After the Night by Linda Howard
This is an adult contemporary romance (Rated NC-17)
(Four Gray Hearts)
(Four Gray Hearts)
FAITH DEVLIN: A poor, outcast child in Prescott, Louisiana, she'd always adored the town's golden boy from afar. But he called her white trash that sultry Southern night when his rich, respected father disappeared, along with her pretty Mom. Now Faith wanted to hate Gray Rouillard...not to feel a powerful surge of desire. But she couldn't quench her passion, any more than she could hide the truth about the past she had waited so long to unravel.
GRAY ROUILLARD: Even when he raised hell, he did it with style. Reckless, charming, and backed by Rouillard money, Gray controlled the town of Prescott -- and Devlin was a name he never wanted to hear again. But when he gazed at Faith Devlin, all he saw was a swirl of tangled sheets and her silken flesh beneath him. To care for her was impossible, unthinkable...because Gray Rouillard planned to use all his power to ruin her.
In the beginning of the book, it was a hard read. The oppression against Faith specifically and her family deemed “white trash” was hard to swallow. The things that were done at one point in the story made me want to rage.
I just wasn’t sure how I would like Gray after all of that. But I liked how the author handled it. Faith was a push over and didn’t let Gray get off terribly easy. However, this is a HEA story and you know that going in, so I don’t think I gave anything away by saying that.
For me, I like a story that has more than just happy happy joy joy. And this book gave it to me. I went through the entire range of emotions.
Natalie Ross did a good job with the narration.
In the end, My book boyfriend is Gray.
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