After (After, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

After by Anna Todd

My rating: 5 of 5 stars.

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER… Life will never be the same. #Hessa

Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love? 


So awesome. I was riveted from start to finish.

Holy cliffhanger Scooby! Well, not so much of a cliffhanger, it close enough for me to scream out at the end and my son came in my room to ask what was wrong. There was so much angst in this book, and the two main characters, Hardin and Tessa, were fighting non stop.

The two main characters would get together then Hardin would be a jerk and Tessa would say she has had enough and walk away. Then Hardin would either start missing Tessa, or see her around another guy and would be back begging her forgiveness for being such a prick. Hardin was quite the manwhore prior to meeting Tessa, he said he didn’t ever date. But he seemed different with her. Showing her parts of himself he never revealed to anyone, which made her feel special. Definitely a bully romance.

Though there always seemed to be things he was still keeping secret. He has nightmares that he won’t explain, he won’t tell his friends they are dating, and he seems afraid his friends are going to tell her something she shouldn’t know. She finds out at the end but there is still a cliffy, so I plan on picking up book 2 right away.

This takes place in college, so it is considered new adult, but the sex is hot and steamy 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 and the story has all the things I like in a romance, possessiveness, jealously, first love, angst, family drama, crazy friends and characters you connect with. But like I said earlier their is a frustrating cliffhanger so be prepared to want book 2 immediately.


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