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Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
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it was amazing
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Recommended to Mysza by: Jennifer Kyle

"I know I'm not supposed to care. But when it comes to you, what I'm supposed to be feeling has never seemed to matter."


This was one angsty ride! The book was very intense and emotional. I couldn't stay away from it and kept flipping pages like crazy. I was enamoured with the story from the beginning till the end. It is divided into two parts.

The first one tells us how Greta and Elec met. They were step siblings, Elec came to live with Greta, her mom and his dad for a year. She wanted to be friends and all he did was acting like a giant dick and an asshole. But he was my kind of asshole, who in the end....wasn't really that asshole, you know. They didn't spend much time together because Elec had to go back to take care of his mother. Before he left, they somehow became friends or even more and spent one hot and sexy night together, which left their hearts broken.
"You make me feel things, Greta. You always have. When I'm around you, whether it's good or bad... I feel everything. Sometimes, I don't handle it too well, and I fight it by acting like an asshole. I don't know what it is about you, but I feel like you see the real me."
After seven years, due to the family tragedy, they meet again. While Elec clearly moved on, Greta wasn't that lucky and still has feelings for him.
"You were the best thing that happened to me. I hope someday I can say you were one of the best, but for now, it's only you."
Once they see each other again, heart wants what it wants and makes Elec one very confused hero.
"I never wanted to see you again, Greta.
It's so fucking good to see you again, Greta."
While the story progresses, more facts are revealed and as Elec and Greta spend more time together, it is painfully obvious that those two are destined to be together, though nothing can be done because Elec has a new girlfriend. I know it was an issue for some of my friends, but I wasn't really put off by it, cause these things can happen in life and everything was resolved very well in the end.
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As I said, the story is intense and emotional roller coaster, it had my heart pounding all the time. You could feel the connection between those two. It was funny, sweet and sexy in the first part. And heartbreaking and sometimes painful in the second. I was really glad for Elec's POV in the form of his book, which made some things clear. I mean, I already loved him after the first part, but his POV made me see some things different and explained everything what happened well.

I loved Elec, he is perfect material for top book boyfriend. Both the moody, hot mess teenager and all grown up Elec in glasses made my heart flutter. Greta was a good girl with an open heart and a very likeable character.

There was this one character (Greta's friend from New York) Sully, that didn't play the biggest part in the whole story, but I adored her/him, she/he had Greta's back and it was funny seeing them together.
"I knew you'd be back for her, you dumb fuck."
The ending and the epilogue was really sweet and perfect, overall the book was truly great reading, my kind of story!, and I would recommend it for all angst junkies.

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Reading Progress

September 2, 2014 – Shelved
September 2, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 1, 2015 – Started Reading
January 1, 2015 –
47.0% "So much angst, love it!"
January 2, 2015 – Finished Reading
January 23, 2015 – Shelved as: favorite-read

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Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog Can't wait for your review!
Glad you loved it.
So did I!!!
xoxoxo


Mysza Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️ and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "Can't wait for your review!
Glad you loved it.
So did I!!!
xoxoxo"


Ah, it was very good, I'm still on angst high, lol! Will try tu put something tonight.
xxx


Jessi Can't wait to see your review! I just got this one yesterday and can't wait to read it :)


Mysza Jessi wrote: "Can't wait to see your review! I just got this one yesterday and can't wait to read it :)"

It was so angsty, there is a thing that bothered some of my friends, but it wasn't bad for me and the whole book worked. Enjoy while reading Jessi!


Alla Glad you loved it! It was not a 5 star for me but I really liked it ;)


Mysza Ella wrote: "Glad you loved it! It was not a 5 star for me but I really liked it ;)"

Oh, I loved it very much, still on high with this book:) xxx


Jennifer Kyle RIGHT! OMG I can't wait to see your Elec and full review xx


Beverly Can't wait to see your review! Glad you loved it!


Mysza Beverly wrote: "Can't wait to see your review! Glad you loved it!"

SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ wrote: "Woohoo! = DD"

Jennifer wrote: "RIGHT! OMG I can't wait to see your Elec and full review xx"

Working on it:) xxx


Lady Vigilante (Feifei) Gorgeous review girlie!! xo


Mysza Lady Vigilante (Feifei) wrote: "Gorgeous review girlie!! xo"

Thank you Feifei:) <3


MELISSA *Mel Reader* Wonderful review Mysza! <33


Mysza MELISSA wrote: "Wonderful review Mysza! <33"

Thank you Melissa:) xxx


message 15: by Mysza (last edited Jan 03, 2015 02:08PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Mysza Nicole wrote: "...nothing can be done because Elec has a new girlfriend.
And sooo the introduction of the female antagonist and love triangle begins, haha. Even in real life, I hate when that happens. It's like..."


Thank you very much Sista:) Yeah, I'm happy the 1st one of the year was 5 star, but as I told you before, this year I'm going only with the ones I really want to read. No experimenting for me, lol! <3


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Nikki Great review :-)


Mysza Nicole wrote: "Awesome. I'm excited for the many 4- and 5-stars coming my way. I love it. :)"

Btw, Did you add more Braden yet?


Mysza Nikki wrote: "Great review :-)"

Thank you Nikki:) xxx


Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog FAB review Mysza!!
Beautiful artwork!
xoxoxo


Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞ wonderful review Mysza!

glad u enjoyed it...and i agree w/u re ur spoiler!


♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Great review, Mysza x


Mysza Patty ❤️❤️ Belongs To ❤️Kellan❤️Jesse❤️ and Archer❤️❤️ wrote: "FAB review Mysza!!
Beautiful artwork!
xoxoxo"


Thank you Patty:) xxx


Mysza Sharon ✽ is an emotional book junkie ✽ wrote: "wonderful review Mysza!

glad u enjoyed it...and i agree w/u re ur spoiler!"


Thank you Sharon:) Yeas, it was a good one for me! Xxx


Mysza Jxxx ♥ Pink Lady ♥ wrote: "Great review, Mysza x"

Thank you J:) xxx


Mysza Nicole wrote: "Mysza wrote: "Btw, Did you add more Braden yet?"

If you mean the Valentine novella, then YES. I love Braden, crooked teeth and all. lol"


Yup, must love Braden!


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Rag Amazing review Hun!


Mysza Rag wrote: "Amazing review Hun!"

Thank you Rag:) xxx


Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ Beautiful review, Msyza! I've had this loaded forever. Love an emotional angsty read. Must get to it.


Mysza Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ wrote: "Beautiful review, Msyza! I've had this loaded forever. Love an emotional angsty read. Must get to it."

Thank you Allison:) Ah yes, if you love angst then go for it girl! Xxx


Jennifer Kyle Fantastic review, Mysza!! ❤️ I just love your casting too xx So happy we found such a winner :DD


Mysza Jennifer wrote: "Fantastic review, Mysza!! ❤️ I just love your casting too xx So happy we found such a winner :DD"

Thank you babe:) Yup, so glad you mentioned it, I really didn't expect it to be so good! Xxx <3


Jennifer Kyle Mysza wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Fantastic review, Mysza!! ❤️ I just love your casting too xx So happy we found such a winner :DD"

Thank you babe:) Yup, so glad you mentioned it, I really didn't expect it to be s..."


Me either I was all prepared to be annoyed and hate on it and the characters - so glad we went for it :DD


Mysza Jennifer wrote: "Mysza wrote: "Jennifer wrote: "Fantastic review, Mysza!! ❤️ I just love your casting too xx So happy we found such a winner :DD"

Thank you babe:) Yup, so glad you mentioned it, I really didn't exp..."


Me too, awesome, keep recommending if you find something good. Loves!


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♥Sharon♥ Fantastic review, Mysza. xx


Sophie's Reading Corner Fantastic review, Mysza!! Damn, I really need to get into this book! :o


Mysza ♥Sharon♥ wrote: "Fantastic review, Mysza. xx"

Thank you Sharon:) xxx


Mysza ღSophieღ wrote: "Fantastic review, Mysza!! Damn, I really need to get into this book! :o"

Thanks Sophie:) If you like your heart pounding while reading, then yes! Xxx


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Jen Fabulous review Mysza and glad this one was right up your alley! Hugs..xo


Mysza Jen wrote: "Fabulous review Mysza and glad this one was right up your alley! Hugs..xo"

Thank you Jen:) Yes, angsty book = me love, lol! Xxx


Carissa Fabulous review, Mysza.


Geri Reads Wonderful review, Mysza. :)


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Love the review Mysza!! :D and the angst!


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vernee Johnson This book sounds great


message 44: by Jasmine (new)

Jasmine Terrific review hun! ❤️ Oh angst junkie I am for sure!! ;D so glad you enjoyed this one!


Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover Nice review Mysza! :)


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Yomi M. Amazing review Mysza :)


SueBee★bring me an alpha!★ Excellent review dear Mysza! = ))


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Jeynna ( The Romance Junkie) Amazing review Myza..^^ I cant wait to get my hands on this..:)


Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ wonderful review Mysza:D


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