Thursday 17 September 2015

✪ Jaimie Roberts ✪ A Step Two Close ✪ Giveaway ✪

© Bianca ✰ 

• 288 pages
• release date: 17 September 2015

4.9 Stars
I used sex to help me forget.
To help me numb the pain.
Because for those few minutes of pleasure, I could shut it all off.
The reminders of all that I had lost. All that I had endured.
Of all that I saw die before my eyes.

I slept with a man I can’t get out of my head. It was supposed to be a one-time thing with no attachments and no commitments. No names were exchanged, no phone numbers swapped. And that was fine by me ... until I lay awake at night, dreaming about that man’s caress. Wanting and yearning to feel his touch once more.

But one day, my fantasies of seeing this man become an all-too-consuming, nightmarish reality. Suddenly, he is in my house, that cocky grin of his silently promising more to come.

And the reason being? His father is getting married to my mother. We are going to be family.

I am in the seven circles of hell. His look alone consumes my soul and makes me beg for more. He wants me and is determined to get me. I’m his obsession, and I’ve just become a slave to his infatuation ... to the games he likes to play. The games he knows will have me surrendering to his will.

But that’s not the only problem. That’s not the only reason I am living in my own personal hell.

The year before I met my soon-to-be step-brother, Hunter ... The year I made a decision that will ultimately end up destroying my very soul...

I lost my virginity to Hunter’s dad.

Warning: Contains scenes of emotional and physical abuse. Readers with sensitivity to such subjects are advised to proceed with caution.

19-year old Ayden's Dad died when she was just a little girl. It was on her birthday - they had a car accident and she watched him die. To this day her mother hates her, because she thinks her daugher is responsible for the death of her husband. Hate is not even enough for what 'mum' feels for her. She's sooo effing mean to poor AJ. She yells, insults and physically hurts her.
To get away from all her guilt and her horrble life at home, Ayden started having sex when she turned 18. Especially around her birthday she needs to get her mind off things.
Last year she lost her virginity to a stranger - a hot, older guy. And two weeks ago she had sex with this amazingly hot guy, who she can't forget.

  And now those two encounters have come back to haunt her.
Her mom announces she's engaged and that her new guy will move in with his son.
And yep - you guessed it - those two are the guys Ayden had sex with.
And she's still sooo horribly attracted to Hunter (the son). And he wants her too...badly. Just for one night, because he thinks she cheated him out of morning sex, when she left in the middle of the night.
But she can't start anything with her almost step-brother...can she??

As if that wouldn't be enough to handle - all those secrets she has to keep from the people at home...there's also her "stalker" Robert. She was on two dates with him, but the guy just doesn't get that she doesn't have feelings for him.

AJ only lives for her criminology classes and counts the days until she can leave home - until she gets the money in her trust.
But until then.... Hunter might be harder to resist than she first thought. ☺


Nope - I'm not telling you anything!!!  ☺


This was a really intense book. Phew.

I looved HUNTER!!! He's so cute and sexy and nice and adorable and cocky and grrrr ☺

Ugh. I don't even know what to say about her. I don't understand why Ayden didn't move out and go live with friends - or even living on the streets would've been preferable to living with that person. Jeez!!!

While reading I was constantly 'afraid' of when and how the secrets would come out - how Hunter would react once he finds out that she slept with his Dad...

And I wanted to throw that mother person out of the window of a very high building!!!!!

But I really loved the story - and I wanted Hunter & AJ to get their Happy Ever After!
And I didn't want poor Mason to end up with AJ's horrible mom - he is a nice guy - well a nice guy who slept with a 18-year-old - but still - a nice guy ☺

What I didn't get was why they made such a big deal about not being able to be together - yes, they're step-siblings ... but they became step-siblings when Hunter was already in his early twenties. It's not like they will live together for the next ten years, or have been living together as teenagers for years. I just think it would've been way easier if they had just told the truth all around from the beginning and became a couple officially. End of story. But, yeah, I know, we need a little drama in our books ☺
And it didn't really bother me much. I just wanted them to stop being idiots and BE TOGETHER!!!

A STEP TWO CLOSE was a really sexy and adorable Step-Brother-Dramance!
With the 'mother' as the BAD guy!
You will sooo want your own Hunter after reading it!


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Jaimie Roberts was born in London, but moved to Gibraltar in 2001. She is married with two sons, and in her spare time, she writes.
In June 2013, Jaimie published her first book, Take a Breath, with the second released in November 2013. With the reviews, Jaimie took time out to read and learn how to become a better writer. She gets tremendous enjoyment out of writing, and even more so from the feedback she receives.