Monday, January 5, 2015

Review - 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+


Why didn't anyone tell me? Like really fucking tell me that I would be so irrevocably damaged and gutted reading this fucking book!!!!

I've had this book on my kindle for what felt like forever, taunting me, calling out to me but time and other commitments didn't allot me the time to fully devote my time until I couldn't put it off another day. And I'm sooo fucking glad I did.

My heart is constricting and I'm struggling trying to put myself together after this. Holy fucking hell, Penelope Ward!!! Outstanding, fucking amazing and so god damn taboo but I loved every fucking word. My heart hurts.

Remarkable! Impeccable writing, storyline, and characters. This is my first time reading this authors work and what a monumental first introduction to Ms. Ward. This will definitely not be my last read from her as well. Already looking forward to picking up another one her books. Truly an amazing journey for Elec and Greta!!

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family friendly career.

Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.

She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.

Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.

She is currently working on her fifth novel and loves friend requests from readers!


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