A Standalone Stepbrother Romance

Ethan Fitzell has been avoiding his stepsister Jenny since their parents got married, but when she shows up at his apartment uninvited, he's forced to face the fact that her absence has only made his heart grow fonder…

I always liked Ethan, but when our parents got married, things got confused. As if being a teenager isn't confusing enough. All I knew was that the feelings I had for him weren't okay.

I’ll never forget the anxiety I felt the night I ran into him at a party that had gotten out of control. I saw him standing around with the popular kids as soon as I walked in the door. 

And he saw me, too. He always saw me. It was talking to me that he avoided.

I watched his buddy spin an empty wine bottle on the butcher block while my friend Brandi rummaged in her oversized purse for the two bottles of hard lemonade her older sister gave us.

When the spinning bottle stopped, I realized everyone was staring at me and some jock was insisting Ethan give me a kiss.

I felt the color drain from my face at the realization that I was going to be found out, but Ethan just laughed it off and reminded our jeering classmates that I was his sister and that it wasn’t going to happen.

Then he tilted a can of beer over his mouth while my cheeks burned at his dismissal.

When his friend spun the bottle again, Ethan glanced back at me one more time and wiped the back of his hand across his lips. 

I’ve been wondering what it would be like to kiss him ever since. 

**This standalone stepbrother romance has no cheating, no cliffhanger, and an ending that will leave you smiling so hard it hurts.

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