New Release with Review: After All by Karina Halle

July 3, 2017

Kindle, Kobo & paperback: live release


Emmett Hill is the perfect gentleman.
At least that’s what his PR team wants the world to think.
Tall, handsome, and wickedly charming, Emmett is in the midst of a career comeback, having landed the role of a villain in a popular TV show. The only problem is, Emmett has come a long way from the “nice guy” characters he used to play and his old squeaky clean image is quickly being tarnished by bar fights, womanizing and bad boy behaviour. Considering he’s two years shy of forty, it’s an act he needs to drop. And fast.
Enter Alyssa Martin.
At twenty-eight, Alyssa is tired and ready for a change. Her job as office manager has grown stagnant and unfulfilling, while she’s become continuously frustrated with Vancouver’s lackluster dating scene, always searching for Mr. Right in a city of Mr. Wrongs.
When Emmett and Alyssa’s paths cross at a mutual friend’s wedding, their chemistry is off-the-charts hot, culminating in a steamy one-night stand.
What neither expected was for the media catch wind of their coupling – and run with it.
Now Emmett has to convince Alyssa to date him for the sake of his image. Her curvy, cute and “normal” persona is just the ticket to smoothing out his reputation, while Emmett provides Alyssa with the excitement and change her life has been lacking.
The only problem is, the two fight like cats and dogs outside of the bedroom.
And considering their arrangement is just for show, they shouldn’t be in the bedroom with each other anyway.
Try telling them that.


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                  “A one-night stand turned into lie of epic proportions” 

Well if that quote didn’t get your attention, you obviously have no pulse! With a sexy leading man, a feisty heroine, and two of the most lovable side characters , “After All” was the perfect contemporary romance that I was looking for. 

Emmet Hill has had his fair share of bad publicity. Going from Broadway shows in London to a now superhero TV show, this actor has done a lot in his thirty-eight years. Well except for staying out of trouble that is. Being told to tone it down on numerous occasions, Emmet knows that if he doesn’t do what he’s told, his public image is only going to get worse. 

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While attending his best friend’s wedding, Emmet meets and falls for the tempting Alyssa Martin. But what happens when the sexy vixen isn’t interested in becoming another one of his tabloids stories and refuses him after their one night stand? You draw up a contract. Hey, this is the celebrity life we’re talking about here and what’s crazy for us, is a walk in the park for them. 

“Things are getting complicated. The edges are blurring, the lines are being crossed.” 

Working for a successful company but not feeling challenged enough, Alyssa Martin is at a crossroads in her life. Don’t get her wrong, she likes what she does and she she’s developed some long lasting friendships with her Co-workers, but there’s something missing in her life. Seeing the Hollywood badboy up close and personal is nothing for her but having a one night stand and later being propositioned? Well that’s a first and being challenged in the workplace is about to be the least of her problems. Can Alyssa urvive a man like Emmet Hill? Or will her heart be broken before she even realizes she fell in love? 

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I was a huge fan of “Before I ever met You” so when I saw that Will and Jackie were going to play a strong part in this storyline, it made me fall more in love with these characters. I felt like everything fell into place and Emmet and Alyssa were meant to be. Karina never ceases to amaze me in her story telling so if you’re looking for a good summer read, make sure to pick this one up. 

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