Review ~ New Release: After We Fall by Melanie Harlow


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


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This is a great story about opposites attracting: Margot is a wealthy big city girl and Jack is a brooding farmer with “more issues than vogue” as the kids say.  He’s a veteran, a widower, and one-third owner of the family farm.  He’d rather focus on the fields than the business side of things, and she’s all about making his company succeed.  Margot’s ideas of branding and marketing don’t sit well with Jack, and they mix like oil and water from the get-go.  Their journey from polar opposites to happy couple has many obstacles, but you will root for them to meet in the middle.

Most of the struggles are deeply rooted in Jack’s past – as a soldier who fought in a war and as a husband who lost a wife.  If he feels happy, he feels guilty.  Margot is just what he needs to help him move forward in life and love.  He does not make it easy for her, and her patience and forgiveness are beautiful examples of caring for hurting, flawed people.

Like all Melanie Harlow books, there is humor and heat ~ if you like to laugh and swoon while reading romance novels, she is the author for you.  Her Frenched and Some Sort of  series are among my favorite contemporary romances.  Do yourself a favor and download a sample or two and you will see what I mean.  She makes “boy meets girl” hilarious, heartwarming, and HOT.



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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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