The thing about Tijan’s books is that when I’m reading, I forget to write down important parts. I’m so enthralled by the story that I forget what I’m supposed to do. I know you’re supposed to just read the book, but for me I have to write things down. When it comes time to write my review, I need to know what the hell I’m going to say.
I really enjoyed this story, like I do with Tijan books. The storyline is good, its realistic and relatable. The writing is easy and flows so nicely. The ending of each chapter makes me want to start the next, and it’s hard to put the book down.
Summer was never a popular girl in high school, she was never unpopular but she had two best friends and they were kind of dull. Never went to parties, never skipped classes, and never had many boyfriends. But, Summer is funny. She’s witty, and sassy and says what’s on her mind. She’s also in love with her stepbrother. She followed him to college so that she can be with him, but wasn’t all that surprised when he saw him kissing another girl.
Kevin is the stepbrother. He’s an arrogant asshole who thinks his shit don’t stink. He treats Summer like crap by pulling her in when it’s convenient for him and pushing her away when he’s done with her. He drives me nuts during the whole book. He’s also a sissy. He whines constantly and he’s not as “macho” as he thinks he is. He may be good-looking and can get any girl he wants but, that’s usually the problem with guys like him.
Caden’s character is great. He is sweet, caring, hot as well with tattoo’s all up his arms. He’s in a fraternity but he doesn’t act like it. He has a big heart and I really liked his character. Caden and Summer’s friendship is awesome. It starts off a little rough but then blossoms into this loving, beautiful relationship. The rest of the side characters also play a big part and they are just as entertaining as the main ones.
I didn’t really know what I was expecting when I started this book. At first, I didn’t really understand what Anti-Stepbrother even meant. Is he not the stepbrother? Is he just a really big asshole to his stepsister? But as I was reading, it all came together and made sense. I really like the concept of the title and the storyline. Like any other Tijan book, I definitely recommend this. For a college setting with lots of drama, you won’t be bored. It should also be noted that this is a New Adult novel and shouldn’t be read my young readers. Mature content is littered throughout.