After The Night
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This book has the best asshole/jerk hero EVER!
OMG I loved every damn scene when he was horrible to her <3
I wanted him to be worse!!! I couldn't wait for it!
He is just that good! Or maybe I am that wrong bwahahhahahahhahahahh
But seriously, he is one of the best jerks I've read <3 I want to read more of those now <3
I don’t know why you’re here, and it doesn’t matter. This motel belongs to me. You aren’t welcome. You have half an hour to get packed and get out." He gave her a wol...more
★★★★★ 5 BEAUTIFULLY INTENSE AND PASSIONATELY ROUGH STARS
In the small town of Prescott where the influential Rouillard family rules and where gossip will follow you forever, Gray Rouillard protects his family with an admirable ruthlessness. One event clouds his judgment and his wrath is focused on the Devlin family.
With a drunk father and a whorish mother Faith is being punished for her mother's choices. Faith Devlin is determined to succeed in li...more
It goes without saying that Linda Howard is an incredible writer, my personal favorite in the romantic suspense genre. I would read anything written by her. That includes her grocery list. I'm sure it would be interesting.
After the Night takes place over a span of several years, thus giving the reader the opportunity to watch Faith and Gray grow up, develop their characters and under...more
How I feel about this book:
I loved it ALL.
This is an absolute MUST READ. Linda Howard, why did I wait so long to read your books !!??
I have no idea but I do know that from now on I'll be devouring LH's books like crazy, that's a given! ;)
PS: I love Gray Rouillard <3
The name Devlin is synonymous with being a drunk and/or a whore!
Faith Devlin grew up as white trash. Her mom was the town whore and her dad was the town drunk. Her siblings were no better, except for her mentally handicapped brother, Scotty. She made sure to not be like her family. As a young girl her mother was the mistress to Guy Rouillard (a powerful and rich man).
Gary Rouillard is Guy’s son and like his dad he is a lady’s man. He's also a town powerhouse and when he talks people listen. He...more
Gray is a really hot alpha hero, but his treatment of the heroine throughout most of the book pissed me off. Although, his whole macho, lion hear me roar thing was admittedly pretty sexy and hard to resist at times. And OMG, the notorious porch scene is scorch your fingertips, drink some ice water, YOWZA, smokin' hot and makes this a definite keeper!! It's another great LH read, but I wish Gray had done a little bit more groveling to Faith and an...more
I've never read Linda Howard till now....and I'm rectifying that poor judgement on my part. Aside from the fact that I had never heard of her until recently, well, I've rectified that too. This book was GOLD.
I loved this and every second spent reading it. This book has been around for a while and so many people have read it, so I'll skip any type of synopsis. The plot was great, the suspense built up beautifully. I did suspect the culprit early on, but the reason...more
All the hype about this book is WELL deserved. I love love loved it!!!
I loved the way Linda Howard crafted the plot. It was utterly supurb. Only a truly talented writer can give a book just the right amount of everything.
There was the poignant childhood crush...
"The best smell in the world, Faith thought as she meandered through the woods, staring up at the captured sunlight and holding her secret happiness cradled deep in her chest, was Gray Rouillard."
There was forbidden love...more
There are so many fantastic reviews that I'll just add a few thoughts....
It took awhile for me to like the hero, Gray Rouillard. He’s a sexy, hot, alpha from the elite side of town. His treatment of Faith took a huge dose of redemption, but it does happen and by the end I was a happy reader.
The past hasn’t been good to Faith and I loved how she took charge and came out shining. She’s a strong,...more
It took me a long time to forgive him....more
**Buddy read with Blacky <3 <3 <3**
I love this book!
I love how Linda Howard can seamlessly switch from one mood to the other. In this book in particular from dramatic ambiance, to scorching hot sex to helpless hysterics.
See these awful communicative hysterics one can have in real life? That's exactly what happened to me with that book.
"Slowly Gray's head came up. The expression in his eyes was indescribable, as if he couldn't believe what was happening. He took a deep breath,...more
An After the Night reviewer stated that if this was your best friend you would encourage her...more
I could barely put this one down and seriously wished I would have had a whole day to just read it away in one sitting.
This is one of the things I love GR so much, I’d heard about LH but had never tried any of her books before, but after seeing so many friends of similar taste enjoying it, and my friend Didi recommending it, curiosity won over. And well, definitely reading more from this author. I loved her writing.
This was a great enemies to lovers story with some good suspense buildup, d...more
The only complaint I have is where the the blooming epilogue....It had a good ending but was screaming out for an epilogue! Despite that gripe I'm still gonna give it 5 stars as it gripped me...more
This is just as riveting in audio as in print. Natalie Ross did an excellent job, IMO, and if an audiobook I'm interested in has her as the narrator, I'd have no hesitation buying. She makes an effort to insert different inflections, differentiate male from female voices and her own warm, sultry voice is easy on the ear.
I read the print version many years ago in mass paperback but listening to the audiobook made me notice a couple of things that I didn't...more
let me just say I would love some Creole Cajun.... especially how Gray is written
review to follow :)
After the night begins with a curious little girl who seems to have an unusual sensory gift, or a fantastic imagination. The girl has a crush on a teen who, when first introduced, seems perceptive then the story and characters (especially the "hero"--term used lightly, sarcastically) go on a downward spiral. From the earliest pages, the story is riddled with amorality and double-standards. This could make for an interesting story...more
SPOILERS AND ANGER AND SWEARS AHEAD!!
This is me right now:
First, this perv at 24 is checking out a 14 year old in her nightie.. What a fucking perv! "Oh wahhhh my rich daddie left with his mistress and now my family is probably only half as rich and I have lots of paperwork.. waaaahhh". I get it. He's pissed and it's a shitty situation.
He KNOWS that this family of "trash" has a down syndrome 6 year old boy and he'll just judge everyone because he has some serious dad...more
Favorite Line - "Do you want to know why men name their penis? So the most important decisions in their life aren't made by a stranger."
Favorite Character - Faith
My favorite things about this book -
1. Faith, she has a shitty life but never gives up & she achieves so much with her life regardless.
2. The sex scenes, they are super steamy. The author really manages to make you live & breath the passion along with the leads.
3. I like that the story included some se...more
First, let's start with this... The beginning part of the book, maybe 60 pages or so, is set in the past. It's the period when Faith, a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, is fourteen years old and spying on her crush, Gray, who is popular and rich.
After Faith, her brothers, sister and father are forcefully evicted from their home by Gray after their tramp mother supposedly runs off with Gray's father, Faith leaves everything that...more
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(1) Romance author
Linda S. Howington was born on August 3, 1950 in Alabama, United States. She began to write at nine years old, and wrote for twenty years for her own enjoyment. She worked at a trucking company where she met her husband, and then decided to try and get her work published in 1980. [1:] Her first...more