Monday, March 30, 2015

Always You by Stephanie Rose Review

5 Stars
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?

     I'm not really sure to start with this review. I always think I will keep it simple because all I want to say is that I love this book, but then a page or two later, I've somehow said everything. Haha! 

     So I guess I will start there. I love this book. It's not my typical book. I usually like books with some crazy circumstances. And while I say this, don't think this book doesn't have some difficult challenges. It is both simple in it's reality and complex with its realistic challenges of life. 

     This book is a second chance romance and the prologue alone dragged me in. When I finished reading about Lucas and Samantha in college, I had already been through the whole spectrum of emotions. What girl can't relate to being sweaty in a bar or gearing yourself up to tell your crush that you like them and then being let down. The. Whole Spectrum. Of Emotions!! I kid you not! 

          This was it. This was goodbye. There was so much I wanted to say. I wanted to tell him how amazing he was and that I would never forget him, but the words wouldn’t come out. - Sam 

The first few chapters reel you in to their re-connection. Samantha knew it was wrong. Lucas knew it was wrong. Hell, I knew it was wrong. But you know what ... I don't care.

          He gave me a sad smile as he leaned his forehead against mine. I shut my eyes to control the fluttering in my stomach that didn’t feel merely friendly. I was starting to need him, and it scared me. This was getting dangerous. - Sam 

I love Lucas and Samantha and they deserve to be with each other. Especially Sam. She deserves someone she has wanted forever. And Lucas treats her like any woman wants to treated. 

          “I know I’m not supposed to think about you all day long. I know I’m not supposed to want to talk to you every minute of the day, or touch you, or kiss you. But, fuck—” Lucas closed the space between us and grabbed me by the nape of my neck, pulling me towards him. “That’s all I ever want to do, Sam.” Our faces were close enough that our lips were almost touching. - Lucas

     I love the way Stephanie Rose just handled the different situations in this book. Especially, the way Lucas grew an attachment to Bella. It wasn't rushed. It wasn't unrealistic for the sake of the book. It was natural and I believed it. That might be my favorite part of this book is that Stephanie took the time to let these situations just happen. None of it was rushed, but it wasn't pushed through at a fast pace. The book just felt natural. I felt like I was reading a real story and not fiction. I loved it. 

          “I love being buried inside you.” He had a possessed look in his eyes I had never seen before as he thrust harder and harder like he couldn’t get deep enough. I realized then what he was doing—he was claiming me. The mention of Marc rattled him, and this was his way of taking back what was his.

          “Tell me what you want, baby—my fingers, my mouth, or both? I bet you taste so fucking good.” - Lucas

     Also, Lucas .... mmmm ... Lucas. That man is sexy and has a mouth on him. It might be my weakness. Give me a dirty talker and I am done for!! Don't miss out on this awesome premier read. I look forward to more books from this author! Enjoy!!

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