After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2) by Courtney Milan

After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2)

Adrian Hunter has concealed his identity and posed as a servant to assist his powerful uncle. He’s on the verge of obtaining the information he needs when circumstances spiral out of his control. He’s caught alone with a woman he scarcely knows. When they’re discovered in this compromising circumstance, he’s forced to marry her at gunpoint. Luckily, his uncle should be able to obtain an annulment. All Adrian has to do is complete his miss...

Details After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2)

TitleAfter the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2)
Release DateApr 23rd, 2018
PublisherCreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
GenreRomance, Historical Romance, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction

Reviews After the Wedding (The Worth Saga #2)

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    I so, so wanted to love After the Wedding by one of my all-time favorite authors, Courtney Milan, but, sadly, I left the book feeling disappointed and vaguely upset. I know Courtney Milan has much more in her than this story. Her Brothers Sinister series gave me so much life, and I credit her with my love of historical romance. However, this book felt like Courtney Milan was checked out.On the surface, the book seemed a bit like The Gentleman's G...
  • Liv
    may 3, 2018: SO SINCE THE WORTH FAMILY REUNION I HAVE BEEN CRYING NON-STOP THANK YOU VERY MUCHi have some thoughts on the after the (second) wedding chapter(view spoiler)[so the thing is, it made me so angry i had to put the book down before i threw it out the windowIT WAS SO UNNECESSARILY CRUEL??? THOUGHTLESS???? I HAVE SOME OTHER WORDS BUT IM NOT GONNA USE THEM HEREi can't believe theresa, after everything her family and herself have been throu...
  • Ursula
    I just couldn't get into this story. It just went on and on and on. The heroine drove me crazy- so much introspection, basically revolving around the words please love me, even though I am not worthy of love which she projected at every single person she encountered. She had been diminished to such a point that she had lost all sense of self. She was convinced she did not deserve love and accepted it. (Frankly, I started to feel like she didn't d...
  • Caz
    I've given this a B- at AARI’m a big fan of Courtney Milan’s – her Brothers Sinister series is comprised of six of the finest historical romances written in the last decade or so (sorry, but I don't count Talk Sweetly to Me among their number), and hers are books I always recommend to people who want to read entertaining, character-driven historical romances that are well-grounded in actual history and which don’t blithely ignore the inhe...
  • Mei
    DNF... I tried, I really did... Bu it is just not for me... Sorry...
  • OLT
    Courtney Milan is a good HR writer and she also has a great social conscience. Her active participation in the #MeToo movement is admirable, as is her stance on various social issues with regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. I'm with her all the way.So that's great. I'm all for being open-minded, open-armed, and inclusive. I'm even trying to be open-minded and tolerant about all of that being inserted not very subtly into...
  • Desi
    I really, really wanted to like this, but I felt it missed the mark. Logically I don't understand the situation we find our heroine in at the start, particularly as regards her siblings’ abandonment, whatever latter explanations were then provided. The words of her adult elder sister, to a then 12 year old kid, were remarkably cruel and unrealistic. In addition we spent way too long on our heroine’s inner monologue of self-hate. It was incess...
  • WhiskeyintheJar/Kyraryker
    “I could not have been more lucky in my choice of women to not be married to” he said. A road romance that lacked in the romance/chemistry between couple and a bit of a tangled plot. The middle sagged a bit and as this was where our couple spent the most time together and was supposed to shine, it definitely hurt my enjoyment. They are forced to marry and the hero spends the majority of the story thinking annulment and I know that is supposed...
  • Joanna Loves Reading
    There are many pieces here to cause strife and conflict, too many. As a result, the romance was underwhelming. I rated this 3.5ish stars, but it is difficult to rate because it is unique. Because there were some lovely moments and phrases to quote. Because I would love more historical romances journey these topics, just with a little more finesse and focus on the romance. What this really lacked was good character development. We were told how th...
  • Heather *Awkward Queen and Unicorn Twin*
    I often find that Milan's characters are a teensy bit nice for my tastes (not that I require everyone to be an asshole). However, her writing is good and she fleshes out her characters enough that they're not boring.In this book, I particularly liked the way Milan included things that aren't normally present in in historical romance.1) black hero (and other characters of color)2) bi heroine (and the brief appearance of other non-straight characte...
  • Marie
    APRIL 2018: HERE I AM, EMBRACING AND LOVING ROMANCE LIFE, IT WAS LITjust to address shortly the writing, some moments in the beginning were bit off with a lot of repeating but then it was a nice flow, with very good lines and the portrayal of both Camilla and Adrian were so good (i did not feel like i had read versions of these characters before, i enjoyed discovering them and loving them... speaking of the love theme and the love discourse in th...
  • Ashley
    I was underwhelmed by the first book in this series when it was published in 2015, and to be honest, I was a little underwhelmed by this one, although it's a definite improvement. My main complaint with Once Upon a Marquess was that it was too scattered, and the main characters individually and as a couple suffered for it. I also thought their chemistry was a little forced. Both of those complaints were non-existent for me, here. And where I foun...
  • Lisa
    3.75-4 starsI buddy-read this with my good friend Rashika. I'm glad I did it because I wouldn't have survived reading this book alone. Anyway, it started off slow for me, I wish I was wowed from the beginning but I wasn't until probably almost halfway through the book? But the ending was great. Kinda screamed. Kinda cried. I was just a total mess from the ending.Courtney Milan slays me with her female characters every time. She just nailed it. Ca...
  • G.
    3.5/5On the one hand, After the Wedding was a long awaited book for me personally, and I really enjoyed it. On the other, I found the heroine really frustrating. And maybe it's the romance reader's tendency to be harder on heroines at work, but I did interrogate my frustration with her while reading the book and after, and I really don't think so. Look, Courtney Milan's writing is engaging as always, but I can't pretend the heroine didn't make me...
  • Gilgamesha
    Omg counting the days...April 24th yayyyy I will be in Europe but I still can't wait to read this one :)
  • Sha
    "Not being lawfully wedded to you has been a singular honor."Look, there are books which make me cry, and books which make me cry when I am writing the damned review because so many emotions. --It took a particular sort of perverse obstinacy to fall in love at first sight. It took absolute pig-headedness to do it again and again. To imagine affection from nothing and then hope for it repeatedly.Camilla Winters has been a maid for a long time, due...
  • Malin
    I was very kindly granted an ARC of this book in return for an unbiased review. I had already pre-ordered the book when I was given the ARC. The book is on sale now, and I recommend that you buy it.This is the second novel in The Worth Saga. While it might work fine as a stand alone book, I would recommend beginning with the first book in the series, Once Upon a Marquess, to get a better idea of whom all the various supporting characters from Cam...
  • Lili Marcus
    3.75 Stars"After the Wedding isn't like other Historical romances I've read. Not that it lacks the usual romantic stuffs in HR genre. For me, there are just enough romance in it but rather, the plot includes some points that HR romances don't usually have.The characters are diverse and very likeable. The MCs, Camilla and Adrian, were both regular people, not some dukes and socialite Lady, though Adrian has some connections. That alone is somethin...
  • Jaclyn
    This is one of those titles that I don't really want to review because I feel horrible that I didn't like it more. Courtney Milan writes outstanding historical romances (to date, The Duchess Deal has not been topped, in my opinion). Milan's historicals are inevitably unique and thoughtful. So, I am surprised that After the Wedding missed the mark for me. Camilla Worth is a lady with a capital "L"; however, she is working as a maid because of scan...
  • Under the Covers Book Blog
    I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.I can't tell you how excited I was to see this book releasing.  I've literally waited years for this!  And to the point that I can't say I remember much from the Worth family or the first book in particular.  I wish I would've had some time to do a quick re-read and refresh.  However, rest assured...
  • Laura (Kyahgirl)
    3/5; 3 stars; BSo, I read this one a week or so ago and haven’t really thought of what to say in review. On the plus side I’m happy to hear more about the Worths and especially Camilla who was lost to the family as of the last book. On the minus side, this one didn’t touch me as much as some others. I think it’s because the first half of the book had way too much repetition of Camilla’s low self esteem mantras. I’d say the author fail...
  • Skye Kilaen
    Mini-review: Okay how did I miss hearing that the gal in this one was bi/pan? Yay lovely surprise! Overall, this was a funny and sweet queer-friendly interracial historical M/F romance, and I'm so glad I read it despite having said "no thanks" to the first book in this series.
  • Ess
    I would like to start by saying how utterly decent it is to have a racially diverse meld of main characters in a historical setting. I thought that effect was refreshing and so necessary in a staid genre that is only recently breaking out of it’s vanilla mold, pun intended.Courtney Milan is a skilled writer who can turn a phrase with elegance and a philosophical cast. Not only does her writing own distinction, she creates an accurate, realistic...
  • Lo
    is there one thing in this book that didn’t make me cry? the answer is no. you name it, it’s on the list. i love everyone so much and know for a fact i will be crying for every single book of this series thanks for your time good day to all
  • The_Book_Queen
    3 1/1 STARS! I have mixed feelings about this one.On the one hand, the writing, as always, was brilliant and beautiful. The story itself was also great. I was left with so many emotions, about so many parts and characters.But not many emotions about the romance itself. Which is where my problem lies with this book. I never really felt like the romance got off the ground, let alone grew into a satisfying HEA. The two didn’t spend much time toget...
  • Natalie
    Camilla was a collection of things she had learned from the people she had loved. They hadn't loved her back, but she'd taken everything she learned with her anyway. All this time she thought she'd found nothing all those years... Love hurt, but... Love had shaped her, too.Oh it's so good to have Courtney back! She writes characters and relationships with such infinite empathy, and her determination to include of people of colour and different mi...
  • herdys
    3,5 stars! While I enjoyed Camille and Adrian's journey to find happiness and love, I admit that the 3 year wait made my expectations for this book high. So although I liked After the Wedding, I wasn't blown away.Of course this is Courtney Milan we're talking about, so we still get two wonderful people who were trying to survive and haven't let their crappy past get them down. I felt so bad for Camille at the beginning of the book that I really w...
  • Amanda
    4.5 stars, rounding up Gushed about this book a bit on twitter today so I’ll just repeat myself here. Thoroughly feminist to the bone. This book is about consent, choices, and having agency. There are also intersections with race and class. There are lovely family moments with both Adrian and his brother and the Worth siblings—I think it works as a standalone but you may understand Camilla’s family more if you read the first book. It’s a ...
  • Girl
    3.5 stars. I read this book courtesy of NetGalley and the publisher.For some more thoughts about reading Milan and about this novel, take a look at my blog post: the Wedding is the second proper novel in the Worth saga, the story of Camilla and Adrian, who are forcibly married and have to decide what to do with their lives after the wedding. Camilla is the long-missing sister of Judith, the protagonis...