NOBODY WARNED ME CHARMING MEANS INFURIATING, INTENSE, AND IRRESISTIBLE…
I’m ready to slap my new step-brother clean across the face.
Brash, arrogant, and stinking rich doesn’t begin to describe Ty Sterner. He’s also sinfully sexy, and wicked talented at making my blood boil.
Ty thinks it’s funny to chase me around like I’m the next notch in his bedpost. He lives to piss me off. But that isn’t why my heart skips a dozen beats every time I look at him.
What happens if his crude jokes about us hooking up go too far? What if I admit I actually want this filthy talking playboy, and one little misstep lands me in Prince Not-So-Charming’s bed for real?
I can’t decide whether to laugh my ass off or kiss her ’til her panties ignite. Little Miss Perfect’s too hot and uptight for her own good. Knowing she’s off limits just makes me want her more.
There’s a twisted thrill to flirting underneath our parents’ roof. And I want a whole lot more than teasing her cheeks red, or watching her eyes pop when I’m strutting around half-naked. I want to rock her world into a screaming mess and leave her soft lips breathless.
Too bad this is the summer I’m supposed to get my crap together to build the family fortune. That’s a distraction I don’t need when all I really want to do is find out how perfect Claire feels between the sheets…
That story was crazy!! I love me some step-sibling stories and this one definitely made the list. This novel was ridiculously filthy! I’m talking general language and the intense sex scenes! I’m not sure I have read a story this filthy but I can tell you I loved every minute of it!!!
Claire Frost is the good daughter. Always by her mother’s side during her never ending Senate campaigns, always getting ahead on her studying, and now on her way to intern at an environmental lobby. She could have never anticipated that her first summer out of college would be the best and most frustrating of her life! Claire’s character was this mix between a meek mouse and feisty jungle cat!! I liked that she was able to come out of her shell but she still was pretty wishy washy in the beginning about her feelings concerning Ty.
Tyler Sterner aka Ty, is God’s gift to women, at least in his mind he is! He’s the son of a billionaire who loves to drink and party. But is that all there is to this playboy? Or is there more right underneath the surface waiting to bust out? In all of my time of reading books I have never had such a bad first impression of a hero!!!! With reading the first words out of his mouth my jaw dropped to the floor! He is arrogant and unapologetic. I was astounded but couldn’t wait to read more! I, of course, thought I couldn’t like him but as I read on he grew on me and charmed me to read more.
Holy-freaking-Moley the sex scenes were steaming! Seriously the filthy talking in these scenes were off the charts hot in my book!! But honestly crazy hot chemistry wasn’t the only thing Ty and Claire had in their favor. They both grew up with checked out parents which lead them to be independent and not reliant on anything or anyone for love or anything else. They’re both very strong characters in their own right and it was pretty hard for them to trust and open up to each other but when they did they lit up the night sky!
My only aggravation with this story was Ty’s character. I loved his crude and pompous self but I really, really wished he exhibited a softer, less crude side. He did have some less than assholish moments but I wish they were taken a step further and he could have left all of his assholishness at the door.
In the end this was a crazy good novel! It brought out a lot of feels for me and really got my heart pumping and had me on the edge of my seat when things went sideways!! I don’t think I’ve ever really been that invested in a character before, like my heart dropped and stomach filled with dread when theirs did and it was awesome! So if you’re in the mood for a standalone that is as steamy as it is entertaining then come check out why Claire calls her new family member Stepbrother Charming!!!!
I couldn't have said that better myself! Reading is huge passion of mine. And I'm glad that books not only expand my world view but that they bring the wonderful people who created them into my life. You can always find me with a book and an eclectic mix of music on. I am a HEA junkie extraordinaire! I am a Beta reader, who loves helping authors bring their characters to life. As well as an avid romance reader (every and anything ;D) turned aspiring author.