Hi Everyone!!! So I have something to admit to you all… I messed up. I agree to take on an ARC of The After of Us by S.R. Grey and then life happened and I totally forgot to read it. And MAN am I said I jipped you all!!! This book was AMAZINGGGG. I finished it in one night, I’m actually writing this post at 1:30am because I’m SO excited about this book! Enough waiting, below is the cover and the synopsis and below that is my review. Make sure to check out my facebook page http://www.facebook.com/acsquaredbookblog. I’m going to have a surprise for you all =]
Can the ending of one dream lead to the beginning of a new one?
Will Gartner made a lot of mistakes in the past, but he finally has his life together. Leaving his reckless teenage years behind, he’s recently graduated from college and is all set to move from Las Vegas to New York to start a prestigious new job. But when an unexpected guest shows up at his farewell party, all Will’s dreams are smashed to pieces. Suddenly, he’s taking a crash course in how to be a father to the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed.
Will changes direction and heads to Harmony Creek, Ohio, and the only person who’s ever really been there for him, his brother Chase. Chase saved Will in the past, but will he rescue him yet again? Some lessons—like fatherhood—can only be learned by doing. Is Will up to the challenge?
And where does Emma Metzger fit into Will’s suddenly upside-down world? Emma knows all about his troubled past and sees his hesitation to commit to his new daughter. How can she commit her heart to a man who doesn’t know what the word means?
Chase always told Will “Follow your heart. Always try to be a good man.” But will following his heart be enough for his daughter, and for Emma?
The After of Us is a story about letting go of old dreams, and, in the process, discovering what you really needed to make you happy was right there in front of you all along.
The After of Us is a spin-off of the Judge Me Not series and a standalone novel.
Sometimes you get curve balls in life, and boy did Will get one. A curve ball in the form of a beautiful little girl who is his mini me. When the story first started you would never in a million years though that he would have ended up being a daddy. Heck, I thought maybe a few months down the road Miss DD’s might come knocking. But Lilly was an amazing surprise.
Will is such a profound character. He seems like someone who really be wants to he on his own path, even if it means settling. He is really building his self-worth, but he’s holding back. But then when Lilly enters his life he adapted. He fell in love and took care of this little girl and put her first without a doubt. She was part of the puzzle that was missing for so long. And Emma, she was another happy surprise. They both so vividly remembered their connection from the past, it was amazing how well they clicked. And Emma instantly fell in love with little Lilly. I’m a sucker for a single dad, I mean, who isn’t right? But Will’s story was so special! Now, I know there are others in this series and I haven’t read Chase’s story, but now I can’t wait to read it!
Have a great rest of your weekend!!