Easy really. When my father remarries it changes the course of my life and everything becomes . . . complicated.
My new stepbrother is a monster who hates me. Unapologetic, controlling and brazen he’s intent on making my life a living hell. Blackmails me into doing things I never thought I’d do. Illicit things.
Oliver King makes the rules. He f*cks me whenever he wants. How he wants. Where he wants.
My head screams this is wrong, yet I can't resist giving in to forbidden desires.
I’m his possession, his toy — his ultimate pleasure.
He’s never letting me go. I’m his dark obsession.
My dirty addiction to my stepbrother grows to a dangerous level. Am I sick to crave more from the man who has made me his slut? Or should I escape and run as far away as possible?
My name is Maya Childs and this is my story.
Dark erotic novel that contains sensitive subject matter that may make readers uncomfortable. Not appropriate for readers under 18. Contains explicit language and descriptions of sexual situations and violence.
Monster Stepbrother by Harlow Grace was just as much of a dark read, as I predicted it would be and I loved every word of it. When thinking back preparing for my review, I'm not sure what made it dark, Oliver's control over Maya, or Maya's desire for him to have that control.
This story opens up with Maya, her dad, and stepmother picking up Oliver at the airport for a visit. Maya was a sweet 12 year old girl, with huge green eyes and dimples. Oliver was a 16 year old boy with pent up anger and resentment. He was not, in no uncertain terms, was going to be friendly with Maya.
Told in dual points of view and in past and present tense, unfolds this very messed up story. Maya trying to get Oliver's attention. Oliver trying to make control Maya in very dark sensual ways. He had a profound jealously over any guy that showed Maya attention, yet that didn't stop him and his "buddy" sleeping around together in front of Maya. I really don't want to give a lot away in this book, the twist are just too exquisite for me to spoil for you.
In real life, yes we all might have a problem with this. I thought about that, maybe the way they went about thing were harsh. In the end, I could really see why Oliver acted the way he did and could completely sympathize with him. I could also see where Maya might have had less than stellar self image and would allow him to treat her that way. My opinion for anyone who wants to bash about this- don't judge about stuff unless you've walked a mile in those shoes yourself. If these issues bother you really bad- don't read about them, if you can't handle it.
I feel like this was an extremely well written story and the character development was layered well. It hooked me early in the book, and I was greedy and read it fast. This is a book that will stay with me for a long time therefore I give Monster Stepbrother 5 stars.