30 December 2014

Release Day Blast & Book Review | After Us by Amber Hart

21535293Sometimes 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. Plagued by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.

Javier has scars of his own. 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, Diego. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.

Two broken souls could make each other whole again—or be shattered forever.

Our time will come. And we'll be ready.

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It's all about secrets. It's all about revenge. It's all about differences. It's all about friendship. It's all about life. It's all about love.

My heart goes out for the girl who has experienced so many bad things in life in such a short time. She had lost her best friend - Faith (as we remembered), had to go away to grieve her broken heart, and there was her secret which made me ache. Aw. She was young, and she had to suffer this. Although it makes me wonder what Javier thinks of the effects of her secret. Because it will affect him too, as much as it affected her.

As for Javier, this smooth-speaking hot guy might not have my vote at first. I knew family is important to him, but to do that to Melissa almost twice?! OMG. You need to grovel hard if you wanted to convey your apology. On the other hand, he made up for it big time, and I loved him triple for it. I didn't think he was capable of it. As for his secret - there is danger lurking in there, and although I didn't think it was necessary or important, Javier thought otherwise. He needed to do it, needed to get his revenge. I was just seriously hoping he knew what he was doing...

Amber Hart once again proved to us that love can surpass diversity, secrets, dangers, and even betrayals. 

Oh, don't worry, you'll know what they're keeping - I was glad I knew, but it was killing me that the other doesn't know about it. They were perfect for each other, despite the circumstances, and the cultural differences. The chemistry was there, it was sizzling, the page was steaming, and yet, before it gets any hotter, Melissa will diffuse it - because of her secret.

I fell in love with the first book, and fell harder with her second book. I have been looking forward for Melissa's story ever since I have finished reading Faith's, and it was worth waiting - every freaking page of it. It will give you all the highs, the lows, the swoons, the heartaches that you need. I love how the story progressed, the development of the characters, and even how each secret was spilled. This is something so worth reading.


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. She lives outside Washington, DC with her family and English Bulldog. 

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