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First, let me say that any concern I had about these being steps was immediately addressed. They never even meet until they're 17. It wasn't a growing up together kind of situation so any issue I had disappeared.
Then, there's that Elec is a total jerk issue. Yep, he is. But he also has some pretty big secrets that were so not okay for him growing up. And like Greta, I could see just enough of the real him to let a lot of it go. And when I discovered those secrets, my heart hurt for him. I loved him.
Greta is incredible. She tries so hard to help Elec even when he's awful to her. I loved how she brought out the real in him. I love that his mean became teasing. I loved that they cared for each other.
This is a hard story. Lots of missed chances and fate handing out a raw deal. But I couldn't put it down. Just like Greta reading a certain author in the book, it captivated me. I did need to consult with a friend that had read it at one point because their pain was hard on me. But I finished it and I'm glad I read it.
It's a complex story with penetrating emotions that once you start will be hard to put down. It's a story that talks about caring for people and doing the right thing. It comes close to lines that shouldn't be crossed but it doesn't cross them. It felt real. Life isn't clear and easy. It doesn't resolve itself in a summer or a even a year. This book took years to resolve and had real life pain.
When you want something rich and a little dark but will hold your attention until it's finished, then give in and read this one.
As weeks turn into months, Greta and Elec begin to develop a friendship and one night, that friendship becomes more. But the next morning, Elec is gone and Greta knows she will never be the same.
7 years later, death brings Elec back into her life but now, even though Greta's love for Elec is stronger than even, he is no longer available to her. How will she be able to face him in his time of need and not lose her heart for a second time?
I loved this book! I loved how it is separated into two parts, when Greta and Elec first meet as teenagers and then again as adults. Any first, Elec is a difficult character to like, but the more you learn about him, the more you will come to love him. Both are complex well written characters.
I loved how Elec's side of the story was given in the form of a book he wrote which gives the story a different spin. You know that there is something to Elec's relationship with his father the whole time but I never anticipated it would be what it actually was.
Although this book is called "Stepbrother Dearest" the stepbrother taboo is a very small part of the story and for those who are wondering, even though Elec is in a relationship when the story picks up again, you don't need to worry, there is no cheating in this story.
POV: Mostly from Greta with sections from Elec
Quick hook or slow starter? 5 (I was hooked from the first chapter)
Character development: 5
Level of Romance between characters: 5
Passion/Heat level: 5 (there is not a lot of sex, but what there is works perfectly for the story)
Angst/Heartbreak: 5 (the middle of this story will run your heart through the ringer and make you feel like you are on an emotional roller coaster)
Cliffhanger?: No, it is wrapped up in the end with a beautiful epilogue.
Overall, I loved it and this author is quickly becoming one of my favorites. I can't wait to go and read some of her other books.