Genre: Stepbrother Romance

Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

Posted October 1, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Sweetest Taboo by J. Kenner

So we are back with the final installment from Jane and Dallas. Things have really changed with these two since the first two books, and if you are thinking you can walk into this book without reading the other two first, you are sadly mistaken. You do get some more fun cameos from other characters from J. Kenner’s books, so be on the lookout for that. Don’t read this review if you haven’t read the second book yet, spoilers from that book are in this review. So once we pick up in this book Jane has gone missing and to say Dallas is going out of his mind with worry would be an understatement. Dallas and Jane are finally out in the open, their parents have cut them off financially, and the media is all over their story, but these two don’t find happiness right away. Thankfully Jane doesn’t stay missing for very long, but it puts all the more pressure on Dallas and Jane to figure out who was behind all these events in the first place. There are some heartbreaking scenes with these two as the book continues. Certain people become implicated in the plot, people that both Dallas and Jane are close to, and seeing how they react to those things, how they handle it is sometimes very sad to read. Also the strained relationship between Jane and Dallas and their parents is also hard to read, especially with their dad. I mean I wish he would […]

Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Posted July 23, 2016 by Kate in Review, Skip It / 0 Comments
Bad Romance by Jen McLaughlin

Step-brother romances really seem to be the thing right now, don’t get me wrong I do enjoy some of them, and some of them not so much. This one unfortunately fell into the not so much category for me. So in this book while Lily and Jackson are step-siblings, they didn’t grow up together, spent very little time together because Jackson took off, and when the book starts they haven’t seen each other in like seven years. So there isn’t much of a family relationship dynamic going on with these two. Their story is kind of a second chance romance, Lily and Jackson shared one kiss a long time ago, and where Lily’s dad walked in on them, Jackson was kicked out and never looked back. Lily did write Jackson a lot over the years but he never engaged with her, even though the letters meant a lot to him. So Jackson is back in his hometown after being injured in the military, which is the last place he wants to be. After running into Lily, she invited him to move in with her and he accepts. Of course this is just a recipe for the impending hook up. Jackson was likable for the most part. I get how and why he wanted to get away from his mother and stepfather, his mother is honestly horrible to him. And he made a good life for himself, yeah he is dealing with some issues after being in war, but overall he […]

Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

Posted July 17, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review, Teaser / 0 Comments
Hottest Mess by J. Kenner

And I’m back for book two. I really do like J. Kenner, and I actually like a well written stepbrother romance, and this book has a mystery element going on, so while all the stars seemingly are aligned, I somehow can’t get into this series the way I really want to. So we pick back up in this book pretty much where we left off. Jane and Dallas are involved with each other, but still in secret, because these two aren’t just stepbrother and sister, no there parents adopted them, so by law they are as related to each other as if they shared DNA. In that regard I actually felt pretty bad for them, I mean loving someone that you know you could get into serious trouble just for being together, the whole thing kind of sucks. Oh and did I mention Dallas is still keeping up his whole I’m a ladies man thing, yeah, that was no exactly easy for Jane to deal with, but I understood the reasoning behind it all. The plot of who kidnapped Jane and Dallas when they were younger definitely starts making some strides in this book, and I have to admit this was the element in the book that kept me interested. I love a good mystery. Also I felt like most of the character growth with these two was about moving on from what happened to them and finding closure as well as finding the people responsible. So really this plot […]

Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner

Posted April 16, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Excerpt, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments
Dirtiest Secret by J. Kenner

I like J. Kenner, and I really enjoyed the Stark series and Kenner’s style of writing, so I figured this book would be the right kind of book for me. While I did enjoy a lot of the elements in this book, there were a couple of things in the book that kept me from really loving it the way I wanted to, or rather the way I loved the Stark books. So I was kind surprised this ended up being a stepbrother romance, which like a lot of things can go either way for me, sometimes I think it works great, and sometimes I just don’t care for it. In this particular case it honestly didn’t bug me one way or the other, I mean it does play a role in the plot line and its definitely part of the reason why they put off having any kind of involvement with each other romantically, but there was so much more going on in this book that I genuinely don’t have much of an opinion about that aspect of the book. I’m one of those readers who has to love the characters in a book for me to enjoy the story line, and honestly I don’t think I loved them, and it wasn’t that I didn’t like them, but rather that I didn’t really get them. Dallas and Jane are both seriously damaged people, they are both living the lives they are in the present wholly because of a very […]

Prince Albert by Sabrina Paige

Posted March 2, 2016 by Kate in Liked It, Review / 0 Comments
Prince Albert by Sabrina Paige

I feel like this book is the best guilty pleasure. I like my romances to have some element of forbidden in them, a little on the dirty side, with some kind of fun elements that normally raises the stakes. Well this book had it all. The guy she drunken marries in Vegas turns out not only to be her soon to be stepbrother, but he’s also a legitimate price, like for real. Add in the fact that he is the resident bad boy, who let’s just say the book title makes sense for and it results in a really fun and enjoyable book for me. I loved the forbidden romance aspect of this book, all the sneaking around that these two did. I mean their parents were never going to be on board with these two having any kind of relationship, and let’s just say we all know how to media loves a scandal, so basically almost the entire novel is a secret romance. But what also made this book so much fun to read is how on the fence Belle is when it comes to new stepbrother Albie. She fights her attraction to him as much as she can. But the chemistry is off the charts with these two, and let me tell you these two heat up the page. But even better than that Albie actually really helps Belle start to kind of step out of the demure girl shell she put herself in. And don’t get me […]