America’s premier author of provocative fiction delivers the dramatic finale to a series set within the inner circle of glamour, sex and privilege.
When it came to playing games, my lover Jax was a master strategist. He pulled strings behind the closed doors of D.C.’s most powerful political players, and somehow still found time to nearly sideline my career. What he didn’t know was that when I didn’t like the rules, I threw them out and made my own. I wasn’t going to let Jax get away with it. I wasn’t going to let him get away at all.
I loved Jax enough that it was impossible to give up. Jax loved me enough that giving up was the only end he’d consider. He didn’t think I could swim with the sharks. It was entirely my pleasure to show him that I’d already dived in…
The two After books need to be read together. The story is not finished with the first, and the second won’t make any sense on its own.
I had read every Crossfire book available, and was happy to find Sylvia Day had another similar series out because I wasn’t quite done reading about the lives of the wealthy in New York City.
This series features a couple who were in a relationship a few years earlier. With a hero whose conservative family was heavily involved in politics, he didn’t want to drag the heroine into that and so left her. For her part, the heroine is very career-minded, working her way up in the food world, and making television deals with big-name chefs.
I’ve heard the author talk, and she said that the characters in all of her series inhabit the same “world”. So it was interesting to see a character from the Crossfire series featuring in this one.
What I like about this series is that people are struggling to do the right thing when doing something bad is sometimes the better option. Characters are willing to do almost anything to further their careers and to get themselves to the White House. It’s messy.
Sylvia Day writes realistic contemporary characters. They’re regular people in extraordinary circumstances, but they read like modern-day people with modern-day interests.
It seems that this series suffered from having its instalments released too far apart, and so by the time people got back to it the impact was lost. Now that you can access both books at once, I think it will make for a much better read.