Format: e-book, paperback
Format read: e-book arc copy from NetGalley
Series: book 2 of The Hurricane
Rating: 18+ sexual content, language
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25101535-the-aftermath?from_search=true
In the second book of the series we pick up where we left off in The Hurricane but we are in the point of view of O’Connell. He is trying to come to terms with what happened with Emily in the first book. Of course for someone like him, it’s not an easy pill to swallow, but with Emily’s positive outlook, he is able to, but not without some problem.
We dive into the mind of O’Connell as we get to see what makes him tick. I really enjoyed reading the relationship from his point of view because we got to see how his upbringing with his mother caused him to have such deep insecurities. I mean, he is married to Emily and she is promised to love only him, but he still thinks that she is going to run off with someone else.
Frank continues to be that jerk that we met in the first book as the book takes a turn towards an episode of Law and Order SVU or the Sunday Lifetime movie. As we see through the trial of Frank, I began to wonder who is more cuckoo, him or her mother. They each compete each other for who is the crazier one and at the end of the book, it could go to either one of them.
Like with the first book, there is some things that go unanswered, but it was with the minor characters so it wasn’t THAT big of a deal. But I would like to reconnect and see what happens to the guys after this book. Maybe Prescott will be doing a spin-off series with them? I for one would be a-ok with that.
As with the first book, I did love the characters and getting to see that family is not only about blood, but where your loyalty lies. The fact that there was so much that I didn’t get to see (like with the other guys in the group) it kind of had me a little disappointed, now if there are other books coming out that would change everything.
The Hurricane series
What do you think of The Aftermath?