Excerpt Reveal: Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan

anti stepbrother excerpt reveal
Today is the excerpt reveal for Anti-Stepbrother by Tijan. Anti-Stepbrother is releasing August 22, 2016!

anti stepbrother coverTitle: Anti-Stepbrother
Author: Tijan
Series: standalone
Genres: New Adult Contemporary Romance.
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Blurb:
He told me to ‘settle, girl.’
He asked if ‘something was wrong with me?’
He said I was an โ€˜easy target.โ€™
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrotherโ€™s fraternity brother.

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what would happen if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?

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Excerpt
The sun shone into the room, and it took me a few moments to realize where I was. I didnโ€™t recognize the king-size bed, or the black sheets, but then Caden walked past the open door and all the memories flooded into place.
I slept at his place.
I glanced around the bedโ€ฆ I slept in his bed!
โ€œYour alarmโ€™s about to go off in ten minutes,โ€ Caden called from the doorway. He had a cup of coffee in hand and wore only jeans.
I tried to keep my eyes front and center, but I lost. The tattoos were a nice little zig-zag pattern, pulling my gaze down, all the way down. Cadenโ€™s slow, smooth chuckle told me he knew what Iโ€™d just done. My cheeks only warmed a little.
I shot him a look, falling back to the pillow. โ€œI feel like this should be the first skip day of my school career.โ€
โ€œYouโ€™ve never skipped before?โ€
I shook my head, rolling it side to side on the pillow. โ€œAm I missing out? Should I embrace my inner deviant?โ€
He smirked. โ€œYou can skip a class for any reason in the world. Itโ€™s your life.โ€
I sat up, eyeing that coffee. โ€œYou were supposed to be the bad influence.โ€
His eyebrow lifted. โ€œIโ€™m not selling it enough?โ€ He lifted his cup. โ€œYou want some coffee?โ€
โ€œIโ€™m wondering if today is the day I try coffee too.โ€
โ€œYouโ€™ve never had coffee?โ€
โ€œIโ€™m beginning to think Iโ€™m lame.โ€ I thought about it. โ€œReally lame.โ€
โ€œYou slept at some guyโ€™s house last night. Think of it that way.โ€ His smirk was back. โ€œNot so lame now.โ€
I could do one better. โ€œI slept at a fraternity house.โ€
โ€œAnd you drank beer.โ€
โ€œIt was the second night in a row that I drank beer.โ€
โ€œSee? Not so lame after all.โ€
โ€œYouโ€™re right.โ€ I sat up. โ€œIโ€™m halfway to total badass.โ€
He grinned. โ€œWe cuddled last night, and you could think of it as dry humping. You almost got some last night.โ€
Except I hadnโ€™t, and we were in the friend zone. Why were my hands curling around the covers into tight balls? I glanced down and forced them to loosen, then shrugged, trying to be the nonchalant badass I was.
โ€œYou carried me to bed. Almost the same thing.โ€
Suddenly, the joking was gone, and his eyes burned. I could feel his heat from across the room, and my body reacted, instantly warming even before he said a word.
โ€œNothingโ€™s the same as sliding inside,โ€ he murmured after a moment. โ€œThe feel of being in there, feeling that clench around you, knowing you can push as deep as you want, as hard or gently as you want. Nope. Iโ€™ve gotta step off the joke train for a moment here. Nothing is remotely the same as that feeling.โ€
Fuck. My pulse spiked.
He tossed me a look. โ€œMaybe Iโ€™ll cop a feel the next time.โ€
I pretended to groan. โ€œOne more notch on my badass peg. You better cop a feel next time.โ€
โ€œIs that all I am to you? A notch on the bedpost? I feel so used, Stoltz.โ€
Okay. My last name. We were back on familiar ground here. But my grin was still a little shaky.
โ€œGet used to it, Banks. Iโ€™m only disguised as this plain Jane. Inside thereโ€™s a wild woman just waiting to be let loose.โ€
He didnโ€™t reply.
He stared at me for a few more seconds, then straightened from the doorway. โ€œThereโ€™s nothing plain about you, Summer.โ€

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tijan bioAbout the Author:
I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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