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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  675 ratings  ·  212 reviews
Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and
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Published November 10th 2015 by J.C. Valentine
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Murphy's law: Anything that can happen, will happen

I liked Levi and didn't think he was a sob at all, yes he was struggling with going from what is expected of him he's a famous soccer player, a playboy with a rep and is struggling with yielding to his true feelings for Vista, the girl he has wanted since he first laid eyes on her, he makes stupid decisions but overall I thought he was sweet and a bbf.

Its a great read a second chance romance, two people meant to be together and fighting against
Aug 18, 2018 marked it as not-interested
WOW... how thoughtful. NOT.. jerk is what he is

Now you got me intrigued: why would she put the baby for adoption? Maybe because the loser father don't want to be involved? Or because he was disappointed they found out too late for an abortion... horrible reasons...horrible characters
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2015
★★★★ 1/2

I'll admit, I was a little over the whole "step-brother romance" scene, but there was something about this book that just called to me, and I knew I needed to read it. S.O.B is unlike any other "step" romance out there, and I fell in love with Vista and Levi's story from the very beginning.

Vista and Levi had one hot night right before their parents got married when they were eighteen, then things went wrong and they haven't seen one another for four years. When they see each other again
Note: H and h had sex without protection and h got pregnant. H was disappointed that h couldn't have an abortion because they found out about the pregnancy too late.
Karen Mc
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
SOB is heated, humorous, and heart-felt; it’s not your typical stepbrother romance, as this tender and touching tale is so much more. The writing is riveting and raw with lines that'll make you laugh. The story is steamy, sweet, and scandalous. SOB is a must-read masterpiece of pure pleasure and perfection that sucks you in from the very first page.

This beautiful and brilliant second-chance love story grabbed my heart from the very beginning and never gave it back. Addicted to both stepbrother
S.O.B; what Vista referred to her step brother as, with good reason, he broke her heart when they were younger.
Now four years later, Levi. Is just as cocky and add to that. self assured, womanizing famous soccer player. Well. Injured soccer player which is why after taking four years to get over him she now finds herself in his penthouse .

Vista having just finished college and being a physical therapist could not turn down the offer from her stepfather for a large sum of money to get Levi back
Becca - Wicked Quests of a BookNinja
I really loved this book. It was my first stepbrother story so it popped my cherry. Yay!

The author has a very enjoyable writing style and the story was never boring.

I loved Levi. He is not really a son of a bitch. Yeah, he has his ways but also has a very kind heart.
Vista is a very likeable character. I may confess sometimes I didn't agree with her but I also didn't have major problems with her.
They're so strong together...

I can say this book is worth reading.
Mary Strunk
ARC given in exchange for an honest review

O-M-G JC does it again with this book. This book is epic! It's so dang amazing and a story that I couldn't put down. I was hooked within the first few pages and hooked till the end. This steamy hot stepbrother romance is full of emotions that feel real and will touch a place in your heart. I even cried in some parts, so you may want some tissues. This is one of my faves for this year!

Levi is the rich bad boy soccer player and does what he wants. He's
Moon Love
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

I find it hilarious once upon a time I would've seen stepbrother in the title or description and gone, "Ewww". Of course there is nothing about S.O.B. that makes me want to say that. I didn't think I could handle another "Step Brother romance", but something told me to give this book a chance. I'm so glad I did. Instead of not liking this book, I think this is one of the best step sibling romances I've read. It's not just hot, but also thoughtful and well written. There is more to this
Jenny Dauksa Schaber
Oct 20, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: z-2015-read
Levi is an S.O.B.- at least that's the image the professional star soccer player portrays to the world.
Vista is a recent college grad with dreams of owning her own rehab center.
David (Levi's Dad) can make dreams happen or can destroy you. And he is smack dab in the middle of everything but not in the way that any good parent should be.
Levi and Vista meet and come together due to their parents marriage. At 18, they didn't grow up together and have no sibling tendencies towards each other. They h
Sybil aka Lala
I needed quiet time after reading this book.

You know when you’re watching a particularly scary movie and some idiot inevitably heads down to the basement to investigate the strange noise, and you’re screaming at the television:” What are you THINKING you idiot?! Don’t go down there!!”

Yep, pretty much me while reading S.O.B.

Vista and Levi’s parents got married and after one night together, Levi ended it harshly and walked away from Vista. Four years later, after getting her degree in sports rehab
Oct 29, 2015 rated it liked it
S.O.B. was an okay read for me. This book gives us Levi (soccer player), Vista (step-sister, physical therapist), David (Levi’s dad) and Lana’s (Vista’s mom) story. David and Lana are married; hence the step-brother, step-sister part but Levi and Vista have never grown up together, so even though they are technically related they don’t see each other that way. They had a past before their parents got married, they were young but things still happened. Years later, as much as they should fight wh ...more
Theresa Alberts
Nov 03, 2015 rated it liked it
Do you like a good stepbrother romance? If so then this is definitely the book for you! S.O.B. by J.C. Valentine will make you laugh at times and shake your head in frustration at others. A good story about not being able to choose who you love, and deciding whether your happiness is more important than the consequences, this book was a 3.5 star read for me and I would recommend it to others.

Levi Black has it all. He is a professional soccer player, with endorsements and woman falling at his fee
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Nov 25, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: loved-it
Reading this book makes me want to read more of this authors books. I thought it was a well written enjoyable read.

From reading the synopsis I thought I'd really dislike Levi. However he certainly surprised me. Levi is a popular soccer player and he's even more popular with the females. For the last four years he's been doing anything he can to forget Vista. Things don't go to plan when Levis dad asks Vista to help Levi out as a physical therapist.

If you like step sibling romances then you'll
Anne Milne
Nov 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is another great story from JC. Levi is a complex character that you will love and hate in equal measure while Vista is so frustrating at times but I liked both of them. I was annoyed with some of the decisions they made even if I kind of understood them. It's a well written book that I really enjoyed.
Aug 19, 2018 marked it as to-read
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Levi Black is an s.o.b.

Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about i
Nov 02, 2015 rated it really liked it


Levi Black is an s.o.b.

with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious,
womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him
medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in
the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts
along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it.
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
ARC provided for an honest review.

4 Princess Stars

Vista Marquis hasn't seen her stepbrother, soccer star, Levi Black, in over four years. Not since the night he broke her heart. Now she's back in Chicago to help get him back on his feet after an injury. Her stepfather made her a deal. He would help her with contacts to start her own business if she took a month to be difficult Levi's live-in physical therapist. She agreed believing having Levi as her first professional client, would be a brigh
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Nov 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arr-funsies
*ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

4 Love Don't Cost a Thing Stars!

Hot soccer player. Check.
Sexy bad boy. Check.
Irresistible stepbrother you rather forget exists. Double Check.
All of these rolled into one. Priceless

Vista Marquis knows she should avoid stepbrother dearest Levi Black at all costs. Last time they came into contact she ended up with a broken heart and is simply not up for round 2, ever. Young and ambitious, Vista sets out to start a physical ther
Reflections of a Book Geek
Oct 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-from-author, r
4 stars

This is the first time I have read one of JC Valentine's books, but I can definitely say it won't be the last. I really enjoyed this story and I didn't want to set it down.

Levi starts of as your typical arrogant playboy who seems to have no ambition other than screwing the female population!! I have to admit I felt drawn to Levi from the very beginning even when he was being an S.O.B. There was a much softer side we seen to him and my heart broke for him at times in this book. He had a l
Melissa Mendoza
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“I love her. I knew it the second she walked out the door. Three little words. They’re so simple, yet so unbelievably terrifying. I always told myself I’d never say those words. That I’d never let a woman get that close. But here I am, looking at the one woman who was always going to be the one.”

5 sexy soccer play stars!! I already loved JC before I read this book, but I think I may love her even more now!! This book was hot!!

In this book we meet Levi a bad boy, soccer player, who does and says
The Book Fairy Reviews
Nov 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Levi is Sexy, Arrogant, soccer player and all around S.O.B. But he is also kind, generous, smart and did I say sexy? Oh he is also Vista's step brother.
Vista is smart, kind, beautiful and stubborn and completely in love with Levi. Yeah did I tell you he was the son of her mother's husband?
Okay now that we got that out of the way, let me tell you that I loved this story! A RomCom to rival all RomCom's I mean he is smart and funny and how he loves to push her buttons. Vista can give as much as she
R.f. Greenwood
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015, arc
This book was different from the other Step brother romances that I've read. Not that I've read many but it was equally as enjoyable as the others.
Lets just start with Levi.
I absolutely fell in love with him from page one and couldn't keeps my eyes from the book.
It all starts off with Levi being injured and Vista << Love the name by the way -  having to help him. An offer she couldn't refuse, Right?!
It's different from the other stepbrother books because of the situations in the book, (I.
Lenna  Wright-Berry
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Out of this word amazing, worth more then 5 stars. I feel for Vista she is on a roller coaster of feelings towards her pain in the ass, stepbrother Levi. She fell for him years ago and what heart broken after their one night together be for their parents got married. Now she is back dealing with him since she does physical therapy and Levi getting over a broken bone. He a womanizing bad boy hot shot soccer player and he gets what he wants even if it is against his father's orders. Her mother is ...more
Becky Rendon
Nov 16, 2016 rated it liked it
S.O.B. stands for...

slick obnoxious brat
silly old barnacle
sadistic old butcher

no...none of those.
How about son of a billionaire?
Well it takes one to know one right?!?

Vista is taking the job of a lifetime. One month and she will be able to as tart her own company. Just one month of living with the one man who broke her heart and tossed her out like trash. Just one month with her soccer stud stepbrother. Yeah...that should be easy.

Sense of humor
Kindness...all qualities Vista did
Oct 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I think stepbrother romances are my new favourite thing! There's something about the fact they're considered forbidden.

The SOB, Levi, may have started out as an SOB, and had a few SOB moments throughout, but his sweet, caring, funny, and totally hot characteristics stole my heart right alongside Vista's. Vista had the perfect amount of strength and sass to keep Levi on his toes. Their romance is definitely bumpy and has a couple of surprise twists, but I love where it ended up.

I loved this boo
Ally Stbm
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it
What can I say about SOB other than it was naughty in all the right ways! If you like a forbidden romance then this book will fit right up your alley. This was one sexy read. I loved the relationship between Levi and Vista, he’s one cocky, smug bastard and he knows how to get her going. The story was great, well written and enjoyable. I won’t give away any spoilers but I will say that I loved the ending, it was one the couple deserved.
Oct 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ive read some of JC's other books and this was so different i loved it so much, I tried to make it last. This really is a must read book. I love how the story went this is mine kind of book and the character's were so well written.
Nadine Bookaholic
Nov 14, 2016 marked it as to-read
Shelves: wishlist


S.O.B, A Stepbrother Romance
by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: November 10, 2016
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary, Erotic, Romance


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Synopsis: Levi Black is an s.o.b.Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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