Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward


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Favorite Quote: "I know I'm not suppose to care. But when it comes to you, what I'm suppose to be feeling has never seemed to matter."

This novel was fantastic. One of my favorite authors was talking about it a while ago and I Finally got the chance to read it. This novel was SO GOOD! SBDTeaser Elec and Greta are step siblings. They are thrown into each others lives with very little warning. While Greta wants to make it work, it appears as though Elec wants the complete opposite. While living together is almost impossible for them to not collide. These scenes were the type that make your heart catch in your throat. The emotion that the author evokes from you is done so precisely that you can't help but fall in level this these characters. Elec goes back to living with his mother and Greata is broken. But times heal all wounds, or so they say. Fate brings Greta and Elec back together and it is a sight to be seen. That palpable emotion that they had all those years ago is back and as strong as ever. I found myself rooting for them at every turn. Each chapter I wanted it even more. I love a novel that has a lightly taboo plot that you completely fall into. I didn't find the plot taboo though, just to clarify. I found it to be true love thrown into hard circumstances. This novel shows love and how even over time and space, it can stay just as strong. It was a theme that I found left me with lots of hope. Hope for people who have gone though this. Sometimes true love can know no bounds. This is a novel you don't want to miss. It warms your heart and has you raving to read it. It is a great story that flows very well chapter to chapter as is it written extremely well. I found myself highlighting half the book. This is a book you don't want to miss. Sometimes forbidden love is the best kind. Go grab it now!


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+