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Monster Stepbrother

3.51  ·  Rating details ·  3,001 ratings  ·  456 reviews
*** Standalone Novel ***

~*~ Monster Stepbrother ~*~

His dark obsession runs deep.

He's obsessed with her.
She's addicted to him.
Two damaged souls.
Will they heal or ruin one another?

How does a girl go from being Daddy's precious doll to a different kind of toy?
Easy really. When my father remarries it changes the course of my life and everything becomes . . . complicated.

My new
Published February 9th 2015 by Harlow Grace
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Geri Reads
Feb 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
After being pleasantly surprised by Prick, I decided to try Monster Stepbrother in hopes that I might replicate my previous luck.

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If anyone asks what this book is about, let's see. Girl and boy are step-siblings but they are constantly hard and wet for each other. Girl hates boy because he's a meanie while boy hates girl because duh...reasons.

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Boy calls girl slut and whore, practically rapes and assaults her and manipulates her into a purely sexual relationship. But that's okay, he's IN LURVE
Feb 13, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

Why I read this?
Because it looks like stepbrother romance novels are a new trend. I was curious. How does that saying go? "Curiosity killed the cat"?
(P.S. Possible spoilers and only for those over 18.)

My reaction?


Let's start with the title! Monster Stepbrother. If that doesn't scream "trashy" and "porn" and "WTF", I don't know what does.

Frequent words. Slut, whore, fuck, stepsister, stepbrother, dark obsession, wrong, Bee, Oliver King... It's not that hard to
2.5 Stars


Unfortunately, when the main character spends the majority of the book fucking another woman, I can't honestly rate it 3 or above.

It was potentially a good story, Oliver King is a grumpy teenager when he first meets his little stepsister Maya and he can't stand her joyful manner when their parents have just married and become an insta-family.

Fast forward 4 years and they apparently have had a rocky relationship, even though Oliver is at boarding school and only
Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie

Gone are the days where I waste my time reading a book when it's obviously not doing it for me. This won't be long just a few sentences.

I enjoy reading:
*non/dub con
*forced seduction

I basically love reading anything with dark elements. I complained about slut shaming in this book in a status update.
Well here's why:
Hey I've read books where the hero or heroine is called a slut or whore many times. But when it's repeatedly said throughout the book, practically on every page then we have
Feb 01, 2015 rated it liked it


** 2,5-3 “my drug of choice” STARS **

“You, Oliver King, are a f*cking monster. I despise you.”

“And you, Maya Childs, are MY little sl*t. Deal with it.”


Okay...Now don't start stoning me yet, but I didn't exactly HATE this book, you guys.

I wasn't offended with most of the stuff everybody else did, like the constant sl*t-shaming and the never-ending hornyness. In fact, I think it was all pretty damn sexy... *covers face*

“Don’t delude yourself. The last thing I want is
Feb 27, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: ass-hat-hero
In January I began reading Monster Stepbrother because I was curious and wanted to try something outside my comfort-zone and I got my wish. This step-sibling romance aka, trainwreck was weirdly compelling, disturbing and yet the hero and heroine's actions, thoughts, behaviour and attraction made no sense. There was no plot and the whole thing was absolutely batshit crazy. Monster Stepbrother is a study in abusive relationships and how characters who lack brain cells, common sense and
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First off the cover just pulls all of us cover hoes in, then the taboo subject matter within the blurb, which is why I jumped on this, and the hot teasers I've seen around..
So this is where I'm struggling (and please keep in mind that this is only my opinion) I'm about half way through and I'm not finding myself connecting with the characters, there's a lot of swear words graphic details on what the other wants to do to the other but I'm not really grasping that taboo feeling that they shouldn't
Jan 26, 2015 added it
Shelves: arc, dnf
I received an ARC via Give Me Books in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!

.:Thoughts to come later!:.

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Jan 24, 2015 rated it liked it
I finished this book last night and...


The blurb of the book is very misleading. Why you might ask? Well...

For can you be left (and I quote)"feeling like a filthy whore" when you're (view spoiler)


Oliver is made out to seem like a "monster" and the ultimate predator but actually in the beginning of the book he seems
Jan 23, 2015 rated it really liked it

Come to mama!

Seriously i can't wait for this book! It sounds so deliciously dark!
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I had originally given 2 stars. With further review, I now feel it should hold a rating of 1.5 stars.

I was given an ARC of Monster Stepbrother in exchange for an honest review. I usually hate when people begin their reviews with that sentence. It’s unoriginal, and quite frankly, boring. In this case, it’s important. I pride myself on being honest, especially when it comes to my reviews. You put your trust in me, and I don’t take that
Fre06 Begum
Feb 03, 2015 rated it it was ok
Def one of the better step siblings book I have read! This is actually a 3.5 stars for me

I re read this book again and even though the writing is still good I find that all the scenes with ow really bothers me now so I took the rating down!
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Holy shit, this looks awesome.


Jan 24, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: hot-mess
edit: ok 2 days later and the more i think on it, the more i didn't like it. so it's going from 2 stars to 1 star.

there was just so many things that just didn't work for me here.

the warning at the start is along the lines of your usual 'this won't be for everyone, read only if you can handle the subject matter and keep an open mind. if you want a perfect love story, this is not it - you will be disappointed.' well, i can handle pretty much anything in my books, i keep an open mind and imperfect
Feb 08, 2015 rated it liked it
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Monster Stepbrother was a book that had so much potential to be a dark taboo sexy read but this book sadly fell flat for me. I wanted to like this book a lot but I found myself not connecting to any of the characters. I love a good forbidden romance and as a big avid fan of dark romance, this book was lacking in the dark element that would pull me in. The hero, Oliver King was more like a wishy washy character who couldn't make
Confession time…the blurb of this book scared me. I’m talking, run in the other direction scared me. So….why did I read this you ask? Well…uh…because I’m crazy!?

Ok, reality is, I’ve been on a stepbrother kick lately. There have been quite a few coming out in the last few months and while some have been pretty decent, others have been…well…really bad. So I’ve been determined to find a GOOD one. But I don’t gravitate toward dark books. And this one sounded beyond dark. But my curiosity got the
Feb 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book....surprised the hell out of me. I took the title literally, Oliver, was....of course a fucking dick, I hated him, I hated how he treated her, he was truly a fucked up monster - during HER chapters, anyway. When Oliver's chapters came around see this struggle he has to deal with....and as it progresses, you get a better a little more back story on some of the characters. It was really good, one of the better 'step sibling' books I've read.

I SHOULD knock it down to
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2.5 - 3ish Stars! and that is mainly because of the cover and the badass title!

I guess its an Ooooookay read.. typical step sibling love story- hot popular step brother meets the heroine.. etc.. etc.. pretty cliché plot that we probably read so many times by now.

The hero is down right mean.. hot/cold shit treatment to the heroine.. To be honest, nothing special to write off. It didn't blow my mind but I was curious and was itching for some taboo read.. so yeah, this book did the job.

I think I
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Couldn't get past reading phrases like "I would tell her father, my stepfather, about how she sucked this guy off if she didn't cave to my demands. Sorry sis." (Something along those lines. The accurate phrase word for word escapes me.)
Lead male wants to sleep with his stepsister, whom he's known since she was 12. He won't call his mother mom, but the author made damn sure to repeat "SISTER" every chance she got when referencing his love interest.

The first 20% of this book was written in
Nov 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: pb, english
It was pretty hollow. Just bunch of time jumps with no real plot/feeling development.
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His dark obsession runs deep.

He's obsessed with her.
She's addicted to him.
Fine pair they make.
Two damaged souls.
Will they heal or ruin one another?

*Sigh* I had a lot mixed feelings after reading this story but out of everything I felt, clearly it was mind fucked. Harlow Grace pointed out some real issues, like self worth,self doubt, self acceptance, and self respect. I loved being a part of these two character's journeys, witnessing their individual growth as
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3.5 Just Misunderstood Stars...

~ Not what I was expecting but thoroughly enjoyed nonetheless!!~

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This was definitely a super Hot read.. The beginning threw me for a loop since I couldn't figure out why Oliver was so cranky and mean all the time.. Then when we meet Maya later on she was just plain bold and came off as a total tease..

But once the story started cranking and you saw the whys on both Oliver and Maya's ends.. it all flowed wonderfully and I was able to get into
The blurb of this book pulled me in right away. Step-brother? Taboo? Dark obsession? I could not WAIT to read this.

Things I liked about the book:
~ Alternating POV between Maya and Oliver - this is my favorite way to read a book.
~ Awesome premise!
~ Super hot sex scenes. Oliver and Maya have insane chemistry and the taboo/forbidden aspect always gets the blood pumping.

Things I did not like about this book:
~ The writing did not pull me in. Monster Stepbrother is Harlow Grace's debut novel and
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided by the author for an honest review.

My original rating was 4 stars but after thinking about this book and thought about it I decided to give it 3.5 stars.

Title: Monster Stepbrother
Author: Harlow Grace
Genre: Taboo Love
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: February 9th, 2015
Point of View: Dual, First Person
Happy Ever After: Yes
Overall Rating:

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Feb 07, 2015 rated it it was ok
I'm sorry... this wasn't for me...



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Love that cover. <3
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Jan 14, 2015 rated it it was ok
I had high hopes for this book. It looked really intriguing, and I was looking forward to reading it. I did read it all in one sitting, holding out hope that it would turn around or avoid certain plot and character pitfalls. Unfortunately, there were a few too many deal breakers for me to give it any higher of a rating.

To start, one of the biggest items I struggled with is that the main characters (Oliver and Maya) are either screwing or fooling around with other people for probably more than
Hazel *Craves the Angst Reviews*
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4 “Monster” Stars!
So Hot, Super Angsty and Totally Taboo!

The Review:
Did I love this book? Definitely!

And just like the warning says, this book is NOT for everyone. The hero is foul mouthed, narcissistic and so full of himself, I’m surprised he had room for anything else. He’s a total mean-boy, he’s manipulative, a complete douche and in a real life circumstance, I would probably hate him. But this isn’t real life. This is escapism and I
I was not sure what to think when I started this book. I actually was going to DNF at about 33% because I really did not care for heroine. I particular do not care for a heroine that does not care for herself. However, at 51% the reader sees Maya. At that point I was anxious to continue.

Oliver is not kind to his step-sister. He first meets her when she is 12 and he is 16. Oliver’s mother is married to Maya’s father. Oliver would only visit his mother every two years so there were long period of
2.5 Disjointed Stars


There was some good material in this story but it fell way short for me. It had the pieces to be a good book, so much potential, but it just didn't get there. I could't relate to the characters, their development felt shallow and I just really didn't understand all. And it isn't because I didn't like their decisions and wish they choose differently, I just didn't get it.


There were also a few things plot wise that I found very laughable but
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