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(Grace Trilogy #1)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  733 ratings  ·  301 reviews
Good and bad. Dark and light. Right and wrong. Everything blurs together in the war that rages inside my head.

I had it all figured out: finish high school, attend seminary, and finally answer my calling. Becoming a priest was all I ever wanted.

Until I wanted her.

Grace Miller.

The girl who was always out of my reach. The one who still steals my breath with just a look. I d
ebook, 1st Edition, 300 pages
Published 2018 by AG
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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
4 stars


Desolate was my first book by Autumn Grey and I wasn’t sure what to expect. I love a good forbidden love story and this had just the right amount of angst. I’m not sure what direction the second book will take me, but I can’t wait to find out!
I’m standing at a crossroads, and my head is a battlefield.

Solomon Callan made some pretty big decisions at a young age and he never thought he’d question them. He also never thought he’d meet someone like Grace Miller. Grace is t

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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
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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, orp
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
May 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing


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
Michelle Claypot_Reads
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 the p
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
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
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
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
TJ *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

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!
Aug 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, beta
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
Jan 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
★5 Stars! Desolate... A compelling, moving and forbidden romance about friendship, faith, love, heartbreak, jealousy and self discovery! It’s angst, it's sweet, it’s innocent and sinful, it's young and refreshing!
“I see you everywhere, even when i’m on my knees praying to God. I see you.”


Desolate is NOT a love story that will be easy, it's the very definition of Angst and heartbreak but so sweet and heartwarming that it makes you look forward to something.
Grace and Sol story is going to be a j
Korrie’s Korner
Oh my aching heart!

“Grace is my undoing. Hearing her name makes me feel like I’m coming down with a fever only her touch can cure.”

This book has totally obliterated my heart. Grace & Sol are so perfect! Childhood friends to lovers. Forbidden because Sol wants to be a priest, but is in love and lust with Grace. He’s at war inside, and doesn’t know how to make it stop. This book was so complex, and I loved the emotions it evoked within me.

I loved the depth of this story so much. This is my first
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"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
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Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was ok
i'm not gonna write out my feelings on this one i'm just gonna let my video review speak for me

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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
Ack, I am so upset. I wrote a review for this... and the Goodreads Gremlins ate it! Oh well... here we go again. Must be *someone* was telling me that my review sucked and it needed work. Haha!

I received an ARC of this book from a giveaway on Jeannine Allison's Facebook page and this is the first book I have read of Ms. Grey.

Ok, the very first line of this book. "There are angels and demons at war inside my head, and the demons are winning." Why, hello, Ms. Grey, you certainly had my attention.
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 will be
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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! ...more
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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
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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!


Chelé-----4 The Love of Books
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
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
Jayne {aka cupcakesandbookshelves}
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
Marley Valentine
Apr 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
The first book in the Grace Trilogy, Autumn Grey immediately captures the readers heart with her words. Taking them on the beginning of a deliciously forbidden journey, the story of Sol, Grace and their unexplainable connection will sear it self into your soul.

Told in dual POV, Grey poetically explores the chemistry, the heartache, and the anguish between two people who weren't supposed to fall in love.

Desolate is one Autumn Grey book you do not want to miss.

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Autumn enjoys writing angsty romance, featuring flawed and quirky characters and hard-won happy ever afters. When she’s not working as a nurse assistant, you’ll find her behind keyboard writing stories, or curled up on the couch with a book. Her work has been featured in USA Today’s Happy Ever After.
She lives with her two children and one fur baby, enjoys good wine and binge-watching TV shows whe

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