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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

Forbidden love shouldn't feel so good. It also shouldn't hurt so much.

How could the one person I can't have be the only person I truly need?

Florian Harper Riley has my heart, and he doesn't even know it. I used to think that was okay, that I'd get over him, but no matter how hard I try, I can't purge his sharp green gaze from my thoughts. He's a tattoo artist, the love of my life, and the man of my dreams.

But he's also my stepbrother. Fate can be wicked cruel.

This is a full-length stand-alone novel from debut author Violet Blaze (and it's hot!)

Excerpt:

"Well, what are you waiting for, Abi? Take your pants off."

The words went straight through me, piercing my heart like an arrow. Between my legs, an insistent throbbing began that I didn't know how to control. Wow.

"All the way off?" I asked, knowing that was a stupid question. Florian laughed at me, hunching back over the table, pencil sliding across the page like it was nothing, like he could do this in his sleep.

"Unless you want to do it with your pants tangled around your ankles." The corner of his mouth twitched. "Which I'm not opposed to."

I huffed, knowing he was just teasing me and sat up, pulling off the gray leather boots I'd put on in an attempt to look somewhat stylish. Walking into this shop was like walking into a lion's den, one filled with gorgeous, perfectly put-together lionesses, dressed up like wafer thin models. I knew I'd never match up to them, no matter how hard I tried, but I couldn't seem to keep myself from trying. A pair of boots and some nice jeans weren't fooling anyone though; I had breasts and hips, and a stubborn layer of extra padding that nobody wanted to see. I knew I wasn't fat (I wasn't that delusional yet), but I also knew I wasn't winning any beauty contests.

©2015 Caitlin Stunich (P)2015 Caitlin Stunich

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Boring, dragged their YA drama forever

I did not like the story and the shallow drama.
I loved Stepbrother Dearest for example, read the book and listened to it. Very sweet, mature and intelligent.
This too high school drama, too boring...

6 of 7 people found this review helpful

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just no

i was so disappointed with this girl In this story .
I love a love story but my gosh. she was pathetic.

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Don't waste your time...Awful...

Whiney sister, terrible stepbrother characters. Could somebody get a backbone? The story was so annoying that I gave up halfway through. This will be a return.

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  • Kim D.
  • Brazoria, TX, United States
  • 02-01-16

Not my favorite story, but the writing is good.

I'm not much for the step-sibling romances, but sexy tattooed men get me every time. The cover of this book is what pulled me in, but the suspense and witty sarcasm are what kept me reading.

For the most part I really enjoyed the story, and it was well written. At times it was slow, and occasionally the main character, Abi, really got on my nerves. At one point she describes loving Flor from the minute she met him... well, she was 5, so no - that's ridiculous. If you want to tell me it started when they hit puberty or something, okay.

I liked it. I mean, it passed the time and kept me entertained and wanting to know what was going to happen, and that's the whole point of reading right?!

If your into the Stepbrother fad then this is definitely for you. If you enjoy a good romance story with a few steamy scenes, then I'd recommend it. But if your not into step-siblings, or drag queens for that matter, I'd steer clear of this book.

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Almost didn't read, SO glad I'm did!

Was a pinch turned off by the whole stepbrother thing (having a stepbrother myself) but I could not stop listening to this book! The story combined with the narration was great! It was a bit over dramatic, and a little stalker-ish but she's 18 so it works well. I reccomend.

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Don’t do it

Have you ever want to just reach inside the book an bunch the main characters? This book is nothing but a ball of frustration, back and forth annoying story. Don’t waste your time on this

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Highly Enjoyable

This is an author I have been actively reading for about a year now. She writes other genres and I have to say... for me... this was right up there with a rock band series she wrote. I had felt recently her stories weren’t holding up to the first series of hers I read... but this book? This book was even before the rock band series and it was just as good.

I’m beginning to believe that this author rocks at contemporary and it’s her paranormal or fantasy books that I struggle with and don’t think really showcase her true talent.

Because this book? Fantastic. And she got an awesome narrator to do it too. I enjoyed the narrator immensely, a new one for me. I didn’t like some of the way she “whisper” voiced characters, like Flor and River, but I understand how hard it is to commit to different voices.

The book itself was hooooooot as hell. The sexual tension and how well it was built up? Awesome. I got a little frustrated at times with all the crying the FMC did bit when you really thought about how long she’s loved this person, and how young she really is, it made sense. I just thought it was sweet, sexy, full of delicious angst, and had a great ending. It was so nice reading a stand-alone from this author.

I hope she goes back to contemporary again someday. I’m not gonna lie. I think that’s her niche and what she does best.

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interesting story plot line

I highly enjoyed the story. It had a very interesting story plot line. totally worth the $14 spent on it. One that I will definitely listen to again and again. Completely standalone

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Defiantly worth a listen!

I am a big fan of this author and I was gifted the audio book for an honest review. I really loved parts of this book, loved the writing, and the narrator, I think, did an amazing job. Unfortunately, the first part of the book was a little difficult to get through but I think that is mainly because I have a low tolerance for people that seem to just whine and want but are not willing to do anything about it. Although once Abi put things into motion it turned into a great book to listen to. The author really captures the emotions of the characters and everything they have to go through just to be together. I would defiantly recommend this book!

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Finally, after all.....

This was the second "stepbrother" book I have read/listened to. There were times during the story that I wanted to smack the main character but as the story progressed, she became a character I could kinda relate to. She stuck to her guns and eventually got want her heart desired. It may have been a little messy at the end, but, nevertheless.....it all worked out!
I also have to give props to the narrator. She rocked!! I could listen to her voice all day.

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  • Carmen Costa
  • 10-11-16

Loved

Omg I absolutely loved this book the character's the story it was one of those books you had to keep reading loved it from start to finish