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book blurb

The last person I expected to see in a police interview room was my estranged stepbrother…

When I was called to represent a mysterious client, I had no idea it would put me face to face with the one guy I could never forget.
But memories are like shadows, following you around no matter how hard you try to break free from their chains.
He was my best friend and my stepbrother, but now he’s a stranger.
Then our eyes meet across the interview room and I know I’m not going to be able to stay away, no matter how many times he warns me it’s too dangerous to become mixed up in his life.

On the outside I’ve crafted an image to help me fit in: tattoos and muscles, street clothes and a scowl.
I’ve modeled myself on the man I despise most, the man who took me from a happy home only to neglect me as a kid and use me as an adult.
I’m stuck in a world I don’t want to be in because there’s nothing for me outside of this. But then Sammie walks back into my life and nothing feels the same.
She’s beautiful, and I know I shouldn’t want her that way but I do. Just one touch and I can’t get her out of my mind.
I want to escape but how can I when I know I’ve lived a life that’s put me beyond the point of return. Saving myself now would risk the only girl I ever loved.

This is a 30k word standalone novella with no cliffhanger, suitable for 18+.

doris review

For a step brother romance book this was pretty moving. The story of Brandon and Samantha was one that really had quite a bit of heartbreak for both of these people. Samantha’s dad married Brandon’s mom after her mom had died. These two were the best of friends and shared with each other the hopes and dreams that little kids have. Then Brandon’s mom died expectantly and his estranged dad just showed up one day and took Brandon away from the only true happiness he ever had.

Now fast forward and Samantha is a defense attorney who gets a strange call about going to the jailhouse to help someone out of a bind. Lo and behold it’s Brandon who had no idea it was going to be his Sammi that shows up to defend him. There is no way he wants her involved in his life because of the danger that surrounds it. So is Brandon able to get rid of Sam before some very bad people find out that Sam really means something to him or have their longing for each other and what they shared strong enough to bring them back together again? This is a great storyline and still gives you some pretty sexy chemistry that goes on between these two.

This book was provided as an ARC from the author for an honest review.

meet the author

Stephanie writes scintillating stories with bad boys and step-siblings as their main romantic focus. She’s always been curious about the forbidden, and this is her way of exploring such complex relationships that threaten to keep her couples apart. As she writes her way to her dream job, Stephanie hopes that her readers will enjoy the full emotional and romantic experience as much as she’s enjoyed writing them.

Her stories fall into three romance categories, all aimed at ADULT audiences. (18+ only PLEASE!)

Pure romance, where the characters follow traditional ideas about relationships and how their personal situations surrounding them being ‘related by marriage’ cause major issues.

Erotic romance ramps up the heat content, by getting into the naughtier bits of how the characters develop romantically. This can tend towards some pretty descriptive passages.

Erotica is a no-holds-barred writing style that gets up and goes straight for the libido! Not for the faint of heart!

Stephanie takes great pains to assure that you will only find stories that best suit YOUR particular reading style.

Each book is categorized on the proper area of the site for it’s HEAT content!

Feel free to write with comments, suggestions, or requests for stories at authorstephaniebrother@gmail.com.

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