Friday, March 13, 2015

Blog Tour-Review: The Other Brother Part 1: Forbidden by Lauren Hawkeye and Tawny Stokes

male and female bonding

About Part 1: Forbidden

From two New York Times bestselling authors comes a stunning tale of betrayal and blood...

Simple. The consummate good girl, this is the word I used to describe my life... until my stepbrother Seth came to live with us. Until that point, I’d been a very good girl... but my older, emotionally blocked stepbrother made me want to do very bad things.

With him.

In the course of one night everything changed, and my simple world was torn to shreds. I wanted to hate him. I did hate him. Mostly.

But now he’s back. And nothing will ever be simple again.

The Other Brother is a novel told in three parts.

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+**

The Other Brother, Part 1: Forbidden is available now for .99c on release day only!

You can read chapter one here!
You can read chapter two here!
You can read chapter three here!

Find out more about Part 2: Taboo and Part 3: Illicit.

My Review

This is actually the first stepbrother book I've read, so I didn't really have any preconceived notions of how the story would unfold.  It actually didn't feel overly taboo to me.  Since this is a novel broken into 3 parts, I was already expecting a cliffhanger at the end-and this one doesn't disappoint since it accomplishes its objective, making me want to read the next part to see exactly where this is going.

I liked the characters, though once done my overall feeling about Allegra's blood brother Theo was that he was a bit on the creepy side-especially at the end.  Seth, her stepbrother, was written perfectly and in such a way that you'll want him for yourself.  The BDSM element is tastefully done...and pretty hot.

The book is written from both Allegra and Seth's points of view-I always like when books are written this way since you get more depth to the story knowing what both main characters are thinking.  The story easily kept my attention, and I'm intrigued to see what's going to come in the next two parts.  4 stars for part on to part 2!

About Lauren Hawkeye

Lauren Hawkeye/ Lauren Jameson never imagined that she’d wind up telling stories for a living… though when she looks back, it’s easy to see that she’s the only one who is surprised. Always “the kid who read all the time”, Lauren made up stories about her favorite characters once she’d finished a book… and once spent an entire year narrating her own life internally. No, really. But where she was just plain odd before publication, now she can at least claim to have an artistic temperament.

Lauren lives in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, Canada with her husband, toddler, pit bull and idiot cat, though they do not live in an igloo, nor do they drive a dogsled. In her nonexistent spare time Lauren can be found knitting (her husband claims that her snobby yarn collection is exorbitant), reading anything she can get her hands on, or sweating her way through spin class. She loves to hear from her readers!

About Tawny Stokes

Tawny Stokes has always been a writer. From an early age, she’d spin tales of serial killers in love, vampires taking over the world, and sometimes about fluffy bunnies turned bunnicidal maniacs. An honour student in high school, with a penchant for math and English, you’d never know it by the foot high blue Mohawk and Doc Martens, which often got her into trouble. No longer a Mohawk wearer, Tawny still enjoys old school punk rock, trance, zombie movies, teen horror films, and fluffy bunnies. She lives in Canada with her fantastical daughter, two cats, and spends most of her time creating new stories for teens.

Tawny also writes adult paranormal/urban fantasy fiction under the name Vivi Anna, and is an aspiring screenwriter.

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