Jul 25, 2015

Pre-Release ARC REVIEW: Stepbrother, Mine (Part 1#) By Opal Carew

Expected publication: July 28th 2015 by St. Martin's Griffin

Erotica Romance/ Contemporary

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From New York Times bestselling author Opal Carew comes an erotic new serial about the lengths to which one woman will go to live the life of her dreams.

Dana's always had a clear vision of what she wanted out of life. But when her father dies during her final year of college, Dana's whole world threatens to topple down. In desperate need of money, she comes up with an idea. It's scandalous. It's HOT. And it's got everybody talking. . .Is Dana really going to auction off her own virginity? And at what cost? 

RATING: 2.5 / 5 stars

*** REVIEW ***

I requested this arc for one reason only- to see what's the hype around stepbrother ft. stepsister romances in the reader's world and because, just like the female MC, I'm thinking about auctioning off my virginity. Duhhh. (Yeah, right!) Anyway, the 1st part was only 49 pages long and I know that many readers enjoy books by this author, so I thought to myself: what the heck, let's do this!

Why 2.5 stars ???

~ Naive female character who, despite being in her early 20ies, sometimes acted as a clueless child. I almost fell from my bed when she asked him: "Did I hurt it?" o.O

~ Rushed Plot

All in all- I can definitely see the appeal of this type of romances, but maybe this wasn't the right type of a read for me. In comparison to the rest of the books I read, this is a 2.5 stars book for me. That's why I don't see myself reading the 2nd and the 3d part of the novel, but I've been recommended other books by this author by her fans, so I'm gonna try some of those.



  1. there is such a hype around them, and i just cant bring myself yet to see why - i dont think this one would work for me, but ill be keeping an eye out for other ones. :)

    em @ afternoonbookery.com x

    1. Yeah, my co-bloggers are big fans of this type of romances too, so I wanted to see why, but unfortunately, this wasn't the best choice. Hope her other books will.

      Thanks for stopping by, Em! :)

  2. This author sounds familiar, and I can definitely see why there would be a built-in curiosity about this book. I mean, who tackles these kind of romance tropes? I'm definitely curious.

    1. I guess this is the next best and "safe" option to incest romances which are more taboo.

  3. An unbelievably naive female MC can be very annoying. I usually can't stop rolling my eyes or huffing in frustration. I don't know why stepbrother/stepsister romances are considered taboo. They're not even blood related so who cares? I guess it depends on at what age the family came together, though. Different story if they were raised together from infancy. Great honest review, Purple! :)

    1. Thanks, Rachel! :)

      Yeah, it would definitely be weird if they were raised together from infancy. Yuck!


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