ARC Review – Love After All (Hope #4) by Jaci Burton

Chelsea and Bash take readers on a journey filled with humor, passion, sexy and sincere heartwarming love.  ~ Rhayne, Guilty Pleasures

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…

Review copy provided for an honest review


Chelsea and Bash take readers on a journey filled with humor, passion, sexy and sincere heartwarming love.

Chelsea has constructed a ten-point list to help her find the perfect guy. She is tired of dating the wrong men and is convinced if she finds a guy that meets all her criteria, she will live happily ever after.

Bash and Chelsea hang in the same circle of friends. He’s liked her for a while and would love to have a chance to get to know her better. However, he knows about her list and knows he needs her to give it up and concentrate on her feelings instead of a piece of paper. They definitely have chemistry, but there are still so many differences.

I will be honest and say it took me a while to really warm up to Chelsea. She came across like a snob at times and her perfect man list went from a great concept for a book to horribly annoying at times. Luckily, Bash was the complete opposite and was strong enough to pull the story forward. Towards the end it comes together well and I did end up really loving them as a couple.

Opening a new Hope series book is like returning to your favorite vacation spot. Everything is familiar, you are reconnected with the characters you left behind and you get to watch a new love enfold. Even though this story really belongs to Chelsea and Bash there is a lot of interaction with the old cast that entwines beautifully within. We get to see Des and Logan’s wedding and we reconnect with all the other characters we’ve come to know and adore.

There are a lot of openings for future books in this series. I love that she introduces multiple scenarios and leaves you excited and intrigued on who we get to read about next. If you haven’t had a chance to start this series, I highly recommend it. Each book is original with a splash of sexy, a splash of conflict and an extra splash of happily ever after.

4silverstars (1)

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