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3.74  ·  Rating details ·  2,075 ratings  ·  348 reviews
They call him Beast because he fights and f*cks like one. Because he’s built like the tanks he rode in Afghanistan.

Beneath Conrad "Beast" Beeston III’s fierce, intense gaze, his brooding temperament, his knuckles scarred from fighting, lurks a wild man, his strong, broad back darkly inked with his own hard truths.

He only has one mode, and “Beast” is it. He ripped through
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Paperback, 415 pages
Published August 28th 2015 by Excessica (first published August 26th 2015)
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Aisling Zena
DNF

This is mostly for my safety gang gals.

What the fuck did I just attempt to read?! This was baffling, slightly moronic and seriously over the top BDSM-wannabe book. The no communication from the supposed alpha step brother. The incredibly immature heroine. The annoying best friend who actually hits on the Step Beast. (view spoiler)
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Talltree
Sep 28, 2015 marked it as no-dnf-zzz-avoid  ·  review of another edition
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Jacqueline
Aug 28, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: author-arcs
2.5 stars

This was a struggle for me. I didn't really connect with the story and so I didn't properly settle in. I've read lots of Selena Kitt before, with Under Mr Nolan' s bed being an all-time naughty (and very taboo) favourite and I've been pulled right in by the intense erotic smut and the dirty talk. She really knows how to describe a smutty scene in a way that makes you feel like you're sitting right in the middle of the action, hearing the sounds and um...all that.

This one though is a pr
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My Pink Fairytales
DNF @ 10%

Going through my Amazon account I've noticed I had this book there, but it was never delivered to my Kindle. I didn't remember buying it, nothing. Hope to God it was KU at least.
Anyways, so I started reading it now.

Here's what I have so far:

1. Tilly is still living with her mom after she graduated college, because her mom didn't allow her to get her own place.

2. Tilly's stepbrother is a Marine and just came back from Afghanistan. He has nightmares. He doesn't speak much, at least not w
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Lindsay
Aug 29, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition


I love stepbrother books…not sure why I do, but I do. I was really excited to read this one.

I was instantly drawn into the story. I loved the connection between Beast and Tilly. The book was going along just fine until the club was introduced. I’m not a huge fan of bdsm, so when that started to play a roll, I started checking out. It’s just not my thing and it lessened my enjoyment of the story. However, Tilly’s reactions to what she was seeing at The Bottom Floor were hilarious. I couldn’t sto
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Lady Heather

2 stars

This was an okay read.
I found the lead female extremely whiny, and immature (considering she was a college graduate with a business degree).
There were times throughout the book where I was shaking my head thinking WTF, because it's like Tilly the lead female regressed to a 10 year old around her step-brother and her uber controlling mother.

Sorry, but this wasn't my favs :-(
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Nadine Bookaholic
Amazing, Amazing, Amazing!
The queen of taboo has out done herself with this novel. There were a few twists and turns but you need to stay on the winding road to get to the pot of gold, and that is exactly what happens in this book. I loved Beast and Tilly, Liv needed a smack or two even though her heart was in the right place, Frankie was a hoot and Miles stole the show. We have a bit of everything in this book, BDSM club that has subs in training for something they never expected, a ton of secr
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Alaina
Cute. Weird. A bit predictable?

Step Beast was a really weird but cute book. It had a bit of mystery to it.. but then the weird step-sibling romance kind of got to me too. I ended up shipping the crap out of them towards the end of the book. Even if it was a bit messed up.

Conrad and Tilly had undeniable chemistry. They also had some secrets and a past. However, they never could stop loving one another. The twists, turns, and a baby secret kept me highly intrigued by everything going on in this bo
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Leyla
DNF at 78%... Lost my interest.
Frustrated me and made me wish I hadn't spent so much of my time reading it.


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Let me tell why this was a total trainwreck. But be warned...

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So I'll start by saying that the blurb is not only misleading. It's meant to create expectations that are not met at any moment. It's not romantic, it's not erotic, it's not sexy and not at all what you expect from BDSM.

Our MCs are just a mess!

So Conrad left Tilly some years back... When Beast returns, its a shitrainstorm of s
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Blow Pop
Content warnings: BDSM, sex, slut shaming, kidnapping, mentions of pregnancy and child being taken away from mother without consent, step sibling romance, mentions of a sex slavery ring, violence, death, suicide mention, alcohol use, drug use mention

I was given an ARC of this for a fair and unbiased review.

Well mostly unbiased. I can definitely say step sibling romance/sex is NOT MY THING. But if it's yours, kudos to you. It's not that I find it weird (well kind of but not for the reasons you th
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Stace
Aug 27, 2015 rated it liked it
Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I have been a Selena Kitt fan for years. The original version of Under Mr. Nolan's Bed is one of my favorite hardcore erotica reads before the sex police (cough Amazon cough) got involved and started pulling all true taboo stories and all the authors had to alter their stories to make them more "acceptable". I've had less luck with some of her more current quickie reads, but that was usually due to the kink she was exploring was not my kind of kin
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Treece
I really, really, really wanted to like Step Beast. I felt I should have liked it more simply because I admire this author and have read some excellent books she's written over the years.

For the record, there were parts that worked well, and then...

It felt flat to me like soda with no fizzle. The characters weren't bad but what worried me most was the question:

Am I placing my decided expectations on them?

Did I expect Conrad "Beast" Beesten to be dark, sinister and sadistic? Perhaps. As a Dom
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Debbie "Buried in Her TBR Pile"
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Coco.V
Jan 18, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-but-not-read
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Blurb:
They call him Beast because he fights and f*cks like one. Because he’s built like the tanks he rode in Afghanistan.

Beneath Conrad "Beast" Beeston III’s fierce, intense gaze, his brooding temperament, his knuckles scarred from fighting, lurks a wild man, his strong, broad back darkly inked with his own hard truths.

He only has one mode, and “Beast” is it. He ripped through Tilly's life, tearing it to shreds, and then he was gone, giving a stiff middle f
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Ana
Aug 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a grip you to the end story! But then I wouldn't expect anything else from Selena Kitt.

There is so much hate, passion, love and deceit in this very compelling story. The things a person will do for love, be it parent, or lover, we see it all here in this gripping story. It also shows the harm that love can have on those around, the mistakes made in honor of that love.

Tilly can never get over her stepbrother Beast, that high school crush is still there after so many years of not seeing him.
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Bobbi Romans
Sep 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Loved all the angst Was just enough but not too over the top. Kept me turning the pages and putting off my weekend chores to read til the end.

She remembers the long ago happiness


He knows how he is now...


But she wants the same, if he'll listen.


Can two hearts broken over time reunite to become whole again?



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Lynn
Wow..Step Beast, I started the book thinking it would be "another" stepbrother romance..a slam bam..thank you sis....

How wrong I was (although I do like those books as well), this was a wonderful book. It was the taboo stepbrother/stepsister romance, but it was also had some bdsm, a hint of danger with a couple of SHOCKING TWISTS that I cannot tell you, as I want you to discover it as you read.

It was a AWESOME book, a beautiful angsty romance. The relationship between Tilly and the Beast was so
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Heather the Queen of (Smut)Books
Surprisingly good. A little stepbrother kink. I don't really get what's supposed to be so taboo. They're not even related. Geez. But seriously hot....with tattoos and a piercing. And *gasp* an actual plot. Hallelujah. 3.5 stars. ...more
Mara
Jan 09, 2016 marked it as sampled  ·  review of another edition
I didn't even finish reading the sample. Not the book for me, not with such an un-compelling heroine, childish, unable to stand for herself. When she really acted like the child she wasn't supposed to be I gave up. ...more
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They call him Beast because he fights and f*cks like one. Because he’s built like the tanks he rode in Afghanistan.
Beneath Conrad "Beast" Beeston III’s fierce, intense gaze, his brooding temperament, his knuckles scarred from fighting, lurks a wild man, his strong, broad back darkly inked with his own hard truths.
He only has one mode, and “Beast” is it. He ripped through Tilly's life, tearing it to shreds, and then he was gone, giving a stiff m
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Heather in FL
This is probably closer to 3-1/2 stars. It was definitely entertaining, and parts were definitely steamy, but you expect the steam from a Selena Kitt story. One thing that bothered me was that Tilly seemed much younger than her years much of the time. The way she poked at Beast was definitely little-sisterish, and considering their history (that we find out about later), it doesn't seem to quite fit. It was good to find out at the end that Beast had just been bait for Erich to dangle -- that he ...more
Shelley Chastagner
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was completely impressed by Step beast. I was expecting a light read but I got an amazing book. There 24 chapters that will steal your time and keep you turning pages until 2 am. The story is intriguing and the characters have depth. There is danger, mystery, deceptions, lies, revelations, forgiveness, smoldering sex scenes and deep unbreakable love. Tilly's so broken but she loves Beast unwaveringly. Even with wounds that are so deep, She gives forgiveness quickly and freely. Beast has come a ...more
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
I was a little unsure what to expect when I started this book and I didn't really think it was my "type of thing". But boy was I wrong! I'm so glad that I continued with this book because the more I read the more attached and intrigued I became with Beast and Tilly. Sure this is not a traditional romance but the story is fantastic and the characters are loveable (in their own ways). I would highly recommend this book to fans of the romance genre.

*ARC copy received for a honest review*
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Miss Rail
DNF well over the 60% mark.
Starts promising then the story gets stupider by the page.
I really enjoy Selena Kitt's smut but this book is not just smut and her storytelling didn't work for me.
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Sebrena
Aug 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
I loved this story. The chemistry between Tilly and Conrad is just amazing. Couldn't put it down! Its a beautiful love story filled with action, romance and hot sex scenes with a happy ending for Tilly and her beast. Highly recommend it to others.

I received an ARC for an honest review.

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Meleka Taylor
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for an honest review. I am giving this a 3.75 star rating. This story was about Mathilda "Tilly" and Conrad "Beast" and how their relationship blossomed. It was a well written story to where you can stay interested and keep reading. It's about their continuation of a taboo relationship they started years before. Due to certain circumstances it had to end.

The character development was good. Beast is a typical man. He tries to keep Tilly at arms length and doesn't want to admi
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Dora
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Conrad "Beast" Beeston III’s was back and Tilly could not get him out of her mind. Too many things had happened between them and she had been badly hurt but she still loved him. She had her secrets and her own drama with her mother’s illness so it was a bad timing for her. Beast was cold and secretive with her like she was a nuisance but she knew better than that. Annoyed with her, he took her to his place of work and she got punished. Beast spanked her! And you know what? She enjoyed it a lot! ...more
Hart's Reader Group
This book had a great premise; stepbrother comes home, is haunted by his life as a Marine, little stepsister wants to comfort him... But essentially she rapes the dude while he sleeping.

This book was supposed to be a TABOO romance, but there was nothing taboo about it. Also, the little sister was annoying as hell. If I were him, I'd lock her in her bedroom and throw away the key. Holy hell, that girl got on my last nerve!

Sorry, this book was a DNF for me, I couldn't make myself care for either
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
Tilly and Beast have a complicated history and a dynamic relationship. The story lends itself to some pretty steamy situations but the dominating force is definitely Beast. Tilly has her moments but for the most part doesn't stand up for herself in the way that she should. I get that her situation was tough but plenty happened where she could have stopped what others did to her. Other than that, the plot was hot as hell and interesting. ...more
Jennifer
Mar 11, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
1.5 stars

Poorly written. Whining, annoying immature h. Silly disjointed plots. Three major catastrophes all take place at once. Too many things are going on without one being well developed, easy to figure out all plots. Glad to finally finish the read. It makes me wonder if its another actually person writing this, this is not the quality of work from Kitt.
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