The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott book review and blogtour


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The Aftermath by R. J. Prescott, publisher Piatkus, is available in ebook format NOW and paperback format from THURSDAY 2nd June 2016.

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Product Details (as per amazon page)

When you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose. But what happens when you have everything you ever wanted? You fight to keep it.

Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell’s star is on the rise. Billed as the most promising young boxer of his generation, his new career is taking him to places he never dreamed. But O’Connell only needs one thing in life: his wife. In her final year of college, Em cannot follow him around the world but together they make it work.

Just when everything they ever wanted is on the horizon, the past resurfaces to haunt them and O’Connell realises that justice might not be a part of his happy ever after.

He couldn’t protect Em once before, but in the aftermath of the hurricane, he will make sure that never happens again.

*The paperback edition contains exclusive brand new bonus content*

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I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting The Aftermath and would like to thank the publishers for an arc in return for an honest review.

Oh where do I start with this review? … The Aftermath was all I was expecting and more.  After reading The Hurricane back in March I was ‘hooked’ into the lives of Em and Cormac.  We left Em and Cormac in The Hurricane recovering from the terrible, traumatic  ordeal Em endured under the hands of her stepfather.  The Aftermath follows on were we see Em having to take the stand in court against her stepfather, having to rake over all her past nightmares and the most recent one.  Whilst the court case is on we are also seeing Cormac O’Connell (aka The Hurricane) train for the biggest fight of his life in his career.

Cormac is fighting with his mind coping with his worry over Em and the court case.  He wants justice for her and it’s taking all his strength and willpower not to act upon his anger against her stepfather.  I loved the advice that Father Pat gave Cormac and one of my favourite quotes from the book is from him …

“would you give up your vengeance for a lifetime with her?”

We follow Em’s journey in court and how it unfolds and on the flipside we follow Cormac on the brink of the fight of his career.

Can the young couple cope with all the emotional and physical strain and stresses life is putting on them?

This story was so intense and dramatic.  I was gripped and eager to find out the outcome.  Amongst all this drama we were treated to some wonderful tantalising, breathtaking scenes and some beautiful moments of pure love and heart ache.

A brilliant, irresistible two book series that I devoured.  I hope R.J. Prescott will write more stories from the wonderful array of sub characters we’ve grown to love in The Hurricane and The Aftermath.  5/5*

To find out more about R.J. Prescott and her books please visit the following links:


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