by Selena Kitt
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Publisher: Exessia Publishing
Number of Pages: unsure, guessing 360
Source: ARC from Book Sprout
Contemporary Romance/Erotica M/F
Read 4/17/19 to 4/18/19
He’s big. He’s bad. And he only wants one thing. Revenge.
Ric Ryker spent years being called “Big Dick.” Ridiculed for his weight, shunned by all the pretty girls, snubbed by all the cool guys.
But after a secret journey of transformation, he’s back—ready to take over leadership from his father at Ryker Arms—with an impressive new physique and a plan to prove them all wrong. Especially her. The one woman who hurt him the most. Annalesa – sweet, smart, stunning. And his stepsister.
The girl he could never have. The girl who wouldn’t look twice at him anyway – especially in front of her stuck-up friends.
Now he’s going to make her want him. Show her just what she was missing. And hurt her, just like she hurt him.
He’s got the weapon and he’s taken aim—but he didn’t count on his own heart getting caught in the crossfire.
I couple years ago I read my first story by this author, Step Beast, and was pleasantly surprised. I’ve read some of her other work through the years and found that I enjoy most of her stories. There have been a few misses, but a lot of hits. A lot of her stories are short erotica, and I don’t generally write reviews on short erotica on the blog, though. As I found Step Beast to be well written with a great storyline, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to read another full length step-sibling story from this author.
This story has another great concept from Selena Kitt. (BTW, this is a re-release of a story she wrote under the name Emme Rollins a few years ago.) There were times I had a pit in my stomach from the things Ric had Annalesa do to “prove” herself to him. It reminded me of the movie Heathers a bit. You know certain people are not necessarily good people, but is it okay to sink to their level and be mean to them?
Sometimes, I felt the chemistry between Rick and Annalesa strongly. Other times, it was more of a trickle. It was definitely there, but didn’t seem consistent to me. That didn’t take away from the story for me though since there were other things happening over and above the love story.
The last few chapters of this story were great and really had me turning the pages as fast as I could. Wonderful suspense and action which led to total excitement. I could see the whole thing playing out in my mind like a movie.
This author is a whiz at writing step-sibling romance that doesn’t make the love story feel gratuitous or icky. Both stories I’ve read from her in this specific genre have been very touching stories with wonderful characters.
**I received an ARC of this book courtesy of Book Sprout and the publisher. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and given freely**