Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Blog Tour - FINDING ME by Stephanie Rose

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Title: Finding Me (Second Chances, #2.5)
Author: Stephanie Rose
Genre: New Adult

Release Date: May 22, 2016



I've always been lost . . . Abandoned by a father who didn't want me. Cherished by a stepfather, though I wasn’t his. Shattered by a boy who swore he loved me. But I belonged nowhere, to no one. Then I met Owen, the sweet-talking hockey player who made me love him. He gave me the courage to trust in someone besides myself. He showed me a love I longed for. When an unwanted ghost comes knocking on my door, my heartbreaking history threatens to repeat itself. But where do I turn if I lose everyone? And how do I find where I belong, when I’m still Finding Me? Finding Me is a spinoff from the Second Chances series and can be read as a standalone.  

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Finding Me is about Bella, who we met in Always You. I must admit that when I started this story I didn’t realize that Bella is Samantha’s daughter from the first book.  So when I remembered Lucas and Samantha, I knew I would enjoy this book!  Lucas is still swoon worthy as usual and add Owen into the mix and oh wow I love this book.

Bella had an awful senior year and is ready to start fresh in college.  She wants to make her way on her own and forget about her past and her ex who humiliated her.  She wasn’t looking for a relationship but when hot and hunky Owen takes notice of her, who could turn him down?  Owen is a sweet, southern boy who left me smiling in so many ways.  When he asks her to tutor him, he seems to have a crush of his own on her.  He really likes her and that shocks her because he is the popular jock that everyone loves.  She doesn’t want to be in the public eye, but she can’t resist Owen any longer.  He is so persistent.

“You’re my stars, my sun, and my sky.  You’re my whole damn universe.” - Owen

Along with trying to have a relationship with Owen, she gets a blast from her past from her father, or sperm donor, as I would say.  Lucas became her father the moment they met each other.  But, her ‘dad’ Marc is relentless.  Even though he treated Samantha horribly and ignored Bella, he wants to meet her after all these years.  So, of course, Bella is curious and agrees to meet him and what a drama he causes!  I was really hoping that this guy would have grown up to be a man who wanted to get to know his daughter but unfortunately, he has ulterior motives which are not good considering he’s pretty much insane.

In comes Owen and Lucas to protect her and I’m in awe of these men!  Owen shows he is the man Bella needs in her future and I think I fell in love with him even more for how he stands up and wants to keep her safe.  Plus, we all know Lucas is one man not to mess with when it comes to Samantha and Bella.  He loves fiercely, with everything he has. 

“I have loved you from…probably the first moment we met.  You made me want to be better at everything so I could be the man you deserved.” - Owen

I loved seeing Bella find love with Owen and how much she grew in this book.  She just matured so much throughout the story. Even Owen standing up to her ex blew me away because he truly loves her. So many times, I was smiling during this book.  No matter how frustrated I was with Marc and wanted to slap him myself, I love how well it all worked out.  Bella and Owen are the perfect couple and I applaud Stephanie for having such a great romance between Owen and Bella, plus getting some more from Samantha and Lucas.  Everything blended in so beautifully and I couldn’t have asked for a better 5 star book.


I couldn’t quite make eye contact with Ethan since the last time I came back to the apartment with Owen before Thanksgiving break. We caught Ethan naked in the hallway—on a date and thinking they had the place to themselves for a night. I was no prude, but seeing junk not belonging to my boyfriend turned me three shades of red. I hadn't even seen Owen's, but I . . . felt it . . . a lot. On my leg, against my stomach, sometimes rubbing my back if he was holding me from behind. Why I was so bashful I couldn't say, especially since I didn’t have a cherry to pop. But it was only one guy and only one time, shortly before he shredded my heart and then stomped all over it. Even though I couldn't make my virginity grow back, I wasn’t quite ready to go there again. However, not being ready for sex had absolutely nothing to do with wanting it. Our time together always ended with a scorching kiss and groping against the nearest wall. Owen’s Southern gentility was probably wearing thin these past few weeks. “Owen? The movie starts in a half hour!” I called as I strolled down the hallway. “Hey, City. Give me a minute, practice ran late.” Owen had just stepped out of the shower and was dripping freaking wet. The V on his hips disappeared into a towel cinched around his tapered waist. Water traveled from the stray tangled locks at his neck and trickled down over his ripped chest and his abs before disappearing into the bunched up material at his waist. I licked my parched lips and tried to remember how to speak. How many damn abs did he have? Six? Eight? I was gaping at a wet, half naked Owen while the corner of the bastard's mouth turned up in a smirk. I didn't have the faculties to scowl back. My tongue didn't want to work unless it was tracing the water trails across Owen's body. “Keep looking at me like that, baby. We won't be going anywhere tonight.”

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About The Author

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Stephanie Rose was born and raised in the Bronx, New York and still lives there with her superhero-obsessed husband and son. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Business and a day job in marketing, but she always has a story in her head. Her books are full of swoon-worthy men and feisty heroines. This lifelong New Yorker lives for Starbucks, book boyfriends, and 80s rock. Her voice is often mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.

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