Title: After Us
Author: Amber Hart
Release Date: December 30th 2014.
About the Book
“Beautiful, lyrical writing and a dangerously suspenseful plot. . .an unforgettable novel that readers will love.” –Lucy Connors, author of The Lonesome Young
Sometimes secrets kill. Maybe slowly, maybe painfully. Maybe all at once.
Melissa smiles. She flirts. She jokes. But she never shows her scars. Eight months after tragedy ripped her from her closest friend, Melissa is broken. Inside her grows a tumor, fed by grief, rage, and the painful memory of a single forbidden kiss.
Javier has scars of his own: a bullet wound, and the memory of a cousin shot in the heart. Life in the States was supposed to be a new beginning, but a boy obsessed by vengeance has no time for the American dream. To honor his familia, Javier joins the gang who set up his cousin’s murder. The entrance price is blood. Death is the only escape.
These two broken souls could make each other whole again–or be shattered forever.
Our time will come. And we’ll be ready.
“You belong with me.”
And as soon as he says the words, I know them to be true. At least for now, this is exactly where I belong.
Javier’s calloused palms travel up my back. The only other time Javier has held me was in the water. Here. Like this.
It’s as though he’s remembering, too, because he tilts my chin up. Zones in on my mouth. Firecrackers explode in my veins. I want, I want, I need his lips. His tongue. I want to take our time because there’s no reason to leave this moment.
“One day,” Javier practically growls, his hands tightening on my back. “One day I will taste you again. But not today. Not until you’re sober.”
Disappointment is an anchor pulling me under.
He puts a finger to my mouth. Rubs it gently against my bottom lip.
“Because, mami,” he breathes. “I need you to remember. Every. Last. Second.”
About the Author
Amber Hart grew up in Orlando, Florida and Atlanta, Georgia. She now resides on the Florida coastline with family. When unable to find a book, she can be found writing, daydreaming, or with her toes in the sand. She’s the author of BEFORE YOU, AFTER US, UNTIL YOU FIND ME, and sequel to UNTIL YOU FIND ME (untitled as of yet). Represented by Beth Miller of Writers House.
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