Friday 4 December 2015

Review - Only You by Stephanie Rose

Title: Only You
Series: Second Chances #2
Author: Stephanie Rose
Release Date: October 12, 2015

Only You is a STANDALONE novel in the Second Chances Series. 

I spent my life searching for love, but Evan was right there all along. As gorgeous on the inside as he was on the outside, I never had to wonder if he loved me. He showed me with every glance, every sweet touch, every scorching kiss. 

I wanted nothing more than to give him my forever—until I found out I may not have one.

Paige was the girl of my dreams. So beautiful in every way; no one would ever compare. I feared she would never be mine, and then she became my everything. I wanted to be with her for the rest of my life. 

I wanted her to be my forever. But love may not be enough. 

Why do I have to say good-bye to the love of my life? How can I let you go—when it’s always been only you?

PLEASE NOTE: Only You is a Contemporary Romance with intense language and sexual situations meant for readers 18 and up.

Holy ugly cry alert! This story had me looking like a hot mess, let me tell you. I was so glad that no one was home when I was reading it. 

“Love is pretty rare. Real love, anyway. When you find the one, you hold on, for however long you’re allowed.”

This book gutted me! It started out all sweet and lovey-dovey. I was laughing. 

“Jack was one hundred percent right: I needed to get back out there. I had to lose this awkwardness I had around human beings with a penis.”

It was sexy. 

“I need to go.” Kiss. “Now.” Kiss. “Fuck, Paige…” He backed me up against the door and pressed his body to mine, devouring my lips and moaning into my mouth. I whimpered at the hardness against my stomach and fought the urge to rub myself against it.” 

Then it ripped my heart out! Ahh, the agony! Slowly, it mended it a tiny bit to then shatter it to pieces again! It was heart-wrenching. But at the same time, I couldn’t stop reading it! As tears were streaming down my face, I was furiously swiping the pages, needing to know what was coming next. 

“She was my home. I loved Paige in all-consuming, frightening as fuck way that I never thought possible.”

And that right there is what kept me glued to the pages. It was sad, yet so touching. Emotional in so many ways that I loved every minute of it, even as snot dripped down my face. At times, I wanted to strangle Paige, but knew exactly why she was making the choices she made. But Evan, oh Evan, what a perfect swoon-worthy man! 

I loved that we got a quick glimpse at Lucas from the first book, Always You! If you are a fan of true love and second chances, this book is for you! Just don’t forget the tissues!! 
~ Review by Tiffany

While reading Paige and Evan's story, it had me thinking of a dear friend that went through all the frogs before meeting her prince—and how sweet it was when he finally appeared and rescued her. 

Paige hasn't really had an easy road yet her BF, Jack has always been there helping her deal with life. One thing Paige never expected was for Evan to waltz in and capture her heart since it's been shattered so many times. 

Evan has always had feelings for Paige, yet he never thought he actually had a chance with her until fate stepped in. I gotta say I FLOVED Evan and the way he treated Paige—never rushing her but helping her to see that she was worthy of love!!

Like life, Evan and Paige had a rough patch and ugh, I wanted to sucker punch his trifling ex. Now, the prologue had me wondering what in the world Paige did, and when I finally read that part, I was heartbroken not only for her but for Evan as well. You will just have to read it to understand what I mean! 

Be prepared to have Kleenex ready—and your patience as well, because at times I felt my tablet was not going to survive this book. All in all, this was a beautifully written story of second chances in love, mourning your losses and allowing yourself to be loved the way it was meant to be. 
~ Review by Kara

Stephanie Rose lives in the Bronx, New York with her superhero-obsessed husband and son.

Her day job is marketing, but she always has a story in her head. This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock. After spending most of her youth watching soaps, Stephanie has an obsession with angsty drama and hot romance.

She's excited to finally bring the characters she's been dreaming about to life!

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