Review: The “What If” Guy by Brooke Moss

The What If Guy by Brooke Moss: Book Cover The “What If” Guy by Brooke Moss 

  • Pub. Date: August 2011
  • Publisher: Entangled Publishing
  • Format: Paperback , 274pp
  • Source:  From the Author For Review


After losing her job at a swanky Seattle art gallery and finding out her father has been hospitalized, single mother Autumn Cole reluctantly returns to her tiny hometown of Fairfield, Washington to put the pieces of her life back together.

Her disgruntled twelve-year old son isn’t thrilled about going from hip to hick, but Autumn’s got it worse. She resumes her role as the daughter of the town drunk, promptly facing a crisis with her father that’s been decades in the making.

Running into Henry Tobler, and nearly breaking his nose, is almost more than she can handle, but can rediscovering love-and herself-with her “what if” guy teach Autumn to forgive before it’s too late?

My Thoughts:

I loved this story!  I sat down with the intent of reading for just a little bit and didn’t come up until the book was completed. I love when a book grabs me and doesn’t let me go.  There were so many things that I enjoyed starting with the cover, it is one that would totally have me picking the book up in a book store.  If I am actually in a store shopping, the cover is what pulls me in.   The characters and relationships in this book were outstanding.  Each and everyone was written to its fullest with care to ensure that background was understood.  Autumn’s feelings about her hometown and her dad come across loud and clear right from the very beginning as well as she stress from the loss of her job and having to move her son back to this town because she does not have any other choice.  I like the background and watching Autumn, or Auto, grow to love this town and everything and one in it.

The other part of this story that I enjoyed a lot was the fact that it was full of many different emotions, I laugh and I cried and felt a lot all the way through.  Not only with Auto but her son, and Henry.  The idea that moving back to this small town and being reunited with the man she thought she lost forever is just moving and was done in an excellent way!  As a mother, I could completely understand where Auto was in her life and wanting to provide everything to her son and keep him happy!

This is what a contemporary romance should be and I think that it is my favorite of of the year!  Great work Brooke Moss! 

My Rating:

5 HUGE Penguins


I highly recommend this read!


3 thoughts on “Review: The “What If” Guy by Brooke Moss

  1. great review..i love a book grabs you like that 🙂

  2. Great review! I just first heard of this book a couple days ago (now following the author on Twitter). I’m adding this one to my TBR list 🙂

  3. As a lover of “what ifs” this sounds like a perfect read!

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