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“Why the war paint, Pix?”

Gitte:  I haven’t cried so much from start to finish reading a book in a long time. Tillie Cole wrote from her heart, from her soul and demanded for me as a reader to pay attention to every single word in Sweet Fall. There’s no question in my heart that this story carries importance to the Author; I literally felt the blood, sweat and tears she poured into Austin and Lexi’s journey; together as well as individually. Their story is poetic in its execution; the sentiments, passion and strength in adversity quite simply mind blowing; I forgot to breathe. So many scenes brought me to my knees; none more so than when Austin was with him mum. I cried for her…..I cried for Levi…..I CRIED for Austin and Lexi; two beautiful broken souls trying to heal and find peace within and with each other.

‘…But I’m lost without you. I can’t breathe without you. Without you here, all I can do is fall….’

There was real beauty yet also incredible self-loathing and suffering. Such heart breaking love and bravery – in and from both Austin and Lexi. My heart has not felt so broken yet so full of love and hope all at once.

“She said my soul matched yours.”

Austin was an amazing hero – an impressive figure to be feared, loved and worshipped. He had a striking vulnerability and an admirable strength in his tears. My heart bled for him; it rejoiced in his fierce battle to right the wrongs and inspire change.  And Lexi; beautiful pixie….words fail me, Lexi. So strong for others; so beaten and haunted. So inspirational. I loved this girl and if I could, I would’ve picked her out the story to hold her and tell her what an amazing woman she is.

“I don’t need to look up at the stars to feel inferior, Austin. All I have to do is open my eyes and look at myself in the mirror.”

Tillie Cole writes with flawless beauty, bravery and emotion, you can’t help but smile, laugh, cry and fall in love. Your heart is deeply involved every step of the way. There’s no miraculous cure or intervention to our self-doubt or our inner struggles but for the one we find from within; in our desperate want and ability to heal ourselves. The love and care we receive and see in others can only strengthen our own resolve to quieten the demons whispering in our ears; sitting on our shoulders, weighing us down.  No question; this is one hell of a powerful story that will touch the hearts of every reader with the way it’s so vividly written in its raw emotion. I did not become part of Lexi and Austin’s story. This story became a part of me and my heart is theirs, always.

“Nothing compares to the beauty of stars.”

A smile can come real easy, as can tears. It’s the tears that come with a smile, now that is what makes Tillie Cole a brilliant Author.  This is without doubt one of our favourite reads this year isn’t it, Jenny?

Jenny:  Ahhh Gitte, I’m still numb and can’t stop thinking about Lexi and Austin’s story.  ‘If we knew each other’s secrets, what comforts we should find.’… Dear Tillie Cole please send me a new heart because you’ve completely shredded this one.I read, believed, lived, breathed and felt every single word you wrote and honestly, I don’t know how I can convey my feelings or use words that will adequately do justice to your story. How do I express the absolute love and heartbreak this real, raw, honest, incredibly moving and passionately told story made me feel? How do I put into the words the love I feel in my heart for two characters whose brokenness broke me, healed me, crushed me and yet filled me full of hope? Austin and Lexi own a piece of my heart and I will not forget them.

“Just….be gentle…There’s a chance I might break…”

From the first to the very last page I wept unashamedly. I wept at the beauty, the pain and the heartfelt words this author so bravely shared with me. Even without the moving forward it was glaringly obvious that Tillie Cole gave us a piece of her soul in Sweet Fall and I will cherish that.

Austin and Lexi were kindred spirits. Beautiful damaged souls who found the light in each other that they failed to see through the darkness in themselves.

‘I needed him. I wanted to be normal. I wanted to be loved for just plain ol’ normal me.’

My heart melted at the romance, it was crushed by the sadness, the struggles and torment experienced by Lexi and Austin.  It was heartbreakingly beautiful and sad, yet there was so much love, light and hope amidst the despair.

I need you….to be with me…”
“I really fuckin’ need you too, Pix. Christ, I do.”

Austin..so tortured. So beautiful. The scenes with his Momma undid me. I found myself physically clutching my heart and sobbing over this warm and loving young man. Lexi. Oh Lexi, my darling damaged little pixie. How I loved this girl. Her struggles and her feelings for Austin, her words and the sorrow in her heart…..dear god, I felt for this fragile girl.

“So you see, Pix, I have scars too. It’s just mine are on the outside where everyone can see.”.

I can’t express the effect Sweet Fall had on me. I swooned, loved and cried a LOT! I felt a physical ache that will ensure I will never forget Austin and Lexi nor will I, for one minute, take for granted the courage it took for Tillie Cole to tell this story. The passion, emotion,anguish and heartfelt love I experienced will stay with me for a long time to come.  READ THIS BOOK AND PREPARE TO FALL IN LOVE!  

“Why the tattoos, Austin?”


From the USA Today Best Selling Sweet Home Series, comes Sweet Fall; a tale of heartache, beating the odds and finding strength in the most unlikeliest of places.

We all have secrets.

Secrets well buried.

Until we find the one soul who makes the burden of such secrets just that little bit easier to bear.

Lexington “Lexi” Hart is a senior at the University of Alabama. Surrounded by her best friends, her loving family and having fulfilled her life-long dream of making the Crimson Tide cheer squad, everything is going exactly as she always dreamed it would. But beneath her happy exterior, demons lurk, threatening to jeopardize everything Lexi has worked to achieve. When events in her life become too much to cope with, Lexi finds herself spiraling down into the realm of her biggest fear. Lexi falls hard, victim once again to the only thing that can destroy her and, on the way, finds herself falling straight into the dangerous tattooed arms of a guy from the wrong side of the tracks.

Austin Carillo, starting Wide Receiver for the Alabama Crimson Tide, must get picked in this year’s NFL draft. He needs it. His brothers need it. Most importantly, his mother desperately needs it. Brought up in a world where the poor are forgotten, the sick are left to fend for themselves and no hero miraculously appears to pull you out of hell, Austin had no other choice but to make a living on the wrong side of the law—until football offered Austin the break to get his life back on track. But when a family tragedy drags him back into the clutches of the gang he believed he had left far behind, Austin finds himself falling. Falling back into criminal ways and falling deep into a suffocating darkness. Until a troubled yet kindred spirit stumbles across his path, where Austin quickly finds he is falling for a young woman, a young woman who might just have the power to save him from his worst enemy: himself.

Can two troubled souls find a lasting peace together? Or will they finally succumb to the demons threatening to destroy them?

New Adult/Contemporary Romance novel—contains adult content, sexual situations and mature topics. Suited for ages 18 and up.

Can be read as a stand-alone novel

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  1. zuzu said:

    Great giveaway! Thanks.


  2. catlover415 said:

    I’ve been waiting for this next book in the Sweet Home series, love them!


  3. sparkig1rl said:

    I love love love Tillie


  4. marcymeyer said:

    I have not read any books by this author, but I would love to!


  5. gcross30 said:

    I love all her books. She’s one of the amazing authors I came across 🙂


  6. Teresa said:

    I have not had a chance to read any of her books, but would so love to. 🙂


  7. Irma said:

    I have a It ain’t me babe waiting for me to read it! Can’t wait to dig in 🙂 Love Tillie!!!


  8. PicMama3 said:

    Love love love Tillie!!! Such an amazing giveaway!!! Thank you for a chance to win this complete awesomeness!!!!!!


  9. klg3566 said:

    I haven’t read her books yet. Thanks for the giveaway!


  10. chanpreet said:

    I love the woman and her wonderful and crazy mind for giving me characters like North, Molly, Rome, Styx, Salome, and so many others. I’m REALLY looking forward to meeting Austin.


  11. Maria Theresa Santos said:

    Want to read it . Thanks for the chance


  12. Mary Mooney said:

    I haven’t read anything from Tillie yet. But can’t wait to start this series. Thanks for a great giveaway!


  13. purplesunsets said:

    Yey I love Tillie Cole. Her books are just beautifully written.


  14. Marybelle said:

    I’m new to this author.


  15. compgeek70 said:

    Haven’t read anything from Tillie Cole. Always love new author. Thanks for the chance to win a exciting new book!


  16. aznangel_dd said:

    I haven’t read any of Tillie Cole’s books yet, but she sounds amazing. Thanks for the recommendation!


  17. colourful3wench said:

    i haven’t heard of her, but after reading your reviews damn i want to read this! and she uses my go-to man stephen james as her teaser model eeeeeeeeeeeeek! will be reading this series for sure <3 thanks ladies!


  18. Roselle Torres said:

    I love her books!!! Awesome giveaway! Thank you 🙂


  19. lea said:

    Thanks for the chance <3


  20. spg_chlomo said:

    Thanks for the chance!


  21. mary la said:

    Awesome giveaway!!! Love love love Tillie Cole!!!


  22. Shannon said:

    Awesome giveaway, thank you! I’ve only read It Aint Me Babe, and I want MORE, so much more of Tillie Cole!!! <3


  23. anbpowers said:

    I have not read any of her books yet but would love to read this series, they are listed in my TBR shelf. Great giveaway


  24. jenx9000 said:

    Love Tillie Cole! Can’t wait to read Sweet Fall!


  25. Nica21 said:

    I absolutely loved Sweet Home. Tillie Cole is a fantastic author and I’m looking forward to reading Sweet Rome. I just haven’t had a chance, yet. Thanks for the review ladies. I’m excited to get to know more of the Crimson Tide gang. <3


  26. gemiinii said:

    I Love Tillie Cole, and cant wait for other books by her!


  27. heike said:

    thanks for this great chance!


  28. Lenna said:

    I haven’t read her books yet, but I cant wait to check them out. Thank you for the giveaway!


  29. BethyMacLuvsBooks said:

    Loved Sweet Home, Tillie Cole’s writing was amazing, can’t wait to check out more of her work


  30. Cris said:

    I love her books!! Thank you for the chance!! 🙂


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