Arrogant Bastard, by Winter Renshaw

Arrogant Bastard

Grade: B-*

Doing it at: 0%, but not with our couple till 64%

Catnip: Polygamy, Step Siblings: Not Quite Incest, But it was 99 cents…

Shame Scale: Medium shame for being a stepsibling, polygamist, teenage romance novel. (Medium shame lol – Mary)

Fantasy Cast: Amanda Seyfried, Colton Haynes

Book Description:

The last time my father beat me to a bloody pulp was the night he walked in on me banging my step-mother in his bed.

To be fair, she seduced me. And to be honest, I liked it. But to CPS, I was a victim.

They shipped me to Utah where my estranged mother lived with her husband and two sister-wives. And that’s when I met her. My innocent, wholesome, perfect step-sister. Well, one of many. But Waverly stood out because just like me, we’d been fighting a losing battle our entire lives.

Falling for her was a mistake, but shit, it’s not like I ever made good decisions.

Fuck being “family.” I must have Waverly Miller, and I won’t stop until she’s mine.

Mary: This book sounded so trashy. Stepmom banging, polygamy, and a step sibling romance. And it was 99 cents. We don’t even think twice when books like this pop up on our radar.

Cleone: We like to consider ourselves the pre-eminent step sibling romance blog on the internet. It’s pretty prestigious.

M: The premise of this book is pretty much exactly how the blurb describes it.

C: We open with Jensen literally INSIDE of his stepmother, a place he’s intimately familiar with. His dad comes home, catches them, and beats the crap out of Jensen. This is also nothing new.

M: Jensen has been hooking up with his (ex-stripper) stepmom since he turned 16, as a way for the two of them to get revenge on his abusive father. His dad is a pastor, and basically he’s above the law as the town hero/word of god. But this time his dad goes way too far, and the neighbors call the cops about all the screaming. Social services steps in, and Jensen gets shipped off to his estranged mother who he hasn’t seen in seven years. That’s not uncomfortable at all.

C: Since Jensen saw her last, his mom has remarried, and gained two sister wives as well. They live in Utah in a compound that’s very Big Love-esque.

M: He’s got a bunch of new siblings, some of them blood related, most of them not. There’s too many for me to remember/care about. The noteworthy one is Waverly. She’s gorgeous with curves for days, all hidden under her modest mormon clothes.

C: Waverly is the same age as Jensen, and has been asked to show him around school, and teach him the ropes around the household. On the inside sweet, innocent Waverly is itching for freedom. Even though externally she is docile and quiet. She’s “keeping sweet” which essentially means listening to everything her father tells her and taking his word as law. We liked Waverly though, we could tell she was our type of girl.

I pulled out the old Harlequin novel stashed between my mattress and box springs and flipped to page one-seventy-six, reading the steamiest scene in the book and pretending it was us.

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M: I’m not saying that we bookmark steamy scenes that we like to return to from time to time, but I’m not not saying that either.

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