Publication date: October 8th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
What could be more terrifying than falling in love with the person who is your good place? Maybe realizing just a smidge too late that there can be dire consequences to becoming your best friend’s lover.
The lives of Keir Stevens and Selene Georgiou serendipitously collide mid-span on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, one jarring step ahead of fate. He’s a temporary transplant from Seattle; she’s facing the biggest career opportunity of her life. They have no notion of the common thread that connects them.
As they come to discover they share a similar adversity, their relationship evolves from a fun and frivolous infatuation with nowhere to go into a true friendship with sincerity, humor, and respect at its heart.
It’s awfully hard not to fall in love with that – even if you’re pretty darn certain you shouldn’t.
But when love and friendship suffer their own devastating collision – their interests brutally conflicting – the consequences of blurring the lines between the two suddenly become real. In the end, which one will be the stronger? And more importantly, can either survive?
AFTER EFFECTS is a standalone dual POV adult contemporary romance about the things we choose in life out of all the things that are beyond our choosing – a tale of love and friendship, of time and how we spend it, and of the inner wars that ultimately show us what really matters.
Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars
Every decision, every action, has an after effect. This book marvelously explores how a chance encounter between Keir and Selene changes everything for the two of them, and how the consequences of all of their actions impacts them.
They meet when they are both at a crossroads in their lives — Stuck between the past and the future. There is an immediate connection between them and from that forms a wonderful friendship. A friendship that they both rely on immensely. But when you begin to realize that you are falling in love with your best friend, is it worth crossing that line, blurring those boundaries, for the chance at something more amazing?
This story had me tied in knots. Both Keir and Selene knew their relationship had an expiration date, and they just couldn’t come to terms with join to work around that. Until they do… because Aftereffects has a wonderful HEA and I was so happy to get to that last page after traveling this journey with this couple!
I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.
Romance author, obsessive multi-tasker, California native, music lover with no apparent musical talent, travel enthusiast, and cheese connoisseur.