Will changes direction and heads to Harmony Creek, Ohio, and the only person who’s ever really been there for him, his brother Chase. Chase saved Will in the past, but will he rescue him yet again? Some lessons—like fatherhood—can only be learned by doing. Is Will up to the challenge?
And where does Emma Metzger fit into Will’s suddenly upside-down world? Emma knows all about his troubled past and sees his hesitation to commit to his new daughter. How can she commit her heart to a man who doesn’t know what the word means?
Chase always told Will “Follow your heart. Always try to be a good man.” But will following his heart be enough for his daughter, and for Emma?
The After of Us is a story about letting go of old dreams, and, in the process, discovering what you really needed to make you happy was right there in front of you all along.
The After of Us is a spin-off of the Judge Me Not series and a standalone novel.
New Adult Romance/Coming of Age Romance
My Review :
5 Heart warming Stars!!
Thank you so much Give Me Books Promotions for sending me an ARC of this book! It was just the right form of hope and sweetness that i needed! 😀
Happy Release Day Ms. Grey!! ❤
I have heard so many wonderful things about author S.R. Grey and i’m beyond thankful that i finally got the chance to read her work! Ms. Grey had me hooked from the very first page and i hated when the story ended so i’m for sure going to check out the Judge Me Not series! This story isn’t just about someone trying to wrap their head around the uncertainties of life but it’s about that person finding out the life they were meant and wanted to lead. No ones plans are ever set in stone because anything can change in the matter of seconds and this book proved that. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and it’s definitely one of those feel good stories.
One quote that stuck with me comes from Will – “They say moments of clarity come at the strangest times, most often when unexpected.”
Will Gartner was a character that had just started living his life the right way when a surprising revelation arises and everything changes. He was a very kind, at times reckless, and strong character. He shocked me more times than not and made me proud a lot throughout the story. I wasn’t sure if he was going to just give up and run due to the drastic change in his life or if he was going to man up to be the father that his daughter needed.
He was a talented artist and dreamed of making his own graphic novel. His relationship with Lily was something so beautiful. His relationship with Emma proved to be one that was worth it. Will has a claim on my heart and is officially a book boyfriend of mine.
Emma Metzger was a character that had a heart of gold and a guy on her mind for years. She was a teacher that ran a daycare and adored children which made me like her almost instantly. I wasn’t sure where she stood when i first came across her in the story and it thrilled me to see how she acted in later chapters. She wanted nothing but the best for Will and for him to be happy especially if that meant him following his own dreams.
Emma was determined to help him figure out his life. I adored her relationship with Lily and the way she treated her. Her relationship with Will was special and she determined to be the other half that he deserved. The way she could relate to Lily was heart breaking but it showed how much that happiness and love meant to her.
I highly recommend The After of Us to anyone looking for a story that’s about how things in life don’t go according to plan but how the changes that are made to characters lives can make them the happiest they’ve ever been. I felt like this story was about two people finding their home in the love exchanged between each other. It was brilliant and just the read that i needed to leave me in a great mood for the rest of the day! If you haven’t already go and One-click this beautiful story! You won’t regret it!! 🙂 5 Stars all around!!