Thursday, 17 December 2015

Blog Tour & Giveaway: R.J Prescott's "The Aftermath."

The Hopeless Romantics Book Blog are pleased to be a part of the Blog Tour & giveaway for R.J Prescott's "The Aftermath." 


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 realizes 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.

Review: Jo

I gave my heart away the day I first clapped eyes on sunshine, and I never wanted it back.

I loved, loved, loved "The Hurricane." It's one of my top reads from this year, so I was extremely excited to jump back into Cormac and Emily's world. I was eager to catch up with the loved up couple but I was also apprehensive about what lay ahead. I knew that things could easily go in the wrong direction as Cormac and Emily's worst nightmares were just around the corner, however I tried to remain optimistic that this gorgeous couple would get their well deserved HEA. 

What kind of man am I to be chasing my dream instead of protecting my wife? 
What kind of man has titles but can't protect his own family?

Where the first book in the series was all about Cormac and Emily's relationship, this sequel was focused mainly on Cormac as he fought his way to success both in and out of the ring. He desperately wanted to achieve a fairytale ending for his sunshine. As soon as I started reading this book, I was instantly reminded of how delicious Cormac O'Connell was and I found myself willingly handing him my heart yet again. That beautiful fighter is my kind of sexy... fierce, strong, protective and so damn hot! 

I wanted to brand myself so deeply into her soul that my name 
would be the first and last on her lips, forever.

I loved that R.J Prescott gave me the opportunity to discover more about Cormac. I enjoyed getting to know more about his past and also how everything that was happening in the present time was affecting Cormac. This first part of the book opened my eyes to how vulnerable Cormac was truly feeling. He came across as a big, tough boxer but deep down he was full of self doubt. I also loved the journey that Cormac travelled during this story and I was so happy to see how everything turned out for him. By the last page, Cormac had used his experiences to become a better man and it was a joy to see. Another thing that I discovered about this book was that I was given more of a chance to see Cormac with Tommy, Liam and the rest of the gang. I loved seeing how close the boys all were and how special their bond was. The jokey banter between the group made me smile and I am already excited to see if this author plans more books centred around these entertaining characters. 

We had the fire and the drive to win, to succeed. I wasn't alone in this. 
We were brothers, and we were bringing it to the fucking table. 

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this sequel to Cormac and Emily's beautiful story. I adore this couple and loved being able to see what their future held. Cormac and Emily made such a cute couple and I loved every single scene that involved the pair. R.J Prescott has delivered another fantastic read with brilliantly written fight scenes, nail biting drama and swoonworthy romance. I absolutly love a good fighter romance and this series is one of my favourites. I highly recommend adding Cormac and Emily's story to your TBR's. 

"The Aftermath" gets  ❤️❤️❤️❤️   from me. 


Everything I meant to say went straight out of my head when I walked through the door.

“Arsehole,” was the first thing my wife said as she smacked me on the chest, then surprising the fuck out of me, threw her arms around me.

“I’m sorry, baby. I’m so fucking sorry,” I blurted out, as I held her as tightly to me as I could. 

“What’s going on O’Connell?” Em mumbled into my chest. 

I took a deep breath, knowing that she needed to know where my head was at. But it went against the grain to do anything but protect her and make her feel safe.

“I’m scared, Em,” I told her.

“Of what?” she asked.

“Of losing you. I promised I’d protect you, and I couldn’t have fucked that up more royally if I tried. Now I’m doing it again. Frank’s finding ways to get to you that I can’t stop. I’m pissed off and frustrated, and I’m hurting anyone in my line of fire because I can’t hurt Frank.”

Bone wearily tired, I sat down on the sofa and pulled Em to sit down in my lap. If she forgave me enough to hold me, then I wasn’t letting her go. 

“Why the fuck didn’t you just talk to me about it?” she asked.

“I think you’ve sworn more today than any day since I met you,” I answered.

“Stop changing the subject,” she replied.

“Because husbands are supposed to protect their wives. It’s my job to deal with my shit, not drag you down with me,” I said.

“I didn’t marry you for protection. I married you because I love you. If there’s stuff worrying you, then I’m the one you talk to about it. Because this marriage isn’t going to work if you try and keep me in the dark about important stuff. I get that you want to take care of me, I really do. But don’t you think it worries me more to see you go off the deep end like this?”

“I’m sorry,” I repeated, but I really did mean it. There weren’t enough apologies in the world for the way I’d been acting. 

“Don’t be sorry, O’Connell. Do something about it. You promised me once that you’d be a better man. Well, be it. You can’t solve every problem with your fist. This shit has to end now or you’re going to end up in prison one day, and I really do not want to be visiting you there.”

“And if Frank gets to you again?” I asked her.

“Then I’ll fight him off again and stay alive until you rescue me. I’ve lived life in fear once before, O’Connell. I won’t do it again. You can’t worry about everything. Just take things a day at a time, and what will be will be. And when you get angry, hit punch bags, not people,” she ordered me.

“I can do that,” I agreed. I was so relieved that she hadn’t just up and left me after knocking Earnshaw out, that I’m pretty sure I would have agreed to anything. In all honesty, it felt like a weight had been lifted off me just by sharing with her.

I’m not the only one you need to apologize to either,” she reminded me. 

“I know Sunshine,” I agreed, as I rested my forehead against hers. “I’m just really not looking forward to it.”

About the author:

USA Today bestselling author R.J. Prescott was born in Cardiff, South Wales, and studied law at the University of Bristol, England. Four weeks before graduation she fell in love, and stayed. Ten years later, she convinced her crazy, wonderful firefighter husband to move back to Cardiff where they now live with their two equally crazy sons. 

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1 comment:

  1. i havent read this series yet but by the cover on this one i would say any of them...