Title: Bitter Sweet Love
Author: R.C. Stephens
Release Date: Jan 18, 2015
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After enduring an abusive childhood and having her heart broken by the only boy she trusts, Alexis White vows to never let anyone hurt her again. She's left her troubled past behind and starts a new life at college. For the past seven years, her social calendar has been filled with frat parties, drinking, and meaningless sexual hook-ups. Until one night she unexpectedly gets saved by a tall, dark, and handsome French foreigner, Luc Blanchard. He's charming, sophisticated, and very interested in Lexi, who has presented herself as a challenge when she tells him relationships aren't her thing.

She finds herself sucked in by his own intriguing past. But everything changes when Dylan Priestley, the gorgeous boy who broke her heart and shattered her faith in friendship and love, suddenly shows up in her life again while back home on a visit. Dylan doesn't hide his feelings for Lexi, but she can't forgive or forget being betrayed by the one person she ever truly loved.

Despite the pain Dylan's caused her, Lexi is once again drawn to the blue-eyed-boy-next-door. Will Lexi choose the man who seems perfect but hides a dark side or the boy who smashed her heart into pieces so many years ago?

Warning: this Book Ends in a cliffhanger. This is book one of a trilogy. Release dates will be held close together.

All proceeds from Jan 18 – Feb 1 will be donated to the SickKids Foundation



January 2013

Have you ever been at such a low point in your life when you saw the light to the other side? I thought it was something that people experienced when they were old and gray and had lived a life full of hopes, dreams, accomplishments, and family. I never thought that the angel would come for me at twenty-five. It’s my birthday.

It’s also the day I die.

She’s here. I can see the light around her and feel the warmth of her presence, amber liquid pouring too quickly over my head. The heat flows between my legs.

What’s happening? So much blood leaves my body. I can’t feel pain. I see only light and crimson. This is my end, but I’m not ready. I have so many things left unfinished, so many mistakes to correct. This is all my fault. The baby will die and I did this.

He will never forgive me. I need to see him one more time. I need to tell him the truth. He needs to understand what happened. I thought life would be different. I thought I had more time. If only I had more time.

My life can’t end like this.

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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 Trilogy. Followed by Twisted Love and Sweet Love Forever.

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.

3 stars

This book begins with a bang.  Meet Alexis White-Lexi. She is bartender by night and law student by day.  Alexis is doing all she can to live that dream of becoming an attorney.  But college life and wanting to feel loved can get the better of you.  As she navigators her way through it all, there seems to be that one person that constantly comes back to her mind, Dylan Priestley.  He was her savior when she was younger.  He was everything that she every loved until he broke her.  This relationship caused her to not believe in love.  She has been going through life with just casually hook ups.  She can not allow herself to get attached and date.

But that all changed with she meets Luc Blanchard.  He charmed his way into her life with his French accent and handsome face.  She was drawn to him; thinking that maybe she should give it ago again.  Even though she knew she had already given her heart to someone else years ago.  As their relationship seems to become easier for Lexi to handle on a daily basis, there is always calmness before the storm.

Dylan-boy next door-who was Lexi’s savior when she needed him the most but also the one person who broke her completely is back.  Just when she thought she had her life on track.  What is she to do now?  Does she continue on with Luc, the charming French man who is running from a dark past too or allow Dylan the one person will can completely destroy her back in to her life?  

This is book 1 and it does leave you in a cliffy.  So be prepared to wonder what the hell just happened……