After All Book Review

July 4, 2017 / 0 comments

After All Book ReviewAfter All by Karina Halle
Published by Self-Published on July 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
Source: ARC
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After All is a STANDALONE lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance from the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You.

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.


Try telling them that.



Angie’s Thoughts:

As I started reading, After All, I didn’t know what to expect. We start out with Emmett at a young age and discover something terrible that will forever haunt him. Flash forward and it’s Will and Jackie’s party, btw I loved, and he meets Alyssa. The banter between the two is sexually charged and full of sarcasm that had me laughing throughout the book.

I loved Emmett and Alyssa. Their characters were so real and down to earth. You were just drawn to them like a moth to a flame.

The only things that kinda turned me off was the plot and I don’t want to ruin that for anyone so I won’t mention what it was. I think others will love it and if I didn’t just get done reading a similar story I would’ve too. Karina made it her own like she always does. So I think it was just an off day for me and I’ll revisit later.

The other thing was constantly being reminded that Alyssa wasn’t skinny. I loved that she was a size ten. That she was a normal, average woman. That’s one of the things I fell in love with her and while I understood why she would be self-conscious about her weight, that’s also a reason that made me dislike parts of the book. She’s perfect the way she is and I would’ve loved seeing more confidence from her because of that.

Overall I really did enjoy After All. It’s a sweet and sarcastic book that will keep you on your toes until the last page. Like all Karina’s books After All is another must read especially if you want updates on Will and Jackie or just want a genuinely good book.

The Verdict:


And this STANDALONE romance is
only $2.99 for this week only!

Kobo: http://bit.y/AFTERALL-Kobo

About Karina Halle

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

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