Today I am posting the review of BEFORE & AFTER by Nazarea Andrews. This book is a New Adult contemporary romance. Be sure to check out the giveaway below for a beautiful necklace and signed copy.
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BEFORE & AFTER BOOK BLURB:Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy from the wrong side of the tracks, covered in ink and crooning in a bar is the last person a straight laced girl with a art major should fall for, but his rough edges made her jagged, alive, shaving away the coddled southern princess and revealing a soul wild and brilliant. They fell in love, despite her family and his past and all the reasons why it wouldn't work--and with their best friends, they made a life. Everyone was supposed to live happily ever after. They, more than anyone, knows that life doesn't go according to plan. Rike and Peyton fell in love in college. A boy with a guitar, and a poet's heart, and a girl with freckles dusted over her nose, a perfect fucking fairy tale. But what happens when the fairy tale doesn't fall apart--but is forgotten?
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I received an ARC in excange for an honest review. I was surprised to see that Nazarea Andrews wrote a college contemporary novel! Since it's a stand alone I took the chance, especially after I saw that colorful, beautiful cover!
The story goes back and forth, changing between the POVs of Pey and Rike, giving a mystery on how their relationship was formed and what happened inbetween. I won't spoil you since this is the best part of the story but I must say that I never expected the twist. The best part?
There's no insta-love; many will think that because it's a standalone the main characters met and fell in love.
But no; there is a slow building and when it explodes it's truly sweet and heartbreaking.
I loved it and I believe that "Before & After" is from the few novels which should be more well known.