Thursday, February 12, 2015

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Stepbrother Mine By Mandy Lou Dowson

They were always taught that family was about more than blood, but when step-siblings Sophie Ellis and Logan Castle meet for the first time, their attraction is instantaneous. Forever trying to keep each other at arm's length, they discover that sometimes the best laid plans fall apart, when lovers fall together.

He's everything she's ever fantasized about, and everything she can never have.

She's all he's ever wanted, but never hoped to have.

Trying so hard to be his stepsister, she can't shake the attraction she feels.

He decides it's best to leave, but when circumstances see them reunite, and he discovers their initial attraction is still there after all the intervening years, he can't help himself. He has to have her.

Running scared, she cuts all ties.

Left behind, his bitterness grows.

When again circumstances force her back into his arms, her past comes back to haunt her.

He's determined to make her pay for leaving him.  

Desires are forbidden. Loyalties are tested. Hearts are broken. And in the end, is love strong enough to conquer all?

**This book is a stand alone. It is not suitable for anyone under the age of 18, due to explicit scenes, language and situations.

When I first started Stepbrother, Mine I will admit I was sort of disappointed.  I have loved in previous books that the Stepbrother starts off as this massive asshole who makes his Stepsister’s life a living hell, blah, blah, blah and in this book it doesn’t start off like that.  Logan actually seemed to be a great guy.  Maybe it’s the twisted side of me but I was asking myself out loud, where is the asshole?  Well, we get him later on and holy shit he makes up for his lack of assholeism (yes I made up a word lol).  Now I can sort of understand why he was as big of an asshole that he was.  Yep I am actually standing up for the asshole.  What Sophie does was not just hurtful but in a way sort of cruel especially since their situation was different.  I’m not even sure if they would be considered stepsiblings anymore.  Sophie made me want to throat punch her multiple times.  I can understand her reluctance up until a point and after that point was reached I really didn’t feel much sympathy for her or her feelings at all.  But together?  These two are a bomb ready to explode from all the sexual tension that they have had since the minute they meet.

While I may have started off disappointed I finished liking the book very much.  Am I still a feeling the love for the stepsibling love craze?  Yes I am because with every new book that has come out, the variations in the storylines are what make me keep coming back for more.   Mandy Lou Dowson may become an author to watch out for, especially if she continues writing  books like Stepbrother, Mine that are on the edge of being taboo without actually crossing over that no go line.

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Author Bio

Mandy Lou Dowson was born and raised in a small town in Ireland, in 1983, and at this stage in life, she's pretty sure the town won't let her leave. Family is a huge deal to Mandy. She has three wonderful children (most of the time), and two Siberian Huskies who are each as naughty as the other – in fact, she's sure they egg each other on in silly cartoon voices when nobody is looking.


“Climb out the window and get covered in mud.”

“No, I did it last time. You do it!”

“R'uh, r'oh, here SHE is. Shhh.”


When she's not writing, reading, or plotting her next book -- or, you know, world domination – , she likes to relax with a few glasses of wine and some karaoke. You can usually find her procrastinating on social media of some sort, chatting to fans and talking nonsense.
Mandy started reading at quite a young age and her appetite for the written word has only increased with time. It would not be at all surprising to find her reading anything and everything from shampoo bottles to Edgar Allan Poe.
She is the author of three different genres of romance books. The Moon Bound series, which is in the Paranormal Romance genre, and is gathering rave reviews, and the Taboo series, which is Contemporary with a hint of the forbidden, the first of which has gathered very mixed reviews across the board, from one extreme to the other.

She has also made a foray into Dark Romance recently, with her first title in the genre, Retribution, releasing in Summer 2015.

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