Author Stefanie Simpson

I was never one for romance. I avoided it for a long time, finding most books sappy, boring, with the same characters, redundant situations, overused troupes, nothing really original, total eye-roll. I didn’t care much for erotica because, I guess, none of the authors I followed did it right. I especially avoided best-sellers… Still do, because why certain books made top charts I’ll never know. But, Simpson’s stories are another level of uniqueness; they’ll enchant you and draw you in so deep you can’t stop reading or take a breath until you finish all the books! You care about her characters, you love them, you are them.

My obsession started with Not Going Anywhere, a New City Short Story. I heart Poppy most… I think (shh don’t tell Effie!). From there, I read all the shorts, as well as finishing the New City books 1-3 and reviewing them here, Amazon, and Goodreads. I’m now on to finishing Demon Beauty, her Beauty and the Beast retelling you can find here on Amazon.

You can find Stefanie Simpson’s works on Amazon or Wattpad!
Connect with Simpson on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And, make sure to check out her Sweary and Cute shit because, well, it’s the tits. She’s created a redbubble with a few sweary cuties here too! Head over to her website for more, and her Short and Dirty site for more shorts!

 

 

 

Saving Suzy by Stefanie Simpson

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New City Series Book 3

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Summary via Amazon: 

“Suzy Martin doesn’t need fixing. She doesn’t want a relationship, and she’s happy with who she is. Estranged from her family with a difficult past, she lives two lives: work Suzy, and Domme. What she does need is a man who’ll let her take control and who shares her sexual desires. Easier said than done. When she meets Nathan Maxwell, her temporary boss, she thinks she’s found the perfect short-term fling.

Submitting to a woman never occurred to the young widower, but Suzy takes Nathan on a journey of self-discovery of his sexuality and helps him move on from his grief. She is everything he never knew he wanted and is willing to change his life for her. It’s a shame the buttoned-up vixen that drives him wild won’t even listen.

Nathan’s only in Chadford for a few months before he moves on, and as much as he wants more from Suzy, she can’t give it to him, can she?

New City Series books are in UK English and are all stand-alone novels set in the fictional city of Chadford, a place people go for a fresh start in life.

Saving Suzy has been extensively rewritten from the first edition.


WARNING: Saving Suzy contains strong language, adult themes, and explicit sexual content from the start including BDSM, restraints, punishment, and anal.
Contains references to an abusive relationship, hospital stay, infertility, and death.”


My Review: Dominant leading lady! Submitting to a woman never occurred to Nathan, and I was pleasantly surprised how sweet and steamy these two characters are. Nathan’s backstory is heartbreaking. Suzy’s is infuriating. And, trying to get them both to work through their past and come together was a couple is frustratingly entertaining.

As always, Simpson’s characters are well developed. I love how each of her stories intertwines with the others, allowing you to meet all the characters and see how they fit together as well as separately in the New City world. I can’t put down her romances, be it this series, or her freebies on Wattpad. I’m now a romance reader thanks to Stef! Thanks for sharing this series with me! I highly recommend it.

I read this book for my own enjoyment. See my review of A Good Night’s Sleep and The Way Home by Stefanie Simpson.

The Way Home by Stefanie Simpson

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New City Series Book 2

My Rating: 5/5 stars

Summary via Amazon: Em Riley was queen of her life once but caring for the father she never knew before his death made her take stock.
Facing the past, reassessing the choices she made, and facing up to the anxiety and depression she lives with, puts her on hold.

She needs to get on with her life, and ‘Mr Tall Dark and Scowls’ who moves into her street, might be what she needs to do that. But they both have secrets, and sometimes you can’t get beyond them.

Ryan, ex-army, double amputee, and rehab specialist can’t shake the feeling he’s met the pin-up girl before, but learning the truth is hard to take, especially considering he struggles to make friends, never mind have relationships.

How can they reconcile the past, and deny the visceral attraction between them? Neither of them is ready for what’s in store, and what they find in each other.
New City Series are stand-alone novels and can be read in any order, written in UK English.


WARNING: Contains frequent explicit material, language, and adult content throughout.


My Review: Em and Ryan struggle with their own issues, both relatable even if you’ve never walked in their shoes. Ryan being disabled and Em facing her mental illness is written so well, and I love that Em calls Ryan “Mr. Tall Dark and Scowls.” Lol. I chuckled every time. The distance the two put between each other (including literal distance) killed me, and I was cheering by the end of the story.

I saw a lot of myself in Em, which was fun, and it’s probably why I loved this book so much… Well, let’s be honest, I love all of Simpsons’ books! She has a way with building multi-dimensional characters; you can’t pick just one favorite!


I read this book for my own enjoyment. See my review of A Good Night’s Sleep and Saving Suzy, as well as my review of Simpson’s books on Wattpad! (to be updated/posted).

A Good Night’s Sleep by Stefanie Simpson

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New City Series Book 1

My Rating: 5/5 Stars

Short Summary: Sweet Effie Baxter despises her callous neighbour, Stuart, after moving to Chadford city to escape the humiliation of her ex. When Stuart learns Effie may be the cure to his chronic insomnia, he can’t help growing closer to her. But, Stuart’s repulsive sexual desires stand in his way, making him hesitant to pursue a relationship with the cute neighbour girl.

New City Series books are stand-alone novels, written in UK English.


Warning: Strong language, adult themes, explicit content throughout (including BDSM with restraints and spanking. Miscarriage.


My Review: Stefanie Simpson has made me a new lover of contemporary and erotic romance!

I laughed, cried, blushed, and clapped throughout the adorably aggravating relationship that is Effie and Stuart. I could not put this book down and didn’t want it to end.

Simpson makes the every day events of Effie’s and Stuart’s life unique and captivating; I mean, Stuart calls Effie his “duvet” for heavens sake (haha! I love it). Their intimacy ranges anywhere from heartwarming moments where I flat out AWWwwed the whole time, to steamy role play where I was smiling so hard my blushing hurt. And, I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so hard and been turned on all at once during a role play sex scene.

I’ve found my new favorite romance author, and I plan on reading everything she’s written and everything she intends on publishing. Sign me up for beta-reading, Stef, because I’m hooked!

I bought this ebook for my own enjoyment. The book is free on Kindle Unlimited. See more from Stefanie Simpson on Amazon or Wattpad.

The Lost Lovey

I decided to add to my to-do list, so I’m writing and illustrating a picture book for my son. I’m having a blast doing it too, but the struggle to write a kids book is new. Follow me on Instagram @authorhalynn to see my progress. Here are some cute little practice runs I’ve done so far.