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After the Loving (The Harringtons #2)

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  90 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
In the much anticipated follow-up to Once in a Lifetime, full-figured caterer Velma Brighton is constantly comparing herself to her thin, beautiful sister, Alexis, who seems to have everything. On Alexis's wedding day, Velma's insecurity kicks into overdrive when she puts on a formfitting maid-of-honor gown that reveals all of her curves. Worse still, the man who makes her ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 24th 2011 by Harlequin Kimani (first published February 1st 2005)
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Sep 25, 2011 Shonnie rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
My initial thought is that the characters conversation seems stiff or mechanical. Even their thoughts seem to lack a certain flow. It’s just WEIRD.

An example was the first chapter; the author didn’t allow you the opportunity to get to know the characters. (Granted I know it’s a romance novel however if you can descriptive details about the home, the kid, the brothers etc, then you should be able to cut back on those descriptive details and give me more character development so that I can relate.
Oct 25, 2011 Merce rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I got tired of the "passionate" kisses and wanted them to just get down to it. And please tell me what is sexy about a man saying to open your mouth so they can kiss you. NOT SEX
Nov 06, 2012 Debbie rated it it was ok
Like the first story, Once in a Lifetime, the dialogue is kinda stiff and it's hard to understand what they're saying. The first story I think was a little better as far as dialogue, but this one had the potential to be a great story, but the way they talk to each other is very weird, and it leaves you unable to connect with the characters. It's unrealistic. Also there were too many dressy words. I kept having to use the dictionary, seriously. Example "I have to go straight to my brothers, and t ...more
Rolanda A. Gillis
Not your typical romance

This is a good read. The language used is a bit different for today's Times, but the story is good.
Jan 14, 2012 Angela rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A good story of a woman who's self esteem about her weight holds her back from the man she wants. She learns to believe in him.
Sep 08, 2011 Janina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, romance
I love the harrington brothers!
can't wait to read Drake's story next..
Love... Can never go wrong with a good romance!
For its contents the book is too long. Would be much better if it was condensed to makebe 150-200 pages.
Barbara Smith
Sep 10, 2012 Barbara Smith rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Best than the first one just never wanted it too end
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Fiction writing is Gwynne Forster’s second career. She holds bachelors and masters degrees in sociology, a master’s degree in economics/demography and has additional graduate credits in journalism. As a demographer, she is widely published. She is formerly chief of (non-medical) research in fertility and family planning in the Population Division of the United Nations in New
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  • Love Me Tonight
  • A Compromising Affair

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