Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Simmer ~ Stephanie Rose ~ New Release and Review

Title: Simmer
Author: Stephanie Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2018


Simmer (verb): to stew gently below or just at the boiling point; to be in a state of incipient development

My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I learned to go without. 

I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn't want anyone's pity. I didn't need it. Pity wouldn't put food on the table or keep a roof over our heads. That was all me.

Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It demands hard work and sacrifice—with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own. 

Drew Kostas is everything I’ve ever wanted but couldn't let myself have. He’s younger, gorgeous, charming—and relentless. He sees beyond the hardened shell I’ve built to protect myself, coaxing out a softer me I don't recognize. 

It doesn't matter how I melt in his presence when the heat between us threatens to boil over. 

That's the thing about heat. When it rises, everyone gets burned. 

Especially when they're foolish enough to fall in love.


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Author Bio

Stephanie Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.

She married her prom date and has a LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is nothing sexier than a good guy who loves with all his heart and has made it her mission to bring as many as she can to the page.

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Elizabeth's Review

4.5 Stars - One of the Best

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I think Stephanie Rose could write a grocery list and I would want to read it and books like Simmer are the reason why.
Sara is a character that we have met previously in Rewrite. In that book, she was someone that I really didn't like. The fact that she became a character that I not only liked, but found myself cheering for speaks to Ms. Rose's talent for diving into the emotional drivers for her cast.
Simmer continues part of the story line established in Rewrite (don't worry, you don't HAVE to read the books in order, but I would). The struggles Sara lives through in trying to do the best thing for her daughter and their future are realistic and something that I think any reader can relate to.
Drew continues Ms Rose's tradition of creating heros that are just too dreamy for words. He's not perfect, but he's perfect for Sara. I loved seeing the slow burn of their relationship from friendship to more.
Add in the great secondary cast, both Josh and Brianna from Rewrite, as well as new friends we meet along the way and Simmer joins the long line of wonderful books by this author.

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