Author: Stephanie Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: May 16, 2018
Simmer (verb): to stew gently below or just at the
boiling point; to be in a state of incipient development
My life was always at a simmer… only stewing, never going
anywhere. I was left to fend for myself when it came to affection or love, so I
learned to go without.
I refused to let them see how broken and lonely I was; it
was much easier to hide behind a false reality. I didn’t want anyone’s pity. I
didn’t need it. Pity wouldn’t put food on the table or keep a roof over our
heads. That was all me.
Now, I have a second chance at a dream long forgotten. It
demands hard work and sacrifice—with absolutely no distractions. A recipe I
already know all too well, raising a daughter on my own.
Drew Kostas is everything I’ve ever wanted but couldn’t let
myself have. He’s younger, gorgeous, charming—and relentless. He sees beyond
the hardened shell I’ve built to protect myself, coaxing out a softer me I
It doesn’t matter how I melt in his presence when the heat
between us threatens to boil over.
That’s the thing about heat. When it rises, everyone gets
Especially when they’re foolish enough to fall in love.
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Rose grew up loving words and making up stories. Being able to share them with
readers is her dream come true. This lifelong Bronx girl loves Starbucks, wine
and 80s rock. Her voice often gets mistaken for a Mob Wives trailer.
her prom date and has a LEGO obsessed son. She believes there is nothing sexier
than a good guy who loves with all his heart and has made it her mission to
bring as many as she can to the page.
everywhere, she loves hearing from readers!