He told me to 'settle, girl.'
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?'
He said I was 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?
ARC received for an honest review
It has been a loooong time since I have read a Tijan book, but what a book to jump back into the fray with.
Even if it wasn't a Tijan book and was an unknown author to me, I would have read this one for the title. I am sure I am not the only one who didn't jump on the stepbrother trope bandwagon, and have been very vocal about my anti-stepbrother stance!
But I digress.
From the first "Something wrong with you?" to the last word, I was hooked on Summer and Caden's story. The slow burn of attraction to more, the confusion felt with first lust and love. Everything. It was unputdownable (it did take me 3 days to read it, but that was because the flu knocked me on my butt, but every minute I was awake I was reading this book).
There wasn't really angst, but there was tension and conflict enough to keep me on the edge of my bed.
There are no words to describe my love for Caden - he is, was and will forever be everything to me. He was perfection in a young-enough-to-be-my-son package.
"I came to college to be with my stepbrother, but I fell in love with the anti-stepbrother instead. Kevin was an ideal, a band-aid over a wound, but not Caden. He was the good, the bad and the stuff in between. He'd make me feel all of it. He was everything."
There are some great - and not so great - secondary characters that rounded out Anti Stepbrother to perfection. They are quite an incestuous little group here, crapping all over guy/girl code! There aresome characters *cough cough Marcus and Avery cough cough* that I would love to get more of in the future.
Thank you Tijan for the opportunity to get my greedy little hands on Caden early. This book was everything and more that I want in a read.
I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.