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 of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.

I’m not really a fan of love triangles. I mean, the real hero would always be obvious and the triangle would always be just a good friend or a very bad adversary.

Except for this book. In Bitter Sweet Love, I, myself couldn’t decide at first if the hreoine should go with the ex or with the new flame. I mean, the new flame was just really tempting, and the ex, of course, had a lot to atone for.

If you don’t like cliffhangers, you might not enjoy this book because it ends in one. It’s a good read for while it lasts, but I think I’m already wary with all these serials and cliffhangers. Sometimes, I miss the days when books were standalones. I also miss the days when books were narratives instead of the first person perspective. I just feel like the third person narrative is much more challenging and really shows how great an author is.

This is a good book all in all. I may not have been fond of so many things about it, but objectively speaking, the book can really draw people in. If given a chance, I’ still definitely pick the second book up becaus I truly want to know what happens next and whether or not the heroine will have a chance at a happy ending.


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 Trilogy. Followed by Twisted Love and Sweet Love Forever.
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.

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