BOOK TOUR: REVIEW, EXCERPT, AND GIVEAWAY: Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan

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Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Anti-Stepbrother is NOW AVAILABLE!

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Blurb

He told me to ‘settle, girl.’
He asked if ‘something was wrong with me?’
He said I was an ‘easy target.’
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

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Review

First of all, can I just say how much I LOVE the title of this book! With all of the step-brother books out there, it was refreshing to divert from the norm and head towards a story that is so full of heart and emotions and 100% the antithesis of books involving step-siblings because even though a somewhat “romantic relationship” between stepbrother/stepsister is part of the story line, at the forefront of Anti-Stepbrother is the heroine finding a guy who is everything her stepbrother isn’t and also finding herself through that process.

Summer Stoltz may seem like an awkward, quiet, and invisible college freshman, but she’s not; she’s someone whose quirkiness is endearing and whose honesty proves how genuine and open of a person she is. Did I have a problem with her infatuation over a person who acts like a complete douchebag every time he’s in a scene? Absolutely! But Tijan shapes that plot line in a way that completely makes sense and shows exactly where those feelings came from and the void they filled for her at the time.

Caden Banks is definitely no stepbrother! Summer may have thought Caden was an asshole when they first met, but he proves himself time and time again that he’s anything but – he’s honest to a fault and despite the shitstorm that became of his life, he’s fought to stay on a certain path, one that protects those he loves and one that allows him the opportunity to open himself up to someone like Summer because she’s a healing balm of quirky and honest.

Anti-Stepbrother is so much more than I thought it would be; it’s actually quite a heavy read, in a sense, because there are some situations that Summer and Caden need to deal with that force them to face harsh realities and confront issues that they’ve allowed to simmer.

I love the slow burn that occurs between Summer and Caden; it’s clear that there’s an attraction there and maybe even feelings beyond lust, but there’s a variety of reasons why their relationship starts with friendship and then plays out the way that it does, and even though I would have loved more chapters in Caden’s point of view, Tijan allows her readers to see him through Summer’s lens and because Tijan has established Summer as an honest person we can accept what Summer presents to us and fall in love with the type of man, brother, and friend Caden is.

A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Poison Apples

Excerpt

He wasn’t looking at me any more. I wasn’t even sure he was really in the room.

I needed to leave this alone. He had given me the clues—looking away, his jaw clenching, pain like I’d never heard from him sounding loud and clear. My instincts were telling me to shut up, but I couldn’t. I had this burning need to know more about Caden. I needed to get in there, past his walls, and I wanted to understand him.

I wanted to help him.

Caden was hurting, and I wanted to take that away.

“What happened?”

Caden turned his gaze to me now, and I felt branded by the pain I saw. His eyes were stricken. “Does it matter?”

“No.” My breath caught and held in my chest. I wanted to go to him, but I also wanted to slink away. I was stirring up his pain, but I had to know. “What happened, Caden?”

“Why do you have to know?”

“Because it’s hurting you.”

I made a decision, though I had no idea what the ramifications were going to be. I stood, my legs going numb and my stomach clenching, and I moved to his side. He leaned back, his head falling to the couch, and he watched me.

The need to ease some of his hurt outweighed the fear of what would happen next. Swallowing tightly, I stepped over to straddle him and sat down.

“What are you doing?”

He asked that softly, still holding his beer. I took it from his hands and put it on the stand next to the couch. Then I just sat there. He had to do the rest. I’d already made the first move.

I glanced down at his hands, feeling like an idiot. “What happened?”

“Why are you pushing this?”

I looked back up to find confusion warring with need in his eyes. He wasn’t pushing me away, so I sank further into his lap.

“You haven’t told anyone else about this.” It wasn’t really a question, but I saw the confirmation in his eyes. My chest tightened, thinking about whatever secret he held. “Please tell me.”

“No.” He shifted forward, and I braced myself, expecting him to push me away. He didn’t. His hands grasped the backs of my legs and lifted me so I was more fully on his lap.

I could feel him between my legs, and my breasts almost pressed against his chest. I waited. I wanted to see what else he’d say

“But not because I don’t want you to know,” he added. “Because it’s not my secret to tell.”

I nodded, my stomach doing somersaults now. “That makes sense. I can respect that.”

And there we were. His hands cupped my ass, and the pain in his gaze became something darker, something I felt too, something that began to turn off all rational thought.

“What are we doing here?” he questioned, his voice like a caress in itself.

I leaned forward, my gaze lingering on his lips. “I didn’t really think it through.”

“And now?”

“Still not thinking it through.”

“You’re okay with that?”

In that moment, the truth exploded in me. I wanted him. I wanted this—but it was more. I needed this.

I didn’t answer.

I closed the distance between us.

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GIVEAWAY

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tijanAbout the Author

I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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