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Sara's Review: After We Fall by Melanie Harlow


APC PUBLISHER: Melanie Harlow RELEASED: November 26, 2016 GENRE: contemporary romance LENGTH: 355 pages FORMAT: ebook

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Jack Valentini isn’t my type.

Sexy, brooding cowboys are fine in the movies, but in real life, I prefer a suit and tie. Proper manners. A close shave.

Jack might be gorgeous, but he’s also scruffy, rugged, and rude. He wants nothing to do with a “rich city girl” like me, and he isn’t afraid to say so.

But I’ve got a PR job to do for his family’s farm, so he’s stuck with me and I’m stuck with him. His glares. His moods. His tight jeans. His muscles.

His huge, hard muscles.

Pretty soon there’s a whole different kind of tension between us, the kind that has me misbehaving in barns, trees, and pickup trucks. I’ve never done anything so out of character—but it feels too good to stop.

And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him. Losing his wife left him broken and bitter and blaming himself. He doesn’t think he deserves a second chance at happiness. But he’s wrong.

I don’t need to be his first love. If only he’d let me be his last. FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS

The characters in this story are extremely well developed, and I loved the opposite attract aspect. I could have done without the brooding hero that is set on a lifetime of self-punishment. When Jack and Margot get together, they have explosive chemistry. It just takes a bit to get there. But once they do, watch out, the pages combust. Howard and Givens did an excellent job as narrators, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story even though it wasn’t in my favorite format, a duet. I am giving After We Fall 4 Boundless Stars, it was an excellent audiobook.


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