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After All

(Romancing Manhattan #3)

4.19  ·  Rating details ·  1,305 ratings  ·  210 reviews

The last sizzling novel in Kristen Proby's Romancing Manhattan series finds a widower falling deeply in love again with a woman who has scars of her own.

When Carter Shaw’s wife died five years ago, he was left to pick up the pieces not only of his own broken heart but also that of his devastated eight-year-old daughter, Gabby—leaving him with no time for anything else,

Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 288 pages
Published July 14th 2020 by Avon
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DJ Sakata
Favorite Quotes:

I have hard copies of everything, in case the power goes out or there’s a zombie apocalypse. Prepared is an understatement for what I am.

“I beg your pardon,” Mary demands just as Sienna snickers beside me. “You can beg for it, but I’m not going to give it,” I reply,

That man is hotter than July in Hades.

I don’t think anything in the world compares to the venom a twelve-year-old can spew in your face. Maybe I should call my own mother and apologize for once being twelve myself.

Jul 23, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf

I do not like this book. I read the previous book and at that time I thought it was OK. After All fails me. It is supposed to be about Manhattan. But I do not get a vibe about the infamous neighbourhood at all in this book.

There is no character development. The characters falls into insta lust right away. Even the single dad trope can not help the story to be more interesting.

There is min angst/ drama in this book. The steamy scenes are not even hot. It feels cold.

2 stars
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Amazon US * Amazon UK

After All is the third and final book in in Kristen Proby's Romancing Manhattan series. This is the story that I've been dying for since I started this series and I'm actually happy that Carter's story was the one we get end on. Even though the wait just about killed me.

Carter is a widower with a pre-teen daughter that we've seen through some dicey times. Nora is his assistant who has always been there for him, for both work and personal matters. They had a bit of
Melanie (mells_view)
Widower father to a pre-teen.
Recently divorced executive assistant.
Assistant has been there for the hero and his daughter since the mother’s passing in a work and friendship capacity. She’s already weaved into their life, and one day the way she’s blended in changes.

I thought that After All was good. It’s pretty easy street sugary sweet, but there are some angsty misunderstanding moments that keep it interesting f. Nora and Carter both have these budding feelings for each other, but they both tr
The Romance Book Disciple (Samantha)

After All is the final book in the Romancing Manhattan series by Kristen Proby. In this edition the reader gets the story of Carter, powerful lawyer, single dad, and widower, and Nora, his assistant!

Nora has been Carter's assistant for 10 years. Its always been professional; Nora was there for him when his wife died 5 years before. But, there is a shift in their relationship. Carter discovers he is attracted to Nora and wants to explore it. However, the man is an idiot. He has to understan
Gi's Spot Reviews

4.5 ‘Press It To My Heart’ Stars

Oh my, all the swoons! Talk about the most perfect of endings, a true HEA epitome! AFTER ALL is a bundle of office romance, second chance at love, amazingness. Carter and Nora’s emotional and uber sexy love story is pure KP deliciousness!!!

Can’t believe we are saying goodbye to one of my all time favorite series/world! How bittersweet… And what a way to end with a blossoming new love and ‘new’ beginnings. Carter and Nora are
I was really excited to finally get Nora and Carter's story, but somehow I feel a bit let down.

I've liked the snippets of both of them that we got in the previous books. Nora stands up for herself, she's strong and self-reliant. Carter is charming and definitely used to getting what he wants, when he wants it. Gabby was delightful, as was seeing the previous couples.

Plot wise, it was okay. There's a lot of repetition in phrases and actions and the relationship between Nora and Carter felt rush
Sofia Lazaridou
3.5 stars

After All is the final novel in the Romancing Manhattan series by Kristen Proby. Carter and Nora are familiar characters to those who have read the previous books and if you haven't fear not because the book is a stand-alone.

I was really liking this novel until the drama came. I felt like Gabby's behavior as out of place and it was not the behavior the Gabby from the previous parts of the book would have. The most important thing that bothered me though was the reason Carter and Nora b
Sandy Nikolas
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Well, this book has all the feels. Carter makes some really HUGE mistakes, that I’m not sure he did enough groveling to make up. Nora is so strong and really handles the issues with Gabby so well. Be prepared, I cried like four different times during this story. The beginning of their relationship is so much fun. It’s pretty angsty from about 60% on. HEA with the sweetest epilogue.
Jun 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
What an emotional and strong ending to an enjoyable series!

After All is the third and final book in the Romancing Manhattan series of contemporary romances.

This is Carter's story. The narrators are Nora (34) and Carter (40) (1st person POVs). The story takes place mostly in Manhattan.

These books are sexy interconnected standalones. This book could be read without having read the others. But all of the characters from the previous books are in this book a lot. So I would definitely recommend read
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 Stars!

This is the 3rd and final book of the series and by far my favorite of the bunch! This can be read as a stand alone but you will enjoy it more if you have some sense of the chemistry between the 3 men and how their lives intertwine.

I am a sucker for single dad stories, so it seemed like a no brainer to grab this one up. Carter has done everything for his daughter the past 5 years and ignored any needs he might have. All along, his assistant Nora has been by his side and been there for
This one took the cake for me, review on my BLOG -> CLICK HERE

Jul 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Valentine and Kristen Proby for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

After All
Romancing Manhattan #3
By: Kristen Proby

After All is third in a trilogy but fine as a standalone. Nora and Carter are long time co-workers with a professional and proper relationship. Carter has a twelve year old daughter and a wife who passed away five years ago. Nora is a recent divorcee. Neither of the two have had it easy. Then, something t
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been completely romanced by Manhattan and this beautiful family of characters. After All was my favorite in series and one of my favorite KP books of all time. I started this book already feeling acquainted with Carter, Nora, Gabby and Maggie which made reading this book like visiting old friends. They are the most authentic modern family and through struggles and “growing pains” there’s still so much love between them.

Carter and Nora’s connection was so intense and blew me away! It was so
Jul 19, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: contemporary
3 1/2 Stars!
So good.

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This book is the third and last book in the Manhattan series. I've been looking forward to Carter's books. After getting to know him a bit from the other 2 books I knew he hasn't had it easy so I was dying to know him better. I've enjoyed this series so far so I was looking forward to get stuck in.

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The characters are great in this book to 2 main character Carter and Nora. Nora has worked as Carter's assistant for a long while. There isn't much she doesn't know about him. Nora ev
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via Edelweiss *

~ 5 Nora & Carter Stars ~

Sometimes I love a story that gets to the heart of the romance without all the angst and drama leading up to it.

That’s exactly what After All was. This was an enjoyable and swoony office romance.

I still believe that Kristen Proby is the queen of swoony romance stories!! I always have a huge smile on my face while reading her books and I know my heart won’t be torn apart just to be put back together.

Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After All, by Kristen Proby is a smash hit with me. It’s the best contemporary romance story that I have read thus far. Kristen has written this story, thinking clearly about her readers and what they are looking for when they read her books. Kristens grabs you the reader, with an ever emotional plot topic that is so dramatic. The plot leaves you with tears and filled with so much love for her characters. She has also brought a little laughter, to lift your spirits in certain parts of the book. ...more
Kari Hansen
Jul 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nora has worked with Carter for the last ten years and has become an important part of both his and his daughter’s life both personally and professionally. She thrives on the challenges and demands of her job and it was the one saving grace that helped her overcome her divorce.

Carter is a partner in his law firm and has been a single father to his daughter Gaby since his wife passed away five years earlier. Although he has been focused on his career and his daughter he is ready to start dating a
Jenn Amy
Aug 05, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

After All is the 3rd book in Kristen Proby’s Romancing Manhattan Series. It is an interconnected standalone that can be read without having had read the first two books in the series. This is a sweet, quick, low angst read that I throughly enjoyed. Carter is a hardworking Lawyer and Single Dad. Nora is his Executive Assistant. She is recently divorced. The two have been dancing around their feelings for one another for awhile but have tried not to act on them due to the fact they work tog
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

The Romancing Manhattan series is back with its third standalone contemporary romance and y'all, Kristen Proby has got just a way with her words. I've not read books one and two in this series (huge bummer!) but I had zero problems diving headfirst into this BEAUTIFUL romance and I'll totally be going back go catch up asap.

Carter and Nora, ahhhhhhh these two! They lit up my kindle the moment they landed on it and y'all, I couldn't put them or their journey down from the first page to th
Sandy Nikolas
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Well, it made me cry like 4 different times! I will say, Carter made me sooo mad. Carter makes some really HUGE mistakes. Not just once, but a couple of times. Gabby is dealing with some heavy stuff that Nora handles so much better than most people. There is a lot of romance, and the beginning of their relationship is so much fun! It’s pretty angsty for the last bit of the book. HEA with all of the feels.
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, 2020
The final installment in the Romancing Manhattan series is here and I definitely wasn't prepared! I wasn't prepared to swoon so hard with Carter's sweet words and gestures. I wasn't prepared for the awesome girl's night between London, Sienna & Nora. I wasn't prepared to be gutted by Darcy's letters and I certainly wasn't prepared for that epilogue, but I loved every single moment of it nonetheless. ❤ ...more
Michele McMullen
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
Oh Kristen has once again tugged at our heart strings, made us swoon with the handsome single dad Carter and certainly layered on the sexy office romance. I could not put this couple and their wonderfully funny supportive friends down. After All pulled me in Nora and Carter's World and I did not want it to end!
~~Michele McMullen ~~
Garden Of REden

I waited so long for this book. The blurb ticked off every single one of my boxes, but I confess myself disappointed. First of all, NO ONE that lives and works in Manhattan drives to work. They just don't. Especially an office assistant. That immediately took me out of the story, and I never really got in back in to it. Carter was a jerk when it felt like he needed some dimension, but it didn't fit the character. It just felt like all these scenes were started and never finished.
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Publisher***

Carter and Nora were fun. And hot, and the romance felt real.

And, at this point, that is the reason I pick up anything written by Kristen Proby, because I know the romance is going to feel real, that I am going to be pulled in to the story, and that I am not going to have any moments where I find myself feeling like I need to force myself to continue.

I loves that this romance was an evolution of 2 people who have known one another for years, who were both marri
Jun 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
After All wraps up Kristen Proby’s Manhattan series perfectly!

I will say ... seriously her epilogues when a series wraps up... they kill me in the best way possible!

I loved this boss/employee relationship and watching it mature! Add a single dad with a preteen daughter.... seriously amazing!

This is another ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ from Kristen Proby. I was in a total mood funk and needed something to lift my spirits. This book was exactly what I needed ❤️
Jul 17, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
he is 40 n she is 34, how come they are so stupid and act like they are 4?

this is not her nest series, the three gentlemen, all of their story is unreal, it’s total scientific fiction.
NICUnurse Stephanie
After All is the third book in Kristen Proby’s Romancing Manhattan series. All of them can be read as standalone books, but most of you guys know I’m a series junkie, so I can honestly tell you they are all worth reading and reading them in order. However, it’s not necessary. There’s no point in the book where you’ll feel lost if you haven’t read the first two books. It’s no secret I’m a long-time Kristen Proby fan. As in, I was a fan of her writing years before I began reviewing books on a book ...more
Sandy S
Jul 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars--AFTER ALL is the third and final instalment in Kristen Proby’s contemporary, adult ROMANCING MANHATTAN erotic, romance series focusing on business partners and attorneys: Finn and Quinn Cavanaugh, and Carter Shaw. This is forty year old, attorney, widower and single father Carter Shaw, and thirty-four year old, divorcee and executive assistant Nora Hayes. AFTER ALL can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed ...more
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Kristen Proby has published more than fifty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, The Big Sky Series, as well as others.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.

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