Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Release + Review - R.C Stephens - The Truth About Us

🔥🔥 The Truth About Us by R.C. Stephens is OUT NOW!  One-click today!! 🔥🔥


Jolie Griffin Campbell was the typical bad boy. My father warned me not to get too close. But he’s handsome as hell with eyes the color of the ocean, and he’s fiercely loyal and loves unconditionally. I couldn’t stay away when he was the only boy to ever claim my heart. I gave him all my firsts . . . and he left me behind. Ten years later, he’s returned home offering answers as to why he left because he wants me back—only I’m not the broken-hearted teenager he once fell for. His pretty eyes and killer muscles aren’t enough to mend the hurt that rages inside me. Griffin Jolie Bryant was my best friend’s little sister. She’s sexy as hell, sweet as sin, and very forbidden—my favorite memory and my biggest regret. I should stay away. I’m harboring secrets that will shatter her world. The thing about secrets is that they always find a way to come out. I just hope that when mine do, she won’t turn away from me . . . I want my second chance with the only girl I’ve ever loved, but it seems that fate has other plans. Goodreads: PREORDER LINKS US: UK: CA: AU:


I throw my head back, laughing and happy that playful Jojo is back. “I remember the first time we kissed,” I say, looking into her eyes. She swallows. Her earlier playfulness falls away and is replaced with a serious, heated stare. “I remember the first time we danced.” My finger caresses the bare skin of her shoulder, and her green eyes go from shining emerald to a dark forest green.  

            “Griff,” she whispers a warning. 

            “I want to kiss you so bad.” My voice is gruff and filled with a need that far outweighs any craving for gelato. I don’t wait for her answer because the way she watches me has me undone. 

            My lips press to hers slowly, a soft caress, a begging for permission. Her fingers come up and rake through my hair, tugging me closer. My tongue peeks from my mouth, begging entrance to hers as she opens willingly.  

The kiss is slow and testing at first. I’m scared of pushing too hard and having her pull away. She says she doesn’t want more, but the chemistry between us beats alive and strong. Her taste sets my body on fire as a million memories come crashing through my mind. Electricity sparks inside me, making me feel alive for the first time in what feels like forever. And now, with a simple kiss, I have come undone. My lonely heart beats in time with hers. My thumb brushes over the pulse point in her neck, and it thumps wild like mine.

“Jolie,” I say her name like a prayer. 

“What are we doing?” she murmurs into my mouth. 

“What feels right,” I answer into hers. Primal instinct begs me to take her on this kitchen counter and make her mine. My fingers pull at her scalp and she moans into my mouth, and my hard-on pulses to her sweet noises. The kiss intensifies until we are both breathless and panting when suddenly, she pulls away from me, pressing her hands to my shoulders.


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R.C. Stephens is a top 100 Amazon best selling author. She has written ten romance novels and plans to continue to write many more. 

When she isn't in her writing cave she is raising three lovely children with her adoring husband.

Her books are filled with humor, heartbreak, emotion and true love. 

Born and raised in Toronto, she loves the winter, but Spring and Fall are her favorite seasons. 

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Johnaka's Review 
“brother’s best friend/second chance romance, 4 stars”

Jolie and Griffin have history. They used to be as close as could be. Then that closeness turned into a romance that they thought would last a life time. But life got in the way and they separated. Now years later they find themselves in each other’s presence for the first time in a long time. One thing is for sure, those pesky little feelings they used to have? They are still there and stronger than ever. The question is will life get in the way of their HEA again?

Stephens kept me on the edge of my seat until the very end waiting to see if Jolie and Griffin would get the ending, they deserved. I love a good siblings best friend romance and add in the fact it was a second chance romance too and I was sold. Griffin and Jolie have experienced so much heartache and loss that honestly, they deserved nothing but the best. The secondary characters for the most part left something else to be desired. The Truth About Us only gets 4 stars from me because even though it was good I wasn’t head over heels in love with it. But I hope you take a chance on these two, they were good for passing time.




Writing style-4/5


Louise's Review 

The Truth About Us is a 2nd chance love story that took me on a rollercoaster of emotions. 

Falling for your brothers’ best friend is so cliché but the connection that Jolie and Griff shared was more than just a crush; falling in love and then having him disappear without a word changes your outlook on love. Griff had regrets, a lot of them and his biggest one was walking away from Jolie. After 10 years they come face to face and when secrets are revealed; are they able to move forward or is the past too much for them?

Stephens is a new to me author and I personally enjoyed reading this story, I was kept on the edge of my seat wondering what new secret was around the corner. 

I look forward to more stories from Stephens in the future. 

Star Ratings; Plot: 4/5  Characters: 4/5  Heat: 4/5  Writing Style: 4/5  Overall: 4/5

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