Monday, November 28, 2016

After We Fall by Melanie Harlow


After We Fall by Melanie Harlow Publication Date: November 28th, 2016 Genre: Contemporary Romance



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 for ten days, 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 three years ago 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.
“Second chances are not given to make things right, but are given to prove that we could be even better after we fall.” —Unknown


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4.5 Stars

As always, Ms. Harlow does it again. Every book this author writes, it never fails to suck me in and finish a book in one sitting! After We Fall is a heartbreaking, heartwarming and beautiful story about finding love (again). 

Jack Valentini is the perfect book boyfriend who is broken, stubborn, angry and has a big heart that he hides. He's been grieving over the loss of his first love--his wife. So Jack goes through the emotions of taking care of the family farm, while his brothers are trying help keep the business afloat. So the last thing he needs is an outsider telling him how to run the business.

Margot Lewiston never had a financial worry, but that wasn't everything. Even though her family was well off, she was always missing something in her life. And working in PR, she ends up taking a job helping out a family farm. It's new and exciting for her to get away from her life back at home, but doesn't expect that it will change her life. Meeting the Valentini family has been great. This family is ready to make their business successful, but Margot has one road block. And that is Jack.

Their chemistry is hot once Jack and Margot meet. But Jack isn't ready to let Margot in on his business, let alone heart. He think she's the just the "rich girl" from the city and doesn't know a single thing about marketing a farm.  But the more they spend time together, Jack realizes she's not who he initially thought. And the guilt of letting down his walls to his heart is weighs heavy on him. 

After We Fall is a beautiful read that is about second chances in finding love again. Jack and Margot are so opposite, but their attraction is perfect.


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About the Author:

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.
Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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