I’ve just finished reading ‘Anti-Stepbrother’ and just couldn’t hold it in. I love Tijan. I wasn’t sure if it was just the fact that I fell in love with Logan Kade a while back, but now I know it’s HER WRITING that just speaks to me in a way that no other does. I wanted to write an ‘Anti-Stepbrother’ review but that just wouldn’t be enough! I have to make it clear that whatever Tijan writes I WILL READ!
You know how sometimes you read a book and you think ‘God, that girl is such an idiot’ or ‘how can you be so naive’ or ‘why is she playing the victim, no guy likes that, grow some balls woman!!’.
There is no such problem with Tijan’s heroines. They are all strong women, who can think logically, never expect to be treated like porcelain dolls, and you know that even if they were left alone, they would be perfectly fine. There is no pressure! Doesn’t matter whether the guy is there or not!
This author embraces the weird, the original, everything that makes people stand out from the crowd. And we definitely need more of that these days. The characters in her books like to do their own thing, are not afraid to ruffle some feathers along the way, and stand up for what they believe in. I also noticed that Tijan has got a certain preference when it comes to romance stories and that is stepbrother romance, which I’m the biggest fan of.
The ‘Fallen Crest High’ series is one of my favourites, and I’m definitely going to read it again sometime in the future. It’s one of those stories, that once you read it, you want to unread it so you can read it again and be equally excited. Does that make sense? I’m just saying I’m jealous of all of you who have not yet experienced the genius of Tijan’s writing.
When it comes to male characters, they are usually the silent strong types (Mason Kade), or funny playboy types (Logan Kade), but they are all tough and always treat their girl right. They know how to throw a punch when they have to and value loyalty and brotherly bond above all.
My favourite of all strong-silent-dangerous types will have to be Carter Reed, a ruthless mobster with a lifelong vendetta and undying love for only one woman in his life.
Anti-Stepbrother will have to be my favourite standalone novel from Tijan. It was downright hilarious at times, with the main character, Summer, being socially awkward but in a cute way. Speaking more than she should have sometimes, and misunderstood by most of the people around her. Now, I have to say a few words about Caden Banks… how Summer put it ‘holy mother of my ovaries’! The way the author described him was perfection, badboy-tattooed-shirtless-hot perfection.
The book is filled with plot twists, angst and drama. You definitely won’t be bored. Fortunately, there are still a few of Tijan’s books that I haven’t read yet, so I’m off to do just that. Ciao!
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