Love After All
Bar owner Sebastian "Bash" Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart, and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving that Chelsea is ...more
Love After All is a standalone novel and is the 4th book in the Hope Series. Lately I have been reading books out of order. Ive read a few Jaci Burton books and shes known for the Play by Play series. You would think Love After All is milder than the Play by Play series, but its not.
Love After All is a feel-good- happy steamy novel. Its a cross between a comical chick-lit and new adult read. Its a good book to read in between the serious ones.
Chelsea is tired of dating ...more
Chelsea Gardner is a pretty, single high school math teacher who's frustrated in her search for the perfect man. So, she created "The List" to outline all the attributes a man must have before she'll go out on a date. Sebastian (Bash) Palmer owns a bar, is commitment shy and doesn't even come close to Chelsea's list but yet the two of them can't avoid their strong attraction. And, their personalities seem to connect, too.
What I enjoyed
As Bash ...more
Smart women know these lists are stupid and dont work
I read reviews after all just to make sure the pattern is followed: Yep... unlikable female mc
The premise for this book is fairly cliche. Girl is in search of the perfect man ...more
So you would think writing a list of what you want in a man and what you don't want in a man would work. Yeah it didn't. At least not for these two. It DIDNT work. Beautiful high school teacher Chelsea loves her Life very orderly she's a high school math teacher so everything always adds up. You know 1+1 is 2. 2×2 is four and so on. Her dating life sucks so she decides to write a list of things she would prefer in her man. Sounds simple ...more
I loved "Bash"--he was funny, sexy, and perceptive.
I thought Chelsea's insistence on her "list" for the perfect man was crazy. Couldn't she see that Bash was perfect for her?
This was a quick, one day read, and very enjoyable. That fact that Chelsea and Bash were long time friends made the romance more believable. Just wished that Chelsea would've wised up sooner.:)
I'm loving this series!
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In this story, Bash and Chelsea get their story. Both characters are very familiar secondary characters from the beginning of the series. While I liked this story, I wasn't nearly as taken with it as others in the series.
As to being part of a series that is based on ...more
Quick & Dirty: A teacher and a bar owner looking for love in all the wrong places.
Opening Sentence: Chelsea Gardner sat at the No Hope at All Bar, waiting for her friends.
Chelsea is a math teacher who has just made her list of the perfect guy, too bad Bash doesnt fit any of the qualifications. Despite the massive spark between them, Chelsea is determined to date the right guy for a change. Bash is determined to help despite the fact that he ...more
Bash is a member of the same group of friends. He owns the bar No Hope at All. Having ...more
As you can see by the date that this one has taken me a while to get to. Unfourtunly it was that I haven't gotten a chance to read it, it's more likeI've tried over and over to get into it and couldn't. So finally I forced myself to sit down and read it. I have 4 other books after this one that goes with the series.
I will admit that I just skimmed read it. I just did enough to understand the story, but not enough to ...more
Chelsea and Bash take readers on a journey filled with humor, passion, sexy and sincere heartwarming love.
Chelsea has constructed a ten-point list to help her find the perfect guy. She is tired of dating the wrong men and is convinced if she finds a guy that meets all her criteria, she will live happily ever after.
Bash and Chelsea hang in the same circle of friends. Hes liked her for a while and would love to have a chance to get to know ...more
Chelsea was searching for Mr. Right, a man who fit her list of requirements. Yes, an actual list. She and Bash had always had an attraction to one another, but he, by no means, was the list-man, and after a failed marriage, he wasn't ready to give his heart to someone, who would not accept him as is.
This was the light and fun read I was looking for. Bash and Chelsea had the chemistry and banter down ...more
Sidenote this is a book 4 in a companion series I dont feel you have to read the full series in order to get into these.
Anyway, this one caught my interest of course Theres a dog on the cover. And a dude, who owns a bar, so I was in.
Chelsea Gardner is tired of dating the wrong kind of guys shes got a ...more
If you need a pick me up read, you definitely need to read this series. The books in the Hope series are sweet and sexy and with each installment you fall in love with the characters and the overall cast a little bit more. Jaci Burton is definitely one of my go to authors to get me out of a book slump because Im guaranteed to get a story full of heart that will sweep me off my feet.
Thats exactly what I loved about LOVE AFTER ALL. I was quickly swept off my feet. Both Chelsea and Sebastian Bash ...more
Love After All explores three fairly common romance tropes in an interesting story involving characters with a lot of heart.
OK, so its obvious I liked it, but what is it?
The title Love After All fits to a T (also the tees that the hero frequently wears fit pretty awesomely too). This is combination of the sex into romance trope and the friends into lovers trope rolled into one.
Chelsea Gardner is a high school math teacher, and has been for about ten years. ...more
While I did enjoy the story, I had issues with both characters and if I wasnt frustrated with one, I was certainly frustrated with the other; Chelsea and her damn list for one. That girl is something else. Shes tired of dating losers and has devised a ...more
If you need a pick me up read, you definitely need to read this series. The books in the Hope series are sweet and sexy and with each installment you fall in love with the characters and the overall cast a little bit more. Jaci Burton is definitely one of my go to authors to get me out of a book slump because I'm guaranteed to get a story full of heart that will sweep me off my feet.
That's exactly what I loved about LOVE AFTER ALL. I was quickly swept off my feet. Both Chelsea and
Chelsea made a list of the type of man she only wanted to date. Such as he had to have a 9 to 5 job, He did not like sports, he could not have any crazy ex-girlfriends (I love this one, but I do love crazy ex-girlfriend drama). The man has to like fine dining and wine and his perfect vacation ...more
Bash Palmer is the owner and operator of the local bar in Hope. He spends all of his time married to work. He doesn't have time for dating much less a relationship.
Chelsea Gardner is looking for the perfect man. And she has a list to help her a long the way. She's tired of dating and wants a man to settle down with like the rest of her friends.
Chelsea is the total deal : beautiful, nice and smart. She's also a little high-maintenance and too rational sometimes. She's not ...more
Sebastian Bash Palmer
Bare Bones: Chelsea and Bash have known each other forever and recently an attraction has built. They both want to ignore it, after all Chelsea is on a hunt for her perfect man. Armed with her list she secures several dates but realizes no one can match the chemistry she and Bash have.
Overall a good read. I liked both of the main characters and we get to see a lot of some past characters too.
The Random Thoughts ...more