09 April 2015

Review: Bitter Sweet Love by R C Stephens

Title: Bitter Sweet Love
Author: R. C. Stephens
Publishers: CreateSpace
Page Count: 353

Goodreads Synopsis:

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?


I received a copy a copy of this book through Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.


I started this book not knowing what to expect and I ended up really enjoying this book. I thought I knew where this book is going but I really did not and I was surprised yet satisfied by the ending of this book.

This may seem like a really simple and predictable love story but the author manages to spice it up and keep you intrigued throughout the entire book. Even when not much was happening, I still found myself reading on because in this book there is a love triangle.

Usually in love triangles you can see who the main guy is all along and you know who the heroine is going to choose but in this book it was really hard to define who was who. This was mainly because the main character in the book, Alexis, changed her mind very often about what she would do and who she wanted to be with but now that I have finished the book I see why the author chose to do this and it added to my rating of the book because I think the author made a smart decision.

The book was interesting because the book took a turn that you would not expect from the synopsis and this added greatly to my enjoyment because that's what took this book from a three star book to a four star book.

As for the ending of this book, I loved it. I was totally not expecting it. The ending is a little bit blurry but that (I assume) was how it was supposed to be because that is what made me really anticipate and really want the second book.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and I would recommend it to anyone!

 5/5 Stars

That's all for this review! I hope you enjoyed and I'll see you again soon!
Happy Reading!

Lily x


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2 comments:

  1. Sounds like a more realistic love triangle, as long as they are well done I can handle them! I will have to check this one out!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

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    1. It was certainly not your usual love triangle! At times it can be crazy and a little unrealistic but if you read it you won't be caring about it because so much crazy stuff is going on at the same time!

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