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Stepbrother Dearest

?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 know I'm not supposed to care But when it comes to you what I'm supposed to be feeling has never seemed to matter This was one angsty ride The book was very intense and emotional I couldn't stay away from it and kept flipping pages like crazy I was enamoured with the story from the beginning till the end It is divided into two parts The first one tells us how Greta and Elec met They were step siblings Elec came to live with Greta her mom and his dad for a year She wanted to be friends and all he did was acting like a giant dick and an asshole But he was my kind of asshole who in the endwasn't really that asshole you know They didn't spend much time together because Elec had to go back to take care of his mother Before he left they somehow became friends or even and spent one hot and sexy night together which left their hearts broken You make me feel things Greta You always have When I'm around you whether it's good or bad I feel everything Sometimes I don't handle it too well and I fight it by acting like an asshole I don't know what it is about you but I feel like you see the real me After seven years due to the family tragedy they meet again While Elec clearly moved on Greta wasn't that lucky and still has feelings for him You were the best thing that happened to me I hope someday I can say you were one of the best but for now it's only you Once they see each other again heart wants what it wants and makes Elec one very confused hero I never wanted to see you again GretaIt's so fucking good to see you again Greta While the story progresses facts are revealed and as Elec and Greta spend time together it is painfully obvious that those two are destined to be together though nothing can be done because Elec has a new girlfriend I know it was an issue for some of my friends but I wasn't really put off by it cause these things can happen in life and everything was resolved very well in the endview spoilerI know the fact that he loved them both was not cool but it's not like he didn't try He came back for Greta later some time found out that she was engaged and saw her happy with someone else Since he felt not worthy of her and thought she was happy he finally let her go He couldn't have Greta and it took him three years to eventually settle down he met Chelsea and he fell in love again But appearances can be deceptive and the fact that Greta was not that happy at all and never mended her broken heart is another story I was eventually able to let Greta go only because I thought she was happy and that she was with someone who loved her Everything I believed to get me over her was a lie Realizing that now put my feelings back at suare one even though I wouldn't be able to act on themBut he couldn't fully love Chelsea IMO because his heart was always with Greta he just wasn't aware of that while they were apart I think this issue was well developed in the book I couldn't possibly fully love her if my heart beat faster for someone else My heart hasn't shut up since it spotted you standing in that garden I finally listened It just took some time to clear my head enough to really understand what it wantedThere was never any contest I loved Chelsea but it was by default I love you so much Every second I was with you again I had to constantly reassure myself that I loved Chelsea which is not something that you should have to do hide spoiler Mr Campion and Others made Reflections in a Golden Eye me crazy was now a Reflections in a Golden Eye man that drove Reflections in a Golden Eye me insane I had a feeling Crystal Lies 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 know I'm not supposed to care But when it comes to you what I'm supposed to be feeling has never seemed to Getting Real matter This was one angsty ride The book was very intense and emotional I couldn't stay away from it and kept flipping pages like crazy I was enamoured with the story from the beginning till the end It is divided into two parts The first one tells us how Greta and Elec Coopers Folly met They were step siblings Elec came to live with Greta her Dream Horse (Saddle Club Super Edition, mom and his dad for a year She wanted to be friends and all he did was acting like a giant dick and an asshole But he was The Company of Ghosts my kind of asshole who in the endwasn't really that asshole you know They didn't spend Hereward (Hereward, much time together because Elec had to go back to take care of his Nurse Annas War mother Before he left they somehow became friends or 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facts are revealed and as Elec and Greta spend time together it is painfully obvious that those two are destined to be together though nothing can be done because Elec has a new girlfriend I know it was an issue for some of Red Fortress my friends but I wasn't really put off by it cause these things can happen in life and everything was resolved very well in the endview spoilerI know the fact that he loved them both was not cool but it's not like he didn't try He came back for Greta later some time found out that she was engaged and saw her happy with someone else Since he felt not worthy of her and thought she was happy he finally let her go He couldn't have Greta and it took him three years to eventually settle down he Alien Warriors Captive Earthling met Chelsea and he fell in love again But appearances can be deceptive and the fact that Greta was not that happy at all and never Vzrušující terapie mended her broken heart is another story I was eventually able to let Greta go only because I thought she was happy and that she was with someone who loved her Everything I believed to get My possessive bodyguard me over her was a lie Realizing that now put Gene Everlasting my feelings back at suare one even though I wouldn't be able to act on themBut he couldn't fully love Chelsea IMO because his heart was always with Greta he just wasn't aware of that while they were apart I think this issue was well developed in the book I couldn't possibly fully love her if Now You See Me (Lacey Flint, my heart beat faster for someone else My heart hasn't shut up since it spotted you standing in that garden I finally listened It just took some time to clear The Caverns Wise Woman my head enough to really understand what it wantedThere was never any contest I loved Chelsea but it was by default I love you so Doctor, How Can I Cum? 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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND #1 in ROMANCE 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 ro ★★★★ ½ Stepbrother Dearest stand alone Tragedy re connects girl with the step brother she still loves but can’t have Stepbrother Dearest Heart Be Desert Ports “I want to be the first one to show you everything and to be the one you’ll always remember for the rest of your life” Stepbrother Dearest stand alone opens up to high school senior Greta Hansen waiting for her stepbrother to arrive for a year long stay Nothing could have prepared her for Elec O’Rourke He is eerily handsome borderline beautiful but he is also angry broken cocky and oh so determined not to like her Greta is smitten but in all her innocence doesn’t uite know how to deal with him The sexual tension is off the charts Soon Greta starts getting mixed signals from Elec He taunts her with his sexuality and his many girlfriends only to do or say something kind and then back to being hostile In weak moments there are stolen kisses and sexually charged conversations with Greta hoping for Then Elec has to leave abruptly But not before stealing Greta’s heart and accepting her innocence Some truths are revealed but for most parts Elec remains an enigma Fast forward seven long years In many ways Greta’s life stopped that fateful day Sure she went onto College graduated moved to New York and got a clerical job She even had a brief engagement But her heart never got over Elec She has cocooned herself in a mundane existenceWhen tragedy brings them together it’s a shock for both Everything has changed yet somehow it's just the way they left off They still have this intense undeniable pull towards each other with too much standing in their way Elec remains elusive sending Greta mixed signalsMuch of story is them navigating after tragedy spending time catching up and slowly opening up about their current and past situations It’s a slow painful process of uncovering heartaches; unimaginable secrets and pains It’s also about could have beens regrets and hopelessness Ultimately it’s their story of an soul searching passion and unending love and how in life sometimes everything still isn’t enough “You were the best thing that ever happened to me I hope someday I can say you were one of the best but for now it’s only you” Eight words to describe Elec O’Rourke Captivating broken cocky vulnerable torn observant complex and secretive “Holy hell his tip was pierced What a way to be introduced to my first live one” Seven words to describe Greta Hansen Sweet timid unassuming loyal innocent endearing and naive “Physically he was my dream and in every other way my nightmare” Stepbrother Dearest is a beautifully told tale a roller coaster of events and emotions At times painful to read There are a couple of reason for book title with which will be revealed by the ending My favorite was the first part and the young Elec Overall I enjoyed their journey but most I loved where it left them The perfect ending Rec Penned Gift Excellent story telling Angsty and engaging plot Swoon worthy hero Just like Elec kept a piece of Greta’s heart he kept part of mine “He kept his hand on my throat and lightly sueezed it It was innocent but there was a fine line being drawn with every second that passed” Hero rating 5 stars then 4 starsHeroine rating 45 starsSexual tension rating 5 starsSex scenes rating 45 starsSex scenes freuency 4 starsPlot rating 4 starsDialogue rating 45 starsStorytelling rating 45 starsStory ending rating 5 starsBook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 45 starsOverall rating 45 starsWould I recommend this book YesWould I re read this book Maybe laterWould I read future books by this author Yes Fifth Avenue, Uptown my stepbrother Elec came to live with us The Children of Willesden Lane. Beyond the Kindertransport my senior year I wasn’t prepared for how Nee Naw much of a jerk he’d be I hated that he took it out on Hide and Seek me because he didn’t want to be here I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his ro ★★★★ ½ Stepbrother Dearest stand alone Tragedy re connects girl with the step brother she still loves but can’t have Stepbrother Dearest Heart Be Desert Ports “I want to be the first one to show you everything and to be the one you’ll always remember for the rest of your life” Stepbrother Dearest stand alone opens up to high school senior Greta Hansen waiting for her stepbrother to arrive for a year long stay Nothing could have prepared her for Elec O’Rourke He is eerily handsome borderline beautiful but he is also angry broken cocky and oh so determined not to like her Greta is smitten but in all her innocence doesn’t uite know how to deal with him The sexual tension is off the charts Soon Greta starts getting A Mothers Duty mixed signals from Elec He taunts her with his sexuality and his Disney Tangled many girlfriends only to do or say something kind and then back to being hostile In weak The Soprano moments there are stolen kisses and sexually charged conversations with Greta hoping for Then Elec has to leave abruptly But not before stealing Greta’s heart and accepting her innocence Some truths are revealed but for Empire Made Me most parts Elec remains an enigma Fast forward seven long years In Night of Knives (Malazan Empire, many ways Greta’s life stopped that fateful day Sure she went onto College graduated Kestrel (Hart Brothers, moved to New York and got a clerical job She even had a brief engagement But her heart never got over Elec She has cocooned herself in a One More Round (Gamer Boy, mundane existenceWhen tragedy brings them together it’s a shock for both Everything has changed yet somehow it's just the way they left off They still have this intense undeniable pull towards each other with too Five Rivers Met on a Wooded Plain much standing in their way Elec remains elusive sending Greta The Violet Hour (The Celtic Vampyre Saga, mixed signalsMuch of story is them navigating after tragedy spending time catching up and slowly opening up about their current and past situations It’s a slow painful process of uncovering heartaches; unimaginable secrets and pains It’s also about could have beens regrets and hopelessness Ultimately it’s their story of an soul searching passion and unending love and how in life sometimes everything still isn’t enough “You were the best thing that ever happened to In the Balance (I Bring the Fire, me I hope someday I can say you were one of the best but for now it’s only you” Eight words to describe Elec O’Rourke Captivating broken cocky vulnerable torn observant complex and secretive “Holy hell his tip was pierced What a way to be introduced to Consolation my first live one” Seven words to describe Greta Hansen Sweet timid unassuming loyal innocent endearing and naive “Physically he was Connect my dream and in every other way Kamikaze my nightmare” Stepbrother Dearest is a beautifully told tale a roller coaster of events and emotions At times painful to read There are a couple of reason for book title with which will be revealed by the ending My favorite was the first part and the young Elec Overall I enjoyed their journey but Rossetti most I loved where it left them The perfect ending Rec Penned Gift Excellent story telling Angsty and engaging plot Swoon worthy hero Just like Elec kept a piece of Greta’s heart he kept part of Mr Campion and Others mine “He kept his hand on Reflections in a Golden Eye my throat and lightly sueezed it It was innocent but there was a fine line being drawn with every second that passed” Hero rating 5 stars then 4 starsHeroine rating 45 starsSexual tension rating 5 starsSex scenes rating 45 starsSex scenes freuency 4 starsPlot rating 4 starsDialogue rating 45 starsStorytelling rating 45 starsStory ending rating 5 starsBook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 45 starsOverall rating 45 starsWould I recommend this book YesWould I re read this book Maybe laterWould I read future books by this author Yes


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  1. says:

    So Where to start? I am always intrigued with books dealing with taboo topics or in this case pseudo taboo especially incestuous relationships At first I crossed this book from my TBR shelf because it seemed like a trashy romance But then all this five stars reviews started popping out all over the Goodreads So I gave in to the temptation And once again I should have stick to the original plan The storyThe horror My eyes What is this shit???But seriously if you are getting off on forbidden sexual relationships read Selena Kitt At least you know what you are about to get when you pick up her novels Naughty Bits is a hard core brothersister erotica For those who are a bit sueamish there is even a bit tamer version of the same story Yank Back to Stepbrother Dearest The only selling point of this book is forbidden romance I believe that it was what appealed to the most of the girls who were all moon eyed after finishing this book Story is divided in two parts first is about how they met when they were 17 and second is taking place seven years later What happens? They meet they lust they fight they hang out they fight play video games go out on double date fight lustkiss he treats like she is worthless she cries they lust again fight again and epic finale they fuck He is whore she is virgin She is clean like flower in pretty meadow and all other girls are worthless sluts She is idiot who lets him treat her like a trash He is a jerkbad boylost soullittle boy in hot pierced tattooed bodyWhole book is series of their forbidden encounters and fighting against what they feel No character development No Plot Development How was this written? Oh look girls like to read about bad boys let's put that in What does it mean to be a bad boy? A lot of tattoos pierced lip pierced dick he should be moody and grunt a lot He is so hot that all girls throw themselves at him so he fucks a lot But he needs to have some signature move he can't fuck like a regular person He has to be a bit rough and crude Oh I know let him have fixation with necks Like biting them Or maybe even strangling them lightly Yeah that would work But he is not actually bad He has daddy issues Mommy is crazy like a bat He is really a little boy who wants to be lovedBut that is not enough We need drama Because girls love drama Oh I know Spanish soap operas thank you for this brilliant idea I am my brother's bastard son Yes that would be so awesome His parents were in forbidden relationship Just like he wants to be with his stepsister Ugh wait No just like that His brother is not his father Their father is their father His brother is his stepfather But his mommy never loved his father He was But his brother hates him He verbally abuses him His mother is depressed She is artist He is wannabe writer He is not a bad boy He just looks like one Because he has daddybrothermommy issuesNow what about girl? Of course she has to virgin because she is a good girl But she is not naive she has vibrator She is super polite and good And she constantly repeats how her stepbrother is hot and imagines hundred dirty things she would like to do to him He treats her like she's worthless but that won't make her give up on him because she sees how vulnerable and good underneath he is How? Meh that doesn't matter only important thing are her nipples Yes she should have sensitive nipples The most important thing a lot of make out and almost make out scenesOh and in the part 2 there will me everything from the part 1 told from his point of view Word for word in case people missed anything So they can read it All over again I will repeat if you are getting off on this kind of thing read Selena Kitt I'm out


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    ★★★★ ½ Stepbrother Dearest stand alone Tragedy re connects girl with the step brother she still loves but can’t have Stepbrother Dearest Heart Be Desert Ports “I want to be the first one to show you everything and to be the one you’ll always remember for the rest of your life” Stepbrother Dearest stand alone opens up to high school senior Greta Hansen waiting for her stepbrother to arrive for a year long stay Nothing could have prepared her for Elec O’Rourke He is eerily handsome borderline beautiful but he is also angry broken cocky and oh so determined not to like her Greta is smitten but in all her innocence doesn’t uite know how to deal with him The sexual tension is off the charts Soon Greta starts getting mixed signals from Elec He taunts her with his sexuality and his many girlfriends only to do or say something kind and then back to being hostile In weak moments there are stolen kisses and sexually charged conversations with Greta hoping for Then Elec has to leave abruptly But not before stealing Greta’s heart and accepting her innocence Some truths are revealed but for most parts Elec remains an enigma Fast forward seven long years In many ways Greta’s life stopped that fateful day Sure she went onto College graduated moved to New York and got a clerical job She even had a brief engagement But her heart never got over Elec She has cocooned herself in a mundane existenceWhen tragedy brings them together it’s a shock for both Everything has changed yet somehow it's just the way they left off They still have this intense undeniable pull towards each other with too much standing in their way Elec remains elusive sending Greta mixed signalsMuch of story is them navigating after tragedy spending time catching up and slowly opening up about their current and past situations It’s a slow painful process of uncovering heartaches; unimaginable secrets and pains It’s also about could have beens regrets and hopelessness Ultimately it’s their story of an soul searching passion and unending love and how in life sometimes everything still isn’t enough “You were the best thing that ever happened to me I hope someday I can say you were one of the best but for now it’s only you” Eight words to describe Elec O’Rourke Captivating broken cocky vulnerable torn observant complex and secretive “Holy hell his tip was pierced What a way to be introduced to my first live one” Seven words to describe Greta Hansen Sweet timid unassuming loyal innocent endearing and naive “Physically he was my dream and in every other way my nightmare” Stepbrother Dearest is a beautifully told tale a roller coaster of events and emotions At times painful to read There are a couple of reason for book title with which will be revealed by the ending My favorite was the first part and the young Elec Overall I enjoyed their journey but most I loved where it left them The perfect ending Rec Penned Gift Excellent story telling Angsty and engaging plot Swoon worthy hero Just like Elec kept a piece of Greta’s heart he kept part of mine “He kept his hand on my throat and lightly sueezed it It was innocent but there was a fine line being drawn with every second that passed” Hero rating 5 stars then 4 starsHeroine rating 45 starsSexual tension rating 5 starsSex scenes rating 45 starsSex scenes freuency 4 starsPlot rating 4 starsDialogue rating 45 starsStorytelling rating 45 starsStory ending rating 5 starsBook editing rating 5 no edits spotted 45 starsOverall rating 45 starsWould I recommend this book YesWould I re read this book Maybe laterWould I read future books by this author Yes


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    FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED 45 stars WOW I was hooked on this book from the moment I started it and I could not put it down until the end An angsty unconventional love story and such a roller coaster It was absolutely unputdownableWhen Greta's stepbrother came to live with them during her senior year she never expected him to be such a jerk and she certainly never expected to feel so drawn to him He was stunning Gorgeous Hot Tattooed and pierced yes there with bad habits and a bad attitude to match And yet she sensed something behind his abrasive behaviour something that showed her a vulnerability and hurt that she could see was eating away at him and she was determined to get through to him one way or another He was rude he lashed out with his words paraded girls in front of her and toyed with her emotions and yet the next moment he was putting himself in harms way to protect her One thing was certain there was to Elec than met the eye Once they got past their initial differences he made it still clear that there were some lines he would not cross And once she got to know him it became clear that underneath all the anger that he showed the world was a guy with a very good heart who wanted her just as much as she wanted him You're the only girl in the entire world that's forbidden and fuck me if that doesn't make me want you than anything But just when things were looking up one night and one phone call changed everything Forever And just as uickly as he entered her life he was gone again And she didn't see him again for seven yearsWhen a family tragedy brought them both back home they were both shocked to see how some things heartbreaking things had changed so much and others hadn't changed even one bit This is a sexy angst filled story of first love and forbidden desires It's a story with imperfect people who sometimes choose wrong It's a story with heart break and angst but also with healing and growth And most of all it's a story of learning to follow your heart Sometimes you just have to listen to your heart I want to be the only one to show you everything and to be the one you'll always remember for the rest of your life Oh my gosh their reunion just punched me in the gut Again And again And again That little twist My poor heart was just shredded But at the same time I understood what had happened It made sense given the timeline but it didn't make it one but easier to read I know I'm not supposed to care But when it comes to you what I'm supposed to be feeling has never seemed to matter There are no good stopping points in this book and it keeps you desperate to find out what happens next But especially from about 54% on til the end I'm pretty sure I didn't move once from my spot on the couch and just sat there madly flipping pages and devouring the story I'm fighting the urge to back you up against this wall and fuck you so hard that I'll have to carry you back to your room This is the kind of book where once you start reading you'll want to cancel all your plans for the rest of the day so that you can just keep reading it I loved the way the author incorporated both sides of the story It was a very uniue way to show the dual POV and I thought it really worked well for this There was so much that I loved about the story but it also wasn't perfect for me There were some things in the second half that I might have wanted a little differently but they didn't stop me from loving the story and there's really no doubt that this book was completely unputdownableIf you want a sexy uniue unconventional romance to fall in love with try this oneRating 45 stars Standalone New Adult Romance For of my reviews book news and updates✦ Main blog Aestas Book Blog✦ Facebook Blog Page✦ Twitter


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    35 Stars I’m not going to lie the title and the cover of this book drew me right in and made me one click the minute it went live I’ve never read this author and I wasn’t sure what the book was about besides a stepbrotherstepsister but I knew I had to read it I LOVE forbidden love stories so the title alone drew me in Stepbrother Dearest was different that I expected It was a little ‘young’ for a lack of a better word at the beginning Then it got a little sweet and sexy The last half was much angsty It was one of those books that wasn’t perfect for me but it was also one that I read in one sitting so you know I was hooked from the start Greta’s stepbrother Elec is 17 just like her She’s never met him but he’s coming to stay with her family for a year while his mom travels from work Greta wants to get to know Elec to make him feel comfortable Once she sees him she is floored He might be the most attractive guy she's met but he’s also a jerk to her Elec has a bad relationship with his father He does not want to be living in that house but doesn’t have much of a choice Elec makes it his mission to give Greta a hard time The harder he pushes the she tries to befriend him and get to know him Slowly she works her way in Elec and Greta have a uniue relationship when they are teenagers They’re only together a short time but they start to become friends As their friendship progresses they find it hard to deny their obvious attraction to one another Though they are together months one night is all they really get together One night of memories “I’d rather have one night with you than nothing at all” “Just know that I would stay with you if I could” Elec can’t stay He has other family issues that keep him away And he stays away For seven years Seven years later Greta is living in NYC After a failed engagement she is single and working She’s content with her life Then she gets a call from her mother that will change everything It’s the call that brings Elec back into her life The ‘one that got away’ was supposed to stay away not come back and leave you all over again 
Oh the emotions when Elec was back I didn’t know what to feel I know as I read and the I learned of their situation I bit my nails right to the uick My heart was slowly breaking The angst about killed me No matter whats going on in their lives Elec and Greta can’t deny the feelings they still have for one another “I know I’m not supposed to care But when it comes to you what I’m supposed to be feeling has never seemed to matter” When reading a book there are certain lines that just pop out at you When I read this one it brought me to tears There was a lot that I liked about this book I liked both Elec and Greta Both had moments where I wanted to shake them but by the end of the book I loved them both I loved how the book ended The beginning banter between Elec and Greta was great There was a lot in the middle that stressed me out but when I’m reading I love when I get invested and feel like that so it worked for me The main thing I can think of that would have made this book so much better for me is the last 30% or so from Elec’s perspective Don’t get me wrong I loved being in his head and I think it was really important to get his side of the story but to basically re tell from his perspective that late in the book was a miss for me I wish that it would have been in dual pov and woven in that way I understand why the author did it this way view spoilerI’m sure it was because it he was following his dream as a writer and it was a big gesture to let her read his work and show his past and feelings that way hide spoiler


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    35 Stars You make me feel things Greta You always have When I'm around you whether it's good or badI feel everything Stepbrother Dearest is written in two parts In the first part the character are 1718 years old and in highschool In the second part the book fast forwards seven years The characters are reunited and so the story continuesSo first of all let me just say that Stepbrother Dearest was a really great book The writing was engaging the characters multifaceted and the pacing was pretty good tooSecondly 35 Stars is not a bad rating It means as per Goodreads rating system that I liked the book bordering on really liked itHere's a uick summary of my feelings towards Stepbrother DearestYes the story follows the relationship of Greta and Elec who are step siblings Elec's father married Greta's mother and when Elec's mother gets a job opportunity overseas she sends him to go live with his father and new wife and step daughterHere's where the story fell a bit flat for me That first meeting between Elec and Greta was awesome the sexual tension was palpable and the forbidden factor was pretty obvious and made the scene very enjoyable but unfortunately we had one POV and it was Greta's So I was constantly reading about her lust and growing love for Elec while I could pick up on Elec's growing attraction to Greta it lacked intensity Which is why I need his POV I love a cocky alpha male and I love it when he's so into the heroine his knee jerk reaction is to be mean But I need his POV to counteract the meaness otherwise I just think he's being a dick That was the problem I'd grown to love a little mean mixed in with my nice Seven yearsThe characters are estranged for seven years and when tragedy befalls the family they're are reunited The tension and angst was so obvious and with both characters having moved on mainly Elec who now had a girlfriend it was pretty painfulHere's where I get a bit ranty Rants are not done because we want to slam the book I just rant because I have all these emotions inside me that need to be let outGreta was obviously still in love with Elec and I'm not sure but I think he was too or maybe it was just lust I don't know I needed his POV because uite honestly I started hating the guy He had another girlfriend who he vocalised his love for at any given moment in front of GretaI'm sorry Elec but don't I remember you saying you would never hurt her? And don't act dumb you know she still has feelings for youSo I regret to say the story became some sort of love triangle and you know what that's okay But at least have the third party play an active role in the book Chelsea was like a shield for Elec he mentioned her when things got intense Which was like a bucket of ice cold water to GretaAnd then lastly the book so I'm just going to spoiler tag this oneview spoilerElec wrote a book The book was Elec's POV it was like a repeat of the entire book but from his perspective Which uite honestly felt like a waste of time His POV should have been interwoven into the book it would have given me the reader the opportunity to empathise with Elec and not feel like he didn't want Greta as much as she wanted him What annoyed me even was the fact that he loved Chelsea I mean he loved her a lot But he loved Greta hide spoiler


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    To tell you the truth I was not going to write a review for this book because I really don’t have anything positive to say about it There are many things that are wrong with this book but I’ll just address twoFirst would be the writing It was juvenile Especially in the first part The plot was repetitive they flirt they fight he insults her she runs to him like a love struck puppy This book was trite cliché and juvenile Did I already say that? Ah I don’t care because this book obviously doesn’t have a problem with repeating itself What was that with Elec’s book? Repeating exactly the same events from his POV is so not cool Dear author that’s just plain cheating Overall Stepbrother Dearest is a poorly written novel IMO Second issue would be the main female protagonist – GretaThe best thing Elec said to Greta in this entire novel is Have some self respect AMEN Why didn’t you take that advice told him to go screw himself and grow some big girl pants?It really made me sad the way she let him continually disrespect her And I’m not even talking about the first part when they were teenagers That was child’s play I know how when you’re in love you’re willing to forgive almost anything but this Here Is Not Okay This novel is not a true healthy representative of what a normal relationship should be like I mean in the first part I was willing to forgive her she’s young and in love But then came that part 7 years after and I was waiting to see the strong independent woman she’s become But apparently she doesn’t exist She’s still pinning after that jerk and lets him walk all over her Also all these five star reviews are pissing me off I’ve scrolled though some of them and people who disliked the book gave it 3 stars Wut? Folks it’s okay to give 1 or 2 star ratings from time to time It’s making me sad that some really amazing books are not getting enough attention while crap like this gets a lot of undeserved hype So to conclude I didn’t like it and don’t recommend it to anyone Over and out


  8. says:

    I loved this book I had expected the story to be kind of hard to get into after reading many reviews that said it got off to a slow start That was not my experience at all The story of Elec and Greta captivated me from page one I devoured this bookElec and Greta's story was full of passion forbidden desire and angst Reading their story took me on an emotional roller coaster ride I laughed cried and smiled After a brief but intense fling Elec disappears from Greta's life for years When they finally cross paths again life seems to be playing a cruel joke on them Despite their mutual longing and intense attraction these two just can't seem to catch a break This was one of those books that kept me up late into the night I kept telling myself I'd go to sleep when I finished the chapter but couldn't I had to know what was going to happen I'm pretty sure I'll be dragging at work today but it was sooo worth itI loved this story 5 starsCheck out of my reviews at wwwbookaddicthavencom


  9. says:

    I know I'm not supposed to care But when it comes to you what I'm supposed to be feeling has never seemed to matter This was one angsty ride The book was very intense and emotional I couldn't stay away from it and kept flipping pages like crazy I was enamoured with the story from the beginning till the end It is divided into two parts The first one tells us how Greta and Elec met They were step siblings Elec came to live with Greta her mom and his dad for a year She wanted to be friends and all he did was acting like a giant dick and an asshole But he was my kind of asshole who in the endwasn't really that asshole you know They didn't spend much time together because Elec had to go back to take care of his mother Before he left they somehow became friends or even and spent one hot and sexy night together which left their hearts broken You make me feel things Greta You always have When I'm around you whether it's good or bad I feel everything Sometimes I don't handle it too well and I fight it by acting like an asshole I don't know what it is about you but I feel like you see the real me After seven years due to the family tragedy they meet again While Elec clearly moved on Greta wasn't that lucky and still has feelings for him You were the best thing that happened to me I hope someday I can say you were one of the best but for now it's only you Once they see each other again heart wants what it wants and makes Elec one very confused hero I never wanted to see you again GretaIt's so fucking good to see you again Greta While the story progresses facts are revealed and as Elec and Greta spend time together it is painfully obvious that those two are destined to be together though nothing can be done because Elec has a new girlfriend I know it was an issue for some of my friends but I wasn't really put off by it cause these things can happen in life and everything was resolved very well in the endview spoilerI know the fact that he loved them both was not cool but it's not like he didn't try He came back for Greta later some time found out that she was engaged and saw her happy with someone else Since he felt not worthy of her and thought she was happy he finally let her go He couldn't have Greta and it took him three years to eventually settle down he met Chelsea and he fell in love again But appearances can be deceptive and the fact that Greta was not that happy at all and never mended her broken heart is another story I was eventually able to let Greta go only because I thought she was happy and that she was with someone who loved her Everything I believed to get me over her was a lie Realizing that now put my feelings back at suare one even though I wouldn't be able to act on themBut he couldn't fully love Chelsea IMO because his heart was always with Greta he just wasn't aware of that while they were apart I think this issue was well developed in the book I couldn't possibly fully love her if my heart beat faster for someone else My heart hasn't shut up since it spotted you standing in that garden I finally listened It just took some time to clear my head enough to really understand what it wantedThere was never any contest I loved Chelsea but it was by default I love you so much Every second I was with you again I had to constantly reassure myself that I loved Chelsea which is not something that you should have to do hide spoiler


  10. says:

    Title Stepbrother DearestSeries StandaloneAuthor Penelope WardRelease Date September 29 2014Rating 4 starsCliffhanger No HEA view spoiler Yes hide spoiler