I call him “Tool” because he’s a dick.
Gaige O’Neal is nicknamed “Tool” because of what he’s packing. Rumor is, he’s well equipped. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never had the pleasure.
He’s a cocky, entitled, insufferable a**hole who’s as reckless with women as he is with that stupid motorcycle he races. He’s also my stepbrother. Lucky me.
It’s been four years since I’ve seen him. Four years since he’s made me so frustrated I could scream. Four years since he’s given me that look, the one that makes me instantly wet. So it’s just f**ing fitting that the first time I see him in four years, he’s buried beneath three scantily clad blondes.
Now I’m stuck here under the same roof with him while he recovers from a racing injury. An injury that clearly hasn’t affected the use of his tool. The problem is, as much as I despise him, I just can’t help myself. I want to find out what kind of tool he’s working with.
I remembered picking up Prick after a friend read it and reviewed it on Goodreads and cringing a little at the title. Surprise, surprise! I actually enjoyed it very much. I thought she couldn’t possibly do it again with another stepbrother book, but again, she surprised me.
Tool tells the story of Gaige and Delaney. Four years ago, Gaige and Delaney almost gave in to their mutual attraction to each other despite Gaige’s mother being married to Delaney’s father. Unfortunately, one misunderstanding and Delaney’s iffiness towards the fact that they’re going to be step siblings put a stop to their budding attraction.
After being offered a job at father’s company, Delaney decided to move back to her father’s estate. Unbeknownst to her, Gaige was also there recuperating after a motorcycle accident. They’re older now but their attraction still runs hotter and hot. Unfortunately, it’s still as taboo as ever.
I quite enjoyed the banter and the humor in Tool. Lot of hot chemistry and double entendre humor that worked really well even with the taboo aspect. And unlike Prick where the step-sibling status was a suspect, here it was very clear that they were step siblings even though they were more or less adults when they met.
I liked how Sabrina Paige writes her heroes. They are crass, yes, and have a reputation for being manhos but once they set their eyes on the heroine, they are single-minded in their pursuit, which is quite adorable.
While I enjoyed this, there were parts that lagged a bit for me and I didn’t quite find it as humorous as the first book. Still very good though. I’ll definitely recommend it to readers who are in the mood for some quick, smutty but funny read.
ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.