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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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  • Judy
  • Champaign, IL, United States
  • 06-18-10

Can I give 6 stars?

This was a great "oldie but goody" from Linda Howard. The character development is great, the storyline interesting and compelling, and the male lead is off-the-charts sexy! I also loved the female lead for her determination not to let her family's dysfunction define her. This story is hot, funny and utterly absorbing. Oh, and the narration was top-notch.

Great way to spend a credit!

24 of 25 people found this review helpful

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Great book

I know why this was one of Linda Howard's favorites it is one of mine too. The story sucks you in and doesn't let go until the end. I would listen in the car, walking, any moment I could because I just couldn't put it down. The chemistry between the two main characters is very well written. Great steamy romance with a interesting ending. Still not sure how I feel about the Monica and Alex issue - a little creepy for me but Gray and Faith are great. Worth a credit!

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • Arwen
  • BOISE, ID, United States
  • 08-23-13

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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I listen to this book over and over.

It is the southern setting or the characters or the plot or all of the above but I listen to this book whenever I want to relax. It is one of my favorites. Some parts are a bit earthy but I think it adds to the flavor. The characters are so complex and sympathetic. It is like Sandra Brown's Envy or Ain't She Sweet by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. A good mix of pleasure and pain. I read all kinds of books but this book hits me where I live.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Maria
  • Citrus Heights, CA, United States
  • 09-12-12

One of The Best!!

One of the best stories I have read/listened to in a long time. Faith was one of the bravest, most intuitive heroines I have read about in quite some time. Gray was a perfect match for her. The portrayal of a small towns bigotry was spot on, and how one man could exert so much influence to affect people's behavior was totally believeable.

Natalie Ross is one of my favorite readers. She made this story very, very enjoyable. Whenever she and Phil Gigante do narrations I always put those books in my wish list.

This book is worth a credit and I will be listening to it again. It has become one of my favorites.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Stevie
  • TOPEKA, KANSAS, United States
  • 09-07-12

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.

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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How sad

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

The book is meant for the romance reader only. Mindless sexual tension seemed to be the only theme

What was most disappointing about Linda Howard’s story?

There was no story. I started out loving the characters and their development. After the first hour or so of listsning it went nowhere except...the bedroom, the porch, the pier, the boathouse, the new house, the summer house, a street corner, and anywhere else imaginable for a sexual encounter. There was so much potential to the story and to me it felt squandered

Any additional comments?

I have over 300 books in my library. I am always looking for new authors. I tried this and another Lisa Howard book because I liked some of the reviews and had not read any of her books yet. If you like mindless sex encounters these would probably be right up your alley. As for me I like a quality story that includes the sexual issues where appropriate and within reason. I am done with Linda Howard I guess.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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I don't get it...

I've enjoyed many of Linda Howard's books - but not this one. If you like books that feature women who decide they are "in love" with men who
treat them badly - then this is for you.

Even though Gray was fully aware that Faith was completely innocent of her family's bad behavior, he was abusive to her throughout the majority of the book(called her trash, tried to drive her out of town, manipulated the rest of the town to snub her and refuse her service). His rationale for treating her badly is that he wanted to protect his mentally ill mother and sister - so at best, this makes him a lame mama's boy. Of course, Gray wanted to sleep with Faith even when he was trying to drive her out of town - and he expected her to be "on board" for that.

Faith, on the other hand, had many redeaming qualities, but the fact that she decided that she was in love with Gray, regardless of the fact that he NEVER treated her well - made it impossible for me to have any respect for her. As far as I can tell, as a child, Faith decided she loved Gray because of his looks - I can accept that since she was a kid. What I can't understand is why a full grown woman would be "in love" with a man who, for no rational reason, has always treated her badly.

I know my opinion strays from the rest of the reviewers - but I found this book painful to listen to.

35 of 42 people found this review helpful

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OHHHH WOWWWWWW

This is the sexiest, hottest book I've listened to in a long time. I keep looking around for my pirate! But, alas, I live alone.

Grey was soooo knowledgeable in so many areas, especially cleaning up messes and massages. Faith is another strong heroine like Daisy from Open Season. That was my first intro to Linda Howard, then I went to Cover of Night and haven't stopped yet, but didn't know about this one.

Wow. A wonderful surprise, wonderful treat, great listen, a well used credit and Natalie Ross was the deliverer. A definite replay....over and over again.

8 of 9 people found this review helpful