Book Reviews

After You by Stephanie Rose



Contemporary Romance


After You is the final interconnected STANDALONE novel in the Second Chances Series.

I had the happily ever after . . . until it was gone.
Three became two. And I was alone.
Our time—my time—was over. Alone was the right way to be. The only way. Life was me, my son, and my memories. Until the day I met someone who turned my lonely existence upside down.
This man made me smile, made me laugh, made me ache for his touch.
But I couldn’t.
He shouldn’t awaken feelings I resolved to bury with my husband. But he did.
I couldn’t let his presence make my heart race. I couldn’t let him into our little world, where he fit so perfectly. I couldn’t want Nick.
But I did.
I rescued people. My family relied on me to lend a hand. Everyone thought of me as the fixer, but no one had the first clue how to fix me. Until Ellie.
The freckled beauty’s sorrow was like a well-worn shirt—easy and familiar, difficult to part with—and she wore it comfortably. And though I was hers from the moment our eyes first met, she’d never be mine. I loved her in the here and now, but how did I compete with a ghost?
How can there ever be anyone After You?

PLEASE NOTE: After You is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


Oh my goodness! Stephanie Rose made me fall in love with Nick and Jack. She made me laugh and cry with Ellie’s rollercoaster of emotions and I loved every second of it. I read the majority of After You while I was at work and kept hoping no one would walk by my office while I sat holding my Kindle and crying. Not only is the story line wonderful, but Stephanie Rose’s writing is touching and her characters will make you want to be their best friends. If you enjoy a second chance romance that will make you ugly cry, this should be your next read.

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I don’t want you to be alone. If you meet someone you think you could love, do it. Go. It’s not as if I’d be alive anymore...I love you more than I ever thought possible to love anyone. You lit up my every day, even in the darkest moments. I’ll love you from wherever I’m going.

“I’d earn dollars, not cents, in a kissing booth.”

“I’m not worried about you running. After last night, I figured even walking may be a little tough for you.”

My heart was hers to do what she wanted, and I prayed what she wanted was to keep it, along with me.”



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