I took a little bit longer than I wanted to to read this one, but I finally got to it, and like most of Abbi’s book’s, I finished this one within the same day. Let’s get right into the review!
Title: After The Game (The Field Party #3)
Author: Abbi Glines
Genre: young adult, contemporary, romance
Publication Date: August 22, 2017
Two years ago, Riley Young fled from Lawton, Alabama. After accusing the oldest Lawton son, Rhett, of rape, everyone called her a liar and she had no option but to leave. Now she’s back, but she’s not at Lawton High finishing up her senior year. She’s at home raising the little girl that no one believed was Rhett’s.
Rhett is off at college living the life he was afraid he’d lose with Riley’s accusation, so Riley agrees to move back to Lawton so she and her parents could take care of her grandmother, who is suffering from Alzheimer’s. But the town still hasn’t forgotten their hate for her, and she hasn’t forgotten the way they turned on her when she needed them most.
When town golden boy Brady Higgens finds Riley and her daughter, Bryony, stranded on the side of the road in a storm, he pulls over and gives them a ride. Not because he cares about Riley, of course, but because of the kid.
But after the simple car ride, he begins to question everything he thought he knew. Could Brady believe Riley and risk losing everything?
- The relationship- I really enjoyed the relationship in this book. It was cute, a little more relaxed than some of the other relationships Abbi has written about, and they definitely connected way more. I love when a relationship forms after a friendship. It makes everything just a little bit more enjoyable and I’m able to connect more to certain characters.
- The writing- As always, nothing new here. I love her writing.
- The perfect amount of drama- Usually her books have quite a lot of drama, but this one was a little more toned down, and I loved it just the same.
- That cliff hanger!- I really hated the cliff hanger. I hate when we never know if something will work out the way we want it too, and I’m just left sitting there after reading it, wondering and stressing over whether everything goes well or not.
- There better be a part 2- Because of that cliff hanger, yes… there better be a part two.