S.O.B. by J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: November 10, 2015
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Synopsis: Levi Black is an s.o.b.Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him. He wouldn’t be wrong. A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it. One night changed everything, and I’ve avoided him like the plague ever since. Just long enough to finish college, to bury the hurt, and to outrun the memories. But now that’s all changed. I’m back, and there’s no more running. My hands are supposed to be my livelihood, but now they’re my curse. Levi’s reckless ways have landed him in a sticky situation, and his father has given me an offer I can’t refuse. One month, and all I have to do is put my hands on his body. Easier said than done. The problem is, even though I know it’s bound to bite me in the a**, I can’t bring myself to say no to the s.o.b.
4 Stars - Would Recommend
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Confession time - the stepbrother stories are probably some of my least favorite. The thing that attracted me to this one? The fact that our heroine doesn't want to like him.
What I discovered once I got into S.O.B is that even though our main characters are step siblings, that's not the biggest part of the story. The core of our story is watching two young people figure out how to over come obstacles to not only be together, but to be who they really want to be.
Vista and Levi met when she was 18 and their parents were getting married. One night together had them thinking long term until Levi's Dad ordered him to end it. Fast forward four years to Levi and Vista being forced together when his father hires her to be his physical therapist. It doesn't take long for the old spark to ignite and for Vista to discover that Levi isn't the man she thought until dear old Dad ruins things once again.
In reading S.O.B, I really enjoyed Vista. For a fairly young woman, she was smart and stood up for herself. The character I really enjoyed though was Levi. He initially comes across as the world's biggest jerk, but the more we get to know him, the more some of his behavior makes sense. Levi didn't always make the best decisions when it came to his relationship with Vista, but the way he addressed his mistakes made me root for him all the more.
In the end, I'm still on the fence about the stepbrother trope. But, I really enjoyed watching Levi grow and mature in S.O.B and am glad that this was my first J.C. Valentine book. I will definitely be looking to read some of her other work.
ABOUT J.C. VALENTINE
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry. J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor's in English and when she isn't writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors. Sign up for J.C.'s newsletter and never miss a thing! http://bit.ly/1KxXWWB