Wednesday, 26 January 2011

After The Night - Linda Howard

After The Night by Linda Howard.

Faith Devlin is a poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, who has always adored the rich, charming Gray Rouillard from afar. However, Gray plans to use his power to ruin Faith, despite his desire for her. And after he calls her "white trash" she also wants to hate him, despite her feelings.

OK that's not a very good description so I will try to elaborate. Gray's father and Faith's mother were having a long term affair. One night they both disappear, everyone assumes they have run off together. Gray's sister tries to commit suicide because of this, so Gray runs Faith's family out of town. Years later Faith finds out some new information about that night and decides to go back home to investigate and that's where the story really starts.

I love Linda Howard's books especially Open Season, Cover of Night and Mr. Perfect. I think I will have to add After the Night to that list. I love well written romantic suspense so it was pretty likely that I was going to like this. All I need to keep me happy are good characters who actually work well together and a of course a Happily Ever After is a must. I got both in After the Night. I love the way this book kept me hooked, I read it in one sitting, I just had to know what was going to happen next. Of course I figured out who was behind it all within the first few chapters but I found that this didn't really bother me. In fact I usually prefer to know whats going to happen before it actually happens. It was enough to just watch the relationship unfold and the mystery play out.

I have already bought another of Linda Howard's older books, Shades of Twilight, can't wait to read it when it arrives. And another of her books has captured my interest, Kill and Tell, but I think I already have a copy of this somewhere I will just have to spend some time digging it out.

Side Note. I am still reading Nevermore by Kelly Creagh, I haven't gotten very far because I have started another book already, All Night Long by Jayne Ann Krentz. I have got to stop starting another book before I have finished the first because it usually means the first one gets abandoned in favour of the second and then I forget to go back to the first.

That's all for now.


  1. I love, love this one :) My heart kept aching for Faith! Especially due to some of Gray's action. For me, this is one of my top LH :) Glad you enjoyed it :)

  2. Shades of Twilight is my favorite Linda Howard book and I think is on my top 5 favorite books ever. After the Night comes as a close second though, I love family drama and I specially love books that are angsty and dramatic but where once the hero and heroine get together they stay together till the end!

    I also love Mr. Perfect , Now You See Her, Dream Man, Mackenzie’s Mountain… I think I love them all, except the new ones, I don’t know what happened to Linda but the last 3 or 4 books have been a disappointment, I didn’t even finish the last one.