I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott
Series: The Hurricane #2
Published by Piatkus on December 15, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
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The second book in a New Adult fiction series from USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott.
Cormac "The Hurricane" O'Connell's star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O'Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife.
In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work. Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them, and O'Connell realizes that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after. He couldn't protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.
Well I thought that The Hurricane had blown me away but it had nothing on The Aftermath. This was a great story to come back to. And I loved that it picked up from where we had left off. I felt like there was so much story left to tell that I was really pleased about this sequel and it didn’t disappoint.
I was a bit surprised at the beginning that it was being told from O’Connell’s point of view. Meaning that I did miss reading it with Emily. But it was nice to get his thoughts and feeling. And to get more of an understanding in his boxing world.
One thing that did annoy me about this being told from O’Connell’s point of view was his constant use of the endearment Sunshine. Both in his head and out loud. It annoyed me slightly the frist time round and now it really bugged me. I think I could have coped if it was just out loud but in his thoughts, it was all a bit too much.
I also felt that some of Em’s friends from uni got sidelined, but this is understanding as it is from O’Connell’s view. But maybe in the next book we can have alternative chapters. Also I really think that there is another book because there is still some bits that remain secret.
The Aftermath was as dramatic, funny and emotionally draining as The Hurricane. But I felt a lot more invested in this book, so was sucked in more easily and it had my heart beating so fast! This was a brilliant fast read and it left me begging for more. I think it would be fair to say that this is one of my favourite books of the year.
Here’s to honestly waiting for another sequel because there is so much more to be told!