The Aftermath

The Aftermath

According to Riley Mae Floss, life is a ten-page menu of possibilities. As the owner of a cupcake shop in small-town Missouri, she thrives on candies and rainbows and spreading joy every chance she gets. Even her hair is the color of bubble gum. Life is just the way she likes it, so why would she want anything to change now?
But when a tornado rips into Riley Mae’s southern town and destroys nearly everything in its path, her happy little life changes in less than forty-two seconds. Buildings gone. Homes carried away. People missing or even dead. Her bakery a shell of what it once was; also her life. Riley Mae’s picture-perfect world is shattered, and everyone she cares about has been hurt in the process.
According to insurance adjuster Chad Gamble, life always works out exactly the way it’s supposed to…for other people. As for him, life is a bit of a crapfest—one where he never wins the prize, makes the starting team, or gets the girl. He’s straight-laced, suit-and-tie, all-business, and sees the world for the color it is: muted gray with a little black around the edges.
So when Chad Gamble walks into Riley Mae’s ruined bakery to “assess the damages”—his words, not hers—he has no intention of getting bogged down by sentimental nonsense. Sparks immediately start to fly, and not the good kind. Who does this pushy, pink-haired chick think she is, treating him like an outsider when all he came to do was help? He can’t figure out why the locals like her so much.
Or worse, why he can’t stop thinking about her.

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    The Aftermath Reviews

  • Katie W

    Riley Mae hasn't been handed the best cards in life, but she's sweet to the core and I loved the descriptions of her creative cupcakes at her bakery. This sugar-laden world came to a screeching halt w...

  • Aimee (Getting Your Read On)

    Wa-hoo! I love reading books by Amy Matayo! It is always so exciting when I sit down and get to open to that first page that will start me on a roller coaster of emotions with characters I will grow t...

  • Courtney Clark

    With the second story in Amy Matayo’s “Love in Chaos” series, The Aftermath tackles natural disasters, family baggage, dreams and purpose, and a romance in the chaos that ensues. This novel port...

  • Jes Drew

    The first book in this series had a kind of serious undertone, I suppose, since the characters were fighting for their lives on a deserted island. But since it was a deserted island, it was also kind ...

  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)

    There's a special bond that can form between people who have been through a disaster or traumatic event together. Chad doesn't show up until immediately after the tornado, and it's almost as if he's s...

  • Jaycee Weaver

    Whew, so good!And completely appropriate for the state of the chaos we’re living in March 2020. I haven’t highlighted a book this much in forever. Loved it so much!...

  • Misty Wilson read.fine.print

    This is a romance book, and romance isn’t my usual genre, but after reading most of this in one sitting, I’m so glad I have a friend who consistently writes such sweet, positive romances, and I th...

  • Lisa

    Amy Matayo has done it again with The Aftermath, the second in her Love in Chaos series.Riley Mae likes what she's doing. She gets the chance to spread a little sunshine with her cupcakes and goodies ...

  • Amy Langmaack

    Amy Matayo is quickly becoming a favorite author of mine! Her well-shaped characters and engaging storylines keep me coming back for more. Today, the second book in Matayo’s Love in Chaos series rel...

  • Ashley Ann Martin

    Ms. Matayo has done it again! I've been a long time fan of her books and this latest one, takes the cake. Or shall I say cupcake?! ;) We briefly meet Chad in The Waves as Dillon's admirer. And I, for ...