The subsequent installment within the “After” franchise, “After Ever Happy,” shall be right here quickly on Sept. 7. But it isn’t too late for followers to compensate for Tessa and Hardin’s saga by way of Anna Todd’s novels. Finished the primary guide, “After”? Check out the subsequent installment, “After We Collided.” Want to know what you are getting earlier than snagging the guide? If you do not thoughts spoilers, simply maintain studying to search out out precisely what occurs in “After We Collided.”
“After We Collided” Book Summary
“After We Collided” begins proper after the revelation that Hardin solely dated Tessa as a wager. Understandably, Tessa is destroyed by the information and desires nothing to do with Hardin. The boy, in the meantime, is determined to win her again. Much of the guide is a tug of conflict between these two, and naturally, their journey is an emotional curler coaster of epic proportions.
First, Tessa leaves to Seattle to attend a guide conference as a part of her internship with the writer Vance. But throughout an afterparty together with her workplace colleagues, she will get drunks and calls Hardin. Later, he exhibits up and, because of a collection of coincidences, thinks she and Trevor have been collectively in her room. They battle about it and, nonetheless drunk, Tessa suggests they’ve intercourse. They do, however within the morning, she’s lower than pleased about it. Another battle breaks out, and Hardin leaves.
Later, Tessa decides to go to the condo they have been imagined to share, when out of the blue Hardin exhibits up together with his mom. Turns out he hasn’t informed her concerning the breakup. Tessa goes together with this, they usually speak a little bit extra. She admits she’s nonetheless in love with him however is not sure if they’re good collectively.
When information of her father shifting close by takes her abruptly, she rushes to Hardin for consolation. Things appear to be enhancing between the 2 of them. Finally, they discuss it and get again collectively.
Then all hell breaks free once more when Tessa’s mom finds out. The battle results in one other revelation: Hardin filmed having intercourse with a lady for one more wager. Angry and upset, Tessa asks for time. She reads a letter he wrote, explaining his previous and relents as soon as once more. She loves him regardless of all of it.
Meanwhile, Hardin’s household life is rocky, and his anger points worsen when he is round his father. Tessa encourages him to enhance his relationship together with his father, whereas she improves hers with the remainder of the group, together with Zed. During a celebration, Hardin’s jealousy flares up when a tipsy Tessa will get a little bit too shut with Zed. Still, Hardin surprises Tessa by not performing up. For as soon as, she thinks he will not trigger a scene.
But it was simply the calm earlier than the actual storm. She overhears a lady saying they have been collectively in a room and instantly grabs a random boy and kisses him. Hardin jumps on the child and begins punching him. Tessa intervenes, however one other battle breaks out, and Hardin leaves her alone on the celebration.
Zed takes her residence, however they discover Hardin utterly drunk and violent. Somehow, Tessa manages to calm him down, they usually make up. It’s clean crusing for a bit, however in fact, that may’t final lengthy. Hardin hears Tessa mutter Zed’s identify in her sleep and decides to get drunk someplace. He leaves her for an whole day, meets a lady, and spends the evening in her home. When he comes again, Tessa has been in a minor automotive accident. When she sees the woman, she’s satisfied they slept collectively and tells Hardin to go away her alone. They break up once more.
Both take the break up actually exhausting and will not speak to one another. Eventually, in a second of weak point, Tessa kisses Zed as they discuss what would’ve occurred if he had received the wager as a substitute of Hardin. But it does not go additional than that, as Tessa remains to be in love with Hardin.
This backwards and forwards retains happening for a bit, culminating in a significant battle over Zed and Hardin’s communication issues. In the top, Tessa is extra confused than ever between the 2 boys however nonetheless decides to offer Hardin one other probability. He blows it by going to his party as a substitute of spending time together with her. This time, although, the miscommunication was truly brought on by Zed, who manipulated textual content messages between them. This leads Tessa to admit she kissed Zed, they usually have one other big battle.
Unable to deal with his jealousy, Hardin assaults Zed on campus and will get arrested. Afraid he’ll be expelled and despatched to jail, Tessa visits Zed within the hospital and convinces him to not press fees. Back collectively and dedicated, every little thing appears to be wanting up for Tessa and Hardin. But then, whereas strolling on the road, Tessa spots a homeless man and calls him Dad.
“After We Collided” ends with this cliffhanger, main the reader to hurry to its sequel “After We Fell” to see what new troubles the couple must face now . . .