My Chat with Nick

Hello and welcome!

Oh you are in for a treat. I met my next guest a couple months ago but his story is still fresh in my mind. Read on and see why.

What is your full name?
Nicholas Patrick Garcia

Do you have a nickname?
Nick. My grandmother and sister are the only ones I’ll allow to call me Nicky.

What is one word best describes you?
One, huh? I guess I’ll go with determined, because I wouldn’t be where I am today if I wasn’t a relentless pain in the ass.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m in the middle of a shift, so uniform pants and a polo. It’s a slow night so far, so hopefully I don’t have to pull on the turnout gear.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes, she showed everything; the good, the bad, and the ugly. Even my pigheaded stupidity that almost cost me everything. I came around though, right Steph?
That you did indeed 😀

What makes you laugh out loud?
My son. The unfiltered shit that comes out of his mouth cracks me up.

What is your favourite dessert?
My grandmother’s Arroz con leche.
Oh I love rice pudding, sans cinnamon though, I like it with chocolate syrup.

What is your favourite drink?
A cold beer after a long shift.

What is your greatest fear?
My family being in trouble and not being able to help them.

What is your favourite colour?
Pink, the color of my wife’s cheeks when she gets flustered, or turned on. Being married to me, that’s fairly constant.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Tonight, I’ll be sleeping in my uniform pants and polo in case the alarm goes off. Usually at home, just a pair of pajama pants. My girl gives off a lot of heat.

What is the perfect romantic date?
I always try to take Ellie somewhere nice on the rare occasion we’re without kids. One night when her parents kept them overnight, we drove to a deserted beach and watched the waves from inside my truck. Since I’m a gentleman, I won’t say what else happened inside the truck he winks Even after all this time, just being together is enough for the both of us.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Behind my knees. Unfortunately, it’s the one place my wife and daughter could reach.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Vanilla. Ellie favors a vanilla perfume lately that drives me crazy. I call her my sexy cookie. But I guess you could say I’m partial to peaches. You’d have to read to find out why he winks again and I have to laugh

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
When I met Ellie, I could tell you I noticed her smile first. But it was the curves all over her tiny body that made me take notice. Then when I saw she had freckles, I was done for.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes, I absolutely do.

What is one word best describes her?
That’s tough. Amazing, gorgeous, hard to narrow down. I’ll go with this one—MINE.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, it’s the final standalone. But, you may find out what Jack is up to next January.

Thank you Nick for chatting with me, looking forward to read Jack’s story. Say hello to sweet Ellie for me.


I hope you enjoyed the chat. Nick is so sweet and oh-so-yummy.

He hails from After You, the final interconnected standalone novel in the Second Chances Series by Stephanie Rose. Love the cover.


I had the happily ever after . . . until it was gone.
Three became two. And I was alone.
Our time—my time—was over. Alone was the right way to be. The only way. Life was me, my son, and my memories. Until the day I met someone who turned my lonely existence upside down.
This man made me smile, made me laugh, made me ache for his touch.
But I couldn’t.
He shouldn’t awaken feelings I resolved to bury with my husband. But he did.
I couldn’t let his presence make my heart race. I couldn’t let him into our little world, where he fit so perfectly. I couldn’t want Nick.
But I did.
I rescued people. My family relied on me to lend a hand. Everyone thought of me as the fixer, but no one had the first clue how to fix me. Until Ellie.
The freckled beauty’s sorrow was like a well-worn shirt—easy and familiar, difficult to part with—and she wore it comfortably. And though I was hers from the moment our eyes first met, she’d never be mine. I loved her in the here and now, but how did I compete with a ghost?
How can there ever be anyone After You?

PLEASE NOTE: After You is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


I listened to the audiobook narrated by one of my fave voices, Tracy Marks. I have a crush on her voice LOL and the reason I found this wonderful book and author. Be prepared for tissues, you will need them. I think it is a must to read/listen. I will definitely check out the other ones.


My 5-star review

“a must listen”
Overall – 5 stars • Performance – 5 stars • Story – 5 stars

New author for me and I am so glad I found this story. My love affair with the story started in chapter 1, Jack’s last letter broke my heart … that kind of love is so rare *sigh* I wanted to hug Ellie, and she had such a good support system, well… except her Dad. Then Nick came along and he is all that a man should be and more. The chemistry is huge between Ellie and Nick, the few hot scenes are scorching. Their journey to HEA is quite eventful and found myself laughing, crying, mourning, getting angry right along with them. The ending is such a gift, a rare one at that, when we actually see Jack Jr. grown man, I cried again at the scene where Nick gives him the letter from Jack Sr. It has a perfect ending, it left me very satisfied. Thank you Ms. Rose for a great story, I am looking forward to more.
I chose this story because of Ms. Marks, she is one of my top fave narrators. Ms. Marks delivered in spades, I loved her voices before, but even more now. The various voices she gave the characters, the accents, the emotions clearly heard made this a great listening experience.



A new book is releasing on October 19, 2017. Rewrite, check out the cover and exclusive content too.

Also an anthology is releasing in January 2018, Begin Again, a collection of short stories about hope, healing and love.

To learn about all the books, and keep in touch with Ms. Rose check out the links below and if you chat with her, say hello from me.


Join the fan group, Rose Garden.

One lucky reader will receive an ebook copy of Ellie & Nick’s book, AFTER YOU, courtesy of Ms. Rose. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm on Monday, October 9, 2017. GOOD LUCK!

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