Book Review: After We Fall


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


TeriLyn's thoughts: **After We Fall generously provided in exchange for an honest review.**

"I think we would have fun anywhere." Stars

Melanie Harlow excels at feel-good romance. The story within the pages of After We Fall ranged a little deeper than her other romances, for me. A ex-military man now organic farmer suffering from PTSD while grieving a loss and a scorned or "sconed" elitist woman who everyday slowly discovers more of who she truly is and wants to be. It's a classic tale of city mouse/country mouse wrapped in a lovingly sweet and sour package. There are moments of true comedy juxtaposed with moments of heartfelt tenderness. 

These two characters easily guide you on their journey and before you know it you've finished the whole story. With secondary characters that are equally as engaging the entire cast perpetuates the growth and maturity of the plot. There were several "awww" moments of bliss where hero and heroine alike really melt your heart. The plot is fairly simple and woven in such a way to allow Harlow's writing to really draw you into her words. There's a nice pace and structure for reading this simply sweet romance. 

After We Fall is great for all romantics. Readers who enjoy tender romances with good humor mixed though the story and characters who develop nicely will enjoy this sweetly written book from Melanie Harlow. It took me an evening and then a quiet morning to smile my way through the book and I found it a very enjoyable reading experience.

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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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