After Ever Happy (After, #4). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

After Ever Happy by Anna Todd

My rating: 4 of 5 stars.

Tessa and Hardin have defied all the odds, but will their fairy tale ending be turned on its head? AFTER EVER HAPPY…Life will never be the same. #HESSA

It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s inpenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart?

As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for. Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her.

But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away. Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?

After Ever Happy


I liked the ending. I almost never like it when a book goes into the future and shows the couple five or more years down the line, but in this case I really enjoyed the afterward that showed how Hardin and Tessa ended up.

I didn’t really like the middle of the book which I thought wasn’t very realistic given their relationship. I can see Tessa going to New York and getting away from Hardin for a while to be independent and learn to be on her own a bit after some of the things he did to her. Even though he had stepped up and improved himself so much since then and showed so much growth in handling volatile situations, I could still see her reasons.

But their love is so tragic and epic and consuming, that I expected things to work out differently than they did. Since when did Tessa start caring what people thought? She was with Hardin from the beginning knowing that people thought he was just using her and he didn’t date. And Tessa came out smelling like a rose for pulling him out of the gutter. Overall I liked the book and it is a good wrap up to the series.

this is what you do when you love someone: you fight for him—you chase after him when you know he needs you. You help him fight the battle against himself, and you never give up on him, even when he gives up on himself.

And whooohoo! No screaming cliffhanger!


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