Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
Pages: 230
on September 23, 2014
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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+

Also by this author: Neighbor Dearest, RoomHate, When August Ends, Rebel Heart (Rush Series Duet, #2), Rebel Heir (Rush Series Duet, #1), Drunk Dial, Dirty Letters, Just One Year

So not what i expected.

First of all, i thought it was going to be pure smut. Then, after i started reading it, i thought i won’t be able to finish it, as the two teenagers really got on my nerves, especially him with his asshole attitude and rude behavior. I kept going and surprise, surprise! It turned out to be an amazing story, full of drama and heartbreaking moments, but beautiful in its own messed up way.
The ending actually left me speechless. 

Loved the anagrams. The hero liked them and used them repeatedly and the last one was the cherry on top of everything.