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After the Night
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
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
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
4.7 Stars - Stunning great - a heartwrencher
At last I started Linda Howard's good "oldie". I'd both the 12 hrs audiobook (narrated by Natalie Ross) in my ears and sometimes also the ebook in my other hand.
I was in a kind of dreamy 'book-love' in this romance already after a feew chapter... or minutes really.
Completely enchanted and my tears was flowing.
A keeper, an unforgettable epic romance story to remember.
Faith Devlin has come back to Prescott, Louisiana after twelve years away. She was cruelly thrown out of her home at the young age of fourteen. Though it was no fault of hers, Faith suffered the disgrace her mother, Renee, had brought down on them. Being regarded as white trash and suffering the stain her mother’s reputation made Faith determined to never be like a ...more
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. H ...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
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
FAITH DEVLIN: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom.
It was a good day for dreaming. It was late in the afternoon, the sun throwing long shadows when it could manage to break through the thick woods, but for the most part the translucent golden light was tangled in the tops of the tre...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
An After the Night reviewer stated that if this was your best friend you would encourage her ...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
It took me a long time to forgive him. I still haven't, not really. M ...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
5 Fantastic Stars!!!!
Let me start by saying, this is absolutely one of my all time FAVORITE Linda Howard books. I don’t know how many times I have read it both in print and audio format. The audio version is narrated by the very talented Natalie Ross who does a fantastic job!! She’s definitely one of my favorite narrators.
Faith Devlin was born into a poor (white trash) family. Her mother is the town whore, her sister is on her way to following in their mothers f ...more
Now, excuse me, I have to go and find more Linda Howard books.
My rating: 4.5 stars
**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
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
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
My first Linda Howard book and I'm in the middle of the road, liked it but didn't love it. With the exception of the first 20%, which was AMAZING, this book for me was a combination of
Alright, let's start at the beginning shall we.
The first 20% of this book describing and setting up the history between the Devlins and Rouillards was fantastic! I could feel EVERY emotion, injustice and unfairness that Faith had to endure. Her infatuation, worship and love for Gray poured off ...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
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The writing is decent enough, though I knew what happened very early in the story, so the mistery wasn't all that complicated to solve.
But, although through some eye rolling and a bit of skimming, I finished the longish book, and didn't really suffer doing it.
It's my first book by the author, and I think I'll give another book of her a try someday.
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
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Linda S. Howington is an American best-selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful. Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982. She is a charter member of Romance ...more