Trey and Autumn (Cliffside Bay, Book 8)
women's fiction · contemporary romance · Cliffside Bay series · family saga fiction · standalone series
“This is a romance that is unique, funny and beautifully romantic. Be prepared to laugh and swoon and get mad…Trey, Autumn and the Wolfpack are going to have you laughing and falling in love at the same time. A perfect balance of angst and swoon, making for the perfect summer read!” —The BookFairy Reviews
For Autumn Hickman, online dating has been an exercise in nothing more than coffee and failure. There simply isn’t a man on the planet who can compare to her best friend, Trey Wattson. And while Trey is everything Autumn has ever wanted in a partner, she knows the man who loves life’s most beautiful things could never cherish anything as scarred and mangled as her.
Trey Wattson is in love with his best friend, but he can't seem to reach her. She’s guarded, and for good reason, but Trey doesn’t care. He knows Autumn’s soul, and it’s the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen. Desperate to claim Autumn’s heart for his own, Trey conspires with The Wolves to create a fake profile on the dating site Autumn frequents. But the more Autumn trusts Trey’s online persona, the more it becomes clear that Trey is gambling with the very thing he wants most of all.
*** Each book in the Cliffside Bay Series is intended to be read and enjoyed as a sweet standalone, but for maximum enjoyment read this binge-worthy series in order. ***
“Wow. This book was amazing. My favorite book so far in this series. This book had some major drama, but it was so sweet and well written. By the end, I was in tears. These characters are just loveable. The bonds of family and friendship are so strong in the small town of Cliffside Bay. I'd love to see this series made into movies.” —Boundless Book Reviews
“Scarred is a meaningful and purposeful journey through the very core of one’s sadness, fears and healing, while trying to make it through to the other side with a little thing called faith—which leads the heart to happiness.” —Wild Sage Book Blog
“I love the emphasis on family, loyalty, and unconditional love that powers each of the story threads throughout this series. Every trip to this charming coastal town is like a beautiful, heartwarming homecoming.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“Tess Thompson's Cliffside Bay series just keeps getting better and better, and that's something because I've LOVED every book! And let me tell you, Scarred [is] absolutely no exception. I swear to all that is holy, that I want to move to Cliffside Bay for real!” —The Power of Three Readers
“Once again Tess Thompson brings the reader into the story, making you feel like you’re part of the Dogs and Wolves and all the lovely ladies in their lives. This is a great story and once you wished would go on forever.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“Just finished reading Scarred, and I have to say that Tess Thompson has another winner set in Cliffside Bay…In this book we have the story of Autumn and Trey. Autumn was severely injured in a car crash as a teen in which her legs were severely injured and scarred. Trey on the other hand was scarred by the actions of his ex-wife. They have become good friends. There's just one problem, for Trey it's much more than friendship. He's in love with Autumn. The questions is can he convince Autumn to change their relationship. With a crazy idea from the Wolves, we watch as Trey works to win his lady. This book is heartwarming. You'll be endeared with Trey's effort and be rooting for him all the way.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“Another great story set in the fictional Cliffside Bay, the place I’d like to retire in my fictional life! I’ve been waiting for the story of Autumn and the author didn’t disappoint…I enjoyed this book immensely and look forward to the next one in the series!” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“THIS BOOK...this is definitely my favourite of the books in this series that I’ve read so far...Tess Thompson really knows how to write emotions…This was another great trip to Cliffside Bay and I can’t wait to go back to see who’s gonna fall next. This is a definite 5-star read.” —Book Loving Pixies
“This is part of an excellent series. These are feel-good stories with some adventure, suspense, but mostly friendship and romantic love. I have to go so I can hurry and start the next one in the series.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“If you haven't read this author before, you are in for a ride! The visual descriptions of the town of Cliffside Bay as well as the homes and characters are ‘spot on’. They make you want to live there! The book is written with so much emotion! The author has the uncanny ability to write the words that every woman wants to hear. This series is too good to pass up!” —★★★★★ Reader Review
“Such a moving great story.” —★★★★★ Reader Review
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Tess Thompson is the USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author of contemporary and historical Romantic Women’s Fiction with nearly 40 published titles. When asked to describe her books, she could never figure out what to say that would perfectly sum them up until she landed on, Hometowns and Heartstrings.
She’s married to her prince, Best Husband Ever, and is the mother of their blended family of four kids and five cats. Best Husband Ever is seventeen months younger, which qualifies Tess as a Cougar, a title she wears proudly. Her Bonus Sons are young adults with pretty hair and big brains like their dad. Daughters, better known as Princess One and Two, are teenagers who make their mama proud because they’re kind. They’re also smart, but a mother shouldn’t brag.
Tess loves lazy afternoons watching football, hanging out on the back patio with Best Husband Ever, reading in bed, binge-watching television series, red wine, strong coffee and walks on crisp autumn days. She laughs a little too loudly, never knows what to make for dinner, looks ridiculous kickboxing in an attempt to combat her muffin top, and always complains about the rain even though she chose to live in Seattle.
She’s proud to have grown up in a small town like the ones in her novels. After graduating from the University of Southern California Drama School, she had hopes of becoming an actress but was called instead to writing fiction. She’s grateful to spend most days in her office matchmaking her characters while her favorite cat Mittens (shhh…don’t tell the others) sleeps on the desk.