After Series (Book 1)
Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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?
Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up over 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!
There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER … Life will never be the same.
Anna Todd is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series. Hailed by Cosmopolitan as “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation,” Anna began her literary career on the social storytelling platform Wattpad. Serialized on Wattpad in 2013, After has over 1.5 billion reads on the site. The print edition, published in 2014 by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has over 15 million copies in circulation, has been published in over 30 languages and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain.
A native of Ohio, Anna was a voracious reader all her life, citing Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Fifty Shades of Grey as some of her favorites. In 2012, after discovering the world of fanfiction for fandoms like Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, The Mortal Instruments, Anna began writing as a way of continuing the stories she so loved from fanfiction community.
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Sweet Jesus. I finished After and immediately purchased the second book because I was hella curious what was going to happen with the leading duo. So be warned this book ends in a cliffhanger and you will want After We Collided already in your book library when you start reading.
Here’s the deal – I don’t really need to recap the book because the blurb does a fabulous job describing what you are entering into with After. It’s a intense romance filled with ups and downs, hot sex and lots of drama.
Honestly though, I can’t decide if I actually like the main characters or not. Tessa and Hardin’s relationship is filled with passion (and heartache) which leads to these crazy fights. The problem is I’m not sure if I’m rooting them on or wishing for Tessa and Hardin to break up and end all the angst!!
All I know is that I feel addicted to them and their crazy mixed up love affair. Which is a really weird feeling for a hopeless romantic.
So I can’t guarantee you’ll thank me for recommending these books because it’s an anxiety filled read. However, the set of characters in After are ones that you can’t walk away from even if you were over there chaos.