17 April 2015

Blog Tour, Book Review, Giveaway | Always You by Stephanie Rose

Title: Always You
Author: Stephanie Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 26, 2015

Purchase Links: Amazon  |  B&N

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?

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There is only one thing I hate about this book. Besides that, I enjoyed reading this one, got myself teary eyed in some pages. Fall in love with Lucas, not just because he’s hot, or he’s rich, and completely able in bed. But because of his big, generous heart that is big enough for two amazing girls.

How can you hate the man when all he does was to make them happy? At first, I wasn’t really comfortable with it. I hated the fact, I didn’t like it. But when Samantha finally stepped up and did something, I can finally see why he was needed in their lives. He was the best thing that ever happened to them. He may have come in to their lives unexpectedly and not in the best of situations, but he was just perfect. I can’t stay mad at him.

Samantha had loved Lucas since she was young. But, she remained to be a friend, a younger sister to Lucas. So she gave up, and moved on. Years later, Lucas finally saw her for what she really is: a woman he wants, but problem is, she was not free anymore. They became friends. But when the attraction goes stronger every day, the line between friendship and something else blurs.

Given Samantha’s history, you can’t help but pin after year, waiting for that day when she was finally going to belong fully to Lucas to complete the happiness that she felt and leave some guilt out (or the guilt was just me?). My favorite scenes were not those sexy scenes that ignites my kindle, but it was those heartwarming scenes that Lucas has with Bella, Sam’s daughter. It shows that love encompasses blood.

I guess, for people who aren’t comfortable with plots such as this should steer clear. Although I wasn’t comfortable, I gave it a shot, and it was the best decision I ever made. It’s sweet, sexy, and it has scenes that will completely touch your hearts!

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Barnes And Noble: http://bit.ly/1HDHFwz

“Shit, Sam! Baby Girl, are you okay?”

God, please no. Calling me Baby Girl now was like sticking a knife directly into my already broken heart. Lucas lifted me off the ground to help me stand. He wrapped his arms around me and kissed the top of my head. I always loved when he did that, but now it hurt like hell. It was torturous, but I let myself feel him one last time. I wanted to remember the way he smelled, how his arms felt like home—but he wasn’t my home anymore, and it killed me to know that.

I pushed out of his hold and looked at his face. His beautiful face. His blue eyes were still glassy, but they were red now. I didn’t want to believe what I saw. I wanted to look at the unshed tears growing in Lucas’s eyes and think it meant he really loved me, and he would never ever hurt me.

I saw an empty cab coming up the block and raised my arm to hail it. I must’ve fallen hard as blood trickled down my wrist when I held my hand up. The cab slowed to a stop and I headed to the curb where it waited. I willed myself to stop crying at least until I got inside.

Lucas grabbed my arm again, shaking his head. “You can’t leave like this.” His voice was cracking. “I need you, I love you. You know me, Sam.”

I shook my head sadly. “No. No, I don’t.”

Stephanie 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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