Melanie Harlow created a story which tackled many different issues in life. Do I sing the praises of Melanie Harlow. His past was heartbreaking and I really felt how lost and lonely he was and as the story progressed, how hard he struggled to accept that he has the right to be happy. I couldn't stop reading to find out how they finally broke and gave into their feelings. Jack spends all his time working on the family farm and keeps himself closed off from everyone else.
I knew it was a bad idea. It genuinely warmed my heart and left me feeling so happy. Jack will be in my heart for a long time to come. The author has a method of writing in where you get sucked into the story right away. Will Jack finally cave and let go of the past or will he not, and be sad, depressed, and lonely for the rest of his life?? This is how I felt about Jack and Margot. And the more I learn about the grieving ex-Army sergeant, the better I understand him.
In After We Fall, Jack Valentini is a grumpy, moody, gorgeous, strong farmer who lost his wife. It is the struggle to expect more from ourselves every day of our lives that earns us the merit to walk in their company. Discover the book all your friends are talking about. She managed to do it without sabotaging the other relationship or doing any type of character assassination. After We Fall is a beautiful emotional read that had me falling in love with all the characters. Well, from what I can tell.
If you want to draw comparisons, Margot's coolly elegant Grace Kelley to Jack's roughhewn Clint Eastwood! Melanie Harlow has officially made my autobuy list. Without human imperfection, there is no opportunity for virtue. It is the challenge to be virtuous that gives us the strength and courage to travel the path of the righteous. Though a righteous person falls seven times, he rises again. Margot is smart, beautiful and has a heart that she wears on her sleeve, she is nothing like the rich girl that is everyone's first impression.
Their story is a beautiful one, full of emotional turmoil, laughter and heat. As for the dead ex trope which tends turn some romance readers off, I felt that Ms. Jack challenged Margot at every turn, and opened her beautiful blue eyes to the true wonders of the world as well. Nobody gets me out of my own head like Melanie Harlow. Tom is another of the narrators, and while he struggles to cope with the dissolution of his marriage, he also has to give his mental energy to the murder of the daughter of retired police superintendent Jim Hanover, who narrates as well.
Swoon and sadness sent me over the edge. Most of the time, it would feel like years and years of climbing a tall mountain before we even reach our goals. Margot jumps in head first to learn the business and to market the farm, the products and to build it up more than it is. She's lived a life of luxury, traditions, and expectations. He was moody and just plain handsome.
Once you open a Harlow novel prepare to be enchanted. Will Margot make Jack realize they are perfect together and that all she needs and wants is not to be his first love, but his last? Jamie was so happy to hear her friend stepping out of her bubble. I loved every single thing about her. Her feel-good romances always made me smile and swoon and I always relate with her characters in one way or another. It is perfect timing too. And do you know why?? Jack did not want anything to change. I looked over at him, and my stomach flipped.
When he meets Margot, the sweet, gentle, rich city girl, who comes to help promote his agritourism business, his peace and quiet are in serious jeopardy. This is a story of hope and healing and with a powerful message to every reader. Solomon is not merely observing that a righteous person gets up again after each fall. This story was captivating and deeply emotional. When he returned home, it was his childhood friend turned Sweetheart, that was able to bring him back and who gave him the feelings of calm that he needed.
But damn, that was good. She truly outdid herself with this book and I'm in more awe of her because of it. From the pissed off first meeting to the eventual coming 4. And do you know why?? It doesn't rely on emotional manipulation or unnecessary drama in order to wring out an emotional reaction from the reader. Jack needed somebody who stood up for herself.