Title : Stepbrother Aflame
Author : Charity Ferrell
Release Date : May 26th, 2015
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My stepbrother thinks I’m a prude in the bedroom.
Addison Andrews has mastered the good girl image to a tee. Except for one secret. She’s done a good job at keeping it hidden. That is, until a stranger walks in and finds her. That stranger ends up being her new stepbrother. He’s an asshole who now has dirt on her, and he’s ready to blackmail her at any time.
The last thing Zeth Issacson expects to find when he flies across the country to live with his dad is his stepsister naked, and in a compromising situation. He’s happy to see that she’s not so perfect after all.
She thinks he’s an asshole. He thinks she’s a spoiled princess.
But why can’t they stay away from each other?
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *
~ 4.5 Stars ~
Wow….this was such a enjoyable read. It was fun, sexy and sassy. Stepbrother Aflame is what some would consider a taboo subject, but to me I don’t see it that way. This book is a very quick read…one that can be read in a couple of hours. I think that is the only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star rating. I would’ve liked this even more had it been a little bit longer. I thought the characters were fun and easy to relate too, but I would’ve liked to know a little more about them. I thought they could’ve been developed just a little bit more. But as you can see, that didn’t deter me from thoroughly enjoying this book.
With each book I read from Charity Ferrell, she just solidifies that she is an auto read, when she releases a book. When she contacted me to let me know this book released, I was beyond excited to read it. She didn’t let me down!!! Even though this story was slightly predictable, it still was fun to read and sink myself into. This book was a little different then some of her other books, in that it is a little grittier when it comes to the sex aspect of the story. Zeth was such an amazing dirty talker…I couldn’t help but blush 😉 We definitely need to see more of these types of characters from Charity in the future.
Stepbrother Aflame is a stand-alone story, that is told in Dual POV and has a happy ending. The storyline is fun and sexy with a little bit of drama to keep things interesting. The characters are easy to relate to and aren’t struggling with a lot of extra baggage.
In this book we meet Zeth and Addison. Zeth’s dad is married to Addison’s mom, making them step siblings. Zeth gets into some trouble out in California and for his punishment he is sent to The Hamptons to live with his father. To say that don’t have a good relationship is an understatement. Zeth can’t stand his father and with good reason. When her arrives to his dad’s house he catches Addison in a compromising position. Which is extremely embarrassing for her, but give him a little blackmail to hold over her. Addison is on the outside what people would call a goody too shoes. She has everyone believing she is a virgin and leading a good life, but when really underneath she is a vixen. Her mom has controlled every aspect of her life and she is fed up and wants to do something about it. Over the course of the story Zeth and Addison grow close and realize that things are happening. I loved watching these two get closer. It was nice that, even though there was instant attraction, the feelings come over time.
We also meet some secondary characters, but they aren’t the main focus of the story. Some I really liked and some I wanted to throat punch. We do meet one friend of Zeth’s, Kelton….I really hope we get his story some day. I think there is something great about him and I think he has a story that needs to be told.
So if you are a fan of the step sibling romance book, then I would definitely give this one a try. It’s a fun, sexy, and steamy read, that isn’t loaded down with a lot of angst and drama. Plus who wouldn’t want to meet Zeth….the dirty talking, tattoo artist.