4 stars · Contemporary Romance · fake relationship/engagement · Famous · Panty Melter

After All by Karina Halle

After All Book Cover After All
Karina Halle
Fiction, Contemporary Romance
June 26th 2017


After All is a STANDALONE lovers-to-enemies-to-lovers contemporary romance from the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Pact and Before I Ever Met You.

Emmett Hill is the perfect gentleman.

At least that’s what his PR team wants the world to think.

Tall, handsome, and wickedly charming, Emmett is in the midst of a career comeback, having landed the role of a villain in a popular TV show. The only problem is, Emmett has come a long way from the “nice guy” characters he used to play and his old squeaky clean image is quickly being tarnished by bar fights, womanizing and bad boy behaviour. Considering he’s two years shy of forty, it’s an act he needs to drop. And fast.

Enter Alyssa Martin.

At twenty-eight, Alyssa is tired and ready for a change. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she’s become continuously frustrated with Vancouver’s lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Wrongs.

When Emmett and Alyssa’s paths cross at a mutual friend’s wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand.

What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling – and run with it.

Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and “normal” persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking.

The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom.

And considering their arrangement is just for show, they shouldn’t be in the bedroom with each other anyway.

Right?

Try telling them that.

Maria’s Review


➦At this point Karina Halle’s books are pretty much an auto-buy for me and I rarely bother myself with reading the blurbs because I know this lady can deliver. I’m pretty glad I went in blind and soon discovered that this was a fake relationship trope!

➦And that’s not all, folks! It’s also a celebrity actor falls for a regular gal trope!

➦So what happens when you agree to fake date an actor for the sake of publicity? When he kisses you in public and whispers sweet nothings in your ear… is it an act? Is it fake or is it real?

➦But celebrities are people too, so may be he also got hit with THE FEELS? o.O

➦I loved the characters and the banter and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of reading fake relationship tropes because they always give me the feels :p If you’re in the mood for a sexy, lighthearted summer read then this is one is definitely IT!


About the Author

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books. Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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