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!Kindle ⚕ After the Night ♾ FAITH DEVLIN A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she d always adored the town s golden boy from afar But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillardnot to feel a powerful surge of desire But she couldn t quench her passion, any than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel GRAY ROUILLARD Even when he raised hell, he did it with style Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him To care for her was impossible, unthinkablebecause Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of Enemies to Lovers Forinfo on this challenge, click here I haven t posted a StealthRead review in forever, and I m absolutely thrilled that the honor goes to AFTER THE NIGHT a book I ve been wanting to read for years and lived up to all of my trashy expectations One of my friends one star reviews for this book was actua Instagram Twitter FacebookPinterest I read this for the Unapologetic Romance Readers New Years 2018 Reading Challenge, for the category of Enemies to Lovers Forinfo on this challenge, click here I haven t posted a StealthRead review in forever, and I m absolutely thrilled that the honor goes to AFTER THE NIGHT a book I ve been wanting to read for years and lived up to all of my trashy expectations One of my friends one star reviews for this book was actually the impetus for getting me to buy this She said the hero was an obsessive creep who was lusting after the heroine when she was still basically a child That s f ed up, I said to myself, while counting out dollar bills from my Kate Spade wallet I ll take it AFTER THE NIGHT is definitely f ed up It takes place in Louisiana Faith Devlin and her family are the local trash, living in a shack at the grace of the Rouillard family because Renee Devlin is the go to bedwarmer for Guy Rouillard, the richest man in town One day, Renee and Guy abscond, and the oldest son Gray, in a fit of pique, evicts the rest of the Devlin from the shack, having the cops throw all their possessions in the street while threatening to torch the place Meanwhile, fourteen year old Faith is scrambling around in a transparent nightie and all the cops and Gray are ogling the hell out of her and going DAT ASS.It s super disturbing I hated Gray for that What a disgusting pig I wanted to read.Cut to 10 years later and Faith RED HEADS HAVE NO FUN Hardy, nee Devlin, has made something of herself, and strolls back into her hometown to rub her designer clothes and professional career into all of the people who called her trash On the one hand, you go girl But on the other hand, there s also a lot of the rest of my family might be trashy hoes, but I m not Praise me for living up to the puritanical standards society sets for women and that s a no go, girl Don t judge.Meanwhile, Gray THEY HAVEN T BUILT A CONDOM BIG ENOUGH Rouillard is managing all of his family s affairs and has taken over his father s position as richest man in town When he s not pooping 100 bills out of his muscular, ex quarterback rear end, he s protecting his delicate mother and sister from anything indecent I swear to God, Monica and Noelle are so stereotypical that I have expected one of them to fall into a swoon while muttering something about the vapors Gray plans on running Faith out of town yet again, but the little Gray or not so little Gray, IYKWIM in his pants has different ideas, and let s just say that HORSES aren t the only thing that Gray rides without a saddle in this book, IYKWIM Come on, guys My eye is getting sore from all this winking CAVEMAN SEX Gray is literally so alpha that it hurts, and the sex scenes are alternately hot as hell and weird AF, with lines like Anglo Saxon sex words and jackhammering Anglo Saxon sex words is especially hilarious to me because last year I buddy read a vampire romance with my friend Heather, also from the 90s, called FOREVER AND THE NIGHT, which involved the phrase pleading, in stark Anglo Saxon terms Maybe this is a thing AngloSaxonSexWordsGod this was fun The writing was pretty bad, but the story was like an HBO miniseries Soap opera drama, brutish alpha males, archaic gender stereotypes, rough sex, and a murder mystery that was maybe one level above Scooby Doo in terms of overall execution and sophistication I loved every second of it If you enjoy the romps of vintage romance WTFery, definitely pick up this book.3.5 stars I thoroughly enjoyed this book and if you are a Linda Howard fan and have yet to read it you better make sure you do This one was different than Cry No More the only other LH book I ve read which was great because I am very curious about the different storylines she writes In After the Night we get two very different main characters whose past and future are intertwined with hatred, lust, sadness and long awaited happiness Faith Devlin s didn t have much in her life She knew she had nothin I thoroughly enjoyed this book and if you are a Linda Howard fan and have yet to read it you better make sure you do This one was different than Cry No More the only other LH book I ve read which was great because I am very curious about the different storylines she writes In After the Night we get two very different main characters whose past and future are intertwined with hatred, lust, sadness and long awaited happiness Faith Devlin s didn t have much in her life She knew she had nothing of value whether it was the house she lived in or the clothes on her back Her mother was nothing but a whore and her father was a drunk But Faith knew she wasn t trash like the rest of them She dreamed of finding a way for her and her little brother Scottie to get out of the dirty world they lived in Little did she know it would be at the hands of the man that she dreamed about The one she had come to love Grayson Rouillard What a bastard he was I hated the fact that I liked him, that I found him sexy and alluring He was tall, dark and handsome Had hair that reached the nape of his neck His words and actions towards Faith were hateful but I had a sense that his anger toward her was misplaced It has been 12 years since he drove Faith away But Gray has never able to forget her He was never able to let go of that desire he felt for her Faith Devlin No one expected her to amount to much She had been a fragile little girl within a family that everyone considered trash But Faith was strong and knew differently Life had thrown that final blow 12 years earlier, a blow that only strengthened her resolve to prove everyone wrong She wasn t looking for redemption She just wanted to go home Returning home would mean searching for answers to questions from her past and it also meant facing the one man that she has loved for as long as she can remember Would she be strong enough to stand up to him and the people who rejected her When Faith returns home to try and get answers to what happened so many years ago she is met with expected resistance and hostility As she inches towards getting answers to things that happened that summer she is lead back to the Rouillard s lake house A place that brought back heated memories from the past and a place whereheated memories would be made But someone was going to do whatever was needed to make sure Faith never got her answers There was too much as risk and Faith needed to be stopped When Gray and Faith could no longer resist each other, things get pretty intense between them The sex scenes were written with such raw sensuality and were off the charts HOT I have to say the sexual build up left you with no other choice but to FEEL everything within those scenes Gray had to possess Faith in such a way that was dangerous yet necessary to his being Faith had no choice but to surrender This was such an amazing story and I loved every minute of it Though certain things were a little predictable it didn t bother me one bit There was enough swirling around in the plot that kept me engaged and intrigued Both Gray and Faith were wonderful characters but I give a littlelove to Faith She was that flower that would grow no matter what Another highly recommended read How I feel about this bookThe storyline The characters The dialogue The fights The reunionsI loved it ALL.This is an absolute MUST READ Linda Howard, why did I wait so long to read your booksI have no idea but I do know that from now on I ll be devouring LH s books like crazy, that s a given PS I love Gray Rouillard Grey is an asshole and Faith is a love lust struck bimbo Still wondering how I ended up loving this book LH is a freaking marvel Re read in April 2014 FAITH DEVLIN A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she d always adored the town s golden boy from afar But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom It was a good day for dreaming It was late in the afternoon, the sun throwing long shadows when it could manage to break through the thick woods, but for the most part the translucent golden light was tangled in the tops Re read in April 2014 FAITH DEVLIN A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she d always adored the town s golden boy from afar But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom It was a good day for dreaming It was late in the afternoon, the sun throwing long shadows when it could manage to break through the thick woods, but for the most part the translucent golden light was tangled in the tops of the trees, leaving the forest floor mysteriously shadowed I mean if an opening sentence like that doesn t draw you in This was a re read for me I was stranded in the West of Ireland with no WiFi over the weekend and decided to do a couple of re reads Fantastic book The first time I read it I really thought Gray was a complete and utter bastard He did not come across as such this time around, for some reason Still a bit of a prick but you gotta love him Do you know why men name their cocks No, why she asked, trying to stifle her laughter So most of the major decisions in their lives won t be made by a total stranger There is mystery, suspense, sadness, happiness, hot sex Whatcould one ask for It was amazing how flowers could grow in the damnedest places, but the Devlin weed patch had sprouted quite a wildflower in Faith It was just a kiss I loved how strong Faith was after the childhood she had She dusted herself off and held her head high and faced the people from her past He was fully aroused, his erection as hard as marble, straining against her Wow I couldn t put this book down last night and ended up pulling an all nighter to finish it It was THAT good It goes without saying that Linda Howard is an incredible writer, my personal favorite in the romantic suspense genre I would read anything written by her That includes her grocery list I m sure it would be interesting.After the Night takes place over a span of several years, thus giving the reader the opportunity to watch Faith and Gray grow up, develop their characters and under Wow I couldn t put this book down last night and ended up pulling an all nighter to finish it It was THAT good It goes without saying that Linda Howard is an incredible writer, my personal favorite in the romantic suspense genre I would read anything written by her That includes her grocery list I m sure it would be interesting.After the Night takes place over a span of several years, thus giving the reader the opportunity to watch Faith and Gray grow up, develop their characters and understand their backgrounds and thought processes My heart broke for Faith when her family was tossed out of their home in the middle of the night When the sheriff s deputies leered at her young body and Gray referred to her as trash just like the rest of her family, I felt like crying right along with her Her father was a nasty, abusive drunk, her mother was a whore who was rud to have run off with Gray s father, her older brothers and her sister, Jodie, were mirror images of her parents Faith was differentrespectable than her family She alone took care of her disabled little brother, Scottie, and made every effort to prove herself I cheered when she returned to town twelve years later, successful, happy andself confident And somehow, Linda Howard made me sympathize with Gray As someone else said in their review I m sorry that I can t recall who Gray walks the fine line between being an alpha and a jerk There were many reasons for his hatred toward Faith s family when he was a kid, including his father s mysterious disappearance The real truth is later revealed years later when Faith returns to town and begins receiving threatening notes IMO Gray is one of Howard s best heroes tall, broad shoulders, long dark hair A beautiful, cynical man.The relationship between Faith and Gray is full of sexual tension Good Gawd the scene on the porch is HOTMost authors try to write sexual tension and fail, only managing to focus on an overload of lustful thoughts But Howard is a master at writing true sexual tension, even in the bickering between the H and H The pages were burning up beneath my fingers and I caught myself skipping ahead in the book to figure out when if this couple would EVER give in All in all this was an awesome book and it has earned a permanent spot on my keeper shelf 4.5 Stars I couldn t read this any.SPOILERS AND ANGER AND SWEARS AHEAD This is me right now First, this perv at 24 is checking out a 14 year old in her nightie What a fucking perv Oh wahhhh my rich daddie left with his mistress and now my family is probably only half as rich and I have lots of paperwork waaaahhh I get it He s pissed and it s a shitty situation.He KNOWS that this family of trash has a down syndrome 6 year old boy and he ll just judge everyone because he has some serious dad I couldn t read this any.SPOILERS AND ANGER AND SWEARS AHEAD This is me right now First, this perv at 24 is checking out a 14 year old in her nightie What a fucking perv Oh wahhhh my rich daddie left with his mistress and now my family is probably only half as rich and I have lots of paperwork waaaahhh I get it He s pissed and it s a shitty situation.He KNOWS that this family of trash has a down syndrome 6 year old boy and he ll just judge everyone because he has some serious daddy issues, and throw them out of their house I get it His family pays for their house Look at the kid with down syndrome Look at the young 14 year old girl Have you NO COMPASSION, GRAYSON The author created a main lead character that I HATE HATE HATE HATE.I honestly can t get over the fact that he d label the whole family trash and throw out young kids and a child that obviously has a metal disability It s sickening and no amount of redemption that probably happened later in the book will make me forget that.THEN, after Faith moves back to Prescott, he s an adult who STILL is completely prejudice against her because of her mothers mistakes IS THERE NO IRONY IN THIS Maybe he should be judged because his father was also a married, cheating, jerk who ran off or whatever.Grayson is a perverted, stupid, man handling, probably emotionally and physically abusive, brat.No.This book in general no After the Night was my first Linda Howard book, and I absolutely LOVED it It s a riveting read, with a stormy and sizzling romance Faith Devlin has come back to Prescott, Louisiana after twelve years away She was cruelly thrown out of her home at the young age of fourteen Though it was no fault of hers, Faith suffered the disgrace her mother, Renee, had brought down on them Being regarded as white trash and suffering the stain her mother s reputation made Faith determined to never be like a After the Night was my first Linda Howard book, and I absolutely LOVED it It s a riveting read, with a stormy and sizzling romance Faith Devlin has come back to Prescott, Louisiana after twelve years away She was cruelly thrown out of her home at the young age of fourteen Though it was no fault of hers, Faith suffered the disgrace her mother, Renee, had brought down on them Being regarded as white trash and suffering the stain her mother s reputation made Faith determined to never be like any of her family so she made something of herself, but has never truly been able to move past the jarring events of the past At the age of fourteen she had literally been thrown out into the night like a piece of trash, and she had lived with that pain ever since Where is her mother and her mother s lover, and why did they leave never to be heard from again Their actions left two families very nearly destroyed, and Faith is back to find out some answers and closure However, bringing up the past doesn t sit well and soon Faith is facing threats and danger that may silence her forever Faith fell in love with Gray Rouillard, the admired son of the most powerful and wealthy family in Prescott, from afar when she was just a little girl Unfortunately, the years have done little to diminish her attraction, but if Gray Rouillard thinks he can bully her out of town again, he s got another thing coming Faith is no longer a little helpless girl, and I loved her determination Even in the face of her blinding attraction to Gray, she didn t let him distract her from her goals I adored Faith She was a woman who came from nothing with zero advantages and still managed to have a strong, positive spirit without being overcome by bitterness over the past The cruel way in which Faith was treated because of the action of others angered me so much At first I hated Gray His actions tore Faith s life apart in such a humiliating way I wanted to kick him in the teeth But after getting some of his perspective I eased up on my feelings Be patient with Gray and you ll fall for him every bit as much as I did Gray can t help the attraction he feels for Faith At the age of fourteen she possessed unmatched beauty as a grown woman she s gorgeous, but she s the image of her mother and reminds Gray of the pain heaped on his family Still, he can t help himself can t stop pursuing her to the point of obsession Even though I wanted Gray and Faith together, I was happy she didn t just fall for him or let her guard down even though she was wildly attracted to him I love a smart heroine Faith kept her goals in place, and her resolve meant that Gray had work to prove himself, to gain her trust Their romance was hot, lusty, and tumultuous, and I loved every battle they fought Linda Howard wrote an epic, captivating story, and soon after finishing After the Night, which by the way, was published over sixteen years ago , I went through her backlog of titles and added several to my TBR I highly recommend her addictive writing As a side note, I bought the Kindle e Copy version and then added the audio version for an extra 3.49 It was totally worth it because Natalie Ross narration is excellent If you re cramped for reading time like I am this is an excellent way to read a book by switching back and forth between e copy to audio I listen on my commute back and forth to work, when I m getting ready and when I cook dinner