Book 5 of the After series—Anna Todd’s Wattpad fanfiction that racked up 1 billion reads online and captivated romance readers across the globe! Before explores Hardin Scott’s life before Tessa, reveals what happens after After, and gives new insights on their turbulent #Hessa romance.
Cosmopolitan called Anna Todd “the biggest literary phenom of her generation.” That’s Normal declared Hardin and Tessa “The Mr. Darcy and Lizzy Bennet of our time.” Revel in the awesome, messy power of true love.
BEFORE Hardin met Tessa he was a raging storm. DURING those first moments they met, he realized he needed to keep her for himself—his life depended on it. AFTER they got together, the world would never be the same.
Hardin and Tessa’s dramatic love affair became a vortex pulling in everyone around them. For the first time these others are given voice as they appear before, during, and after the events in original After novels. Alongside them, Hardin’s account of his first encounters with Tessa—which will change what you thought you knew about the brooding boy and the angel who loved him.
I must admit I didn’t know that there was a series of books until I watched the second film. I brought After we fell, After ever happy and Before and isolated myself away from my partner and two children and indulged into the remaining books.
I can’t tell you for the life of me how many times I thought, oh yeah this is definitely going to happen, this book is going end this way. Let me tell you, whatever your thinking about any of the books, don’t. I couldn’t have guessed or assumed that’d I’d be able to crack the ending before I read the final pages. I was shocked and so surprised at how many twists and turns Anna cane up with for Tessa and Hardins characters. I found myself feeling every emotion I could think of while I read the remaining books, I got butterflies, I had tears, I was mad, I was happy. I am generally sad that I have finished the series. I find myself completely and utterly obsessed with this story line I feel as if I need to know more about what Tessa and Hardin are up to now.
It seems silly, but read the books and I promise you you’ll be feeling the same way too.
Enjoyed this book
I loved this book, just not as much as the other 4, I felt it was a little jumpy in places and continued the narrative of the ending of after ever happy. Where it hopped through their life. I was expecting it to have actually took us onto Tessa and Hardins life where they welcomed their children and maybe touched on her fertility issues etc. I was disappointed it’s not written that way. Once I started this book I have to be honest i found it difficult to get past the girls at the beginning as I didn’t see the relevance of their perspectives really. I just wanted to read Hardin’s perspective, I feel in love with him throughout the first 4 I found it fascinating to read what the events of the story played out. Makes his anger and behaviour more understandable was a good read once I got it going.