My Not So Wicked Stepbrother

newbookHere’s another great book I read last month. My Not So Wicked Stepbrother by Jennifer Peel. I’ve read all of Jennifer Peel’s romances. She will probably always be one of my top favs!!! The start of her new Not So Wicked series was so much fun! I’m looking forward to reading more of these! Here is the summary:


Loveless is more than a name, it’s a curse.

I, Emma Loveless, have a destiny. It’s not the greatest of destinies, but when you have a name like Loveless, what can you do? I’m cursed to always be the friend, never the girlfriend. Unless you count my love affair with Duncan Hines, Dr. Pepper, and the ever-lovable Pillsbury Doughboy. They’ve seen me through it all, but a girl needs more than refined sugar to curl up to every night. It doesn’t help that I have a meddling, albeit wonderful, mother who can’t help playing matchmaker. Thanks to her, I can say I’ve been on a date with a felon. Now she swears she’s found the one for me, her new optometrist, Dr. Sawyer King. Meanwhile, I’m preparing for the inevitable restraining order. That is, until I meet the sexy doctor and have to admit my mother is right–love at first sight does exist.

Unfortunately, my last name means business. Not only do I find myself in the friend zone, but also the twilight zone. Only in my world would Mr. Right turn into my stepbrother. To top it off, he brings with him a wicked stepmother who will do anything to keep us apart. Despite all this my heart–or is that my mom?–keeps telling me Sawyer is the one. But what if true love isn’t strong enough to interfere with my destiny? It’ll be me and the Doughboy…for eternity.

My Review

Decadent5Super delectable treat!!! This fun friends to lovers romance is like your favorite dessert–hard to put down. The characters are Emma Loveless and Sawyer King. Emma thought her curse might be lifted when her mom set her up with Sawyer King. But circumstances changed drastically before they could ever go on their first date. He became her stepbrother…and that first date never happened. But he’s become her best friend. She hates the f-word, as it relates to him. And she also despises his mother, who is now her wicked stepmother. Ick. Emma was a fantastic and funny character who made me laugh the whole way through this book. She’s strong, confident, loves carbs and sugar (you go, girl!), and is forever cursed to be stuck in the friend zone. Peel’s books always are treats for my heart, and I’m super excited to read the next one in this series (from the teaser at the end of this one, it looks like it continues with the lives of side characters I got to know and love in this book—YEA!!!). Anyway, all I have to say is….this is a great, fun, heart-tugging romance I’ll read again (as I do most of Peel’s books).


Happy February! I hope this month of love treats you good. Happy reading!