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THIS WEEKS TOPIC IS......
Step Brother Trope!
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This is something that has become really fecking popular. Like crazy popular. It seemed like a year ago you could maybe find one or more of these types of books. Now, every where you turn you find one. I've read a few that I thought weren't that bad, but then others are kind of strange. Let's get more into that now, shall we?
I've read two of these types of books that I really adored.. Technically
Fallen Crest High by Tijan is sort of like that. The parents just aren't married yet. Even though I think they do end up getting married eventually, but anyways. There isn't a whole lot of "step-brother-step-sister-lets-get-together-but-its-forbidden" in this one. It's more along the lines of she's-mine-he's-mine type of thing. They really know what they want, and they aren't going to let ANYONE get in the way.
That's why I really love this series, and this couple is one of my favorites.
Another one I really like is called The Unofficial Zack Warren Fan Club by J.C. Isabella.
These are two books that I actually really like when it comes to the step-brother aspect.
It's not something that seems kind of gross, and it's something that is done in taste and really enjoyable.
A lot of these books that are come out are erotica. Nothing against that, but when the whole relationship is basically sex with your step-brother, it kind of makes the book dumb in my opinion. It's also rather annoying when you add in the step-brother being super rich, and the heroine now has to deal with him or live with him, although they are adults. That's kind of frustrating to me. I hate that they make these older adults have to live together because their parents are getting married.
Along with that, there is also the ick factor of this. I mean a lot of people think that even though there is a (step) in front of BROTHER, that still makes that person your BROTHER... And again, ICK!
So, to me I'm not a huge fan. I think this can be done in a good way sometimes, but I think for the most part this is way over done, and totally done in distaste.
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What is you opinion on STEP BROTHER trope?
What books do you like that have this trope in it?