From New York Times bestselling author Heidi McLaughlin comes a heartfelt story about overcoming great loss and forgiving past sins to find happiness again.
Brooklyn Hewett hasn’t set foot in Cape Harbor for fifteen years—not since an accident claimed the love of her life, Austin Woods. Desperate to move forward, Brooklyn has focused on raising her daughter for the past...more
After All is an engaging, heartwarming tale that brings together the independent, single mom Brooklyn and the hardworking, patient Bowie as they discover that beneath all the past miscommunication, secrets, and heartbreak is an unconditional friendship and love that is still smouldering after fifteen years of absence.
The prose is emotive and sincere. The characters are hesitant, dependable, and endearing. And the plot is a tender tale brimming with relationship dynam ...more
I loved Brooklyn too, though it wasn't quite as enthusiastic. She frustrated me sometimes. I wanted her - as an adult - to confront her issue ...more
It's a town where hope has died with Ashton, the local hero. A popular guy followed by the townspeople like a Pied Piper. With him gone, it's like someone switched 8ff the light and now the whole se ...more
It's a town where hope has died with Ashton, the local hero. A popular guy followed by the townspeople like a Pied Piper. With him gone, it's like someone switched off the light and now the whole se ...more
I'll leave it at that -- unless I find some time to come back and dig a little deeper into the why-nots. ...more
Brooklyn Hewett left Cape Harbor, Washington the day her boyfriend was laid to rest. Heavy with guilt about the fight they had and who she was with when Austin died, she left without a word to anyone and didn’t return for 15 years - until she was summoned home to help bring life back to the Driftwood Inn, the seaside resort owned by Austin’s mother, Carly.
Once Brooklyn arrives at the inn with 14 year old daughter Brystol in tow, she’s forc ...more
That being said, it was a second chance romance with lots of deep regret, guilt and secrets.
A nice easy read, with a possible surprise for some who may not predict it early in the book, with a mix of characters in a small fishing town. I really liked the book!
I really liked Bowie and Brooklyn together, once they let themselves act on the attraction. Before that ha ...more
Determined to leave the stigma of her past behind, Brooklyn left Cape Harbor as soon as they said their ‘goodbyes’ to Austin. There were so many secrets abo ...more
A very romantic and sweet love story, set in a charming costal town I fell in love with, “After All”, by Heidi McLaughlin (Montlake Romance), features an appealing, brooding hero, who quickly learns second chances should be grabbed right away.
The old crush and the yearning is so well written. Bowie’s feelings of defeat, self-pity, jealousy and envy are wonderfully portrayed and instead of putting me off, they made the male c ...more
Whilst it took me a while I savoured it all, from horny teenagers to best friends to secrets and sadly to loneyless.
Bowie, Brooklyn, Carly, Simone, Brystol and Austin all such important parts of the story but hugely connected.
I loved the suspense, and not being able to second guess the secrets, I was hoping that we would find out what the secrets where, and was not disappointed with the telling of the story.
I loved Byrst ...more
Bowie had always loved Brooklyn, but he also knew that nothing would ever happen to them as she was involved with his best friend. When ...more
A beautifully written story that will pull you in and tug at your heartstrings.
The chemistry Bowie and Brooklyn had blow me away. They pretend to hate each other one minute but then the next minute all that changes.
After All has lots of twists and turns and when a long standing secret is revealed where will that leave Bowie, Brooklyn and the relationship they are trying to rebuild.
Definitely one to add to your reading list, ...more
This story got me with all the mystery and bottled up emotions they had at the beginning between the characters Brooklyn and Bowie. It’s a sweet story of forgiveness and love with a lot of baggage from the past. It was a lil bit predictable but I just couldn’t stop reading/listening. I really enjoyed it. It gave the feels with all the angst and slow burn and with all the drama. I wish Cape Harbor was real, it made wanna have reservations at the inn just to see the big windows and the b ...more
AFTER ALL takes place In The beach town of Cape Harbor and centers around the character of Brooklyn. Brooklyn moves to c ...more
Originally, from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband, two daughters, and their three dogs.
In 2012, Heidi turned her passion for reading into a full-fledged literary career, writing over twenty novels, inclu ...more