Finished After the Fall by Kate Hart. I received a copy for review.
Raychel and Matt have been best friends forever. The two of them are inseparable and Matt has always expected that he and Raychel would end up together. Except something happens at a party (between Raychel and another guy) and then Raychel and Matt’s brother hook up. Matt isn’t told and, of course, finds out in a pretty awful way.
There’s a lot going on in this book and yet it never feels like an issues book. Yes, issues of consent are brought up; yes, the idea of loyalty (what do you owe people?) is a factor. But there’s a lot more to it than that.
Raychel and Matt are fundamentally good people who do horrible things. (Like most of us.) This is a book about that and about forgiveness and about moving on as best you can.