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.
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, my ruin.
Now I’m standing at a crossroads, and my head is a battlefield. How do I choose sides when it means losing a part of who I am?
5 Star Review by Lorena
I don't even know how to begin with this review because this book just blew me away, I mean literally blew me away.
I had been anticipating this book for so long that I have to say....Ms. Grey sure did not disappoint me. I feel like I was completely invested in this book up until the end and now I'm sitting here wondering what I'm going to do until the 2nd book comes out. I am so not done with Sol and Gracie. These characters consumed me, they just sucked me into their story and it was very hard to finish it with that ending and now have to wait a few months for the next one to hit my kindle.
Sol wants to be a priest and is dedicated and excited about this adventure. He wants to be just like his uncle, but when Grace comes into the picture, he starts feeling mixed emotions. He can't decide if he should choose Grace or his calling, which is to become a priest. His uncle has told him that just because he thinks he should follow that path, he should do it, he knows how Sol feels about Grace and he wants him to make the right decision.
Sol doesn't only feel like he is obligated to become a priest, but he feels it in his bones, in his body and mind. He is 100% sure that that's what he wants to do, but at the same time when he spends so much time with Grace, he can't stop thinking about her or wanting to be with her.
Since Sol can't seem to make up his mind on what he wants or should do, Grace takes the initiative and makes the decision for them.
Sol and Grace are by far the best characters I've read this year and I have read some phenomenal books in 2018, but Grace and Sol have stolen my heart from the get-go. They are one complicated duo and even though what they have done is a sin because of what Sol is studying, it just feels right for them to be together. I am rooting for Sol and Grace til the end of this trilogy!
This is the best book by far by Autumn Grey!!
4 Star Review by Ashley
Well....first things first, I'm an idiot. I saw Autumn Grey and was like YES! Not realizing that Desolate was the first part of a trilogy. TRILOGY!! Not sure how I'm going to be able to wait for the rest of Grace and Sol's story because holy wow!
I liked both characters. So much. Individually they were good. Together, they were on another level. I loved Grace's kindness and gentleness. But how she also had a temper and wasn't afraid to speak her mind. And her relationship with her mom was so special and heartwarming. She had been hurt in the past and kept mostly to herself, but Sol saw her. Oh, Sol. There was something about him that fascinated me. His devotion. His faith. How he warred with himself over what his head said and what his heart wanted.
The unlikeliness of their friendship. The even more shocking feelings that neither knew what do do with kept me glued to the pages. Can you say slow burn? The build up between Sol and Grace was achingly slow. But oh so sweet. Even when it was making my chest ache I was rooting for these two to get it and themselves together. And when they finally did, it was downright sinful.
So much of Desolate is centered on Sol and Grace's innermost thoughts and feelings and the turmoil just poured out of them. I was so into it, that I looked down and saw I was already at eighty percent and went WHAT?? So much still has to happen! Autumn Grey got me right in the feels. The longing and anguish made my chest ache. I need part two of this story. Stat.
About the Author
Autumn Grey writes sexy, angsty contemporary romance that always ends with a happy ever after. She loves reading stories with flawed and quirky characters, broody alphas and sassy heroines.
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