Title: The After of Us
Series: Judge Me Not #4 (Spinoff Novel and Standalone)
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2016
Can the ending of one dream lead to the beginning of a new one?
Will Gartner made a lot of mistakes in the past, but he finally has his life together. Leaving his reckless teenage years behind, he’s recently graduated from college and is all set to move from Las Vegas to New York to start a prestigious new job. But when an unexpected guest shows up at his farewell party, all Will’s dreams are smashed to pieces. Suddenly, he’s taking a crash course in how to be a father to the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed.
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
I sat down and devoured this book in one sitting. Even though there were some tough issues at hand I felt like it was a light read. Will is about to go off to New York and start living his life the way he wants it, but suddenly he learns that he is a father to a five year old and his plans change. I instantly fell in love with Lily! She comes in trying to be strong even though she's just five years old. She was absolutely adorable.
I love how Will and Emma reconnect. They both have a strong a attraction to each other. When Emma finally decided she wanted to see how it would play out with Will she didn't let anything deter her. When things got rough she didn't just run away and hid she was strong and made things work. She didn't act like she wasn't crazy over Will, she let it show in every single one of her actions. I love how Will's fatherly instincts kicked in right away and he tried to make the life that Lily needed.
This is such a great story about love, family, and figuring out what you want and going for it. I was laughing and swooning through out and was left with what I feel was a very unruffled ending.
A complimentary copy was provided exchange for an honest review.
S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and Barnes & Noble #1 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular Judge Me Not series, the new Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey’s works have appeared on several Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 multiple times, as well as Barnes & Noble #1 in Bestselling Nook books.