Author: RC Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2016
I fell in love with Thomas Wells and knew he was my forever.
I was sixteen when I gave him my heart.
Our love was the kind to last a lifetime.
But Thomas was broken.
The first day we met he told me he was going to become a Navy SEAL.
At nineteen he enlisted.
At twenty he married me.
At twenty five he left me pregnant and didn’t turn back.
I knew he was suffering….
I also knew I couldn’t save him.
He left me broken.
I was scared and alone.
Until I met Ryder St. John a wounded soldier…
He was lost.
I was lost.
Together we made sense.
I fell in love again…
What Ryder forgot to mention was that he held a secret so explosive that it could shatter both our worlds.
This is the first book I have read by this author but it will definitely not be the last! I read the synopsis for this story and something in it just jumped out to me and I couldn’t wait to read it. I’m so glad I did now!!
Halo and Thomas have been together since they were teenagers, Thomas has been there through thick and thin with Halo when her parents passed away. They had endured so much and their struggles finally broke them apart! That’s where Ryder comes in!
I have to say there were times I hated Thomas, and I do mean HATED him! Then there were other times I adored him. He struggled with so many demons.
Halo has also endured so much in her 20 odd years of life, she lost her parents, the love of her life left her pregnant and alone and then she had to give birth by herself also! Ryder came at a time where she was vulnerable and lost but what she did for that man was beautiful, she didn’t want him to be alone so she gave him a home and helped him get back on his feet. She was a great character!
Ryder was so loveable, he won me over nearly instantly and while I guessed that he secret it didn’t take anything away from this amazing story!
This book left me a complete mess at times, I couldn’t stop the heaving sobs and the ugly cry sessions I endured while reading it. It ripped my heart out and stomped it into the dust then built it straight back up again, it was heart wrenchingly beautiful and a total must read!!
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 Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015.
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.