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
After We Fall is an emotional starting over love story in which second love proves that life doesn't stop even when the worst happens. It was a poignant story of healing and pain and devotion and devastation. It's also one with humor and sweetness. Jack and Margot's story runs the gamut of emotions and Ms. Harlow proved that while first love is important, last love is exceptional.
With a background in country boy versus city girl, Jack and Margot have much to overcome after their very first meeting. Charged with helping Jack and his family's farm get more notice, Margot leaves her cushy life in the city for a quiet retreat to the country side. But what they find in each other defies their every expectation. Jack has spent years grieving but Margot with her pearls and expensive boots makes him feel things the hasn't ever felt. And Margot who has spent her life being only what was expected of her finds the rough and rude farmer mysterious and full of muscles she didn't knew existed. Yet as they overcome their first impressions, it's their pasts that prove the most impossible.
This story is one that will pull out pretty much every emotion. The absolute heartbreak, the angst, the burgeoning sexual tension, and the witty humor builds a heart melting love story. Ms. Harlow created a story that left me with a very satisfied head and heart.
Reviewed by Paige
★★☆ 4 "New Love" Stars ☆★★
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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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