Title: Stepbrother, Mine
Author: Opal Carew
Publisher/Year: St Martin’s Press 8/11/15
Length: 51 pages
Series: Stepbrother Mine #3
Unable to let Dana slip away again, Mason bids on the one thing he’s always wanted–even if it is completely forbidden. He’s fantasied about having Dana to himself for years, touching her smooth skin, tasting her sweet lips. But Dana is off-limits…or is she? All it takes is just one kiss to find out…
The finale that we’ve been waiting for – i think that it’s safe to say that we were all curious to see how things would end up given that Mason’s father was out for revenge, blood and well – Dana.
That’s not the focal point though for much of this third installment. What we get here is Mason’s attempt to push Dana away by showing her what it is that he likes in a sub – and how much he needs more than vanilla. what he doesn’t expect though is how tenacious Dana is and how far she will go to please him.
Throughout this final book, we get what Ms. Carew is great at yet again – the heat and passion, but the interesting bits of BDSM brought to the story line in a way that’s also very tasteful. I think that there’s something to be said about showing the lifestyle in a way that’s very subtle but that still shows us that the people get what they need in their own way.
I think that as we go through this story, we keep wondering what’s going to happen next. i mean, we know that Chas wants to take Mason down and also get his hands on Dana. but the other question of course too is that Maria’s a wild card. She’s got this past with Mason of course, and she’s married now to his father – but i feel like there’s still a pending twist. I hope that we get to see that play out.
The struggle that they deal with though as a couple is that there’s a bit of a scandal that comes out with the media saying that Mason’s sleeping with his sister and no one wants to clarify that point. There’s also the point that Mason’s going to protect her with everything that he has and that means sending her to Paris. That distance can do horrible things to a couple, so it’s going to be interesting to see how that plays out. And finally, the final chapter – where we see there’s a shift in power, the Dom becomes the sub. interesting no? On that note, it’s a great series and you should definitely check it out. Have a great weekend all!