After the Rain is a novel that shows you can overcome loss and heartbreak.
Avelina is someone who goes all in with her emotions. She doesn't take things slow, she's passionate with her love. Avelina knows what true love is. Hell, she practically glows with that new love feeling once she's married. She completely closes herself off after an accident, and doesn't really care to know anybody anymore. Nate has a big ego. He knows he's the best at what he does, and it takes something awful happening on the operating table to give him a dose of reality. Sometimes things happen, and there's nothing you can do about it.
I liked the tension between Avelina and Nate. They both have their own issues to overcome, but begin to see that there is more to life than loss. They are caught up in a whirlwind of each other, and both know that it can't possibly end well. Both characters need to grow up some. This definitely isn't a bad thing. They didn't really get a chance to live to the fullest. Avelina married young, and her world revolved around her husband. Nate puts all of his life into school and work.
I was in tears by the end of the book. After the Rain is beautifully written, and shows just how much people take for granted.