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After Hours by Claire Kennedy Blog Tour Stop

Isa, Xavi, Peter, and Finn know that a job at the high-end Waterside Cafe isn't just about waiting tables. It's about the gossip, the hook-ups, the after-hours parties and, most of all, it's about Tips.
Tips--the high-stakes game based on dares. Whoever completes the most dares wins the collected money. A sum that could change a wasted summer into a Summer to Remember.
Isa is the new girl with an embarrassing secret, and as long as she stays on top of her game, she sees no reason why anyone could ever find out.
Xavi will do anything for the money...absolutely anything.
Peter, Xavi's stepbrother, has been in love with her for years, and he thinks the game is the perfect time to confess his feelings.
Finn is in the game just for the thrill. He has enough tips coming in to keep him happy...even if those tips come with some conditions.
From seduction to stealing to threats, the dares are a complete free-for-all, and only the best can win.
The sophisticated Waterside Cafe is anything but classy behind the scenes...and things are about to get dirty.

After Hours proved to be a really addictive, entertaining read. It almost read like an episode of Gossip Girl, with new twists and secrets constantly being revealed. 

The plot surrounds the cast of characters who work at the Waterside Cafe. Although they all compete to take different dares, a lot of their secrets play a bigger role in the story. Certain secrets were definitely not what I expected them to be, and the people weren't either. My opinions of the various characters changed so much over the course of the novel. I loved the way the story was told in alternating povs.

The ending left me wanting to know more about the fate of two characters, but overall I really enjoyed After Hours! It was a great, entertaining read :) I'd give it 4 out of 5 flowers.

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Claire Kennedy is a pen name for author Amanda K. Morgan. She is a freelance writer living in Nashville, TN. She covers events and works as a technical writer when she isn't working on her YA novels.
At age 15, Amanda finished her first novel and continued to write in college, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in English and an emphasis in Creative Writing.
Amanda is an avid volleyball player and spends time playing both indoors and out. When Amanda isn't writing, she enjoys being entirely too busy and trying new things. Endeavors as of late include appearances in music videos, TV, and movies, rock climbing, and attending as many concerts and shows as her schedule allows.
Amanda headed up the Do The Write Thing for Nashville Project (with co-organizers/authors Victoria Schwab and Myra McEntire), which tapped some of the biggest authors, editors, and agents in the industry for an online auction that raised over $70,000 for Midsouth flood relief.
For more information on Amanda's freelance or technical writing, contact her.


  1. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this one too! I really liked it. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. This is new to me but other than the open ended ending, it sounds like it was a good read. Great review!

  3. It's great when a book keeps you interested enough to know everything about it. Otherwise, it's pretty pointless. Lol.


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