After by Anna Todd

After (After, #1)

I hated Tessa with a passion! I have never hated a heroine as much as I hated Tessa! Her naivete was unbelievable, unrealistic, and unnerving. I actually DNFd this book because I couldn’t take being in her head. She was irritating and irrational. I could not understand how someone who loved to read could be that innocent. She didn’t even have common sense. I wanted to read this so bad since the movie is being released soon. I just couldn’t stomach Tessa, until I saw the movie trailer. I saw trailer and instantly became obsessed with it. I watched it 3 times the first day, then I started reading again. I realized I loved Hardin more than I hated Tessa. Hardin was so worth the torture of being in Tessa’s head. Gah!!!! He was so freaking sexy! He was so bad! I can not believe the stuff he did, but I couldn’t bring myself to feel sorry for Tessa. I think I enjoyed her pain…lol. Ok, I’m being harsh. I didn’t necessarily enjoy her pain, but I didn’t care. I want Hardin to be happy and if that includes Tess (insert eye roll), then so be it. Where’s the next book?!

4 stars



Tessa is a good girl with a sweet, reliable boyfriend back home. She’s got direction, ambition, and a mother who’s intent on keeping her that way.

But she’s barely moved into her freshman dorm when she runs into Hardin. With his tousled brown hair, cocky British accent, tattoos, and lip ring, Hardin is cute and different from what she’s used to.

But he’s also rude—to the point of cruelty, even. For all his attitude, Tessa should hate Hardin. And she does—until she finds herself alone with him in his room. Something about his dark mood grabs her, and when they kiss it ignites within her a passion she’s never known before.

He’ll call her beautiful, then insist he isn’t the one for her and disappear again and again. Despite the reckless way he treats her, Tessa is compelled to dig deeper and find the real Hardin beneath all his lies. He pushes her away again and again, yet every time she pushes back, he only pulls her in deeper.

Tessa already has the perfect boyfriend. So why is she trying so hard to overcome her own hurt pride and Hardin’s prejudice about nice girls like her?

Unless…could this be love?

Now newly revised and expanded, Anna Todd’s After fanfiction racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated readers across the globe. Experience the Internet’s most talked-about book for yourself!

There was the time before Tessa met Hardin, and then there’s everything AFTER … Life will never be the same.

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