By: Eden Butler
Series: Seeking Serenity #1.5
My Copy: Ebook for Honest Review
Expat Irish rugby player Declan Fraser only wanted to play the sport he loves. He didn’t want to be stuck in this middle-of-nowhere town at this all too quaint university. He didn’t want his team captain to be an entitled jackass who switched Declan's position on the squad just to make himself look good. And he sure as hell didn’t want to fall in love with graduate student Autumn McShane.
Autumn is stubborn, but gorgeous; she bristles at any hint of dependency on anyone or anything, but she’s also a survivor. She’s everything Declan didn’t know he wanted. When Autumn finds herself in the middle of a challenging bet with her ex-boyfriend - who just happens to be the arrogant team captain that Declan hates - he feels honor bound to help her out. But he didn’t expect to fall for her in the process.
“Behind the Pitch” reveals the most twisted and erotic thoughts in Declan’s head as he navigates through his on again/off again, frustrating and deeply erotic relationship with Autumn McShane.
And lordy, does he have a filthy mind.
Remember all those Declan moments of tender alpha possession that had us drooling in Chasing Serenity; well this book was made especially for you. Behind the Pitch displays just how often Declan controlled his domineering personality, and offers those raw thoughts that we dreams of throughout this journey in book one. Admittedly, I sometimes have trouble with novella like this. It is very risking to retelling the story in alternate person, because author's take the chance that it will be to repetitive and lose the readers interest. Eden Butler didn't seem to have to much trouble here, but I will say that nearing the end it was feeling a bit tedious. I think is was very helpful that she started this story out following book one, and then took us about through Declan's memories. This way we did not retell ever situation, but the mostly all of the intense and beloved moments. (I.E. The Bathroom) She also took the story a bit further concluding into on a new portion of story that gives the readers something new. I really enjoy Eden Butler's writing style, and I believe it added to my enjoyment that is has such an Irish Dialect. I have always had a soft spot for the accent and language, but this was just so much fun. Especially following a young man that is in his element, and using metaphors unique to the language. I really like the series, and it would be one to follow.