a messy divorce, Autumn just needed to get away from it all. Running away from her troubles, Autumn finds herself on a crash course with Hunter, a man who ends up being everything she ever wanted, but never thought she’d have.

When Hunter meets Autumn, he stops at nothing to have her. But then, one night of passion leads to a lifetime commitment that leaves Autumn wondering if Hunter will stay, or if he will go.

This book didn’t capture my attention as much as I had anticipated
Mandy Sawyer
Dec 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a wonderful sweet romance. Some steamy scenes that will have your imagination working overtime. Very well written. Emily is perfect for this book, such a lovely tone to her voice.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. I enjoyed this book but it was just okay. I didn't feel the swoon that some other felt. The hero was hot but I wanted the heroine to be a little stronger. ...more
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
What do you do with your life after a failed marriage? You move on right, but it's easier said than done, especially when betrayal is involved.

Autumn decides to take a much needed vacation after everything she's been going through and in this vacation she meets Hunter. Hunter is a wonderful man who knows how to treat a lady and will go out of his way for a woman. But Autumn is still trying to recover from her life that is in shambles.

Hunter is there to pick up the broken pieces Autumn's ex-husb
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
take a journey with Sterling and the characters created for this contemporary romance dealing with loss, divorce, exs, freedom, new beginnings and Autumn and Hunter. Watching their story unfold was an experience. The cast of characters were rich, warm, inviting, amusing, sincere, obtuse, annoying, rude, and special. This one gave.

Autumn was plagued with grief and abandonment. She spent so much time in her head and lost in the world. Hunter was a self-assured man that was working so hard. He was
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wanted to love this book. I really did. And there were really good things about it, but overall, I just liked A Kiss Beneath the Stars.

The good: it was a sweet romance (with some dirty stuff!). It was pretty mild on the drama. I liked Hunter and his brothers. They felt the most real to me, and I will read their stories. I really liked the plot! There was a great premise.

The not-so-good: there was a lot of “telling” the story, rather than “showing”. I really didn’t care for Autumn or her sist
Claire Annovazzi
Jan 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
(audiobook) A KISS BENEATH THE STARS is a very sweet romance. Both characters are adorable, and the angst is at the minimum–compared with the romance part. It’s so sugary that you risk cavities reading/listening to it.

It starts with a broken woman and a man not looking past a rebound; then it becomes a vacation fling; and the more the story progresses, the more the relationship deepens. That’s what I enjoyed the most. It felt kind of realistic–if you ever experienced that sort of fast romance (h
Sabrina Thompson
Summer vacation romances are fast becoming one of my favorite sub-genres. This book was a quick and easy read. I think the heart of the book really elevated the story for me. I felt the writing was very well done and the story progressed at a believable pace. The characters overall, were well written with depth and vulnerability. At times, I had a hard time connecting with Autumn. I understood her insecurities and the difficulties life placed before her, but at times I felt that she was very imm ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You’re playing with fire, beautiful.”

Autumn and Hunter’s story is one built from learning to trust again and for going after what you want. Autumn is still recovering emotionally from a marriage that left her as a shell of the woman she had been prior to her divorce. Hunter is good guy but has no plans to settle anytime soon. After the devastating loss from her marriage Autumn is determined that no man will be hurt by her failures ever again. Hunter has finally found the one woman who has the a
Sassy Southern
Aug 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book had me hooked right from the start! I loved this story even though my heart was breaking for what Autumn was going through. Although Autumn felt like she was weak she is actually a very strong person.

The chemistry between Hunter and Autumn is amazing. I thought the story flowed really well and I really enjoyed the other characters as well. Once I started reading I didn't want to put it down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.

I definitely felt so many emotions whil
Misty Goan
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A wonderful heartfelt romance. It has interesting well developed, likeable characters with hot chemistry. I was engrossed from the beginning to the end on a rollercoster of emotions including fate, misunderstandings, hot chemistry, and blind fear. Autumn devestated by a divorce she didnt see coming and was put the blame on for including devasting tragic event, which emotional destroyed her and felt broken and insuffiencient. When her sister forced her into a bad blind date that never showed she ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one amazingly emotional romance! 💞😍😭💞

This book is so good! Autumn has gone through her own personal hell and is trying to recover from it when she comes face to face with part of the past that almost destroyed her. Hunter has been working himself to the bone for his families law firm and needs a serious vacation. When they meet in Jamaica the physical attraction is off the charts. The question is whether Autumn is ready for love or not... And whether Hunter is too. 💕💖💕

I really enjoyed ho
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Autumn is newly divorced and depressed because she lost her baby and living with her sister and brother in law and her sister Evelyn wants her to go out on a date and Autumn says no but gets talked I to it. Autumn goes on the date but she thinks she hot stood up and to make things worse her ex walks into the restaurant with her best friend and runs out. Hunter is running late to his date and when he gets there she is already gone so he goes back to work. The next day his brothers remind him they ...more
Robin Sweeney
Jul 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful book! I felt such a connection to these characters. You first want to reach in and grab ahold of Autumn and just give her a hug. They way her horrible Ex husband treated her was such an awful thing for any woman to go through. And how he tried to escape his guilt buy just giving her everything in the divorce. what a monster! Thank god for Hunter. His patience with Autumn, and the way he leaned on his brothers for advice rather than giving up on her. That's how men should be. The ...more
J. Ockenhouse
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Autumn has been through enough. Dealing with loss and a divorce, then trying again with a blind date. This poor woman needs a vacation. Just to get away and find herself. Well she finds herself with a guy naned Hunter. He's about to change her perception about how bad men can be and show her that there is a good one left....Hunter.

I loved watching her personal growth and evolution. Her journey isn't easy with all the sadness and heartbreak that unfortunately had to happen for her to get to the n
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Heartbreak, loss, betrayal, and love fill the pages of this book. The author introduces us to the life of a woman who has experienced multiple loss over the course of a year. With a loving but pushy sister, her life takes a turn for the better only to be overcome by her fear of losing once again. The story takes a few twists and turns which might surprise you. I did think that the main character was starting to get a bit whiny near the end and it was beginning to become tiresome. I'm glad the au ...more
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USA Today Bestselling Author S.L. Sterling was born and raised in southern Ontario. She now lives in Northern Ontario Canada and is married to her best friend and soul mate and their two dogs.

An avid reader all her life, S.L. Sterling dreamt of becoming an author. She decided to give writing a try after one of her favorite authors launched a course on how to write your novel. This course gave her

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