Book Review: Love After All

Love After All


Title – Love After All  (Website, Goodreads)

Author – Jaci Burton (Website, Goodreads)

Published – March 31st 2015

Genre – Contemporary Romance

Summary – High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.”

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…

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I picked this one up when browsing the paperback romance section in the library. I needed good contemporary romance to break up my reading pattern.

I’ve read Jaci Burton before and thought they were very good. Her books are pretty much what you’d expect in a contemporary romance.

Love After All is a stand alone, but book #4 in the Hope series. The Hope series is a collection of characters, all from the town called Hope. The main characters in each book pop in and out of each book, but if you are picking up a random one in the series you don’t necessarily have to know the back story of the characters. Jaci Burton explains what you need to know within each book.

So it was nice to be back in Hope again, this time following Chelsea, a school teacher, and Bash, the bar owner.

Chelsea wants to fall in love – so she writes a list of everything she wants in a man. Which, of course, is everything Bash is not.

You can probably see where that is going…

And what Love After All is about.

I really wish that there was more to it. What could have made Love After All a little different is throwing something in the plot line that I could not have predicted.

However, I still like Jaci Burton’s writing of contemporary romances. I can definitely recommend books she has written. (My favorite so far will have to be Hope Flames)


In case you were too lazy to read all that.. 🙂

Last Words:

Other than throwing in something unexpected, Love After All is just what I needed.

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