Climax (Her British Stepbrother) by Lauren Smith
I am so blessed that I was able to read this book as soon as the ARC’s became available! I have been loving this series Forbidden: Her British Stepbrotherby Lauren Smith. I haven’t been a bit fan of the step-sibling narrative, but Lauren Smith can take any plot and make it seductive and engaging.
I have a HUGE confession to make. I was so excited and nervous to find out how this trilogy ends that I did something that I never do. I peeked at the end. There, I fessed up! I was so invested in this story that I just couldn’t read it without knowing that there would be a happy ending. So this should tell you how engaging this series and book are. I couldn’t handle the suspense!
The last book left off with Kat and Tristan at home for the holidays, sneaking around to get it on under the noses of their engaged parents. Kat has run from Tristan in the past and he has managed to get her promise not to do it anymore.
I couldn’t have predicted the twists and turns of this final story. At one point, I was flabbergasted and actually said out loud – “did he just say that?” It’s that kind of book and resolution to an amazing love story. As the reader, you know that Kat and Tristan have to deal with their parents upcoming marriage, his overbearing father and the coming out of their relationship. It just shows how amazing Lauren Smith is that she can weave a story so adeptly that no stone is left unturned and she forces her characters into delicious conflicts.
Know what else was delicious? And hot, steamy, slightly naughty and overwhelming? The sexual relationship between Kat and Tristan. God, what I wouldn’t give to have a bad boy Brit like Tristan turn that sexual magnetism on me for a moment. Lauren Smith can definitely write impressive love scenes that make you hot and bothered.
I adore that when I get my hands on a Lauren Smith novel, I know that I am going to enjoy every word. It is rare that an author is capable of writing excellent Gothic, contemporary romance, erotica and historical romance. I have such respect for her and I can’t wait to see what she does next!