Autumn McCoy is a character from Susan Stoker’s Badge of Honor series. I haven’t read any of Stoker’s books so I can’t comment on what Autumn was like in her books but in this one, she is quite the firecracker. I enjoyed her story very much.
I loved Keith. He is confident and comfortable in himself, and once he quickly lay claim to Autumn he had no issues in showing his affection.
Both Autumn and Keith are independent and committed to their careers. They come with some baggage, as all people in their forties do, and even if a relationship is not something either of them were actively looking for, they were open to the opportunity. Autumn and Keith’s bickering about relationship boundaries was amusing. There is a very short scene where they discuss the expectations and pitfalls of sharing space with another person – something neither of them has really done – that had me sniggering and nodding my head in agreement. It’s a small thing but in a few lines of dialogue it shows their level of comfort with each other.
On the suspense front, there’s a serial arsonist at work in Durango and the police have few leads to work with. I found the suspense element well plotted and suitably paced. I was happy to be led by the story and did not try to figure out who the arsonist was ahead of time.
I highly recommend BURNING FOR AUTUMN.