Katherine Harrison is your typical good girl. She keeps a 4.0 GPA. She’s the class president. She never parties or lets loose. But one day, she decides that there’s no way she’s going to college a virgin, so she asks Caulter Sterling, her school’s biggest bad boy, for help. The two have one very, very hot night together, and then she runs away, wishing and hoping that she never has to see him again. Next thing she knows, she’s learning that her father’s been secretly dating someone, and they’re about to announce their engagement. The lucky lady just so happens to be Caulter’s mother.
It seems like a lot of these stepbrother books are about high school sweethearts whose parents start dating. Katherine and Caulter are far from sweethearts. In fact, aside from their one night of passion, they absolutely despise each other. Another interesting twist on the genre is that Katherine and Caulter aren’t actually stepsiblings. Sure, their parents are engaged with the intent to marry, but they are not yet stepsiblings.
I actually really liked both of the main characters. Like many books in this genre, we do have the prissy princess and the bad boy, but neither character felt like a stereotype here. Katherine and Caulter had such amazing chemistry and I loved how Caulter could be such an asshole to everybody (including Katherine sometimes) but he would still step up and be the good guy when she needed him.
This was just such a fun book, and for me, it was one of those books that I never wanted to put down. Instead of “Ugh, I guess I’ll read another few chapters to get it over with,” this book had me more like, “How much coffee will I need to drink tomorrow if I stay up all night to finish this?” I love it when that happens. That’s what a book should make you feel like. This is one of those books that could easily pull you out of a reading slump since it’s just so fun, entertaining, and easy to read.
I’m so glad that I didn’t give up on Sabrina Paige after I felt so let down by Double Team because I loved Prince Albert and I loved this book. I’m definitely adding her to my must-read authors and following her on social media.
Final rating: ★★★★☆
#mmdreading: three books by the same author (I also read Double Team and Prince Albert.)