Friday, January 2, 2015

Blog Tour: After Us by Amber Hart


"Beautiful, lyrical writing and a dangerously suspenseful plot. . .an unforgettable novel that readers will love." --Lucy Connors, author of The Lonesome Young
Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.
Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Inside her grows a tumor, fed by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.
Javier has scars of his own: a bullet wound, and the memory of a cousin shot in the heart. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin's murder. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.
These two broken souls could make each other whole again--or be shattered forever.
Our time will come. And we'll be ready.

After Us is the second book in the Before and After series.  I would give this book a 4 stars.  It is an emotional book about fighting for life and redeeming a life that was lost.  Melissa and Javier were introduced in the first book Before You they played the secondary rolls of friend and cousin to Diego and Faith. Although this book is the second in the series it can be read as a standalone, but I wouldn't suggest it because the first book is also an amazing heartbreaking story.  I would have to say the only thing bothered me a little about this book is there were parts that were in spanish and I found myself looking up what it meant because the author didn't always explain what it meant, but other than that it was a great whirlwind story.  

Melissa and Javier have there own demons they are fighting since both of them have lost there best friends/cousin, but when there chemistry starts to ignite will they be able to fight it?  Or will family values from Javier's mother decide this for them?  Will Melissa be able to handle the life that she now has to fight and can Javier be there to help her through it?  Everything that these 2 fight for in the end will they realize it was all for nothing?  

There are twist and turns and fate will have so much power in this story.  The chemistry between these characters is super sexy and steamy.  I can't wait for more from this author.  Thanks for a great story!

Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She's the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House.