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There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything After... Life will never be the same. #Hessa
Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.
But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.
But he’s also rude - to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does - until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.
He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.
Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?
Unless…could this be love?
©2014 Anna Todd (P)2014 Simon & Schuster Audio
Excellent narration, as with all 3 of the 'After' books. I enjoyed the 2nd and 3rd novels more, as they told from both points of view, but the 1st one was the best since everything was happening for the first time. If you like sappy teenage TV dramas (Gossip Girl, Gilmore Girls, etc) than this will be perfect for you. It's quite vulgar at times, so I wouldn't let my 14 year old daughter read it. It's sort of like a young adult version of 50 Shades of Grey, but with more relationship drama and a tad less 'doing the nasty.' Give it a shot if you're trying to kill time. Just don't go into expecting Gone Girl or anything of the sort.
This was a good book and it did keep me intrigued with all the drama, so much so that I stayed up all night long to finish the 2nd half of it to the end. (So Extremely tired at work now) It is about an abusive boyfriend that is so demeaning and cruel to his girlfriend regardless of how much she gives up for him. I wish Tesse could have made a true friend in college that she could depend on and go to for help and advice. I kept hanging in there hoping Hardin would eventually make a drastic change and start treating Tesse with some respect. Does NOT happen which is very disappointing. I could NOT believe the cliffhanger ending and cannot wait until 11/25/14 when the next book comes out. I guess that's why they always leave good stories like they do, I hope that in the second book Harlin gets what he deserves and Tesse learns to get a back bone and she ends up happy with someone else who appreciates and deserves her.
i could not stop listening but this story is too depressing and the characters not likeable. this guy is a jerk, big stupid ahole and teresa just keeps forgiving him... it makes me so mad that girls might think being treated liked that is acceptable after the guys says im sorry and i love you. a jerk is a jerk no matter how hot or cute he is.
i didnt like the narrator much either...
I love some good tension between a love bound pair that shouldn't really be a good fit, yet love and attraction overcomes their differences. This is a teeny bopper roller coaster on steroids. The boy is abusive. The girl is pathetically gullible. The only reason they 'love' each other is pure teenaged lust. Their relationship has exactly nothing real. Its pathologic. At least not where I left off. 14 hours long. I'm tossing in the towel with five hours left. Another series that should never have gotten anywhere near book 2.
Too busy to read as much as I'd like, Audible is the perfect solution. I'm a romance reader mostly, but can stray into any story.
I agree with other reviewers... It is a bit redundant in the middle but it doesn't put a dent in the amount I enjoyed this book. I actually prefer to spend the money on a longer listen since I go through a couple a week, and this held my attention with the perfect amount of drama, romance, betrayal, human interest... All of it.
I'm starting the next one right now!
Just trying to find my next great read
The narration and the story would probably put it at the top 5. This is one that I would listen to again.
I don't know, but if there are other readers "listeners" out there can tell me what other books they can compare it to, PLEASE TELL ME!!. I love these type of NA college stories.
The scene at the wedding.
This book was amazing roller coaster ride and I loved it all. I love a good cliffy and that cliffy was amazing. Elizabeth Louise did an amazing job with the voice of Tessa and everyone else. I will definitely be looking for other books where Elizabeth Louise does the narration. I highly recommend this book. I loved the drama, the "mystery", the secrets, the love. I loved it all.
Credits are not cheap and with this one I did not feel like I wasted a credit.
Off to listen to book 2!
I am impressed with this book. I wasn't expecting the ending of this book and it took me by surprise.
The ending of the book. I can't wait to start the next one in the series.
Narration was very good. Made the characters come alive and gave each one their own personalities the way a good narrator should
If you liked the Gray's series, you'll love this series. Not the same story but same type of climatic ending that leaves you hanging in the air and wanting more.
Take a shot every time someone either "rolls their eyes" and/or "smirks" and you'll be toasted by chapter 3 and won't care how bad this book really is. I hated everything about it, from the two dimensional characters and repetitive writing style to stilted narration. Save your money and pass on this one.
I have read Anna Todd's books on Wattpad before they were published. I fell in love immediately. It's a very easy read and so much happens, I'm never bored. I wouldn't recommend it to all readers, but for those readers/TV show lovers out there that can't get enough teen drama, this book you'll love. It is always taking a new turn, you can't guess what is going to happen next. And the end will kill you.
I don't know if it was a good story or not as I stopped listening. The reason I stopped listening was because everytime something interesting was about to happen the story paused to introduce a new chapter. Like when they first kiss, as soon as their lips meet, it' paused to start the next chapter, only to carry on what was happening, and there was no need for it. The chapters are so short, always unfinished only to continue in a new one and interrupt the scene, and they actually ruined the story for me. It killed the first kiss. As for the narrator, she was good, but her English accent was not. I'm English and we don't sound like that.
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