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Autumn leaves
McGlothin, Victor.
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2002]

Physical Description:
viii, 338 pages ; 25 cm
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Marshall Coates and Rorey Garland are on top of the world--best friends and superstar athletes with millions in professional contracts just around the corner. But their lives are far from perfect. Despite loving the best thing that ever happened to him-his girlfriend, Jasmine Reynolds-Marshall is constantly faced with the shapely sirens who always seem to accompany the limelight. And Rorey has a dark secret that could destroy their friendship and his life. In Dallas, Kennedy James is a beautiful art curator who's romantically involved with the wealthy but self-centered society climber Simpson Stone. When confronted with the dilemma of what's more important, getting what she wants or having the man she needs, she finds herself caught up in a tumultuous war of the heart. When she's offered a chance at true love with a less glamorous man will she be able to take it? As their lives converge, which of them will manage to capture happiness? And which will fall, beautiful but doomed, like autumn leaves?

Author Notes

Victor McGlothin nearly forfeited an athletic scholarship to college due to poor reading skills. His desire to overcome that obstacle has evolved into a joy in sharing the written word through passionate tales of suspense and drama. Victor is a former bank vice president and lives in the Dallas area with his wife and two sons.

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Publisher's Weekly Review

Autumn Leaves is a dull, cluttered drama from first-time novelist Victor McGlothin. Marshall and Rorey are the stars of their college football team until Rorey, who has just admitted he has AIDS, kills himself. Marshall is still a hot property, but his success begins to interfere with his relationship with longtime girlfriend Jasmine. Meanwhile, Kennedy is miserable with arrogant, philandering coke dealer Simpson, but she sticks around out of habit until she is tempted by sensitive artist Legacy. Melodramatic 11th-hour plot twists (a baby, a murder, an AIDS death) only serve as reminders that nothing of interest has happened all along. The cliche-riddled prose is clumsy and condescending; stereotypes abound, especially Kennedy's mincing co-worker, Morris. McGlothin opines that "love is like a bad perm, you can spread it on thick and it still won't take" the same could be said about weak writing. Agent, Elaine Koster. 3-city author tour. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved