Blossoms & Flutters: Smash by B.B. Hamel


  • By B.B. Hamel
  • Editions: ebook, paperback
  • Published: December 22nd 2015
  • Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
  • Source: own copy
  • In a Flutter: Dirty good fun!
  • rating-system4

    He’s my stepbrother, my husband, and my dirty little secret.
    It all started with a mistake.
    He was a stranger back then. Arrogant, cocky, and sexy as hell, I couldn’t resist falling into his orbit. And then one night, we made the dumbest decision of our lives.
    We got married. We thought it was just a game but we were oh-so-wrong.
    Cole Redson is an MMA fighter. His whole life is fast and hard, violent and dirty. He’s the complete opposite of me, and everything I shouldn’t want.
    I never thought I’d see him after that. But when our high powered CEO parents get hitched, suddenly we’re stuck living in the same house.
    He’s my stepbrother and my husband. He’s my dirty little secret sleeping in the room next door.
    Then again, secrets never stay hidden for long.
    When I find pictures of Cole kissing me tucked under my pillow, I’m thrown into a world of blackmail and excitement like I’ve never known before. Meanwhile, I’m trying to balance Cole’s filthy comments and his toe-curling hot body with my need to finally get divorced.
    The stakes are huge. Our parents’ careers are on the line, not to mention Cole’s whole life as a fighter. I’m stuck between a marriage I don’t want and my stepbrother’s rock hard abs, trying to stop the truth from coming out.

    ~ Goodreads


    Fluttering Thoughts:

    Worldbuilding: This novel takes place in San Francisco in and around Alexa’s home.
    Characters: The main characters in this story are Cole Redson and Alexa Miller. The only thing Cole worries about is winning his MMA fights and where to get his next lay. But when he puts his MMA career before anything else, his whole life changes. Right before he signs his life away for a year to better learn his craft, he decides to let loose one last time. And that’s when he meets Alexa. Things get out of control and they decide to have a “fake wedding”. Thinking everything is a game they have one night of passion and then go their separate ways. They could have never known the surprise they were in for when they heard their parents had gotten married. Or the pull between them when they meet a year later. Can they resist one another to protect their family from the press? Or will their pull prove too hard to withstand and cause their whole world to come crumbling down?
    Plot: At first I thought this novel was going to just be all about the taboo step sibling romance between Cole and Alexa but there was also a little thrill and suspense thrown in from an outside source.
    Writing: This story is told in first person points of view of Cole and Alexa. This is a standalone novel with no cliffhanger! The only issue I had with the writing was the repetition of the fact that Cole was Alexa’s stepbrother slash husband. It was on almost every other page.
    Curb Appeal: This cover is so great! It’s slightly similar to the author’s other stepbrother romance covers but I love it! The blurb pulls you in and definitely piqued my interest! It sums up the novel but at the same time there is some surprises left for the reader to find!!
    Ultimately: This was a filthy and fun stepbrother romance! I enjoyed the mix of MMA fighting and the taboo of stepsiblings who were also married! All in all, if you are in the mood for some downright dirty fighting and sexy times then come check out Smash!!

    blossoms & butterflies


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