AFTER ALL, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Karina Halle, is AVAILABLE NOW on ALL platforms! Go one-click Emmett & Alyssa’s MUST READ story today!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Title: After All
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: July 3, 2017
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 to 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.
$2.99 for release week only!
(Nook and iBooks release July 4th)
Paperback: to come a week after release
After All was an amazing, entertaining, addicting, and heartfelt contemporary romance, and I absolutely loved Emmett and Alyssa’s story! Karina Halle’s writing style was excellent and the storyline and characters she created in After All were extraordinary. I honestly didn’t think I could love her books more than I already did, but she gets better with every novel she writes, and she completely blew me away with After All. It has been my favorite novel from her to date and I am so excited to see what she comes up with next.
Emmett and Alyssa were amazing and I immediately fell in love with them and their story. I loved their personalities, and even though they clashed with each other from time to time, their chemistry together was off-the-charts HOT and I truly loved reading every single page of their story. I wasn’t a huge fan of Alyssa’s “prickly” personality in the beginning, although it was understandable given her past, but I loved how Emmett and Alyssa’s story and relationship progressed throughout, and I thought Ms. Halle did an excellent job with the pacing of this book. I was constantly entertained and never found myself bored. To be honest, I devoured their story in two days, that’s how good it was. The banter between Emmett and Alyssa was highly entertaining, swoon-worthy, and sometimes frustrating, but I loved every minute of it. I seriously didn’t think Ms. Halle could write a hero sexier and more charming than Will McCallister (Before I Ever Met You), but she truly outdid herself with Emmett Hill. He was handsome, charming, and had a wicked and dirty mouth, but he was also compassionate and caring and I completely fell in love with him. Alyssa was a strong heroine and I loved that she was honest, stubborn, and spoke her mind most of the time. They were a perfect match for each other, and it was a privilege to go on this journey with them. I loved reading the book from both Emmett and Alyssa’s POV, and I was beyond ecstatic with the conclusion to their story.
The secondary characters were amazing as well, with the exception of a few, and I absolutely loved getting to see more of my favorite characters (Will, Jackie, Ted, and Tiffany) from Before I Ever Met You. They made several appearances throughout and it definitely made the story more interesting and entertaining. Plus I loved knowing what else happened to them in their lives after BIEMY. I loved that all of them, including Emmett and Alyssa, were super close and had wonderful relationships with each other. I was very happy that Ms. Halle decided to include them in the story.
After All was fun, sexy, and the perfect summer read, and I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome to Emmett and Alyssa’s story. Karina Halle is a brilliant author and I honestly can’t wait to see and read what she writes next. If you haven’t read any of her books, especially her contemporary romance novels, then you need to do so ASAP!
ARC received in exchange for an honest review.
FIVE “Emmett & Alyssa” STARS!
About the Author
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!