REVIEW : The Truth About Us by R.C. Stephens

Griffin Campbell was the typical bad boy. My father warned me not to get too close. But he’s handsome as hell with eyes the color of the ocean, and he’s fiercely loyal and loves unconditionally. I couldn’t stay away when he was the only boy to ever claim my heart. I gave him all my firsts . . . and he left me behind.
Ten years later, he’s returned home offering answers as to why he left because he wants me back—only I’m not the broken-hearted teenager he once fell for. His pretty eyes and killer muscles aren’t enough to mend the hurt that rages inside me. 

Jolie Bryant was my best friend’s little sister. She’s sexy as hell, sweet as sin, and very forbidden—my favorite memory and my biggest regret. 
I should stay away. I’m harboring secrets that will shatter her world. 
The thing about secrets is that they always find a way to come out. I just hope that when mine do, she won’t turn away from me . . . 
I want my second chance with the only girl I’ve ever loved, but it seems that fate has other plans. 

I don’t want to overwhelm you but I think we deserve this time. A second chance.


This is the first book I’ve read by R.C. Stephens and I can definitely say that it will not be my last. This was a fantastic second chance/brothers best friend romance.

Griffin is ultra swoon worthy. He is loving, caring, sweet and will do anything for a second chance with the love of his life. He hasn’t always had the best life and when he was forced to leave the one person he loved more than anything it changed him. Jolie is a amazing. She is a fighter, a survivor and has so much love for her entire family, despite being dealt some bad cards in her life. When Griffin and Jolie are back together will the sparks fly and will these former lovers get the second chance they deserve?

The chemistry between Griffin and Jolie is fantastic, even after years apart. Once they run into each other again you can feel that instant spark, instant attraction and love that never really went away for the both of them. I loved their relationship and how hard Griffin fought for a second chance.

This story was EMOTIONAL! The was so much family drama, but the way Jolie and Griffin handled it had my heart bursting at the seams. I LOVED it and it is what made these two so amazing.

I’d highly recommend this book to anyone looking for an emotional second chance romance!


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