Series: (Her English Stepbrother #2)
Author: Lauren Smith
Length: 131 pages
Date of Publication: March 8th, 2016
Publisher: Forever Yours
Rating: 4 Stars
Tristan is a man who knows what he wants. And he wants Kat in his bed. All he has to do is convince her they belong together . . .
Kat knows the connection she and Tristan share is special. Her British bad boy is too much of everything: too hot, too arrogant, too irresistible to stay away from. He's her addiction and one night with him isn't enough.
That's what hurts the most. They can't date, can't be a normal couple, not when their parents are getting married. Because now that she knows he's going to be her stepbrother, no one can ever find out what they've done . . . Amazon
The story that readers find in this, the second installment of the Her British Stepbrother series, is one that is built on the expectation of something great. Great sex, high drama, and lots of wtf?
And for the most part, that is indeed what we get.
With Kat, Tristan, and their unchecked desire forced to spend the holidays with their newly engaged, and blessedly clueless parents. You can bet that things can and do get more than a little toasty between Girl A and Boy B.
Although, much to her credit. Kat is doing her best to keep things "hands off".
At first anyway.
But let's face it...when being bad can feel as good as it does with Tristan, who really wants to be good?
Definitely not Kat!
Where the last book was a great deal more talk than action on the part of our luscious leading man.
This time things are considerably more "hands on."
Well...hands, mouths, bodies, etc.
The thing that makes this story so great is the fact that everything that these two are doing is so very close to the surface. Just beneath a table, behind a door, or barely out of earshot.
Forcing the reader into the role of voyeuristic lookout.
That is of course, after you finish biting your nails down to the quick because of the emotional turmoil that Kat's guilt is causing.
Guilt for the pleasure. Guilt over the secrecy. Guilt over the fact that her happiness could destroy the one man that she loves most. Her father.
This book is a fun and oh so sexy read. A true one sitting wonder. Because the deepening of Tristan and Kat's relationship coincides with the rather inconvenient development of one between the two people that they love the most. There is no way that readers can put this book down until its climactic end.
I was provided with a copy of the afore referenced work in exchange for the honest review provided.
This title is the second in a sequentially plotted series. As such, it is highly suggested that it be read as part of its intended series.
Born and raised in Tulsa, Lauren Smith spent the first twenty-two years of her life in Oklahoma, bridging the worlds between urban girl and cowgirl. After high school she attended Oklahoma State University where she earned Bachelor of Art degrees in history and political science. Drawn to paintings in museums and obsessed with antiques, she has satisfied her fascination with history by writing and exploring exotic, ancient lands.
Over the years, Lauren’s studies have opened doors throughout the world. From spending two summers at Cambridge to attending classes at such divergent places as Ireland and Chengdu, China, she has discovered fascinating opportunities for enrichment wherever she goes.
After completing college, Lauren moved to Michigan to attend law school at the University of Detroit-Mercy and University of Windsor in Ontario, Canada. Armed with two Juris Doctorate degrees from both countries, she returned to Tulsa and became an intellectual property attorney.
Since third grade when her English teacher proposed that all students should craft a story for a young writers’ conference, Lauren has been hooked on writing. Her first self-illustrated manuscript described the mysterious disappearance of rare brown bats that were being captured by scientists bent on using them as carriers for an incurable disease. The immense sense of joy in sharing that story with others, and discussing plots and characters, made it clear to Lauren that writing was her true passion.