Just like her service dogs, Jamie Chambers knows how to sniff out trouble. From the moment Nick swaggers into her kennel, she knows he’s heartbreak waiting to happen, and he wastes no time getting under her skin. Hell, he doesn’t even like dogs. As a cop’s widow, Jamie has felt the sting of loss in the line of duty, yet she recognizes something of her own pain in Nick’s smoldering gaze. Jamie knows there are no guarantees in life. But a moment of pleasure, however fleeting, holds the promise of forever—and for that, Jamie’s willing to take the plunge.
I loved the interaction Nick had with Harley and Grammy (Nick's grandma). It seemed genuine. I think what had me torn on this book was that I was expecting a epic love story and what I got was a small part of a love story. Nick takes on a case that puts him undercover which is fine but the investigation took up a big chunk of the book. It was interesting to find out who was involved in the case but it took away from all the time they could have been getting to know each other. Jamie continuously blows hot and cold and I started feeling sorry for Nick. The end of the book was emotional and makes you truly understand the meaning of Man's Best Friend.
This book has suspense, loyalty, faith, love and sacrifice. It was good just not great so I'm giving After Love 3.5 stars.