Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Review for After We Fall by Marquita Valentine - 3 out of 5


A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants—and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter’s beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who’s gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain—so long as his own secrets don’t sink their relationship before it begins.

Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She’s also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can’t trust her instincts when it comes to men—not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn’t count on choices this hard—or temptation this hot.


I liked After We Fall, and I loved Hunter! He's not a manwhore! I was so excited for that! He's a man, who knows what he wants and he doesn't need to sleep around in the mean time; he's not controlled by his penis! He is so open with his feelings, and it was beyond refreshing; he's doesn't play games. I didn't really connect with Evangeline, so that was a down point for me. I don't know what it was exactly, but I just felt like she didn't evolve how I wanted. I still liked her okay, and I like that she was a bit kooky. There's some fun Star Wars humor that I enjoyed! Evangeline is separated from her abusive husband and trying to start a new life, she was married to him for 6 years, and after he nearly killed her, she finally left him. She is still really emotionally wounded, and has trouble trusting people; especially men. Hunter was one of the cops on the scene, and helped Evangeline get into a woman's shelter. Hunter hasn't been able to forget about Evangeline, and when she happens to move in next door to him, he wants to show her that he is the man for her. I thought they had decent chemistry, and I liked the love scenes. Also, as I was reading, there was some things that just didn't add up for me; I don't want to spoil anything, so I'll leave it at that, but I felt like the story was lacking some depth. Also, there were some scenes where the characters would be told something as if it were new information, but that information was already told a little before; maybe the other character wasn't listening because it was during sex at the time, so I'll let that go. I liked that we get dual POV's, and that there is an epilogue; even though it was too short. I do like this series, so far, so I will continue with the series, and I liked Saylor, Evangeline's neighbor/co-worker, and it looks like the next book is about Saylor and Hayden, so I look for to that; despite Hayden proclivities for being a manwhore, I'm still looking forward to their story.

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