BLog Tour,Erica's Review: Bitter Sweet Love by R.C. Stephens


Title: Bitter Sweet Love
Author: R.C. Stephens
Release Date: Jan 18, 2015
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After enduring an abusive childhood and having her heart broken by the only boy she trusts, Alexis White vows to never let anyone hurt her again. She's left her troubled past behind and starts a new life at college. For the past seven years, her social calendar has been filled with frat parties, drinking, and meaningless sexual hook-ups. Until one night she unexpectedly gets saved by a tall, dark, and handsome French foreigner, Luc Blanchard. He's charming, sophisticated, and very interested in Lexi, who has presented herself as a challenge when she tells him relationships aren't her thing.
She finds herself sucked in by his own intriguing past. But everything changes when Dylan Priestley, the gorgeous boy who broke her heart and shattered her faith in friendship and love, suddenly shows up in her life again while back home on a visit. Dylan doesn't hide his feelings for Lexi, but she can't forgive or forget being betrayed by the one person she ever truly loved.
Despite the pain Dylan's caused her, Lexi is once again drawn to the blue-eyed-boy-next-door. Will Lexi choose the man who seems perfect but hides a dark side or the boy who smashed her heart into pieces so many years ago?
Warning: this Book Ends in a cliffhanger. This is book one of a trilogy. Release dates will be held close together.
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All proceeds from Jan 18 – Feb 1 will be donated to the SickKids Foundation.

This is the first book I’ve read by this author.  I was mesmerized from the first page this book took me through a heart stopping whirlwind of emotions that I was unable to pull myself away from.
Bittersweet Love is the 1st book in a series written by RC Stephens. It has the amazing Lexi White, a 24-year-old law student who lives in Canada.  During Lexi childhood she was beaten and verbally abused by her alcoholic mother.  Leaves Lexi to feel as if she is damaged and keeps .   Dyan is Lexi’s neighbor that turned out to be a knight and shining armor in her eyes. Not only did they grow up next to each they became a couple and fell in love.  Things happened that caused their relationship to end.
The book really starts 7 years later with her living her life on her terms and doesn’t take any crap from anyone. Her life is full of parties, drinking and men.  She is not willing to take the chance to fall in love again.   One night when things unwillingly get taken too far, Lexi finds herself another Knight and Shining armor.  The incredibly handsome Luc. Boy of Boy did I tell you Luc was hot?  Okay, I'm fanning myself.  

Let the love triangle beginning.  I must say I love reading love triangles.  May the best man win? 
RC Stephens does a great job of building the characters and really allowing the reader to get to know them. This book contains more than one twist and keeps you wondering and on edge until I almost went to the end of the book to see what happen.  I said almost!  I really enjoyed this book.  I can’t wait until the next book in this series.  Yes, RC Stephens left you with a hug Cliff hanger but I guarantee you will love it.  Enjoy this 4 star book today.


January 2013
Have you ever been at such a low point in your life when you saw the light to the other side? I thought it was something that people experienced when they were old and gray and had lived a life full of hopes, dreams, accomplishments, and family. I never thought that the angel would come for me at twenty-five. It’s my birthday.
It’s also the day I die.
She’s here. I can see the light around her and feel the warmth of her presence, amber liquid pouring too quickly over my head. The heat flows between my legs.
What’s happening? So much blood leaves my body. I can’t feel pain. I see only light and crimson. This is my end, but I’m not ready. I have so many things left unfinished, so many mistakes to correct. This is all my fault. The baby will die and I did this.
He will never forgive me. I need to see him one more time. I need to tell him the truth. He needs to understand what happened. I thought life would be different. I thought I had more time. If only I had more time.
My life can’t end like this.
Author Info:
R.C. Stephens was born in Toronto, Canada. She graduated from York University with a Master’s Degree in Political Science.
Her debut Novel Bitter Sweet Love is book one of the Twisted Trilogy. Followed by Twisted Love and Sweet Love Forever.
R.C. is an avid reader, so when she isn’t cooking for her clan or on her laptop writing, she’s snuggled tight with her Kindle devouring any romance novel she can. Okay, with the exception of Thursday nights. She makes time for Scandal and Vampire Diaries. She’s a fan of drama and suspense but she’s also a sucker for a happy ending.
Her husband was her first teenage love. They live together with their three children in Toronto. Loving Canadian winters she could never think of living anywhere else.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Bittersweet Love sounds fantastic, hope I am lucky