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(Grace Trilogy #1)

4.41  ·  Rating details ·  379 ratings  ·  191 reviews
There are angels and demons at war inside my head.

I had it all figured out: finish high school, attend seminary and finally answer my calling of becoming a priest. What I hadn’t counted in the equation was her.

Grace Miller.

The girl who was always out of my reach. The girl who still makes me lose my breath with just a look.

Little did I know she would become my temptation
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Published September 24th 2018
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Cristina | CristiinaReads
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-books
➳An author filled with so much hidden potential that I did not see coming in this compelling and forbidden romance, Autumn Grey has made me question my definition of "angst"...

➳Everyone who knows my novel preferences knows that forbidden romances are those kind of romances that are very rare for me to say "wow! This was one HELL of a story." The reason being is because they are so rare to find. There is a certain extend, a certain level that author must acquire and write about when it comes do
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing

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Desolate is the first book in a trilogy and what a first book it is. Desolate is a strong character driven story. Solomon and Grace are fabulous characters with so much heart. His path and goal in life is to become a priest but his connection and feelings for Grace makes it more than complicated to achieve that goal. I appreciate the reader learns the reason why Sol wants to take on such a responsibility. I truly felt that his choice to become a priest what was he was destined to do with his li
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MY REVIEW: can also be found on my blog:

DESOLATE Is the first romance novel in the (Grace #1) trilogy by Autumn Grey. In this we meet Solomon and Grace.

Where God appeases me, makes my soul lighter, Grace is like an electric shock jump-starting my dormant body.

First off the feels hit me straight away, I’m a sucker for novels that go from ‘Past to Present’ always have been, always will be.

Solomon first noticed Grace when he was ten years old, orphaned due
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth

I've seen a lot of great reviews for this book, which I clearly don't understand after thinking about this story and discussing it with two friends, one of whom actually knows a Catholic priest and the process and hurdles it takes to become one.

Initially I thought this story was cute and held my interest. There were character inconsistencies that became more and more obvious and started to rub me the wrong way. Sol was a pushy bastard to be frank. He was so confused about his feelings and couldn
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★


Book 1 in trilogy
There are angels and demons at war inside my head.
I had it all figured out: finish high school, attend seminary and finally answer my calling of becoming a priest. What I hadn’t counted in the equation was her.
Grace Miller.
The girl who was always out of my reach. The girl who still makes me lose my breath with just a look.
Little did I know she would become my temptation and vice, and quite possibly,
Claypot_Reads -  Michelle
You ever finish a book and you just know it's going to stay with you forever - that's this book for me. I've read it twice now and I still cried, swooned and laughed just as hard as I did the first time. I know I will read it again, probably more than once.

While this is a NA read - Sol & Grace are not your average teenagers. Both have endured more than most adults and this has shaped who they are and what they want out of life. Their experiences and their histories have irrevocably changed t
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle


Could Autumn Grey write a better slow burn romance that tortured my soul? Nope. The answer is no. Sol and Grace’s story had me aching for them. My heart is in a million pieces, and I need book two immediately.

Sol is the sweetest hero. Every single time he does that shy half smile just about kills me. What makes you hurt for him though is how torn he is between his love of a God and Grace. Each moment he spends with Grace is laced with
Becca - ✭Little Red Reading Hood✭
*beta read*

5++++++++ ’Kiss-In-The-Rain’ Stars


Let me start this review...ish with a fact -- I live for books like this. These soul-wrenching, captivating, emotional books are the reason I can call myself a reader.

And I live for Autumn Grey’s words. This lady never ceases to amaze me. I’m just sitting here, trying to form coherent and oh-so-big thoughts about this story, but I think I’m failing. Because there are stories that make you speechless, take over your life and you just can’t stop thin
Autumn Grey
Mar 13, 2018 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
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Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, favorites
Desolate is the first emotionally-charged, gut-wrenching and soul-stirring book in the highly anticipated Grace Trilogy by Autumn Grey. It's a rollercoaster of epic proportions that will leave you breathless and begging for more. Autumn's great talent shines brightly from the pages. I have highlighted so many beautiful, favorite quotes. She managed to deliver a well-paced story where she introduces the intriguing main protagonists -
Solomon Callan and Grace Miller - to us as kids who grow up to
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
Autumn Grey delivers spectacularly with this breathtakingly beautiful forbidden love story!
"I try so hard to stay away from you, but like a boomerang, I keep coming back to you. What have you done to me, Gracie?"

Solomon Callahan has a calling. From a very young age, he decided to take a certain path. When he befriends Grace, who is in a dark place, Sol faces a very real battle and I struggled right along with him. Grace is the girl that he has never forgotten. She has always been in the back o
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2018-books, arc
Oh my angst-filled heart! Desolate has left me completely gutted as Autumn Grey gives us some of her best work to date. This book is overflowing with emotion as Solomon and Grace are drawn to each other in a way that is simply meant to be. With the overwhelming desire to become a priest also at the forefront of his heart, it is true conundrum whether or not Sol can fairly choose between the girl of his dreams and his Lord.

As the author masterfully guides us through the young lives of Grace and S
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: beta, favorites
Autumn Grey is back with Desolate, book 1 in the Grace Trilogy, an emotionally charged young adult meets new adult story about forbidden love between a young girl and a boy on his way to priesthood. From the moment she posted the blurb, my excitement to read it skyrocketed. Having read all of her previous books, I know that Autumn has a talent for writing beautiful stories with a special touch. No matter if she writes about sensitive topics or forbidden liaisons, she always keeps it classy and a ...more
Tijuana *Book Twins Reviews*

4.5 "We're gasoline. We're fire." Stars

Desolate is an emotional story that takes the reader on a journey of love, loss, and difficult choices. I loved, loved, loved this fantastic New Adult coming of age story. Autumn Grey impresses with this forbidden love story. Sol and Grace stole my heart and I cannot wait to read more of their story. <3

Here's what I loved:
The forbidden nature of the story and the angst. Angst junkies will absolutely love it.
The characters - Sol is Bae! He could not be
Rochelle | Rochelle Reads ♡
Sep 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favourites

It feels as if it has been a long time since I read a very good book.

In reality, that’s false, judging by some of my recent ratings and reviews. But there’s something extraordinary about this story that gripped me from the very beginning. It begged me to read faster before pulling me back to take my time.

Desolate explores friendship, falling in love, forbidden romance, religious devotion, familial bonding, love and loss. Autumn Grey, a new to-me author, touches on these topics with attention an
S.M. West
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Have you ever read a book that touches you deep down and has you thinking about the characters and stories, days, weeks after you've finished the book? Well, Desolate is one of those books.

Autumn Grey gives us wonderfully human characters in Grace and Sol that you can't help but bond with and root for instantly. Their story is beautiful and poignant and definitely something you don't want to miss out on.

I highly recommend this book!
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"she would become my temptation and vice, and quite possibly, my ruin."

YOU GUYYYYYYS!!! THIS BOOK!!! Forbidden romances are EVERYTHING, and I just knew this love story was going to be EPIC!!! And it SO was!

I fell in love with this beautifully written forbidden love story and was utterly and completely captivated with Sol and Grace. A friendship that blossoms into more, my love for Grace and Sol grew stronger and stronger with every page I turned, and well before the end of the book I was comple
Marjorie  W.
Not rating it as usual when I work on a book as an editor. But I'm super excited for people to meet Sol and Grace, they're the cutest!
chandler ainsley ❁
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Maïwenn  B
Mar 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
*Beta Read*

This series is going to be the end of me. I might have cursed Autumn once or twice but this book guys, THIS BOOK is AMAZING.

Forbidden and extremely emotional, I just couldn't stop reading this beautifully written story. Nothing will prepare you to the heartbreaks and soul wrecking reality of Gracie & Sol's lives. Choices are to be made, decisions are to be taken and promises are to be kept. But sometimes love is just stronger than anything, isn't it?

Grace & Solomon 's journey
Tongan Book Lover (Ofa Tafa)

Title: Desolate (Grace Trilogy)
Author: Autumn Grey
Reviewed by: Ofa from Tongan Book Lover
Rating: 4.5 Stars


The first book in a three-part story, Desolate by Autumn Grey is exactly that, desolate. The English Oxford living dictionary defines the desolate as a feeling or showing of great unhappiness or loneliness. I'm telling you, desolate was the perfect title for this book. I can't even begin to explain the range o
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog❤❤
4 stars

Desolate is a beautiful,emotional and forbidden story.Sol and Grace's story is intense, I was hooked from the beginning and I just loved the writing so much.


The connection between Sol and Grace is so strong.They just make my heart ach each time they were together.

Overall, it was a beautiful story and I'm looking forward to see what else Autumn Grey has for us!


Sep 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
"My whole body sighs at the sight of her, but whether from relief or losing a battle I've been fighting with my heart and mind, I can't tell."

Desolate was my first book by Autumn Grey even though I have a lot of her books on my tbr list for a while now. And I can't believe I haven't read this author before.

"The way he watched me with rapt attention sitting across from me, those blue eyes made me feel like I was free-falling into the wide-open sky."

At the beginning I had some trouble to get into
Sep 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 Vanilla Waffle Stars!!!

I am utterly wrecked, ruined and deeply emotional over this book. I won't recover from this. YOU won't recover from this. This story completely OWNED me!!


Desolate is a beautifully written, painful, powerful, heart breaking, pulse pounding, emotionally driven story that ravaged my soul and dominated my heart. A TOP 5 READ FOR 2018!

"I have a feeling given time, Grace could be the kind of woman men make sacrifices for. She has

“My mom once told me tears are like rain for our souls. They wash away the pain and sadness in our hearts so we don’t drown.”

Not only was I drowning in tears while reading desolate, I was drowning in the angst and the anticipation and in the torment, and did I say angst? My chest is still tight thinking about Sol and Grace. And I’m just as conflicted as they are. This book is the definition of an emotional roller coaster. Ms. Grey had my heart reeling, then she’d send it soaring just to ha
Rhonda Ziglar
Sep 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
5 BEAUTIFUL AND GUT WRENCHING STARS!! What a beautiful love story that is forbidden, but oh so right. Sol and Grace have a story to tell us and we readers need to sit back and suck in every word they say. When you finish this book, you know this beautiful love story will be with you forever. Autumn Grey's words are like no other author, they flow smooth and perfect, you can not put your book down, always needing the next word. I am dying right now and need Book #2 in this trilogy. You must 1-Cli ...more
cupcakes and bookshelves
Beautiful, breathtaking, astonishing ....just PERFECTION, one of the BEST BOOKS I'VE EVER READ! I can't recommend this story enough, it's DEFINITELY one you have to read and experience for yourselves.

*ARC kindly given in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much.*
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
** I received this Arc from the author in exchange for an honest review.**
5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐💖
OMG!! I'm at a crossroads right now! Autumn does this to me with her beautiful books.

Sol has the conflict between two loves. God and Grace. It's such a difficult situation to be in at his age. Especially after experiencing his great lost. Grace on the other hand, has this beautiful aura about
herself that Sol is gravitated to. She's suffering internally with her own issues. When they finally reach a point in thei
Zilpha Owens
Sep 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Temptation - it’s a strong pull to do something that maybe you shouldn’t. What’s right and wrong? Have you made the right choices? Is this really my calling? That’s what is running through my head as Autumn Grey gives me those same deep thoughts and emotions of Solomon Callan. His struggle is captured so clearly. He is a young man on the cusp of living his dream of becoming a priest but fighting those all too familiar feelings of love and lust. Events in life shape you and the slow build of each ...more
Annette Brignac
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Oh. My. Sol.

This book was everything that is had been hoping it would be and SO. MUCH. MORE.

The author has absolutely outdone herself with this story. The writing, the flow, the story itself, the humor, the heartache... I'm so pleasantly exhausted from this one!

I adored Grace and Sol. From the time they were introduced to the time the story ended, the two of them kept me enraptured and kept me guessing at what they were going to do next.

There were so many powerful moments in this story and each
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Grace Trilogy (3 books)
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