Review: AFTER ALL by Karina Halle @MetalBlonde

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Review: AFTER ALL by Karina Halle @MetalBlondeAfter All by Karina Halle
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
on July 3, 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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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.

Another STAND OUT standalone that will make you fall in love with LOVE! Sexy, sweet, and completely swoony, with plenty of dirty talk to go round! Emmett Hill and Alyssa Martin were ELECTRIC together! So much tension…so much build-up…so much intensity and passion. I just couldn’t walk away from these two AT ALL!

“He’s in my veins, in my system, slowly working his way to my heart.”

I bet in most of the reviews you read, they will have mentioned the Prologue being the thing that sucked them in. And they would be 100% CORRECT! Talk about heartbreaking…to have me in tears with only the first couple of pages…well, that sounds like the making of one HELL of a romance! The author transports us back to the past when Emmett was only 10 years old. We are witnesses to a horrible situation that no child should ever have to face. Then we start chapter one. This brings us to 28 years later and starts the journey of real or fake between two people who want something more out of their lives, so they enter into this ‘proposition’ that ends up changing them forever.

“When I’m deep inside her, there is only truth between us.”

AFTER ALL was just a great romance to lose yourself in for a little while. Great plot, amazing characters, insane chemistry all throughout. This is one book you will have a hard time putting down, but that’s just the way when you are reading a Karina Halle romance. 

“I think the solution is to never let you go. Never let you out of my sight. Stay with me forever.”

“I would be okay with that.”

An arrangement that was supposed to be just for show, ends up becoming more REAL than either of them were ready for. You will SWOON for Emmett and you will ROOT for Alyssa. These two characters were perfect, giving us a push/pull dynamic that fed our craving for an enemies-to-lovers romance. And boy, when they bring their fight into the bedroom, cue the delicious dirty-talk and hold on for the ride of your life! 

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About Karina Halle

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, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

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