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Thursday, September 1, 2016

#Tour #Review #Excerpt Anti-Stepbrother by @TijansBooks @RSofRomance



Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.
He was also to-die-for gorgeous,
and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

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He told me to 'settle, girl.'
He asked if 'something was wrong with me?'
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

REVIEW- 4.75 Stars
So what do you do when you get a ARC from one of your favorite authors...You scream and jump up and down like a kid on Christmas! AND you drop everything to read the book. Tijan is one of my go to authors. I love everything that this woman writes. I don't know if its the stories or the characters or her voice, but I can't get enough of them. Anti-Stepbrother was no different. I loved it all. I would say move over Mason and Logan there are new brothers in town, but my heart will always belong to the Kade's. But Caden, Colton and Marcus are joining the club! More please!

I didn't intend to look for Caden. I didn't even like him. I'd named him Asshole for a reason. But somehow, I'd been aware of him the entire time. He was like a bud, always buzzing at the periphery, nagging at my concentration.

This is Summer and Caden's story. Anti-Stepbrother was not at all like I expected and that was freaking fantastic! 

Summer is a college freshman at North River University. She chose the school because she wants to be close to her stepbrother Kevin. She has had crush on him since she was in High School, one night things between them change. He finally sees her and they cross a line. But does he really see her and will he reciprocate the love she feels? Soon Summer gets her answers and sees who Kevin truly is.

Caden Banks...gorgeous, mysterious, Big man on campus. But is that the real Caden. He has some secrets and isn't the friendliest guy, especially to freshman. Or so Summer has heard. Her first impression of him...Asshole. Over time Summer sees Caden differently. He becomes her rock, but Who is the real Caden?

I had to catch my breath. This guy had way to much power over my body. Well...not just my body.

Summer is quirky, feisty and a one of a kind. I adored her! She's just trying her best to fit in and heal from a broken heart. Caden is gorgeous, funny and loves his brothers...He's gonna melt you on the spot with his protective nature. These two just clicked. They were like two peas in a pod or Peanut butter and Jelly....perfection for each other. I found myself laughing at the things that came out of Summer's mouth. Seriously, she is like Logan, but a girl! 

Now this isn't your all funny, hearts and flowers read. There are funny moments, but there is some angst to the story. This was more than a romance story. This pushes family issues and some other issues to the forefront, that I was not expecting. It was a bit of a nice spin for the story. I don't want to go into too much of that because it a big part of the story, and one you need to experience. I will say this....This was about Summer's journey in finding herself and letting go of her pain. She never truly got over the loss she suffered and was using Kevin as a crutch. With Caden and her friend Avery, Summer is able to really find some stability and true friendship.

Kevin I really want to throat punch him and knee him the balls...slimy. Avery, loved her! Maggie...ugh....Colton and Marcus, I want more please! 

I want it all. You. Your laugh. Your random idiocy that I find hilarious. Your kindness. Your strength.
Your love, even when its not deserved. I want you. I love you, completely and whole-heartedly. You're the best thing that's ever happened to me.

Anti-Stepbrother is a standalone and is told from Summer's POV. However, a few sneaks of Caden's POV are thrown in(nice). Tijan doesn't go with the flow, she writes her own kind of story. I love that about her. I have never found a book by her that i didn't like. Her stories and characters are refreshing. She isn't overly steamy, subtle in a sense and its perfect. I just can't pinpoint what it is about her that makes me salivate when a new book is coming out. Its always an automatic one click. I will say that the reason behind the 4.75 stars is because I felt that at the end things seemed a little rushed. I wanted a bit more, and maybe I will get that. I seriously hope that Tijan continues on with these characters because each has their own story and I really really want them. This will go in my re-read list. I hope we get an audio of this too! 4.75 Stars!!

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He wasn’t looking at me any more. I wasn’t even sure he was really in the room.
I needed to leave this alone. He had given me the clues—looking away, his jaw clenching, pain like I’d never heard from him sounding loud and clear. My instincts were telling me to shut up, but I couldn’t. I had this burning need to know more about Caden. I needed to get in there, past his walls, and I wanted to understand him.
I wanted to help him.
Caden was hurting, and I wanted to take that away.
“What happened?”
Caden turned his gaze to me now, and I felt branded by the pain I saw. His eyes were stricken. “Does it matter?”
“No.” My breath caught and held in my chest. I wanted to go to him, but I also wanted to slink away. I was stirring up his pain, but I had to know. “What happened, Caden?”
“Why do you have to know?”
“Because it’s hurting you.”
I made a decision, though I had no idea what the ramifications were going to be. I stood, my legs going numb and my stomach clenching, and I moved to his side. He leaned back, his head falling to the couch, and he watched me.
The need to ease some of his hurt outweighed the fear of what would happen next. Swallowing tightly, I stepped over to straddle him and sat down.
“What are you doing?”
He asked that softly, still holding his beer. I took it from his hands and put it on the stand next to the couch. Then I just sat there. He had to do the rest. I’d already made the first move.
I glanced down at his hands, feeling like an idiot. “What happened?”
“Why are you pushing this?”
I looked back up to find confusion warring with need in his eyes. He wasn’t pushing me away, so I sank further into his lap.
“You haven’t told anyone else about this.” It wasn’t really a question, but I saw the confirmation in his eyes. My chest tightened, thinking about whatever secret he held. “Please tell me.”
“No.” He shifted forward, and I braced myself, expecting him to push me away. He didn’t. His hands grasped the backs of my legs and lifted me so I was more fully on his lap.
I could feel him between my legs, and my breasts almost pressed against his chest. I waited. I wanted to see what else he’d say
“But not because I don’t want you to know,” he added. “Because it’s not my secret to tell.”
I nodded, my stomach doing somersaults now. “That makes sense. I can respect that.”
And there we were. His hands cupped my ass, and the pain in his gaze became something darker, something I felt too, something that began to turn off all rational thought.
“What are we doing here?” he questioned, his voice like a caress in itself.
I leaned forward, my gaze lingering on his lips. “I didn’t really think it through.”
“And now?”
“Still not thinking it through.”
“You’re okay with that?”
In that moment, the truth exploded in me. I wanted him. I wanted this—but it was more. I needed this.
I didn’t answer.
I closed the distance between us.

Author Information
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I didn't begin writing until after undergraduate college. There'd been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can't blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I'm hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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