on March 26th, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
To Samantha Christensen, Lucas Hunter was always the guy—the sexy, smart and unattainable man she pined for throughout college. To Lucas, she was a treasured friend, a younger sister he felt the need to protect. She had a choice—to wait and hope, or to settle.
When they meet again years later, Lucas looks at Samantha and sees a woman he wants—even though she’s not free to take. As they renew their friendship he finds he’s falling hard, and can’t accept any less than all of her.
Samantha realizes there’s hope with Lucas. Will she finally have a chance to be happy with the man she’s always loved, or will obligations and insecurities stand in their way?
Can Samantha and Lucas convince each other that they belong together? That it was Always You?
Sometimes there is nothing better than a second chance story to restore your faith in love. There is a lot to be said for the comforting love that knowing someone a long time brings. Approaching subjects that most people tend to shy away from Stephanie Rose captured the beauty of being loved and being in love perfectly.
Samantha Christensen has not always had an easy go of things. Loving Lucas, not having the courage to reach for what she wants and then losing him was hard. Now in a loveless marriage that is falling apart, Samantha is faced with decisions no one ever chooses to find themselves having to make.
Back in town, Lucas Hunter reconnects with Samantha and a very solid, secure and comforting friendship builds. But, never did he think all the old feelings would begin to resurface.
Finding the courage to build upon that relationship regardless of the circumstances, Lucas is the balm that Sam needs to her heart. He shows her how it feels to be cherished, desired (whew there is definitely some HEAT in there) and safe. Finding the courage and the voice to stand up for herself Sam is truly what we all hope to be should we ever find ourselves facing the trials that she does.
Being in an unconventional situation dares to bring on judgment from many people- but the circumstances and love surrounding the situation heals the heart. Stephanie Rose writes with class and a truth that makes the reader second guess themselves on that judgment. A hero to sweep you off your feet- INDEED !