After We Fall

After We Fall

by Melanie Harlow

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BN ID: 2940157136673
Publisher: Melanie Harlow
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 6,131
File size: 743 KB

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After We Fall 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a bit of a emotional roller coaster for Margot and Jack. This is a 252 nook pages book with steamy loving, both pov, (which I like. I like knowing what each of the characters are thinking.), and some conflict. The conflict is not with other people per se, but with emotional ties to the past and a "ghost". Jack has had a rough time since coming back from 2 tours over seas in the army, and then the death of his wife. He is a strong man with deep, deep guilt which he has a hard time with and becomes consumed with his family farm only. The farm which is struggling.... Enter Margot, who is a rich city girl that is hired by Jack's family to help them turn the farm around for better business. Margot and Jack see fireworks right off the bat, but you will have to see how by reading the story. : )****
Anonymous 3 months ago
Very good story...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great love story. Margot a rich city girl with lots of love. Jack a country cow boy afraid to love. Makes you laugh, cry and want to beat someone up. But with love and understanding everything is much better;) Loved it!
Boundlessbookreviews More than 1 year ago
The characters in this story are extremely well developed, and I loved the opposite attract aspect.  I could have done without the brooding hero that is set on a lifetime of self-punishment. When Jack and Margot get together, they have explosive chemistry.  It just takes a bit to get there.  But once they do, watch out, the pages combust.   Howard and Givens did an excellent job as narrators, and I thoroughly enjoyed the story even though it wasn’t in my favorite format, a duet.  I am giving After We Fall 4 Boundless Stars, it was an excellent audiobook.
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
After We Fall by Melanie Harlow So, this is what is called a serial stand alone. I twitched a bit when I read that because I have found it to mean that I would need more context from previous books. This proved to be untrue for After We Fall. Everything I needed was right here in this book, from first glance to HEA. There is an impression that these characters and their stories have been entwined forever, but as friends and supporters. So, I loved them all. Of course I love Margot the most, but Jack is good too, really good as he grows. A terrific plot, super hot love scenes, and great peripheral characters made this a 5* read for me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good story
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Awesome read!! Best book I have read in a while. Margot was just hilarious and such a strong character. Both loved and hated Jack at times, bless his heart. This book had so much depth. It was funny, sad, emotional and hot! So enjoyed their journey.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sexy, funny, feelings, 5 stars from me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was a quick read but was very entertaining and exciting at the same time. Love a story that puts a cowboy and a city girl together. Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Great story. Loved Jack & Margot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book . I laughed and cried oh yes and yelled . This book is a must read . I hope you love this book as much as I have . Do yourself a favor and sit back , get comfy , and enjoy this journey of life ,love , and second chances . LM
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book! I really love this author, I think this is the 5th book I've read from her, and she doesn't disappoint. Literally read this book in just a few hours. Couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this. I need more of Margot and Jack!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want part 2! I love Jack and Margot. Would love to see what could be next.
heater_28 More than 1 year ago
There are those authors that you know are consistently going to deliver not only an impeccably written book, but one that is emotional, real and has a hint of humor and Melanie Harlow is most definitely one of those authors. Margot has always lived a privileged life and while she has what most would consider everything she could ever need, there is still something missing. After an incident that makes her the center of attention, and not necessarily in a good way, she's grateful for her PR agency that she started with her friend Jaime, as she can use it as an escape. An escape to the country to help a family owned farm with their PR and marketing needs. She's hoping for a couple of quiet weeks, but it may not be that simple. Jack Valentini is a broken man. There is really no other way to characterize him. While he is broken from the last several years where he has served his country in the armed forces and lost the love of his life, his wife Steph, there is something immediately captivating about him even when he's being surly and stubborn. When his brothers and sister-in-law bring in Margot to help with promoting the family farm, he wants nothing to do with what she's about, both personally and professionally. But even as he tries to protect himself by living in the personal prison he's created for himself, will he be able to turn away from the light that Margot seems to be? This was a book that I was immediately sucked into and I could not put it down. Both Margot and Jack were complex characters, but they were both so intriguing in their own way. I'm not sure there is a woman alive that wouldn't have wanted to try to save Jack. He's one of those men that effortlessly draws you to him and I was no different. I truly believe this may be Melanie Harlow's best work to date and I can't wait to see what she puts forth for us next!
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Overall I enjoyed After We Fall. Jack is a really good dirty talker. I liked Margot, but sometimes she confused me. It was like her character did a complete one eighty. It was like that whole Tripp ordeal completely changed who she was in a very short amount of time. It was fine, it didn't take away from the story, or my enjoyment of it. I just found myself thinking-What? That was quick. But, like I said, I enjoyed the story.
Jennann3 More than 1 year ago
It's taken me a week to think about what to write about this novel and I still don't think I can do it justice. This is one of my all time favorite novels! It's heart-wrenching, sweet, funny, realistic....It's everything that makes a novel excellent and thought provoking. It also makes one extremely thankful for our military and all they experience in order to provide us with the freedoms we so often take for granted. Jack has had it rough. He's an ex-war vet and widower who believes karma has taken his wife in exchange for enemy and civilian casualties he killed while serving our country. He's grouchy, mean at times, and alone. The only time Jack feels "almost normal" is when he's working the farm. Jack and his brother's are running the family farm, but it's struggling to make enough money for them all to make a living. So Jack's brothers hire Margot's PR firm to promote their farm. Margot, needing to leave town due to a scone throwing incident, takes the farm on as her client. Margot, a city girl through and through, knows nothing about the country or farming. Margot thinks it will be good for her to get away for awhile and swears off all men. She just didn't know how difficult that would be, until she meets Jack..... Margot believes she can help make the farm more profitable, but decides she needs a crash course in farming. Jack is forced to show Margot the ropes. Jack likes being alone, doesn't like Margot sticking her nose in their business, and especially doesn't like how he starts to feel for Margot. Jack thinks he's being disloyal to his wife's memory, so he treats Margot badly in hopes that she'll stay away. Margot realizes that she's fallen in love with Jack, but he decides he would rather live in his self-imposed prison. Margot returns home in hopes that Jack will change his mind and pick her. This novel will make you laugh, cry, and make you want to slug Jack while wrapping him in a BIG bear hug! He's so bent on punishing himself, that he doesn't realize until it's almost too late that he deserves happiness. Jack works hard to let his past go and move on so that he may have a second chance with Margot. Loved it!!!!! I highly recommend this novel to anyone who believes love can conquer all. I received a gifted copy and all opinions expressed are my own.
KristieK More than 1 year ago
After We Fall By: Melanie Harlow 5 Star Review by Kristie K. Melanie Harlow has gifted us with a stunning, and breathtaking story of life after love…and the strength it takes to love again… Margot Thurber Lewiston has grown up in the world of high society, proper etiquette, and affluence. Though this is the world she knows, Margot is not a snob…not an elitist that believes she is better than anyone else. She is kind and compassionate, generous and loving. She puts her heart and soul into her work, and doing things for others is just who she is. When she takes a PR job for a small farm, Margot takes a vacation to the country, and meets some incredible people in the process. The Valentini Brothers farm is amazing, and the family welcomes her with open arms…well, all but one… Jack Valentini is a broken man, his only solace is working on the farm. When his brothers bring in a woman from some PR firm in the city, he is livid…though anger is nothing new from him. From the day he lost his wife, Jack has been consumed with anger, guilt, and constant pain. Unwilling to let her go, Jack lives in the past and fights any change to the way things are. He doesn’t need anyone to tell him what to do with his farm, and he certainly doesn’t want some entitled city girl traipsing around making changes. Making no bones about his feelings, Jack lets Margot know exactly what he thinks of her. This book took me on a emotional ride, from happy and hopeful, to broken and devastated…the feels it evokes are intense, leaving you gutted one minute and flying the next. The pain and guilt Jack experiences is palpable. His anger is unwarranted, but understandable…his heartbreak tangible and complete. A simple man full of complex emotions, and a deeply ingrained belief that he deserves to suffer. When Margot shows up, his comfort zone is threatened, and he feels a sense of betrayal when he begins to feel something for her. Such a beautiful torment, written with so much emotion that I could feel every nuance. Margot is a beautiful woman, inside and out. Even with her high society upbringing, she isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and her desire to help out the family is real. Her attraction to Jack is undeniable and intense, and she finds herself changing from the experience too. HIs brokenness calls to her, and she wants nothing more than to soothe his pain. She doesn’t do it to change him, only to ease him. Her respect for his late wife touched me deeply, and her kind understanding for what they had truly breathtaking. The storyline was flawless, and the writing impeccable. I fell in love with the story, the characters, and the very essence of this story. A definite must read for romance lovers, and fans of Ms. Harlow. Kristie K.
AmyBosica More than 1 year ago
“He was kissing me like I’d never been kissed before. Like he was going to war. Like he didn’t care about breathing. Like something in him needed something in me so desperately, he had to find it or die trying.” “Something that had long been closed off inside me was opening up, and I felt a rush as it filled with her presence, her trust, her understanding. The idea that she could feel something for me. The hope that all would be forgiven. The promise of a new life. A new beginning. A new love.” “I was vulnerable to her in a way I’d never been to anyone. Everything was bare to her now, all my secrets, all my suffering, all my scars. And she still wanted me.” If you’re looking for a swoon worthy and angst filled second chance romance, than look no further, After We Fall is just the right book for you. For me, this book is one of those rare beauties that if I could rate it more than 5 stars, I totally would….And that says something. For me, After We Fall is one of those epic love stories that sinks its hooks in to you instantly and will stay with you way after the story ends. After We Fall is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Jack and Margot. Margot never takes any risks and always does what’s expected of her….That is until one day, she finally has enough. When she sees her ex engaged to someone else, less that 24hrs after proposing to her, that is the last straw. Margot is no longer the model daughter and no longer is letting herself be stepped on. Her actions seemed like a good idea at the time, but only led to gossip. That left Margot with no choice but to leave town until things quieted down. When Margot left town, the last thing she planned on was Jack. You see, Jack and his family are new clients of hers. Margot is supposed to be wowing them with marketing ideas, not swooning over Jack. But, that is just easier said than done….Jack has been a mess since he lost the love of his life. He is just a shell of a man and lives his life the best way that he can. The last thing he ever planned on was Margot. Margot represents everything he wishes he had, but lost. In turn that made Jack even moodier (if possible) and his attitude; an all time worse. Even with all of that, it was impossible to not connect with this broody, grumpy man. His pain and heartbreak is very real and very raw. I know I was rooting for him the entire time…. After We Fall totally exceeded my expectations, taking me on a wonderful, angst filled journey. This story had a lot of ups and down and a lot of heartbreaking moments. I loved every second with Margot and Jack. Their push and pull had me begging for more and hoping for second chances. Margot and Jack’s story really pulled at my heart. It made me laugh and smile. I loved just how real these two characters were and how they were in no way perfect. I adored Jack. He is the book boyfriend that you just want to fight for. When he’s not being a broody jerk, he really is an amazing man with one hell of an alpha side…I don’t even think he knew existed. And Margot…I loved how she always tried to see the bright side of everything and wasn’t afraid to be herself…no matter how awkward the situation. After The Fall is truly an amazing second chance romance. The characters and story-line are unforgettable and so easy to love. This book will definitely be making my list of top reads of 2016. I hope you’ll take a chance on this sweet second chance romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a truly great, funny, sweet, and oh so sexy story! Loved Jack!
Kelly_BTCBlog More than 1 year ago
Another exceptionally impressive book from Melanie Harlow! After We Fall is a deeply emotional read. It's story line is eloquently written, and captures your heart with its power to evoke such raw feelings from the reader. The story is a charming twist on opposites attract, how two people from two completely different worlds can find each other, and bring the other back to life. Jack and Margot are amazing characters, and they compliment each other wonderfully. But they couldn't be more different. While Margot is optimistic and hopeful, Jack is somber, stubborn and a bit of a jerk. Okay, to be completely honest, he's a big jerk. But the more you learn about Jack, the more you sympathize with him, and understand the real reasons why he is the way he is. And the more they discover about one another, the more Margot believes she can have a permanent spot in Jack's life. But can Jack learn to let go of his past and convince himself that he deserves a chance at happiness? I really enjoyed this book, and the romance exploded from the pages. As much as I loved both characters, I was just a little taken aback by how quickly Jack's emotions changed. One minute he's broody, sullen, and quick to temper. The next, he's humorous and a little carefree. I feel like he changed too quickly at first, considering his dark and tragic past. And the inner dialogue and interactions with Margot left me a little confused as to what Jack really wanted from their relationship. And it's no wonder Margot was somewhat blindsided by Jack's sudden withdrawal, his back and forth emotions were complicated. But overall, the book was very entertaining and special. If you're a fan of Melanie's previous books, then you'll definitely enjoy After We Fall. Strongly recommended!