Title: The After of Us
Series: Judge Me Not #4 (Spinoff Novel & Standalone)
Author: S.R. Grey
Genre: New Adult/Coming of Age Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2016


Can the ending of one dream lead to the beginning of a new one?

Will Gartner made a lot of mistakes in the past, but he finally has his life together. Leaving his reckless teenage years behind, he’s recently graduated from college and is all set to move from Las Vegas to New York to start a prestigious new job. But when an unexpected guest shows up at his farewell party, all Will’s dreams are smashed to pieces. Suddenly, he’s taking a crash course in how to be a father to the five-year-old daughter he never knew existed.

Will changes direction and heads to Harmony Creek, Ohio, and the only person who’s ever really been there for him, his brother Chase. Chase saved Will in the past, but will he rescue him yet again? Some lessons—like fatherhood—can only be learned by doing. Is Will up to the challenge?

And where does Emma Metzger fit into Will’s suddenly upside-down world? Emma knows all about his troubled past and sees his hesitation to commit to his new daughter. How can she commit her heart to a man who doesn’t know what the word means?

Chase always told Will “Follow your heart. Always try to be a good man.” But will following his heart be enough for his daughter, and for Emma?

The After of Us is a story about letting go of old dreams, and, in the process, discovering what you really needed to make you happy was right there in front of you all along.

The After of Us is a spin-off of the Judge Me Not series and a standalone novel.

New Adult Romance/Coming of Age Romance

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S.R. Grey is an Amazon Top 100 and Barnes & Noble #1 Bestselling author. She is the author of the popular Judge Me Not series, the new Promises series, the Inevitability duology, A Harbour Falls Mystery trilogy, and the Laid Bare series of novellas. Ms. Grey’s works have appeared on several Amazon Bestseller lists, including Top 100 multiple times, as well as Barnes & Noble #1 in Bestselling Nook books.

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3 stars
The After of Us is all about Will. If you read the series, you know that Will is Chase's younger brother. In the other books Will is young and getting into trouble. Now, Will has just graduated from college and moving to NYC to start his career and life.

Will thinks he has it all figured out until his ex shows up, with a child. Will soon learns that the little girl is his. This throws Will's whole life for a loop. He was off to start an 80 hour a week job in NYC, now he has a 5 year old little girl he knows nothing about.

Now Will runs to Harmony Creek to the only person he knows can help him.... Chase. Will is 22 and knows nothing about kids and feels overwhelmed. He turns to his bother and sister in law for help. What Will really wants is to leave his daughter in Harmony Creek while he goes to NYC. It is a temporary solution to his problems.

All his plans change again once he sees Emma again. Emma was a girl he had a moment with a long time ago. Nothing ever came from it and they both always wondered what could have been. Now Will is falling in love with his daughter and Emma, and doesn't want to leave Harmony Creek.

This was a sweet read. I have to be honest though. I was hoping Will and Cassie would get their lives together and have their own happily ever after. It killed me Cassie abandoned  he daughter and did not get her life together.  I wanted Will to be with her in the end. They had a history and a daughter together.

I never warmed up to Emma. Maybe that is my issue.
I liked the story. Just wanted it to go a different way.