Author: RC Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 1, 2016
I fell in love with Thomas Wells and knew he was my forever.
I was sixteen when I gave him my heart.
Our love was the kind to last a lifetime.
But Thomas was broken.
The first day we met he told me he was going to become a Navy SEAL.
At nineteen he enlisted.
At twenty he married me.
At twenty five he left me pregnant and didn’t turn back.
I knew he was suffering….
I also knew I couldn’t save him.
He left me broken.
I was scared and alone.
Until I met Ryder St. John a wounded soldier…
He was lost.
I was lost.
Together we made sense.
I fell in love again…
What Ryder forgot to mention was that he held a secret so explosive that it could shatter both our worlds.
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 Series. Followed by Twisted Love to be released May 31st 2015.
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.
Halo by RC Stephens is just a really good solid romance. It is the story of Halo trying to piece her life together after her soulmate leaves her pregnant and alone. From the get go, I really loved Halo. She is a genuinely kind and innocent person. Her heart is in the right place as she tries to do what’s best for her and her unborn baby. RC Stephens keeps you in suspense as you read, because you are just waiting for the shoe to drop, and drop it does. From the very beginning there is angst and turmoil amidst her relationship with Thomas. I enjoyed how the story was told with alternating characters and time frames.
This book was hard to read. Not hard in a bad way, but in a “this is a real life thing.” It deals with PTSD and how people struggle with that after returning home from war. It was also hard because Halo is just such a good girl. To see her have to face her challenges alone is tough. When Halo falls in love again with a man who is lost she is scared. As a reader I just kept waiting for the worst to happen. This is a really good book that deals with a lot of issues. It has well developed and strong characters. It catches you right from the get go and doesn’t let go.