Dual Review Finding Me & Always You by Stephanie Rose

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Sweet, sexy, and endearing….this book was exactly what I hoped for and more! Stephanie Rose has done it again! She blew me away with Bella and Owen’s story. At first I was like “Oh no!” Do I want to see the sweet little Bella all grown up? Can my eyes handle knowing what “grown up” Bella will be doing? Cause in my eyes, she was still that sweet, just coming out of her shell, beautiful little 5 year old. The answer? YES! Yes I did want it! I loved this story, and completely fell in love with Bella, Lucas and Sam’s characters all over again. I definitely fell in love with Owen *swoon* so hard.

Bella has turned out to be as beautiful as her mother, strong, and smart! After a series of unfortunate events and rumors by twatwaffles being spread about her at school, she decides to go to college farther away from home. She didn’t want to deal with the humiliation.

…which, hello!? Turned out great for her, because she not only met Owen, she met her awesome roomy, Laura.

Owen is a hockey player. He’s a sexy Georgia boy with a southern drawl that will leaving you swooning! His sweet southern charm is every girls dream!

                          “You’re my stars, my sun, and my sky. You’re my whole damn universe.”

Owen’s seemingly cocky attitude leaves a bad taste in Bella’s mouth. She tries to deny her attraction to him, while Owen tries to break down her walls. He wants to show Bella who he really is. Not who everyone else says and thinks he is.

“I’m not going anywhere. I’m yours, whether or not you choose to believe that right now. And you will. I don’t quit easily, and when it comes to you, I don’t quit at all.”

“I tasted every part of her last night and I still hadn’t gotten enough–I couldn’t This girl was my drug, and I had an incurable addiction.”

*SWOOOOOON* who wouldn’t want someone to say such sweet and beautiful things to them!

I loved everything about this story! I loved Owen and Bella. I loved that we get to see Lucas and Sam again throughout the book. I even love the tension because in the end, it brought them so much closer together and showed how much love can conquer. I loved the “secrets” because in the end, you realize when you love someone and when you have a family that loves you, they’ll stick by you no matter what. They’ll always have your back and be there to protect you.

Finding me can be read as a standalone, but you do (like I said earlier) get to visit with characters from Always You. I highly recommend reading Always You, because it was just as phenomenal as Finding Me! This book was beautiful, sweet, and refreshing! I loved every second of this wonderfully written story. I couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait to see what Stephanie has in up her sleeve for her fans next!

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5 Sweet, Swoony Stars!!!

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I’ve always been lost . . .

Abandoned by a father who didn’t want me. Cherished by a stepfather, though I wasn’t his. Shattered by a boy who swore he loved me.

But I belonged nowhere, to no one.

Then I met Owen, the sweet-talking hockey player who made me love him. He gave me the courage to trust in someone besides myself. He showed me a love I longed for.

When an unwanted ghost comes knocking on my door, my heartbreaking history threatens to repeat itself. But where do I turn if I lose everyone? And how do I find where I belong, when I’m still Finding Me? 

Finding Me is a spinoff from the Second Chances series and can be read as a standalone.

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1TQtjxI

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01G0NBXJM

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Combustible, Scorching, Sweet, and Pulls at your Heart Strings. Always You is a Second Chance Romance. It’s a story about love, loss, reconnection, and friendship. Heartbreakingly Beautiful, Stephanie definitely wowed me with these character and the story line!

Samantha and Lucas met in College. They became close friends, but Samantha wanted more. She had been crushing on him since the day she met him. Lucas was a “known” playboy. Never settling down with a girlfriend. The last night Sam see’s Lucas, is at his going away party. She tells him goodbye and he walks out of her life to begin his career in another city.

6 years go by and a friend request pops up on Facebook. This friend request sets in motion numerous “friendly” get-together’s that quickly turn romantic. The sexual tension between these two is so hot……it’s explosive! I couldn’t help but root for Sam and Lucas to get their HEA!

       “I never stopped being yours. I’ll always belong to you. No matter how stupid you are.”

This book had so much feeling in it. The characters and story line completely captivated me. I was so emerced in Sam and Lucas’ story that I was flipping page after page until I reached the end! This was my first book by Stephanie Rose and she left me in complete, and utter blissful happiness! This will definitely not be my last book by this author. I am now, and forever will be……a Stephanie Rose fan!

                                              “You saved both of us. You’re our Superman.”

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5 Superman Stars!!!

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To Samantha Christensen, Lucas Hunter was always the guy—the sexy, smart and unattainable man she pined for throughout college. To Lucas, she was a treasured friend, a younger sister he felt the need to protect. She had a choice—to wait and hope, or to settle.

When they meet again years later, Lucas looks at Samantha and sees a woman he wants—even though she’s not free to take. As they renew their friendship he finds he’s falling hard, and can’t accept any less than all of her.

Samantha realizes there’s hope with Lucas. Will she finally have a chance to be happy with the man she’s always loved, or will obligations and insecurities stand in their way?

Can Samantha and Lucas convince each other that they belong together? That it was Always You?

Always You is the first novel in the Second Chances series. Each novel will be an interconnected standalone about second chances at love. Due to sexual situations, its recommended for readers 18 and up.

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Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1I8GXWq

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00V5T9A38

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