The Anti Stepbrother by Tijan
He told me to settle.
He asked what was wrong with me.
He called me an easy target.
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.
He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.
Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.
I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?
My thoughts Ya’ll:
This is a smoking hot stepbrother romance, but not with the stepbrother. Summer begins college and she hopes to finally have the relationship with her stepbrother she has dreamed of. She moves in early and is surprised twice in one night. She finally sees her step-brother, Kevin, for what he really is and she meets mysterious alpha…oh and don’t forget sexy, Caden. As the reader, you know she should just drop Kevin like a bad habit. She just can’t quit him for some reason. I guess the reason ends up being Caden.
Her crush on her stepbrother come out in a pretty embarrassing way. As she continues building a friendship with the Asshole as she calls him, Caden can spot Kevin’s game…and BS from a mile away. She should really be calling her stepbrother the asshole. You see the spark immediately between Summer and Caden and are just waiting for them to get their heads out of their butts and get on with it. Tijan always has that way of writing that makes you want to talk out loud to your kindle screen.
With a whole lot of drama from friends and some tense family moments, they find themselves in love. Isn’t that how college goes? You have drama. You’re learn how to be on your own and you get your first taste of grown up relationships. You find that life is way different than you imagined it would be. The masks begin to come and off and you grow wiser as you experience life’s ups, downs and heartbreaks.
I purchased this book on my kindle around 9:30 pm and stayed up reading until about 2:45 am. It’s unputdownable. I didn’t want to wait to find out what happened between Summer and Caden. The Jaded series are my favorite. I forgot how well she does suspense and angst because it had been so long since I’ve read them. I was screaming at the book wanting summer to finally use her sense of self preservation and stop going after Kevin. He was a douche and a cocky one at that.
I love when you get to know the other characters in a story and it leaves it open for possible spin off books. There was plenty of opportunity for that in Anti Stepbrother. The characters were well developed and they can frustrate you to no end. Another thing I loved was Summer’s smart mouth and her quirkiness, even her propensity to give her step brother the time of day. Caden wasn’t some over the top alpha male but, you knew he was in charge and I loved it. He is great book boyfriend material.
Why you should read it:
Most of all you should read Anti Stepbrother because it’s a short, intense, fun, and sexy read. You’ll be reminiscing back on your college days. I loved this book and highly recommend it…especially if you need a new book boyfriend because Caden is sexy in all the ways a man can be.
About the Author:
Tijan is the author that brought us the Broken and Screwed Series as well as my favorite the Jaded series. She has a knack for writing real characters with some attitude. If you want to check out Anti Stepbrother or any of her other books, go to her amazon author page here.
Did you want to scream at Summer sometimes too? Let me know down below.