Of all of my novels, After the Night remains one of my personal favorites – and Faith Devlin and Gray Rouillard are two of my favorite characters. Faith is strong, proud, and fearless, and Gray – well, he’s just downright sexy. Faith’s search for the truth about the devastating scandal surrounding her mother and Gray’s father blazes with intrigue. Add some sultry Southern hear, and you’ve got a real scorcher of a listen.
I hope you enjoy After the Night.
©1997 Linda Howard (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)
I enjoyed this story and found it quite addicting during my listen. It was intense, hot, emotional, and well-written. The characters were very compelling. I liked Faith, and even Grey while yes, he was intense and had moments of being very over the top and mean. For me, the author did a good job of establishing the reason why. I still found it compelling and did not find it offensive or unacceptable when in the context of fiction. Faith cared for her younger brother who had Down's Syndrome, and I don't feel that this was written insensitively. The offenses against this young boy were by his neglectful parents, and by Gray by evicting him from his home along with the entire family. To me, the writing did not try to pretend or convince the reader that this was okay. I enjoyed the relationship that developed between Faith and Grey, the way the passion between them grew into much deeper feelings that they were conflicted about...they both wanted to "dive right into" and had a hard time reconciling the connection between them at the same time. Natalie Ross' narration was excellent and well-done.
A book I couldn't put down. Of course since I am in Houston, the fact that the setting is in and around here was nice. I just loved the fact that Faith made something of herself and was smart enough to know what to do to protect herself and her assets.
This is my second Linda Howard and it won't be my last.
Love the joking at the end, I have even shared it with friends.
I love books, it's my great escape.
This book was totally hot! I see why Gray is one of the author’s favorite characters. I will never think of a bathroom in the court house or a message the same way again with out blushing. Natalie Ross also did an excellent job as the narrator.
I have just got back into reading and this book was great! It is the first Linda Howard book I have read and the Audio was wonderful! The reader really brought the book to life! Fantastic Job!!!
Ditto and ditto!! I thoroughly agree with the previous two reviewers. This was the first Linda Howard book that I ever read and I anxiously anticipated having the opportunity to hear it on audio. Her ability to write page-turning suspense and passion is unbeatable, particularly when narrated by Natalie Ross.
The story-line of Faith, who grew up dirt poor with an alcoholic father and adulterous mother, was inspiring as you watch her become a successful young woman. The romance between Faith and Gray, the hunky scion of a wealthy family, was perfect. Great book and well done audio.
Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.
N.R. makes our hero, come to life and it is a hot story with a mystery. Not erotica but good writing at it's best. This is my all time favorite listen. Enjoy it as much as I have.
Could have been a good story except for the gratuitous and repetitive sex scenes. I started fast forwarding to try to get to the real story. I get it the main characters are hot for each other..............I'm no prude but enough already. Narrator did a great job.
Except for Faith and Gray there was very little character build up with the other subjects in this book. Also a lot of the things that happened in the book were unrealistic, like the swim under the dock. The love making was brutal and again unreal especially the public restroom episode.
This was my first Howard book and not sure if I will buy another one unless it's on a very good sale. I had read what the other reviewers wrote and thought I'd give it a shot. I was able to finish the book but was disappointed that I figured out the "who done it" so quickly and how corny and predictable it was. Hate to be so contrary to the other reviewers who loved it, but I have listened to over 200 other books in the category and this was very mediocre at best.
"After the Night" is the best Linda Howard book I have read/heard, and Natalie Ross is a GREAT talent. Few Narrators have the ability to change their voices from female to male so completely, with the ability to make the characters live, drawing you into the story. The book is more than 11 hours of listening pleasure, and although I had to take few breaks I didn't want to stop listening to it. If you like Mystery Romance, this book is a must.
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