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We Shouldn't And Yet...

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What happens when you’re attracted to the wrong person?


I didn't expect to feel so drawn to my best friend’s father when I first meet him.
It’s unexplainable and most of all, it’s unexpected. He drinks too much, is rough around the edges, and is so obviously into casual sex and nothing more, but there’s just something about him that calls out to me.
I’ve thought my hea
Published June 7th 2016
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Jun 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

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So have you ever read a book that you thought you shouldn’t have liked and actually did? Well, I shouldn’t have liked and enjoyed We Shouldn’t and Yet…. by Stephanie Witter as much as I did but yet…. I did a lot.

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We Shouldn’t and Yet…. explores the forbidden romance between a man and woman who have a sixteen year age
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The start was a bit rocky because the writing seemed a bit off to me, but I soon got into it and enjoyed the story.

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ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

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Title: We Shouldn't And Yet...
Author: Stephanie Witter
Category: Contemporary Romance, Forbidden Romance
POV: Dual
Plot: 5
Characters: 4.5
Scorching Level:4.5
HEA: Not telling

I was anticipating the release of this book since the author announced it! Forbidden, taboo romance that pushes the boundaries? Count me in for the ride!
We meet Aideen as she moves away from her home to go live temporarily with her best friend.
What she didn't
J. C.  Red
Jun 16, 2016 rated it really liked it

I really, really liked this!

The hero, Jensen is 38 years old, ex-military, a solitary man who has never been in love, and is haunted by the years he spent in the military. He has pretty big issues with alcohol, and as much as I don't like reading about alcoholics, I surprisingly really liked him. Oh, and he has a bike.


The heroine, Aideen, is 22 years old, but she is very mature for her age, at times even more mature than him, which really helped me believe in them as a couple, despite the huge a

Hal was her best friend and he had a crush on her, but Aideen found another man who stole her heart, mind and played her body like a finely tuned harp. It happens, right? He loves her, she loves the other guy. What if that “other guy” were your absentee father, the one you just connected with, the one with more demons than Hell?

Jensen is sixteen years older than Aideen, who at twenty-two has seen little of life, but has had her heart broken before. Jensen has seen his share of war and the after
Ang -PNR Book Lover Reviews
Jun 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
We Shouldn't And Yet...
by Stephanie Witter


I wasn’t expecting to enjoy this as much as I did, I love SMUT! I forgotten how much.

*insert wink face*

The story line, is unique apparently an off topic, though I have read this genre like years ago I love an Older man with a younger partner. Your best friend’s dad… right? I know I know but these two have some hot sexual chemistry that leaps of the pages, I was fearing my kindle was going to overheat.

“She's my son's crush, she's twenty-tw
May 30, 2016 rated it liked it
**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**


3.5 Stars

"She's my son's crush, she's twenty-two. She's just a kid and she's sixteen years younger than me. She's off-limits."

I love taboo romance stories. There is just something about forbidden love that excites me. We Shouldn't And Yet... is about Jensen and Aideen. Jensen recently found out that he has a twenty-two year old son named Hal. Hal has a best friend named Aideen who temporarily moves in with them till she finds her own place. Aidee
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
If you like forbidden romances then you will love this story.

Aideens best friend is Hal who has a crush on her. Unfortunately for Hal Aideen falls for his father Jensen who is sixteen years older than her.

Jensen only recently found out that he was Hal's father. He's not in a good place and is struggling with his past. He knows Aideen is forbidden but it doesn't stop him being attracted to her.

A great forbidden romance story that has a good storyline, well developed characters and plenty of hot
WOW!!! What a book! I’m completely blown away!!! I’ve read many younger girls falling in love with older men romances, but this one was so different. There are so many layers to the story and the main characters, Aideen and Jensen.

Aideen is leaving home for a new job and to leave her painful past behind. Her best friend, Hal, is letting her stay with him and his father until she can find a place of her own. When Aideen meets Jensen, he’s not anything she’s expected. He’s doesn’t look like a fath
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

We Shouldn't And Yet was an interesting taboo read. I had never read a book that that is about the heroine falling for their best friends dad so I knew I had to read it as soon i could get my hands on it. One thing for sure is that this was steamy as hell. I felt like I shouldn't have enjoyed it as much as I did.

Oh and there's an age gap. I actually really enjoy books with age gaps, oddly enough. Jensen and Stephanie were both a bit damaged from their past but when they come togethe
Apr 09, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
*hides* I’m pretty sure I’m going to be in the minority of this one, but I just didn’t believe any of it.
I really really love taboo romances, and OM/YW is one of my favourites, but I didn’t feel the connection between Aideen and Jensen, and found myself cringing on more than one occasion.
I also struggled with some of the writing early on, it didn’t flow and distracted me quite a bit.
I've been on a huge forbidden older guy/younger girl kick lately and this book was recommended by a lot of readers so I gave it a chance, though I had no idea what to expect being the first I've read from Stephanie Witter. I wasn't disappointed though, and was hooked from the very first page!

I couldn't put it down, as I loved the story and the characters. This was everything I'd been hoping for and more, and I can't wait to check out more from this author. If you like this trope and are looking
Kimberly (Kimmy Loves to Read)
I received an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Aideen is about to start a new job and needs a place to stay while she looks for an apartment. Hal, her best friend, currently lives with his father, Jensen, and they happen to have an extra room. Hal never knew his father until recently. His mother got pregnant when she was only sixteen years old and never told Jensen. It wasn't until she got sick and that she even told Hal who his father was. So now, as they are trying t
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4-4.5 stars!

I have never been disappointed with a book Stephanie has written, this one takes on a more forbidden topic than her others. It's a bit taboo, a little bit angsty and whole lot steamy.

Aideen (h) has left home for the first time, her best friend Hal has offered her a place to stay until she gets settled. Hal has strong feelings for Aideen to which she is oblivious of, and
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Aug 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Aideen is attracted but she shouldn't be. After a tragic relationship, Aideen is moving to a new town with a fresh start. Staying with her best friend Hal and his father Jenson till she finds an apartment. But she didn't know she would be drawn to her best friend's moody father.

Jensen is attracted but he shouldn't be. Jensen knows that the forbidden feelings for his son's secret crush can only end in disaster. Jensen is too old, too broken, and living for his next drink.

I love a good taboo read
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Five Wildly Amazing Stars! Jensen is an ex veteran, who has demons in his closet and now he finds out he has an adult son, Hal. Jensen is drowning his sorrows with alcohol until he meets Aideen, he is instantly attracted to her but needs to deny the attraction because of Hal. Aideen is Hal's best friend but she is running away from her past. Aideen meets Jensen and feels the instant attraction towards him but knows she should avoid him. What will happen if they give into their attraction? I love ...more
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May 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*ARC Received in exchange for an honest review*

Holy smoke, this book is HOT HOT HOT! The storyline is pretty insane and I'm glad of the ending, my emotions have been in turmoil through the whole darn thing. Absolutely fantastic.

The characters played the part well, they were descriptive and I love how this author eased into the story. The sex was something in a porn video and I found myself fanning myself ALOT.

I can't wait for everyone to read this because it's AWESOME!
Dawn Chic
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Forbidden Stars!

Steph has once again entrapped me with her mesmerizing writing and story telling!
So many things I loved about this book- the angst, the emotion, the sexual tension, the steam factor
Great job!!!
Oh the bike scene- hotter than the surface of the sun hot ☀️☀️☀️☀️☀️
Nicole Sullivan
Jul 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: drama-fo-yo-mama
Intriguing, addicting, emotionally complex. This was a pleasant surprise!
Lee Anne Lane
Aug 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Taboo romance with all the secrets and denial, guilt, hurt, lust and love one could want.
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I really enjoyed this story. I would have liked a bit more epilogue to see how things were going with Hal, but overall an entertaining read.
Guadalupe Bernabe

Don't even know where to start,that's how good this book is. I loved it and I didn't want it to end. I want sure about Jensen and Aideen at first but I'm glad I got hooked. Great job Stephanie Witter!!
Aug 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“We shouldn’t,’’ I whisper brokenly, my resolve deserting me as I feel myself press back to the side to feel more of his firm muscular chest.
“And yet… Yet it’s fucking there, isn’t it?’’

"We Shouldn't And Yet..." it's a hot, delicious and forbidden romance. Stephanie Witter took the word "HOT" to the next level and oh my! Jensen will make you melt in the most delicious way possible. Trust.Me!!!!

Because I know we shouldn’t, I know I shouldn’t, yet she’s there, gorgeous, hot and I’m craving a tas
Lee Rey
Feb 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A younger/older romance. What happens when you run from the town of problems that you feel guilty about and come to stay with your best friend and his dad. And the minute you meet the man of the house, you begin to have feelings that you have never experienced for. This is what Aideen is feeling when she meets Jensen. She had a best friend/boyfriend who she greatly loved and lost over a year ago but the feelings she has are more intense now and she feels guilty when she knows that he is her frie ...more
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book. Who knew a story about a girl who falls in love with her best friends father would have such an impact. This book is about two hurt confused souls who eventhough they are years apart in age and don't seem like the right choice for each other end up being the perfect choice. As you read the story of Jensen and Aideen you feel every emotion that they feel as they come to terms with what they are to each other .
Tanya from Get Your Book On
This is my first Stephanie Witter story, and she completely wowed me with it. I've read tons of step-sibling, friends-to-lovers, enemies-to-lovers themed books, but never have I read one where the girl falls for her best friend's father. It was flipping fantastic!

Aideen has been scarred by something from her past. She's not ready for a relationship. That is until she meets the brooding, usually drunk father of her best friend. There is an instant connection when the two meet, and although they b
Jennifer Dickerman
Sexy hard to put down book!

This was a story I couldn't put down! It was mostly sexy but I was even brought to tears once or twice. The sex scenes were steamy yet there was a solid plot with well-developed characters. I read the whole book in one day!
Aug 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

We Shouldn't and Yet is a new, standalone taboo romance by Author Stephanie Witter.

"What are you ready to do for love? Because I'm ready to go all the way and fight for us. I'm ready to do everything you want me to..."

The beginning of this story made me salivate. Aideen and Hal are friends, close friends. Hal has a definite attraction to her, but Aideen is a bit unsure of her feelings for him and safety in allowing herself to embrace these physical and emotional attachments. Hal curren
Books Laid Bare
Jun 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought I was settling down for a nice quiet afternoon, a good read in my hand, confident in the fact that Stephanie Witter would look after me; that her book would both comfort and cosset me like I thought…not a chance!
Honestly woman big red letters next time, to let me know I am going to be incapacitated the entire afternoon!!!
I sort of thought I knew where this was going to head, so I suppose the level of my surprise is exactly what I deserved because assumption is the mother of all a***ac
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4.5 Stars!

Holy. Smokes. This book was everything. What a way to pop my Stephanie Witter cherry by reading what is one of the hottest books I have read this year. Forbidden. Taboo. Lust. Desire. This book was all of that and more. Forbidden romance never looked so good. This author gave me a sensual read that teased my senses and captivated me.

We Shouldn't And Yet... was a brilliant read with tons of angst, steam, passion, intensity and drama with the appropriate amount of love and emotions. This
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Stephanie Witter, in her twenties, lives in France where she comes up with book ideas on her laptop, notebook or phone. When she's not writing the day away, she likes visiting museums or shopping to add another nail polish to her already huge collection. She's also unable to resist the appeal of new books, even when she knows she can't possibly have the time to read yet another one. She's happy to ...more

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“You're very different from the man I pictured you to be."
I smirk at her, amused. What, so she didn't think I'd be a fucker with a drinking problem who is obviously very much into casual sex and reckless driving on a classic bike? I arch an eyebrow at her and run a hand along my square jaw. "I hope you find me sexier.”
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