After All by Karina Halle Review

Title: After All

Author: Karina Halle

Publisher: Metal Blonde Books

Format: eBook

Publication Date: July 2, 2017

Overall:Rating on 5

Source: ARC

– A fake relationship? √

– Lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers? √
– A one-night stand turned into a lie of epic proportions? √
AFTER ALL hits all the requirements for the PERFECT SUMMER ROMANCE
 

Fun, light & sexy as sin, this STANDALONE contemporary romance from the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You, will make you laugh, blush and swoon your heart out.

Emmett Hill is the perfect gentleman.

At least that’s what his PR team wants the world to think.

Tall, handsome, and wickedly charming, Emmett is in the midst of a career comeback, having landed the role of a villain in a popular TV show. The only problem is, Emmett has come a long way from the “nice guy” characters he used to play and his old squeaky clean image is quickly being tarnished by bar fights, womanizing and bad boy behaviour. Considering he’s two years shy of forty, it’s an act he needs to drop. And fast.

Enter Alyssa Martin.

At twenty-eight, Alyssa is tired and ready for a change. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she’s become continuously frustrated with Vancouver’s lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Wrongs.

When Emmett and Alyssa’s paths cross at a mutual friend’s wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand.

What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling – and run with it.

Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and “normal” persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking.

The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom.

And considering their arrangement is just for show, they shouldn’t be in the bedroom with each other anyway.

Right?

Try telling them that.

Note: After All is a spinoff of Before I Ever Met You, however it is a complete standalone novel. You do not need to read Before I Ever Met You to enjoy After All as it follows different characters.

After All is a fun and sexy summer read! It is full of steamy scenes, and some truly sweet moments between Alyssa and Emmett. It was harder for me to connect with these characters than normal, but I chalk that up to the absolute exhaustion that I’m operating under because there isn’t a particular thing that stuck out as something that I didn’t enjoy. I loved Alyssa’s prickliness, because that is something that I can definitely be known for and I have to say the way Emmett pushes her was precisely what she needed. That also works both ways as Alyssa definitely made Emmett feel like he could open up and be himself.

What I really appreciated about this story was the “real” feeling that it captured for me. It took me awhile to get into the story but once I did I loved every minute of it. I just loved the dialogue, and there were quite a few laugh out loud moments for me. There is a scene with a raccoon that had me giggling for 10 minutes, and I’ve been chuckling through out the day. It’s a great book, and once again Karina Halle delivers a solid, fun romance. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

3.5/5 – A Great Read, Well-Written

**Please Note: This review is my honest opinion and I did not receive monetary compensation from it.**

 

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“Cocks aren’t hugs you can just go around handing out.”- Karina Halle, After All