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Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Stepbrother Billionaire by Colleen Masters (Review)

Title: Stepbrother Billionaire
Series: Standalone
Author: Colleen Masters
Published: December 2014. Hearts Collective Publishing
Format: Amazon Lend
Pages: 327/Goodreads

I’ve hated him since middle school. 

The effortlessly popular, lacrosse superstar, beautiful, blue-eyed nightmare Emerson Sawyer. Funny thing is, he didn’t even know I existed until our senior year, when his mom started hooking up with my dad. 

Now he torments me in the hallways, calling me “Sis” whenever he gets the chance, relishing in the fact that I can’t hide my blushing whenever he’s around. Even though I can’t stand him, my body betrays me—and he loves it. 

Emerson and his mom just moved in with us, and as if crushing on him wasn’t weird enough, now our bedrooms share a wall. 

The sexual tension keeps building between us, but I know nothing can ever happen…especially now that our parents are engaged. I try to tell myself that I hate him, that he’s wrong for me, that we’ll never be together… 

So why did I agree to play Seven Minutes in Heaven at his girlfriend’s high school party? 

And why does Emerson suddenly have my panties in his hands?

Huh.  You know, I'm all on board with the latest craze of step-romances.  I've read some really good ones.  However, Stepbrother Billionaire left me wanting.  I just didn't connect with this book.

Abby has had a crush on Emerson forever.  Then their parents start dating.  Then Abby and Emerson realize they have feelings for each other.  As expected, everything blows up in their faces.  Their parents are only married for a moment, Emerson disappears.  They reunite eight years later.  And seriously, it happens that fast.

The problem I had with this book is that I just didn't feel the love, nor the heat.. not any tension, not any lust.  There was a lot of telling and not a lot of showing.  And when they came face to face, years later as adults, everything just seemed a bit convenient.  Through a lot of the book I didn't even care if these two ended up together.

There were a couple scenes that I did enjoy.  There were a few rare moments where they felt connected to each other, and that translated over the page.  But all in all, unfortunately this book just wasn't for me.

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  1. That's a shame, cos you and I love these types of reads. Next one then *fist bump*

  2. YOu know Ive been seeing this one around and wondered about it. I can't say that I'm a fan of step anybodies getting it on, that just ain't right...los.

    Sorry it didn't connect for you though.

  3. In most step romances they haven't been steps very long. However this one missed the mark for me :-(

  4. yeah I was a bit disappointed. Next!!!

  5. I must be behind times... Step romances, really? Jeez, whatever next? Not that I'm judging ... I mean, to each his own, right? Maybe I should read one to see what's what. Any suggestions (since this one missed the mark)? Lol, curiosity killed the cat - wonder what It'll do to me?

  6. Well yeah, they definitely probably aren't for everyone. Two that I adored were Rival by Penelope Douglas and Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward. I thought I reviewed both, but I can only find one review at the moment :/

  7. Hmmm .. I've been contemplating this one. But damn, if you weren't feeling them ...

  8. Yeah, I'm thinking you wouldn't dig this one so much. Maybe if you can get it on lend, give it a shot. Although some people are just going nuts over it. Me, not so much.


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