Painkiller by Jenika Snow

Painkiller by Jenika Snow
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (91 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Rosie’s the only girl he’s ever loved.

Rebel’s no good for her, but that doesn’t stop him from wanting her. He parties too hard, doesn’t care if he does well in school, and fights far too much. But it’s who he is, and no one can change that. But God does he want to be good enough for Rosie.

He’s the only boy she’s ever loved.

They call him Rebel, and the nickname suits him well. Rosie’s known him nearly her entire life, and they are the total opposite. She’s a bookworm, studies hard, and wants to get into a good college. Rebel could care less about any of that. But he’s always been there for her, no matter what, and they are as close as two people can get, but just as friends … or can there be more?

I enjoyed this short sexy romance. I guess you could say this book had a bit of everything. Painkiller is a stepbrother story that also fits into the new adult niche. For the record this book is an entertaining read that had me captivated from the first page.

The bad boy and good girl scenario never fails to grab my attention. I so loved Rebel and Rosie together. They’re step siblings who were secretly in love with each other but were afraid to admit to their feelings and ruin their friendship. Then something sets them off and they finally open up to each other by instigating some very hot sex scenes. The author enlivened the plot by throwing in a psycho and a requisite mean girl to stir up some drama.

Once again, Jenika Snow delivered a steamy read that captured all of my attention. I had a strong feeling about the characters and wanted everyone to accept their relationship. Rosie refused to let her fears hold her back and I loved it when she stood up to the jealous mean girl. Rebel was a super sweet book boyfriend. I loved how he protected Rosie period. I loved this fast paced romance and would recommend it to all romance lovers.

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