★ BLURB ★
I call him “Tool” because he’s a dick.
Gaige O’Neal is nicknamed “Tool” because of what he’s packing. Rumor is, he’s well equipped.
I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had the pleasure.
He’s a cocky, entitled, insufferable a**hole who’s as reckless with women as he is with that stupid motorcycle he races.
He’s also my stepbrother. Lucky me.
It’s been four years since I’ve seen him. Four years since he’s made me so frustrated I could scream. Four years since he’s given me that look, the one that makes me instantly wet.
So it’s just f**ing fitting that the first time I see him in four years, he’s buried beneath three scantily clad blondes.
Now I’m stuck here under the same roof with him while he recovers from a racing injury. An injury that clearly hasn’t affected the use of his tool.
The problem is, as much as I despise him, I just can’t help myself. I want to find out what kind of tool he’s working with.
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★ MY REVIEW ★
I’m super duper on the fence with this book. The whole stepbrother trope is not something I typically read. I’ve read more than one book with it, don’t get me wrong, but it’s just not my cup of tea. This book however, is very well done. Let me just state up front, they are not related, in any which way. For some reason though, the mere idea that they are stepbrother and sister is just taboo to people, and the word association with in that sticks. That being said, I liked the book. I’m not going to rave about it, because it’s not one that will stick with me for long, but I don’t have much to rant about with it either.
Gaige and Delaney are quiet the pair. Their parents got married when they were almost adults themselves and as it is, Delaney goes off to college. They haven’t seen each other in four years and save for spending a summer together, there hasn’t been much interaction between them.
Good gracious almighty, Gaige is cocky. Full of himself, egotistical, bad mouthed bad boy, yet somehow charming and engaging. It is exactly the reason Delaney calls him a “tool”. Demanding and dominant but with a soft enough edge to not be overbearing. He knows what he wants, he and goes after it.
Delaney sees her stepbrother again, and runs the other way. She doesn’t want to want him, he’s her stepbrother, that’s just wrong. Everyone would judge them, everyone would see it as wrong. Her whole inner monologue has her fighting everything she’s feeling because she knows what she wants, and she knows he is not the way to get it. Not to mention, she thinks he’s a manwhore still and there are things between them in the past that they have to overcome. But things change!
Somehow through all of the mess though, these two come together and just make things work. They make it work so well that the steam nearly rises from the writing! Gaige just doesn’t give up and eventually he gets exactly what he wants, and what he wants, is Delaney. If you have never read a book in the stepbrother trope before, this is a good one to start with!