Steadfast - Sarina Bowen


By Sarina Bowen

  • Release Date: 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Contemporary
Score: 4.5
From 759 Ratings


She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.

Sophie Haines is stunned by his reappearance. After a three year absence, the man who killed her brother and broke her heart is suddenly everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never volunteer in the church kitchen.

No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.

I'm crazy about this series. In love with Jude and Sophie, the Shipley's, just the whole family dynamic. EVERYTHING IS WOW. -Angie's Dreamy Reads
5-stars, Top Pick! This story will break your heart and stitch it back together again. -Harlequin Junkie

Utterly fantastic. Well-written romance that runs the full gamut of emotions. Oh, and did I mention steamy? This series has it all. -Red Hot & Blue Reads 

This is a must read for any romance reader. If you're having a little bit of overload from the typical storyline and want characters with depth and soul, one click this one. I promise you won't regret inviting Jude and Sophie into your reader world! - City and Book

Another fantastic book by Sarina Bowen! I couldn't turn the pages fast enough. -The Book Hookup

The true definition of a feel good read, it completely consumed me from the first page! - Reviews by Rah

Steadfast has everything you want in a second chance romance and I guarantee it will be in your Best Of 2016 list.  -Sasha Says

This book slayed me. I was up until 3am finishing it! -Feeding My Addiction Book Reviews

Sarina Bowen has topped herself again. I couldn't put down Steadfast! -Unapologetic Book Addict

A dark and heart rending story. I was inspired to think more about giving people second chances and the benefit of the doubt. Also? It's really, really sexy. -Tiff at Mostly YA Lit


  • I just love this author

    By WestEnd420
    I love these stories so much I just had to something 🥰
  • Moving storyline!

    By Donut426
    Couldn’t put it down. It was well written and kept my rapt attention through a suspenseful and entertaining pace. I loved Jude and Sophia’s story. It was a very moving storyline with real life insight on what a drug addict does to make it through the day and tempting situations that occur. Nicely done!
  • Steadfast

    By sbsbrinson
    Loved Griff’s and Audrey’s story!
  • Twists and Turns

    By 987 ABC
    Very enjoyable read full of plot twists. A great page turner of suspenseful happenings.
  • Steadfast

    By C Conti
    Wow! I loved this story more than I can even say. It is a winner!
  • Steadfast

    By Tiggy/Cookie
    First time trying to read this author. Got through the sample and knew it wasn’t going to be my type of book. Language, drugs, and sex. Too old for all that.
  • Moving and serious and beautiful

    By Phreakmama
    This book really took my breath away. I read romances constantly, but not often do they actually move me. This is a really good one. Just read it.
  • Loved it!!!!

    By robinsocool
    I loved this. After reading the first in the series that I really enjoyed I read the first chapter of this one at the end. I was very excited to read Jude’s story and it did not disappoint! I can relate to him in so many ways. It’s been a while that I continue on with a series but so far I’m gonna continue
  • Steadfast

    By littlepinkpumpkin
    Sarina makes you feel every agonizing struggle that Jude is going through. And only with the love and help from the love of his life can he conquer his demons. This story keeps you on the edge of your seat just wondering what will happen around the corner. Great story!
  • Hooked from beginning to end!

    By mpatane5
    I loved this second chance with a bit of forbidden storyline. Jude and Sophie love was forbidden from the start. Separated by a devastating accident, longing with twist and turns weave into their story. I was hooked from beginning to end. A great addition to this series.