After The Rain

Book Info

Author: Renee Carlino
Title: After the Rain
Published On: November 11th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Pages: 304
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From the USA TODAY bestselling author of Sweet Thing and Nowhere But Here comes a deeply emotional contemporary romance about the second chances waiting beyond the shattered dreams of youth.

Under the bright arena lights of a rodeo show, young Avelina Belo falls for a handsome cowboy with a larger-than-life personality. After a whirlwind courtship, she happily moves away from her family in northern California and settles into married life with her cowboy on a seven-thousand-acre cattle ranch in Montana. One freak accident later, Avelina’s hopes for the future come to an end.

Nate Myers graduated from UCLA medical school at the top of his class, ready to follow in the footsteps of his father, a superstar cardiothoracic surgeon. Six years later, Nate’s career is being ruined by a malpractice suit. Questioning himself for the first time, he retreats to a Montana cattle ranch to visit his uncle and gain perspective. There, he meets a beautiful young woman named Avelina who teaches him more than he ever knew about matters of the heart.



Mike’s Review

5 Stars (5 / 5)

After the Rain left me with such a book hangover!

It starts off so sweet and then crashes into a flaming wreck of heartache only to repeat the process a couple more times. It’s funny and heartfelt and sad all at the same time throughout most of the book.

“His name is Tequila because he’s the only horse you can ride when you’re shit-faced drunk”

And then we get to almost the ending. Where the most pointless of problems gets in the way. I’ll be honest, it’s one of my biggest pet peeves to see in a book. But I don’t want to spoil the details for you. It took a little time for it to sit with me before I was able to get over my annoyance for that part but the end result is sweet and charming and all puppies and rainbows kind of “awww” to it.

“If I blink, will you disappear?”

So grab this one and experience all the feels!

About Renee Carlino

Renee Carlino

Renée Carlino is a screenwriter and bestselling author of contemporary women’s novels and new adult fiction. Her books have been featured in national publications, including USA TODAY, Huffington Post, Latina magazine, and Publisher’s Weekly. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog June. When she’s not at the beach with her boys or working on her next project, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.