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After the Night | [Linda Howard]

After the Night

"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." (Linda Howard)
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Publisher's Summary

Dear Listener:

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.

Sincerely,

Linda Howard

©1997 Linda Howard (P)2010 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Arwen BOISE, ID, United States 08-23-13
    Arwen BOISE, ID, United States 08-23-13 Member Since 2011

    I am a book junkie...I read and enjoy a variety of stories, so please don't "define me" by one book or review! :)

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    "Intense and Well-done!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    lindam@islands.vi 01-22-13
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    "I get it!"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    marea United States 09-27-12
    marea United States 09-27-12 Member Since 2011

    Mare

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    "Unlikeable characters, unlikely story"
    Would you try another book from Linda Howard and/or Natalie Ross?

    I have read other Linda Howard novels and enjoyed the tension and mystery she created. This book was a complete miss. The reader seemed one dimensional.


    Has After the Night turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Her male/female voices were hard to distinguish from, so I found it difficult to know who was speaking.


    What character would you cut from After the Night?

    Both the lead male and female. Neither was likeable or interesting or even believable.


    Any additional comments?

    Try a different Linda Howard, she has much better work.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Janit L Johnson WESTVILLE, OK, US 09-18-12
    Janit L Johnson WESTVILLE, OK, US 09-18-12 Member Since 2010
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    "Totally one of the best"
    If you could sum up After the Night in three words, what would they be?

    Suspense, Sex, Sensational!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of After the Night?

    The resturant scene in New Orleans...Hot


    What about Natalie Ross’s performance did you like?

    Everything, She's Fabulous


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    They whole thing was a great move!


    Any additional comments?

    BUY IT!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Stephanie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 09-07-12
    Stephanie TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States 09-07-12
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    "Natalie Ross made this book for me,"

    Natalie Ross read a really good book and made it great. Her accents are just so smooth and vaguely barely there. Her male voices are believeable which isn't always the case. I bought this book because Linda Howard stated it was her favorite and I now know why.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Borger, TX, United States 01-06-12
    Amazon Customer Borger, TX, United States 01-06-12 Member Since 2012
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    "I agree with the 6 stars!!"
    What did you love best about After the Night?

    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.


    What other book might you compare After the Night to and why?

    This is my second Linda Howard and it won't be my last.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Love the joking at the end, I have even shared it with friends.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Angelia 11-11-10
    Angelia 11-11-10 Member Since 2010

    I love books, it's my great escape.

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    "This book was totally Hot!-Get this book"

    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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Del Venice, FL 09-04-10
    Del Venice, FL 09-04-10 Member Since 2006

    Delpatina

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    "Not so Good!"

    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.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 08-14-10
    Gail El Cajon, CA, United States 08-14-10 Member Since 2015
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    "Very Predictable"

    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.

    12 of 16 people found this review helpful
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    Karen 06-28-14
    Karen 06-28-14

    Sassy dialogue, humor, and a great reader are important to me.

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    "The Best of Linda Howard"

    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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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