Friday, October 24, 2014

My Review : Stepbrother dearest by Penelope Ward

Stepbrother Dearest
From Goodreads:
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+

                     My Thoughts:

     Make way! Make way! ...Book hangover  coming right through!  ....and it's not going to be easy! So, I am bracing myself...

     Arrgh! I hate feeling this way.  Feeling drained, like you just ran a marathon? When clearly you been sitting all the time...both eyes and hands glued on a single book? That feeling. Yep, No other way to avoid it because that's the first experience you'll ever get after reading a very good book. In this case, that's what I've been going through right now.

     I'm not sure if this is the best time to write a review because I might be spewing senseless, incorrigible , messy words...anything that I would later regret.  But here's the deal, I got to let this feeling out or I'll burst into an ugly mess! This book is... Is.... Ahfjfjgnvkfkdjjddkfj!  <-------- bookworms' universal term for amazingness! ( or at least for me?! Hah! ) 

    I loooooooove this book!  The fun times ( that "pierced" veggie?! the "sneaky" pringles?! It was MEMORABLE! ) , the angsty times and the tear-inducing , make-you-wanna-grab-some-"ass- cream " moments? ( you'll find out why it's an "ass-cream after you read it! ) and the anagrams?! ( gosh! swoon-melting now! ) , I marvel those times and won't ever forget it. 

    This was my first book from Ms. Penelope Ward and definitely will NOT be my last!  I'm not really into angst loaded book ( or as I keep on telling myself but been picking a lot of it lately?! Hah! )  but after this book? I can say, I found a new favorite...and look?! It's angsty!! 

     I love how it was written. It was free flowing and it doesn't take more time to set you in that reading mood. Because right after I read page one, I was into that "mood"! 

     The title itself sounds forbidden which makes it more irresistible , right? Well, who could refuse a "forbidden" when it comes in that sinfully sexy tattoo covered , pierced , hands off , me-against-the-world hawt  package named Elec who happens to be your stepbrother dearest? Well, in Greta's case, he was! And boy, did her heart heart  gave a loudest THUD when they first met!  Or was that Elec's bag rudely dropped? Of course, Elec was on his rudest, most annoying "best" behavior when it comes to Greta! It became his life mission to torment his "little sis" ...until it backfired.. 

    When Greta returned his rudeness with her kindness...when he's being so mean , Greta was always nice...Elec was not prepared for these. Until he felt what Greta felt for him. Until Greta has given  him something she can't take back ... something he thought he doesn't deserved and wanted at the same time.  Then, he choose to leave her..   then.... drums rolling... the beginning of all the angst in the world!

   Gosh, I feel all the "feels"! I really wanted these two together, but clearly, the author here, ( the brilliant Ms. Penelope Ward! ) had other plans? Like , prolonging my agony, perhaps?! 

     Argh, the feels, the feels! It was such an emotional ride! That scene at the airport? I was crestfallen .It was such a sad , sad situation to be in! I felt the desperation  and also the helplessness. My heart broke into a thousand pieces. I was in tears, I was in one hell of a mess! And how did I exactly feel what Greta felt? Because Ms. Ward is so good! My connection with her characters becomes real. I love , love it . So much!

     Overall,  I love everything about this book. When I say everything ,it means from beginning to end page. I wish the story...Elec  and Greta 's story would never end. It was beautiful, that ending? Just Perfect!

     Looking forward for more from Ms. Penelope Ward. Thank you, Thank you so much for this beautiful, amazing story!

                        My Rating:


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