I haven’t read the other books in the After series. But finding out that this was more of a prequel vs. a continuation worked out in my favor! This book is one you can read if you have or haven’t read the others.
Before is a book that will MAKE you want to read the other four books in this series! It was amazing and WOW, just WOW, I can see why this author is a WETPAD sensation! I’m really surprised she wasn't picked up and kidnapped by a publisher before she posted to that site.
This book's story will take you through so many emotions. You will laugh, cry, and well be pissed off, just to laugh and cry again later. Most of this book is a spoiler so I’ll keep those to myself! But if you love New Adult like Jamie Maguire and Colleen Hoover and the like then you NEED to pick this series up ASAP!
Book Five 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.