Thursday, June 2, 2016

The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott | Review *9/10 Stars*


The Aftermath

(The Hurricane #2)


by R.J. Prescott 


Page Count: 231
Published: June 2nd 2016 (first published December 15th 2015)
Publisher: Piatkus  
Genre:  Contemporary, Romance
Source: I received a paperback ARC from the publisher for an honest review (Thank you!)
My Rating: 9/10 Stars


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Summary


When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose. But what happens when you have everything you ever wanted? You fight to keep it.

Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell’s star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O’Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work.

Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them and O’Connell realises that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after. 

He couldn’t protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.

Eagerly awaited sizzling sequel of the bestselling Hurricane – Goodreads finalist for Best Debut



The verdict


I had been eagerly waiting for The Aftermath to release for the past few months, and boy was I in for a treat! The Aftermath was all the goodness The Hurricane had been, and so much more. Am I even making any sense?

I haven't been getting much time almost any time at all to read these days. So I guess I can call the long commute to and from work, a savior here. I might have bumped into a pillar, stumbled on an escalator and tripped on my own shoe laces a few (a lot of) times, with my eyes glued to the pages of this book last week. But hey, a girl's gotta read when a girl's gotta read. 

I would randomly burst out laughing or tilt my head to the side (infinitesimally) and go 'awww' in the metro (train/subway). I might have come across as a lunatic to non-readers around me (totally). Did I care? Nope nope. 

When I read The Hurricane earlier, I couldn't guess for a second that it was R. J. Prescott's debut novel. The writing style is that good. So was the case with The Aftermath. A fast paced, quick read, with not a single page of 'boring', Con and Em's story kept me turning the pages. Sure, there were a few cliches thrown in there, but then I've never read a single romance novel without them.

What was even better in The Aftermath, after having read the prequel, was that it is written in Con's POV. So gritty and intense. I loved it. And... okay I don't really know how to go about with this review without divulging any spoilers. Gah! 

Just take my word for it, if you will. If you've read and loved The Hurricane, just go dive into The Aftermath. Now. Period. 

Oh and this conversation. It's going to go on a wall in my room:

“There is a battle between two wolves inside us all. One is Evil. It’s anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth.”

“Which wolf wins?”


“The one you feed.”



About the author


R. J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales and studied law at the University of Bristol.

Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later she convinced her husband to move back to Cardiff where they live with their two sons. 

Her debut novel The Hurricane has sold about 65000 copies so far and the author’s profile continues to grow.







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