This is a story about a girl, her stepbrother and another guy who is the stepbrother’s complete opposite. If it sounds like a cliché, I promise you it’s not.
Summer is starting college and she’s going to the same college as Kevin, her stepbrother. The small detail here? She’s had a crush on Kevin since HS, since before he became her stepbrother. When disappointment is the first thing she encounters upon finding Kevin, she turns away and kind of crashes into one of his fraternity brothers. Caden is handsome to the point of beautiful and she thinks he’s kind of an ass, but as college life starts and things change for Summer, they develop a friendship that makes her realize he’s so much more of what she first thought.
Before I move further, I’ve read my share of Tijan’s books and I’ve love them all so far, but this book is somewhat different of the ones I’ve read before and so much more. Everything about it appealed to me: the storyline, the relationships and interactions between the characters both the main and secondary ones, the background of each character.
Summer and Caden have some serious issues to deal with and their personalities are so different, but each one lovable nonetheless. While she is quirky, sarcastic and funny, he’s all brooding and mature and they complement each other beautifully. I liked so much how the relationship between them builds up from scratch, how they are friends first and how they find their way into it by being there and giving space to each other as needed and growing into a couple instead of happening overnight.
This book made me laugh, want to just throw my Kindle against the wall and brought tears to my eyes. Even after finishing it, I read the last sentence and tears come every time. I honestly believe you won’t be disappointed by Tijan’s Anti Stepbrother.