Thursday, October 2, 2014

Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward

Posted by miss fifi at Thursday, October 02, 2014 0 comments



3.73 It-Was-Fun-Fun-In-The-New-Adult'ish-Way-Till-It-Decided-to-Unfun-Itself-by-Being-Super-Angsty-Making-Me-Feel-Sad-As-Fuck-While-Being-Pissed-Off-At-the-Same-Time Stars

Damn, am good at being straight to the point, clipped sentence and all lol! Anyway back to the book.




You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you. 

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be. 

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here. 
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room. 
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him. 

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night. 

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California. 

It had been years since I’d seen Elec. 

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again. 

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.


Well I didn't plan on reading it at all till one particular person mentioned bout it (yes Tina, am talking bout you!). Since Tina seems to hate every book (especially my fave ones) I had to give it a try , just to see what the ice queen (dont worry Tina, icy queens are cool..just like Elsa!) sees in the book. Turns out the book had the 'superpower' of making you grin (like an ugly monkey), pissed off (like a not-cute-at-all hippopotamus) and cry (like a kitten having a very severe eyes infection).

Three Important Facts About the Book 

1. The book was quite adorable or maybe its just me feeling like I should make good use of my face muscles by grinning a lot, but by all means I was grinning a lot while reading the book.

They were adorable when she tries to pretend like he doesn't affect her much...

I could feel from the corner of my eyes that he was looking at me. Despite laughter erupting around me from the audience, the weight of his stare seemed to drown it all out. I wouldn’t look at him or even move.

Just keep staring at the screen, Greta.
My phone vibrated on my leg.

Are you practicing to be a store window mannequin?

They were adorable when he texted her after finishing her ice cream, uninvitedly, to compliment her on the taste because he was too fucking egostical ro admit it out loud.

Thanks for the ass cream. It was really good.

And they were adorable when they met for the first time and he was planning on bringing hell to her life, hell bent on hating her.

She smelled good enough to eat.

I corrected the thought in my head: good enough to eat and SPIT HER OUT. Don’t lose focus.

2. The book has the power to piss you off, huge.

They had 'something' seven years back and that fucker left her just fucking like that. As if they were livin in the year 1888 and cars and planes and mails and phones and fucking facebook has yet to be bornt!

On a random night almost one year after he’d left Boston, I was out with Victoria. I had just been thinking about him when a text came in and shook me to my core. 

I still dream about your neck. I still think about you every day. For some reason, I just needed you to know that tonight. Please don’t write back.

I didn’t. 
Despite the tears that fell so easily upon reading it, I didn’t. He hadn’t contacted me in so long, and I figured maybe he was just drunk.

Seriously? I thought Romeo and Juliet were the stupidest characters ever when it comes to romance

3. The book was kinda depressing, my other word for Angsty. Same difference!

It was depressing when She got hurt again and again by the same asshole, namely Elec (please get that right Tina, ELEC not CALEB).

Why rub everything in her fucking face? He was already in a relationship, why chased her around?

At one point, the sexual fantasies had gotten so vivid, I tried to undo my sins with a text to Chelsea at 2 A.M. 

I love you.

Immediately after, I sent a text to Greta.

If I knock on your door tonight, don’t let me in.

He loved the other girl, why fuck with her head with his love bullshit again and again?

“If you really love her, you shouldn’t have kissed me.”

I hadn’t meant to yell it.
“I do love her.” He looked up at the sky then back at me with anguished eyes. “You want to know the truth? I fucking love you, too. I don’t think I realized how much until I saw you again.”
He loved me?
I laughed angrily. “You love us both? That’s messed up, Elec.”
“You’ve always told me you wanted honesty. I just gave it to you. I’m sorry if the truth is a fucked up mess.”
“Well, she has the home court advantage. You’ll forget about me again soon enough. That will simplify things.”

He left her with a broken heart once, why make it worse if he truly loved her?

The “one that got away” was supposed to stay away, not come back and leave you all over again.

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