Feuds and Reckless Fury
K Webster, author
The hatred began when my father proposed to another man in a shocking moment that rocked my family to its core…. Now I’m on a quest for revenge against my father. That means hitting him where it hurts—the new fiancé and the son he thinks so much of. Alister Sommers. Alis is a bleached blond perfectionist thorn in my side who’s used to everything going his way. Grades, money, track—he dominates it all despite his short, insignificant frame. Was one dad not good enough that Alis had to take mine too? Soon, we’ll be stepbrothers. Until then, I vow to make his life a living hell. Maybe Dad will regret his terrible mistakes. Maybe he won’t. I know I won’t regret wrecking their lives like they did mine. I’ll give up everything, even my girlfriend and football, if it means I get a chance for retribution. It’s reckless and risky, but I don’t have much to lose. The havoc I wreak might ease some of the pain Dad caused my mother. I’m willing to give it a shot. What starts as a family feud will become a war…one I plan on winning no matter the cost. There’s only one small problem. I may have underestimated my opponent.
Webster (Wicked Lies Boys Tell) delivers a juicy, over-the-top queer new adult romance. Eighteen-year-old Canyon Voss is out for revenge against his father, Ryan, for leaving his wife, Canyon’s mother, for his best friend, Quinn Sommers. Canyon’s retaliation involves creating a chain of pain by making Quinn’s gay adopted son, Alister, suffer. But Canyon’s plans—which involve hounding Alister at school and quitting football to beat Alister in track—backfire when he finds himself attracted Alister. Their relationship is sweet—and scorchingly explicit—as they go from enemies to lovers, but it needs to be kept secret from their fathers as traumatized Alister worries that Quinn will disown him if he finds out. There’s already plenty of drama in the stepbrother-lovers story line, and Webster goes overboard adding melodramatic subplots about a stalker, two murder attempts, addiction, overdose, and teen pregnancy. When the drama comes to a head and Alister extricates himself from a sticky situation, the story goes in yet another unnecessary direction. Canyon and Alister’s romance is the strength here, with amusing flirtation and chemistry-laden competition keeping the pages turning. When the novel keeps this in focus, it sings. Fans of salacious love stories will find plenty to enjoy. (Self-published)