Showing posts with label Harlow Grace. Show all posts
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Sunday, 22 February 2015

Monster stepbrother By Harlow Grace

His dark obsession runs deep.

He's obsessed with her.
She's addicted to him.
Two damaged souls.
Will they heal or ruin one another?

How does a girl go from being Daddy's precious doll to a different kind of toy?
Easy really. When my father remarries it changes the course of my life and everything becomes . . . complicated.

My new stepbrother is a monster who hates me. Unapologetic, controlling, and brazen, he's intent on making my life a living hell. 
Oliver King makes the rules. Whenever he wants. However he wants. Wherever he wants.
My head screams this is wrong, but I can't resist giving in to forbidden desires.
I want it as much as he does. 

I'm his possession, his ultimate pleasure, his dark obsession.
My addiction to him grows to a dangerous level.  I can't stop craving more from the man who has made me his and ruined me for anyone else. 
Can what starts out as lust and vengeance end as love? 
Can we take away one another's pain and ease one another's fears? 

Nobody said life or love was easy.
My name is Maya Childs, and this is my story. 

I've read a lot of Stepbrother novels this year, so they have to be really good for me to even rate them. There seem to be that many of them out there and all similar story lines. And although I have read one similar to this one, it still felt unique in a way. I never expected to like the book as much as I did. 

Oliver is demanding, rude, arrogant, sexy, hot, and a bully. We don't get to see the extent of their childhood together as Oliver gets moved away. So when Maya turns 16 he comes home to celebrate his mothers 40th birthday. 
He's got a dark past, that leads to family secrets and obsessions. His main one being Maya. 
So when he sees her all grown up he can't help but feel drawn to her. His attraction to her is off the charts hot and completely unhealthy. 

What starts off with trying to seduce her stepbrother and drive him wild turns out to be more than Maya bargained for. He blackmails her into doing as he pleases, and we see a side to him we DO NOT like. 
It took a while for me to find out Oliver's actual age and believe it or not they are only four years apart from each other. Not really that bad in the scheme of things. 
Anyway, after disappearing for another few years he comes back to celebrate Maya's eighteenth birthday. Neither expect the outcome of what their teasing and obsession will do to each of them. 

The story is hot, sexy and the sex scene are completely sizzling. Oliver doesn't do vanilla and it turns out Maya likes it however Oliver likes it. 

Then all comes to a reveal and nothing is truly as it seems. I don't know if others picked up on it or just saw passed it, but I saw more to Oliver than his past experience made him out to be.

There were a few things that ticked me off, but I'll name the biggest one for me. It's near the end after Maya finally confides in Oliver's mom. Their relationship has been void since the day she married Maya's father, but having Oliver made them closer in a way over the years. 
So, she confides in her stepmom about something, before running off across the globe to Oliver to fight for him. Only..... when she's there she's back to the same old record. 
I wanted to smack her she drove me that mad. Why go all that way to get his hopes up then blow him off like it doesn't matter??? I don't think that part of the story was well thought of, just like a couple more. 
All in all it's a great book and Harlow Grace wrote a really good stepbrother novel.