Pining by Stephanie Rose Release & Review

Posted November 20, 2020 by sultrysirens in Release Blitz, Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments

Pining by Stephanie Rose Release & ReviewPining by Stephanie Rose
Published by Self on 11/20/20
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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A slow-burn, friends-to-lovers standalone holiday romance

The bad guy never gets the girl.

In the eyes of the law, I’ve paid for my youthful mistakes but I know I can never undo the damage I’ve caused. When I stepped out of my cell, I vowed to live a good life, make the right choices, and avoid temptation at all costs.

Until her.

She’s not a choice, she’s a compulsion. A craving. A beautiful, brave heroine who walked straight off the pages of the comic books I create and into my life with the superpower of making me believe I could be the man she deserves.

But I’m not.

She wants to tell the world about us this Christmas, including her father—my boss. But before she does, I need to tell her the truth.

Can I possibly stay her hero when she finds out that I used to be the villain?

*Originally a short in the Mistletoe Over Manhattan Anthology and now expanded to more than double the story.

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Can I possibly stay her hero when she finds out that I used to be the villain?

Liz's Review
When I decided to read Pining by Stephanie Rose, I had no idea whose story this was because, well it was Stephanie Rose so I was going to read it anyway. Then I opened the book and realized this was Victoria’s story and I could not have been more excited. For those who have read Stephanie Rose before will know exactly who Victoria is, BUT this can also totally be read as a standalone without feeling lost. It stands on its own well.

Anthony made a mistake when he was younger. One he regrets dearly, but he has paid for it. Now he is determined to move forward and be the man he wants and needs to be. When he get a jobs working on bikes he could not be happier to be given a second chance. Then he meets the boss’ daughter and she takes his breath away. But the bad guy can never have a girl like her, right?

Anthony and Victoria have a connection right from the start. They have more in common than either realize. Though Anthony wants to be friends only, the more time they spend together, the more the lines blur. I loved watching Anthony and Victoria connect and spend time together. But what happens when their past and presents collide?

I truly enjoyed reading Pining by Stephanie Rose and just loved seeing some of our favorites and getting Victoria’s story. Their story was emotional, touching and about second chances. I devoured it and was left with a big smile.

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To read excerpt from Pining, click HERE or on the image below!


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About Stephanie Rose

Stephanie Rose is a bad@ss New Yorker, a wife, a mother, and lover of all things chocolate. Most days you’ll find her trying to avoid standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next.

Her debut novel, Always You, released in 2015 and since then she’s written several more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for hundreds to come.

Posted November 20, 2020 by sultrysirens in Release Blitz, Reviews by Liz / 0 Comments


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