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After the Fall

(The Fallen Men #4)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  1,829 ratings  ·  457 reviews
I was settin’ up to live a good life, the kinda life I’d fought hard to deserve.
With a good woman––the best woman––at my side, a degree under my belt, and the whole world at my feet, I was livin’ the kinda happily ever after usually denied the rebellious and the criminal. I’d turned my back on that kinda life, thinkin’ I needed that clean, wholesome kinda happy.
Then the d
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Published March 13th 2020 by Giana Darling
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KIKI Giana Darling said we should expect one book a year for this series, but for 2020 she has two books planned, starting with this one: After the Fall. F…moreGiana Darling said we should expect one book a year for this series, but for 2020 she has two books planned, starting with this one: After the Fall. From what I learned, she's also working on a series for Dante from the Lombardi family, (which has nothing to do with this series) so my best guess is Augustish? I'm hoping it's early 2020 because I'm beyond excited to see who this book's going to be about.(less)

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Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
"Awake, arise, and be forever Fallen.”

After The Fall is PHENOMENAL!! King Kyle Garro and Cressida Irons have been living together for quite awhile, but there are no rings, no wedding date in sight.

King is trying to do what he can to encourage incremental changes that might keep the Entrance PD off their back, but the Old Guard doesn't want to hear it. Cressida is wondering if she should bring up getting married in a more formal conversation.

King and Cress have had the talk, talked about getti
Becky Rendon
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm dead!!!!

Here lies Giana Darling, or what is left of her rotting carcass after her readers find her. I would like to offer my condolences to her family, but I'm pretty sure I will be raising a pitch fork with the lynch mob, so sorry not sorry.

Giana's life was cut short in only the way a true reader can appreciate. She died for her craft. I'm sure it would warm her heart to know that crazy fans love her characters enough to steal her, tie her up, shout terrible things about her, beat her, and
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
”Never thought much about dying. I was still a young man by anyone’s standards, only twenty-three and healthy with it, but my lack of curiosity about death stemmed more from my lifelong exposure to it than anything else.”

It’s been a few years. The club has gotten a few new ole lady’s and there’s a few new additions on the way. Entrance is still as corrupt as ever. No one seems to learn their lessons and everything just gets darker on this side of things. Seems around every corner there’s a s
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gap
“I would fall from grace a thousand times over if it meant living in sin and beauty with you.”
Finally a book in this series that I can rate a solid 4 star! I'm so happy I could cry 🙈

Book 4 is a continuation of King and Cressida's story. Even though the books in this series are technically stand-alones, this one is not it. After The Fall follows King and his Queenie after they've had a HEA in book 1.

“I love you, you know?” I whispered to him. “Sometimes it terrifies me how much I love you
Vanessa (nessreads)
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am in awe. I honestly don’t know how else to put it. Ever since I read Lessons in Corruption I knew I could never get enough of the infamous King Kyle Garro. No matter what, I’d always need more and my appetite for him would never be fulfilled. When Giana announced that the fourth Fallen Men book would be none other than King and his Queenie I couldn’t for the life of me contain my excitement. It’s like my wishes had been answered, but I had no idea the emotional ride I’d be in for.

From the ve
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Yaaasss! Thank you Giana for not using the typical, cliche, and annoying plot devices that most authors use nowadays as hurdles for the couple to supposedly make their love "stronger". King and Cress were actually my least favorite couple in the series, though I love their age gap, but this book was the perfect redeemer for them.

I was surprised by how much I liked this book, and I'm giving major props to Giana right now. This story was about Cress and King's relationship, and their
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
"I'd found what I loved, and I was only too willin’ to let it kill me."

I’m speechless. Completely at a loss of words. How can I say something quite reasonable about the book that’s a complete masterpiece? Giana Darling has such a way with words that you devour their beauty and breathe them. Dear lord, the way she described the love between King and Cress made me so emotional that I was constantly clutching at my chest. I was seriously afraid that my heart will burst. After The Fall took me f
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was really unimpressed with this book. I waited so long, did a reread of the first book and finally started this one. And I was honestly bored. I was confused most of the time because it can’t be read standalone whatsoever. It was pretty much the third book recap, for more than 50%, but from King and Cress’s perspective. I was pretty much not interested throughout the book because it felt like it was filling in a book I’d already read and adding a little side plot to it. Very disappointed.
Mar 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
So I feel like I was thrown into the deep end of the pool.
This is the fourth book on a series, and that's where I started (*facepalm*)... SO that's totally on me.
BUT, I really enjoyed this and now I want to read all about the Fallen Men.

It was refreshing that I caught up with Cress and King's relationship while It was ongoing. I guess it was just very interesting to see them as a truly formed couple that loved one another and that had external issues, instead of the will they won't they.

This is
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Jesus Christ,


Giana Darling has done it... AGAIN. Giana became a fast favorite of mine with this series so when I saw book four was happening, I was over the moon and I was not disappointed.

The author throws us back into the world of The Fallen Men from the very first page. I thought this series was over after Good Gone Bad, but I was so wrong and I am so glad I was. Falling back into this world was amazing. It was brutal, it was emotional AF, and it was one hell of a ride but I lov
Anita _booktoread
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2020-awesomeness
What a heartbreaking, emotional ride of your life!

I’m a little lost and don’t know what to write. I’ve been put through the emotional wringer even though I kinda knew it was coming- even before that prologue I had the gist of what was going to happen, I just didn’t know Giana would near on destroy me because of my love for these characters. What’s worse is I know it’s not over. The head evil villain hasn’t been stopped yet. I need more of these books Giana. I need another sweet novella- or just
Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Made from you, for you' Stars!

OMFG.. Giana Darling just about killed me with this one. I was a crying mess!!! I wasn't expecting the surprise that After the Fall was. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I loved, I hated. I did and felt everything along with King, Cress and the whole Fallen gang. I love this MC series so much, it's for sure one of my favorites but I was a little scared about this book because it was about a couple that already has their own novel.

But Giana made me fall in love eve
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'll be completely honest, there was a fairly large part of me that wanted book four to be about Nova, and that part was a little sad when I found out that it wasn't. To be ready and to remember everything that had happened in the past, I decided to re-read the Fallen Men series. After doing so, my love and adoration of the love King and Cress have got a thousand times bigger and the need for a second book was huge (especially reading Fallen Son and Good Gone Bad). The teasers Giana posted every ...more
Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

3.5 Stars
This book was beautiful such a heart-wrencher actually moving me to tears with its
poignant and sentimental narrative.
It’s the continuation of King and Cressida’s journey and the first half takes place timeline-wise at the same time as book three.

Though I enjoyed this it was the second half of this that made such an impact on me I’m not sure we really needed what came before this and it did feel like a bit like filler, wholly unnecessary, I was already satisfied with how we left these t
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: emotional, mc
Hold on, for this is a bumpy and emotional ride! From the very first page you are pulled back into the Fallen world. We met them in Lessons in Corruption but their story wasn’t over. Not when you’re in love with a man of the Fallen MC. Cressida Irons and King Garro are ready to finally take the next step in their relationship but with tensions high in the club, can they finally get engaged and walk down the aisle before chaos ensues? So many threats against the MC might be too much to move on fr ...more
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Mar 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
You know you’re in for one hell of a read when the prologue makes you gasp!

It’s no secret I love this author’s storytelling. This couple - King & Cressida were how I found her books so they hold a special place in my heart.

Their love is what romance is made of. Their chemistry, their connection and their acceptance of each other for exactly who they are. They give me all the heart eyes.

There were moments during this one where I had to stop reading because I was crying so hard. I was even temp
Pamela Carey Reynolds
May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giana-darling
Truly an amazing book from the beginning to the end I cried I laughed I lost hope that I gained it back Giana Darling you are truly a gift blessed to all of us
Kim BookJunkie ~ Editor & Proofreader
If you want to read the best version of this story, do not read the 1st/original edition as it is not fully edited!!!!

It was so fabulous to be back with King, Cressida & all of The Fallen characters again!!! It‘s been quite a while since I read the other installments, and I have a horrible memory, so I was worried I‘d need to reread some of the earlier installments, but Darling does a phenomenal job of catching us up to where we left off!!! While reading this, it was like no time ha
3.5-4 ⭐️

• Genre: Romantic Suspence- MC Romance
• Tropes: age gap (8 years), older woman
• First person, h/H POV
• Standalone? No.
• Cliffhanger? No.
• Trigger? violence
• Steam ? High 🔥

I had mixed feelings before reading After we fall :
I was excited because the previous book ended with a huge cliffhanger and I needed to know how things would turn out for Zeus after his arrest.
At the same time I wasn't exactly thrilled to read another book about this couple, which is my least favorite in this
MC The Bookaholic ♡
5 ++++++ into infinity freaking stars

When I tell yall I cried, I mean, I was full on sobbing towards the end of the book. And then some more in the end.

I love how this book connects with H.R.’s and Danner’s story and continues on with Queenie and King’s pov.

We even get to see more of Foxy, Zeus, the babies, and Ares. I love that Wrath shows up too.

I don’t want to spoil it at all but do know that this book caused my heart to shatter, tape back together, shatter again, and tape back together a
Zilpha Owens
The King and his Iron Queen

We’re back with the men and women of The Fallen MC. It’s always nice to be there. And while I think King is a sexy beast and Cress is his queen, I’m not really sure I needed more of their story. I was happy with where they were heading at the end of Lessons in Corruption. I enjoyed getting more of them in the subsequent books in the series. I was confident in them as a couple and believed their love to be everlasting. Ms. Darling’s illuminating prose convinced me of th
Mar 21, 2020 rated it really liked it


I kept going back and forth with this one. I love the Fallen, I love Welcome to the Dark Side and Good Gone Bad (both stand-alones), and I love Giana’s style of writing and weaving of mythology and classics into her writing. I live for it.

There are parts here that really dragged for me, which I attribute to the synopsis. It didn’t seem to match the story I read. And while I like King and Cress, I don’t have the emotional investment in them as I do in the other charac
Tpagirl Loves Romance
After the Fall was the fourth book in the Fallen Men MC series by Giana Darling. It was a follow up for King and Cressida (book one, Lessons in Corruption) as well as the overall MC conflict.

It had been over a year since I had read the last book in the series so I was a little lost at first but I stuck with it and it eventually came full circle. The first half of the book’s timeline aligned with book three, Good Gone Bad and served as a high level recap for those events. At 50%, the book then p
***5 Stars***

When this book was announced I was all KINDS of happy to know that I’d be able to dive back into the world of The Fallen Men.

When the couple was announced. I was intrigued and a little wary simply because I didn’t want my happy bubble to be broken ~ as can happen when a couple gets another book in a series ~ even though I figured it would be put together again.

Then I read the blurb and went…”Well, fuck” The blurb does say it all, but is also quite vague (something I shouldn’t b
Keri Loves Books
Mar 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A love story that sears the soul! The author has made me fall in love with The Fallen Men time and time again. King has continued to be a favorite book boyfriend since Lessons in Corruption. The biker poet delivers romance and devotion to the woman he loves like no other.

Their love was immeasurable, yet their lives were not without pain and heartache. A corrupt man hell bent on vengeance was willing to do anything to take down The Fallen MC. However, he never imagined the lengths a Fallen man wi
i guess this is one of those cases of 'it's not you book, it's me' but then i think about how the heroine has the personality and depth of a plant and the feeling fades.

when i went into this book i thought i would finally get a book written from king's point of view, but instead, cressida got more pov chapters than the hero of his own damn book (after already having had a whole ass book from her perspective) and i started to lose my interest. maybe i would care for the heroine if her entire per
3 Stars

Cressida has not been my....favorite person, you could say. She was incredibly judgemental to King in their first book, Lessons in Corruption, and I didn't care for her at all. King, however, I adore in all his alpha biker goodness.

Family isn’t in the blood. It’s the echo of each name that sounds with the beat of your heart.

I find myself a tad disappointed with this. After that omfg cliffhanger in the last book, I expected this to dive straight into that as The Fallen men handle the f
Mar 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“There was evil at my back and only a chasm that represented an empty future without any of the people I loved before me”

I’m not crying, your crying sniffles ok fine it’s me I’m crying. Oh how do I even put into words when it comes to After The Fall. One thing there is to say is that Giana Darling is a master in her writing, not because she displays her stories so wonderfully no. Giana’s words are like poetry, they sink into your soul touching each and every part of you until they wrap around yo
Apr 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I was slightly concerned about King and Cress getting a second book, purely because I felt that they’d had their “happy ever after” and I didn’t want to seem some unnecessary drama drive a wedge between them. I knew that whatever Giana had planned though was going to do them justice. I just never expected to have my heart ripped out and stomped on. This book was an emotional rollercoaster, and as I got closer and closer to the end of the book, I couldn’t see how it was going to end happily...but ...more
Halle Reads
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars 🌟
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Giana Darling is a Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Top 40 Amazon Best Selling Canadian romance author.

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The Fallen Men (7 books)
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  • Welcome to the Dark Side (The Fallen Men, #2)
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