Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Stepbrother Untouchable By: Colleen Masters

Calling Nate Thornhill a rich, cocky, arrogant asshole would be an understatement. 

He also happens to be stunningly handsome, popular, intelligent, and captain of both the Crew and Lacrosse teams at UVA. I hate him for thinking he’s untouchable—not because he’s a narcissistic, privileged, borderline-misogynistic heartbreaker—but because he’s right. 

His first words to me were at a Crew House party, and he literally invited me to have a threesome with him and a random girl. I could’ve died from the embarrassment, he didn’t even know my name at the time, and he didn’t care to. After that night, I promised myself to never waste another second thinking about Nate Thornhilll. 

My world becomes a nightmare when I realize my mom’s new husband Pierce has a son who’s my age…and he’s a junior at UVA too. I can’t believe my eyes when Nate walks over and sits down next to us at dinner, introducing himself like he’s never seen me before in his life. 

Then I feel his hand on my thigh, underneath the tablecloth with our parents sitting across from us, inching closer and closer to my panties. My mind goes fuzzy, my heart starts racing, and my body does exactly what I don’t want it to do. 

And then they hit me with the worst news of all… 

Pierce has an internship lined up for me at his firm, and we’re going to live at his Eastern Shore mansion for the summer. 

I’ll be sleeping down the hall from my new stepbrother…arguing with him at every breakfast, sitting across from him at every dinner, watching as he brings an endless string of girls back to his room…secretly wishing I was one of them.

I can honestly say that I went into this story without great expectations. I found very mixed reviews on it but decided to give it a fair chance. BUT, I can happily say that it was such a very good story and I fell in love with Brynn and Nate myself!

I know that some people really can't get into books that are the normal and traditional love stories. But that's what makes me glad there are other people out there like me, that really love a story with a twist. This is my third book I've read about step-sibling relationships. The first one was terrifying in such mental abuse ways, though an entertaining read...well it just kinda freaked me out a bit. The second one was so much better in the overall story and how they had come together. I really loved it. This one, being my third is right up there with the second book. 

Stepbrother Untouchable is shorter than most of the other books I read, so I was afraid that it was just going to be a "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am" type of story. Luckily that is not the case. You are quick to adoring Brynn and rooting for her the whole way. Nate and Brynn have some immense sexual tension, but not overloaded amounts. It's more like a 'desirable' amount. The story line is fun and light and adorable.