Book Review – After We Fall by Melanie Harlow


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 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 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.

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After We Fall was phenomenal and Melanie Harlow completely blew me away with Jack and Margot’s story! Ms. Harlow’s writing style was flawless and I loved the storyline and characters she created.

   After We Fall was set on a farm in rural Michigan near Lake Huron, and I loved it. I live in the country (although I’m from Pennsylvania), and it made me feel right at home. I love the variety of scenery and places in Ms. Harlow’s books, and the setting for After We Fall couldn’t have been more perfect for Jack and Margot’s story.

   Jack and Margot were two of my absolute favorite characters that Ms. Harlow has written, and I fell head over heels in love with them and their story. I loved their personalities and chemistry together, and although their relationship started off a little rocky, I loved how it progressed throughout. Jack could be frustrating and had a difficult time opening up to people, but I couldn’t help but feel bad for him and his situation. I warmed up to him quickly and loved that Margot brought him out of his shell. Margot was sweet, smart, and incredibly thoughtful. She lived a privileged life near Detroit, but I loved that she was strong and independent, and  wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty. Jack and Margot were complete opposites in many ways, but I thought they made a perfect couple and was rooting for them to work out from the start. I loved these two so much and their story has been one of my all-time favorites from Ms. Harlow. I loved reading it from both of their perspectives, and I loved the relationship they had with their friends and family. It wasn’t always easy, but I loved going on this journey with Jack and Margot, and was more than ecstatic with the conclusion to their story.

   After We Fall was an absolutely amazing and unforgettable contemporary romance, and definitely a TOP FAVORITE read of the year. I loved this book and couple so much, and I was hooked from beginning to end. I didn’t want Jack and Margot’s story to be over, but I truly couldn’t have been happier with the outcome. Melanie Harlow is an extremely talented romance author, and I honestly can’t get enough of her sexy, humorous, and heartfelt novels. I am so thrilled that I discovered her writing and can’t wait to read more!


FIVE “Jack & Margot” STARS!


About the Author

Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. Her stories are inspired by a sense of place, an appreciation for the past, and unexpected pleasures in life—especially the romantic kind. She lifts her glass to readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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