October 4, 2021

After Perfect Review

After Perfect Review

Title: After Perfect
Author:  Maan Gabriel
Style: Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 3.5/5

Synopsis:
Gabriella is 36 years old when she finds out her husband, Simon of sixteen years, is having an affair and wants a divorce. Gabriella is single for the first time since she was a teen and is determined to carve her own path. Her life takes a turn when she meets Colt. He's fun, sexy, exciting but also fighting his own demons and has a tragic past.  Is this true love? Is Gabriella headed for more heartache?

My Thoughts:
A stunning story about self discovery and loving yourself.  My favorite part of this story is how empowering and brave Gabriella is when she finds herself divorced and has no one to rely on but herself for the first time in her life. She goes back to school, gets a job and finds a new place to live all on her own. I really wish that I could have seen that growth in her new love interest Colt who had his own battles he was dealing with. I also felt like their relationship was rushed.  I prefer a slow build. If you are a fan of instalove or instalust then this is for you.  While I was satisfied with the ending, I also was looking for something a bit different. Overall, I enjoyed the story. It's hard not to be inspired by Gabriella's strength and determination. I look forward to more books by Maan Gabriel.