Book Review – After the Fall (Seven Winds, #2) by Katy Ames

36219789Synopsis

If there was one man in the world Grace Fitzgerald never wanted to see again, it was Mark Donovan. 

Sinfully handsome, famously flirtatious, unerringly cocky. Paragon of men. Archetype of entitled a**holes. As a guest at her luxury hotel, Mark was impossible. 

As the new owner of her hotel, he’s become a nightmare. The kind that wakes Grace in the middle of the night wishing she could forget how right his lips felt against her own, how tempting his fingers were against her skin. 

But for all of the challenges that Mark and Grace face working together, nothing can prepare them for the undeniable attraction that flares every time they battle for control. Or the secrets that linger in the luxury of the Seven Winds Resort. 

With no way of escaping each other or their pasts, can they possibly survive life on the island after they fall? 

A steamy, enemies-to-lovers standalone romance from Katy Ames, author of After the Island.

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After the Fall was a unique, sexy, and intriguing standalone contemporary romance in the Seven Winds series and I really enjoyed it! Katy Ames is a fairly new author to me, but I have truly enjoyed her writing style and the storylines and characters she has created. After the Fall was my second novel from her, and I really liked Mark and Grace’s story. It was fun, sexy, and entertaining, and I enjoyed reading every page.

   Mark and Grace were wonderful characters and I thoroughly enjoyed them and their story. I loved their personalities and red-hot chemistry together, and how their relationship progressed throughout. This book was written in third person POV, which I don’t often come across in romance novels, but I really enjoyed reading it from both Mark and Grace’s perspectives. I loved most of their banter and interactions with each other, and if you’re a fan of the enemies-to-lovers trope, you’ll definitely enjoy this book. While I really liked After the Fall, a little something was missing throughout that would have sent it over the top and made it a five star read for me. I honestly don’t have one negative thing to say about this book, but whether it was me or just the mood I was in while reading, it just wasn’t five stars for me. That being said, I loved Mark and Grace and was truly pleased with the conclusion to their story. The epilogue was a wonderful addition and I liked the direction the author went in. It made me very happy.

   After the Fall was a sexy and entertaining standalone romance, and a wonderful installment in the Seven Winds series. Katy Ames did a fantastic job with this book and I was extremely pleased with the outcome to Mark and Grace’s story. Ms. Ames is an incredibly talented writer and I am very much looking forward to reading more of her amazing romances!

*I was gifted a direct-to-Kindle copy of After the Fall from the author in exchange for an honest review.

FOUR “Mark & Grace” STARS!

   

About the Author

Katy Ames

Katy Ames has spent most of her life on the East Coast and hopes to spend more of it in the UK. In part, so she can indulge in her serious plaid obsession. There isn’t a teenage drama on the CW or a period British TV show she hasn’t binge-watched at least twice. And she can be persuaded to do most things with the promise of bourbon, coffee, chocolate, or a nap, not necessarily in that order. Katy is mom to a small human who has an obscene amount of energy and a blissful ability to ignore swear words, and wife to a man whose reading habits are far too serious. Katy and her family reside in Washington, D.C., a city she where never planned to live and loves so much she’d be happy to talk about for hours. Just ask. 
 
Katy writes contemporary romances that feature heroes who are strong but not so silent, heroines who aren’t afraid to kick ass, and stories that get a little messy before they end happily ever after.
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