You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you.
When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be.
I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here.
I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room.
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him.
At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night.
Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California.
It had been years since I’d seen Elec.
When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again.
And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.
I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.
Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel.
**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+
Stepbrother Dearest will be on sale for the release day only $2.99 (reg. $3.99) and that this will be the only sale of 2014
Interview with Penelope Ward :
R.R.R.B. : Writing a book about a relationship about a brother and a sister (even if we're talking about step-) is considered a taboo. How did you come up with the idea?
P.W : I always love stories where the couple is forced to live under the same roof.
On top of that, the step-sibling idea is taboo, although of course they are not blood related, but it’s taboo enough that it really solidified my wanting to do it.
Those are the kind of romances I like to read, one that are forbidden…student/teacher etc., so writing it was a lot of fun!
R.R.R.B. : Was it easy for you to promote?
P.W. : People have been more drawn to this book than any of my others due to the subject matter. I’ve had to promote it less as a result which is interesting.
R.R.R.B. : Do you have specific people in your mind, portraying your main characters?
P. W. : For this book, no one specific. Elec, in my head , looks exactly like the guy on the cover. Greta might be Emma Stone.
Thank you very much, for your time!
Penelope Ward will be very active on Facebook all day, giving things away and there is a release party as well!
About Penelope Ward :
Penelope Ward is a USA Today Bestselling author.
She grew up in Boston with five older brothers. She spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career.
Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends.
She is the proud mother of a beautiful 10-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 8-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life.
Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island.
She is currently working on her fifth novel, Jake Understood. She is the author of Gemini, Jake Undone, My Skylar and Stepbrother Dearest.
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