February 28, 2015

Review - The Other Brother Part 1: Lauren Hawkeye & Tawny Stokes

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About Part 1: Forbidden

From two New York Times bestselling authors comes a stunning tale of betrayal and blood... Simple. The consummate good girl, this is the word I used to describe my life... until my stepbrother Seth came to live with us. Until that point, I’d been a very good girl... but my older, emotionally blocked stepbrother made me want to do very bad things. With him. In the course of one night everything changed, and my simple world was torn to shreds. I wanted to hate him. I did hate him. Mostly. But now he’s back. And nothing will ever be simple again. The Other Brother is a novel told in three parts. **Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+** The Other Brother, Part 1: Forbidden is available now for .99c on release day only! 

 Find out more about Part 2: Taboo and Part 3: Illicit.

About Lauren Hawkeye
Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.
Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!

About Tawny Stokes

Tawny Stokes has always been a writer. From an early age, she’d spin tales of serial killers in love, vampires taking over the world, and sometimes about fluffy bunnies turned bunnicidal maniacs. An honour student in high school, with a penchant for math and English, you’d never know it by the foot high blue Mohawk and Doc Martens, which often got her into trouble. No longer a Mohawk wearer, Tawny still enjoys old school punk rock, trance, zombie movies, teen horror films, and fluffy bunnies. She lives in Canada with her fantastical daughter, two cats, and spends most of her time creating new stories for teens. Tawny also writes adult paranormal/urban fantasy fiction under the name Vivi Anna, and is an aspiring screenwriter. 

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My 4 Star Review

Wow! It is safe to say this isn’t what I expected at all. So I signed up for this one for obvious reasons: I love serials and I thought I would embrace this stepbrother phase. Let me just say this isn’t your typical stepbrother book. I will be honest I am not exactly sure what this is or where it’s going, but after this first installment I am dying to find out.

Things begin exactly as you would expect them to in a “stepbrother” book. We meet the innocent girl, Allegra, and quickly learn she is attracted to her stepbrother who just moved in Seth. Seth is the typical bad boy and is mean to Allegra because he is also fighting his attraction. Now, you are thinking I have read this story…I can promise you, you haven’t.

In one night Allegra’s life completely changes and once it does there is no going back for anyone involved. The story picks up six years later and we learn of the aftermath of that nights events.

While I picked this one up to feed my serial addiction I am now hooked on the story. I am not sure how things will play out, but I am hoping for more shocking suspense and hot sex. If you are a fan of serials I recommend giving this one a try. It was nothing like I suspected and I love that.

ARC kindly provided in exchange for an honest review.

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