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After the Night
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. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to ...more
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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
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and if you are a Linda Howard fan and have yet to read it you better make sure you do.
This one was different than Cry No More (the only other LH book I’ve read) which was great because I am very curious about the different storylines she writes. In After the Night we get two very different main characters whose past and future are intertwined with hatred, lust, sadness and long awaited happiness.
Faith Devlin’s didn’t have much in her life. She knew she had nothin ...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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
An After the Night reviewer stated that if this was your best friend you would encourage her ...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
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
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
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💙 I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers' New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of: Enemies to Lovers. For more info on this challenge, click here. 💙
I haven't posted a #StealthRead review in forever, and I'm absolutely thrilled that the honor goes to AFTER THE NIGHT - a book I've been wanting to read for years and lived up to all of my trashy expectations. One of my friends' one-star reviews for this book was actually ...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
And in present time, he behaved like a spoiled bully. So she bought a house. Deal with ...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
I found this book grotesque.
The main characters are completely unreal. The alpha male must be tough, jealous, insensitive and in love, so he is, who cares about the context. She must love him, whatever he does. She must be a good girl, proud, strong, independent, but her qualities suddenly disappear when she sees him.
You may say “Women may be not logical”. I say “The writer desperately counts on this concept.”
The most ridiculous thing is ...more
Now, excuse me, I have to go and find more Linda Howard books.
My rating: 4.5 stars
My first Linda Howard book and I'm in the middle of the road...I 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 o ...more
"You were only fourteen, but I wanted you."
Gray says this to twenty-six year old Faith while he's having sex with her.
Gray is fucking disgusting pedo perv. He's a twenty-two year old man getting turned on by a fourteen year old girl.
Unwillingly, Gray felt his shaft stir and thicken, and he was disgusted with himself. He looked around at the deputies and saw his response mirrored in their eyes, an animal heat that they should be ashamed of having for a girl that young....more
God, he was no better than
Gray Rouillard, one of her biggest adversaries, cannot see his way clear of his harsh and judgmental ideas of her and does his best to make her life in small town Prescott, Louisiana impossible. He has his reasons, or so he thinks.
I'm totally smitten with this story. Faith had such a shit life with so much responsibility shoved onto her young shoulders. She was the most responsible person in her family, yet the entire town she lived in unfairly judged her. My heart broke for this sweet girl (view spoiler)[especially over her baby brother. (hide spoiler)]. This story had all the feels I could desire, from all the unfairness the universe threw at Faith, to all the shitty treatment she had to take from Gray u ...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