Monday, June 8, 2015

Book Review of Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you. 

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be. 

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here. 
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room. 
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him. 

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night. 

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California. 

It had been years since I’d seen Elec. 

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again. 

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel. 

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

I loved this book! I haven't been reading much this year because I've been really busy and when I have spare time, I usually focus on writing.

So the other day I woke up with strep throat and I had to stay in bed all day. I really wanted to find something to do that would take my mind off of the pain. I was surfing through amazon and I accidentally one clicked this book. 

Seriously, I just wanted the sample and accidentally clicked it too fast. So I figured what the hell. And I'm guessing it happened for a reason because I loved this book! I think it's great for anyone in a reading slump.

First off I want to start with the fact that a lot of people think this is a sibling story. The title says step brother. They're not actually related. They meet in their late teens, his father marries her mother. I just wanted to add that disclaimer.

The book is in two parts. Half is when the characters are in high school and the second half is seven years later. So it's like having a YA & adult book all in one. I was entertained with this book the entire time I was reading it. The author managed to create likable yet flawed characters. I highly recommend this book to anyone that likes contemporary romance!


1 comment:

  1. What a happy accident. I've seen this book everywhere but haven't read it. Hope you feel better!