After the Night by Linda Howard
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: ebook, 352 pages
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Release Date: November 24, 2009
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 Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more 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, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her.
**Buddy read with Blacky ❤❤❤**
I love this book!
I love how Linda Howard can seamlessly switch from one mood to the other. In this book in particular from dramatic ambiance, to scorching hot sex to helpless hysterics.
See these awful communicative hysterics one can have in real life? That's exactly what happened to me with that book.
"Slowly Gray's head came up. The expression in his eyes was indescribable, as if he couldn't believe what was happening. He took a deep breath, and exploded. "Goddamn it, woman!" he roared with furious indignation. "Can't you tell I'm busy?"
Faith dissolved into laughter."
Another thing I loved in this book is that although the heroes are at war with each other, they don't resort to ridiculously immature behaviors as it's the case in most of the books who has the same kind of heroes relationship.
Gray is a jerk alright, but he knows when and where to stop, and I loved how Faith cleverly thwarted his efforts to get rid of her. They made an awesome couple.
"If it weren't for his family, hell, he'd welcome her with open arms. An open fly, too, he thought wryly, and felt the twinge of arousal in his groin."
The suspense is light but Gray/Faith relationship made it for it.
Faith and Gray's relationship is HOT and their chemistry off the charts.
"His gaze settled on his penis, lying soft on his thighs. "You damn fool," he barked. "This time, stay down!"
The whimsy startled her, and she began giggling helplessly. She buried her face against his shoulder, her entire body shaking.
Gray let his head drop back to the pillow, and cuddled her close. "Easy for you to laugh," he grumbled. "The damn thing's trying to kill me. It never has had much stopping sense, but this is ridiculous. It must think I'm sixteen.""