Swoon Thursday #111 – Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

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Stepbrother Dearest
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: September 29th 2014
I LOVED this book. If I can make you get a book, this would be it.
I picked a sweet piece from the story today, I hope you like it.

“I know that despite my warning, you gave me a piece of your heart anyway last night. And even though I tried to stop it, I gave you a piece of mine. I know you could feel that happening this morning. I want you to keep it with you tucked away. And when you decide to give the rest of yours to another guy someday, please make sure it’s someone who deserves you.”

~ Kindle Loc 1583

I am posting my review a little later today!!
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+
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  1. What a beautiful swoon. I found it both sweet and sad. Between that and the blurb, you sold me on this book.

    My Swoon @ Marilyn's Mystery Blog

  2. Wow! I'll be looking forward to the review.

    Tammy @ Bo's Book Nook

  3. Omigosh! That's so swoony and not in a steamy way. Oh, I really hope I can read this one sooner than later.

  4. I just loved this one! It had so much emotion and the characters had that whole should/shouldn't we thing! Get it girl!

  5. I know! It was a great read and this was a sad moment! God I loved it.

  6. Yes!! Please! I want to know what you think!!

  7. I have posted it, and boy I loved it! Thanks Tammy!

  8. I hope so too. I will clear your desk for ya if you need... get onto it!


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