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The Other Brother [PDF / EPUB] The Other Brother Could love exist without trustKathryn had been joyously anticipating her wedding to Rex Kingersby until she found him one week before their wedding in bed with his secretaryHorrified she returned his Could love exist without trustKathryn had been joyously anticipating her wedding to Rex Kingersby until she found him one week before their wedding in bed with his secretaryHorrified she returned his ring Kathryn couldn't have known then that Rex's injuries in an accident would prevent the truth from coming out that she'd be accused of callously jilting RexNate Kingersby Rex's older brother was another surprise He regarded her action as an insult The Other MOBI :ß to his brother and family for which Kathryn must suffer.

About the Author: Jessica Steele

Jessica Steele was born on May in the elegant Warwickshire town of Royal Leamington Spa She has two super brothers Colin and George and a lovely sister Elizabeth She was a delicate child and missed a lot of school In fact she left school at aged when she was diagnosed as having tuberculosis At she started work as a junior clerk In Jessica married with her husband The Other MOBI :ß Pe.

10 thoughts on “The Other Brother

  1. says:

    I am one of the few die hard Jessica Steele fans because I love reading about her urbane bossy British alpha males in conservative Savile Row suits with their stiff upper lips and other stiff parts too Lol Ok I shall behave This was one of my fav novels by this author because she amped up the angst and actually allowed her MC's to have sex too Now that's a big deal for Jessica Steele since she's an author whose heroines always wait until after marriage before becoming hymenally challenged This heroine Kathryn is like too many of Jessica's soft English maidens too self sacrificial She protects her cheating fiance's reputation to avoid hurting his family's feelings That bothered me a lot because these people are all adults and they deserved to know that Rex was a douche donkey cheater Rex Kathryn's cheating rat bastard dick of a secretary screwing fiance does NOT deserve her protection At the beginning of the story Kathryn walked in on Rex while he was banging the skanky secretary For long seconds her stunned brain refused to think—the couple sharing the bed appearing to be similarly dumbstruck For the man she hadn't expected to see until they were in church rehearsing their responses tomorrow just sat and stared too his chest bare while his blonde companion—his secretary Kathryn recognised—tried to cover up her naked breasts Why does the heroine not tell his relatives the real reason she broke their engagement? Well Rex was traumatized after Kathryn found him banging the skankytary that he got drunk and was involved in a horrific car crash This is Rex just before the car crashes Kathryn the martyred maiden feels sorry for him and doesn't want to hurt his relatives with bad news I didn't agree with her So what if the dickhead is in a coma with half his body in a plaster cast ? As far as I'm concerned his meandering penis should have been broken too But in HPlandia someone always has to pay the price for a tragedy and in this instance it's Kathryn who has to fork out the penance dollars Some of Rex's relatives think she's a cold and brutal bitch for jilting him 2 days before the wedding Her reputation shouldn't be maligned just because she feels the need to protect his goody two shoes image in the eyes of his super doting relatives This is one of the things I can't stand self sacrificial or martyr type heroines especially when they're protecting people who don't deserve it This brings me to the big bad hero Nate He was Rex's big brother and he decided it was his duty to seek vengeance for how Kathryn had destroyed his sibling's life He was such a fucked up chameleon to the poor sweet h He hid his evil intentions and pretended he cared for her in an effort to break her and embarrass her Why did I like this novel then? Jessica Steele manages to portray the H's tormented feelings because he has a great longing for this woman he is supposed to loathe The build up to the climax pun intended 🤣🤣🤣 was interesting The poor sweet heroine is slowly falling in real love with Nate She realises that her feelings for the rat bastard Rex were not in any way as intense or meaningful as they are for his hunky older brother She's in love for the first time while the reader knows the H is just playing a game An effective musical comparison can be shown here It's like Kathryn's listening to the following song and she's all light and happy for the poor sweet oblivious Kathryn it's all about Love is a many splendored thingIt's the April rose that only grows in the early SpringLove is nature's way of giving a reason to be livingThe golden crown that makes a man a kingOnce on a high and windy hill In the morning mistTwo lovers kissed and the world stood still Meanwhile the H's vengeful feelings are suitably expressed in the following song fact I'll even uote a few lines from that song since it's exactly how the H feels Eye for an eye tooth for a toothA life for a life it's my burden of proofRevenge just for youRevengeYou ask forgiveness I give you sweet revenge Of course the climax to this revenge trope is brought on by the sex scene All Steele's heroines are virgins so our H sleeps with her he discovers that his brother had been lying about certain things It's perhaps the most apt use of virginity as a plot device It might have taken a lot longer for Nate to realize the truth if Kathryn hadn't been a virgin I know it's an old fashioned staple in the vintage harleuins but I guess it's the easiest way for an author to solve a big problem Kathryn was so in love with Nate that she broke her own rule about pre marital sex and slept with him She's filled with joy and bliss the morning after but the jackass H tells her that it was all for revenge It was a painful scene to read 'Hello darling' she said softly instead staying near the door She saw Nate jerk at the sound of her voice and thinking only to wait to see his face to see his smile before she rushed into his arms stood waiting for him to turn around Strangely his hands were now clenched at his sides she saw but she shrugged aside whatever that might mean as she anticipated his loving smile as he began to turn But there was no smile on his face as he turned to face her Then it got worse 'Darling what's wrong?' and heard none of the loving gentieness she had been expecting as he grated harshly 'Why the hell didn't you tell me you were a virgin before I became too—involved to stop?' Only an old school British H would use a euphemistic term like involved to describe passionate love making Then Nate bursts her romantic bubble by revealing the nasty truth about his vengeance scheme 'God' Nate exploded 'Can't you see why? Can't you see this whole mess is based on lies?' 'Lies?' she repeated dumbfounded too stunned by his attitude being so different from what she had thought it would be to take in what he was trying to tell her 'Of course lies' Nate said and Kathryn wasn't sure then who he was growing furious with her or himself as he flung at her 'Can't you see yet that every time I was the least bit pleasant to you it was false? Are you so dumb you don't know I've planned to make you pay from the very beginning?' 'Make me pay?' she whispered stupefied 'I looked for a way to make you suffer the way you'd made my brother suffer' he threw at her 'I watched you for days trying to see what made you tick I watched to find out where you were most vulnerable' Suffice it to say that the dejected Kathryn was probably hearing this song now but I doubt it was released at the time of this book's publication Lol I know the last song is a bit of a stretch but I just love Metallica and I am shamelessly gratuitous when it comes to the stuff I love It took this betrayal for Kathryn to spill her guts to Nate She finally gets mad and tells him about Rex having sex with the bimbo secretary and they both reach an impasse for a short while The h makes the H grovel And that's why I enjoyed this novel Nate was really destroyed emotionally when Kathryn refused his apology and wanted to have nothing to do with him Kathyrn was like this adorable dog who is reluctant to play with its ownerMoving on from my second shameless example of gratuitous insertions of stuff not related to the storyThe man REALLY grovels and that's why it worked for me Readers will have to read the book to see what he does that's so selfless but his final act of grovelling makes up for his former shitty behaviour and they all lived HEA even Rex whose penis will still be working unfortunately This novel might not appeal to all readers but I enjoyed it a lot in spite of my impatience with Kathryn's maidenly martyrdom and my anger at Nate's cruelty Safety No cheating No OW or OM The heroine had never had sex with Rex Of The Meandering PenisThis is the heroine KathrynThis is the H Nate

  2. says:

    Spoilers yesFormulaic JS with a cheating fiancé an angry vengeful H and a poor misunderstood h bravely trying to get on with life Only I dint like her completely forgettingnot going to see the seriously injured om He might have been a jerk but a JS h is supposed to be a better person Also her complete idiocy in keeping the truth to herself and suffering the om’s family’s wrath was baffling and impractical Adding to her idiocy was her turning a blind eye to the H’s real motives in befriendingwooing her Even as he kept throwing angryhateful glances her way periodically she explained it away again and again as a play of light And then those pages and pages without dialogue had to be skimmed and skipped over As were the repetitive happenings at the office and the H’s blow hot blow cold routineBest part was that the book elevated towards the end Even as the reader expected and got the revelation about the H’s real motives his remorse and grovel the book surprised with its treatment of the same It was no wham bam sorry ma’am but the H had to work for it over a period of time The ending with the surprise wedding was sweet and dreamy and worth it

  3. says:

    45 starsAlrighti thought i had gotten used to Steele`s writingbut i just had a uite boorish experience trying to register the meaningsand yeah i just couldn`t fully relaxEven so it was engaging to read The Other Brotherwhere our vengeful alpha hero Nate Kingersbyone of the Magnificent Seven of the Kingersbys family members draws the conclusion that the golden hearted heroine Kathryn Randie has betrayed his younger brother and swears to get even with herWhat she never expected was that he would choose the cruelest weapon of them all her heartI liked how the author developed the story line and showed that despite Nate`s dark hatredhe was irrevicably drawn to the sweetnes and softnes of Kathryn`s natureShe was so sweet and had such practical mind that i adored herand her fierce stubborness in the end made me admire herNate eventually showed her in the greatest way that he does truly love her and risked everything for itI cried at the endcuz it was such a touching momentI adore this storyand Jessica Steele has become without a doubt one my favourite hp authors despite her writingI just enjoy her romances immensely

  4. says:

    Kathryn h was incredibly naive for an intelligent woman After a week of revenge promise how could she have believed kindness and interest of him? Yes I know that’s Harveyland but Jessica Steel should have made them wait at least for a month Lol

  5. says:

    Good old school revenge HP What I liked most about it was that the reveal of the H's revenge plot and h's innocence came toward the middle than in the last 2 pages So the H had to work hard for a few chapters to get the h to forgive him and take him back And she held on to her pride like a vice instead of falling right back into his arms

  6. says:

    This is one of Jessica Steele's better books It was so filled with WTF angst I thought I was reading a Charlotte Lamb Kathryn is engaged to be married to Rex first brother when she happens to walk in and find him in bed with his secretary She is devastated breaks the engagement and runs off to be with her sister for the weekend Rex on the other hand recognizing the error of his ways gets drunk and crashes the car seriously injuring himselfIn comes brother number 2 The Other Brother Of course he has her pegged as one callous mercenary bi## who is just dumping his brother because she doesn't want to stick around for the recovery Brother is the injured party Brother can do no wrong Brother shouts her name while suffering in the hospital So second brother poisoned by first brother decides to take a little revenge on sweet Kathryn Plan A Get her to fall in love with him and then dump her sorry as# Only this time second brother wants to leave her at the altar and give her the ultimate of humiliations This is where the story gets a little off track and why the heroine was really TSTL First of all she transfers her affection rather uickly to Other Brother She rationalizes her feelings as not having been in love with the first brother but it still came off as fickle and cheapened her Secondly she continues to miss all the signs that he is setting her upHarsh words evil glances hands choking her throat Luckily they decide to do the deed and alas he realizes since she was a virgin that everything his brother said was false But too late hero had his revenge and the heroine finally sees him for what he is Of course she continues to keep working for him instead of walking out Seems she feels some loyalty towards his predecessor Which I thought a bit absurd She also goes to the 50th company reunion because she doesn't want to hurt her other boss' feelings so she subjects herself to yet of that wonderful Kingsbury charm I kept scratching my head saying really?If the heroine had been just the slightest bit sharper this could have been a ten star But as it is I still really liked it It has all that WTF angst I so love in my HP's I even didn't notice all those fragmentation and poor punctuations that JS is known for

  7. says:

    Just read again because I was thinking of the jilting trope The other brother in this one did redeem himself by placing himself in a position of humiliation if the heroine rejected him That was nicely done as a symbolic weighing of the karmic scales But it seemed too uick of a turnaround from a very upset heroine I'm not sure if trust is regained that uickly The sister's philandering husband sub thread really underscored the notion of trust in a relationship It was ominous than reassuring

  8. says:

    This is another dumb revenge plot whereby the hero decides to seduce and then dump the heroine in the most publicly humiliating way based on his false perception that she somehow made a fool of his younger brother The truth being of course that the two day old piece of turd younger brother is the one who ruined the heroine's life with all his liesGood Points The heroine has a backbone so that when the hero is contrite and offers a half hearted apology she doesn't IMMEDIATELY give her forgiveness despite melting for him internallyThe hero is forced to give the heroine an adeuate grovel Since he originally had planned to humiliate her by jilting her at the altar he came up with the very fair scheme of giving the choice to the heroine to do the same to him Given his pride that was an enormous concession to makeBad Points The vile cheating two day old piece of turd OM who nearly ruined the heroine's life with his lies as well as his skanky secretary who was cheating with OM behind the heroine's back get absolutely no comeuppance The vile microbe actually sends in a watery letter to the heroine probably after the hero held a gun to his head that explains that the cheating he did on the heroine while they were engaged and the ensuing car accident that OM suffered were in the end a good thing because it proved that their love was not really strong Did I mention the OM is the hero's brother? Good luck on those Sunday family dinners

  9. says:

    I love how Jessica Steele creates conflict in her heroes who end up loving the very one they despise and distrust And threaten and bully They realize they misjudged the girl Then they must grovel and in this case the other brother has to really grovel Her heroes can be so ruthless Others by Steele with ruthless gamma heroes who see the light grovel scenesDevil In DisguiseIntimate EnemiesInnocent Abroad Tethered LibertyPride's MasterJessica Steele writes Harleuin Romances and some Hn Presents She is now about 85 years old sad to say Steele is one of the worst writers in terms of syntax grammar etc Her sentence construction is unusual But IMO she is among the best at Hn in terms of storytelling and sexual tension Her heroines are virgins and the wanting drives the heroes nutsI read this eons ago and never forgot it keeping it on hand

  10. says:

    Kathryn is getting ready to marry Rex She’ll be moving into a much higher socio economic bracket but she’s determined not to be a moocher so she’s paying for and organising a whole lot of wedding things Her sweet old boss Mr Kingersby gives her the afternoon off to do wedding stuff Rex is also a Kingersby There are seven Kingersby men owning and running the company where Kathryn works I don’t know what the business does but it’s been doing it for a jubilee worthy number of years From what I can tell they specialise in nepotism the kind of bullying where the union really should be brought in and occasionally soothing a cranky client And working all hours Whatever it is they do it cannot be accomplished within a 40 hour work weekSo Kathryn decides to take some of her stuff over to Rex’s flat since he’s ostensibly off doing the ‘Whitaker contract’ Actually he’s in bed with his blonde secretary Maxine There isn’t much point in me mentioning Maxine’s name other than to point out that this is her one and only featuring role in the book What happened to Maxine became my obsession I mean I know she was only there to destroy Kathryn’s trust in Rex and devastate their wedding plans but where did she go? Kathryn let’s Rex know that the wedding is off and goes to see her sister Kathryn’s relationship with her sister is the sole reason this book gets three stars It’s wonderfully supportive Sure Kathryn’s judgemental of her sister Sandra’s relationship with Sandra’s husband Victor but she’s never critical to Sandra’s face and she never offers unsolicited advice These two support each other as a unit When Kathryn tells her what Rex has done Sandra says ‘so the wedding’s off then?’ She doesn’t try to influence Kathryn’s decision in any way She just helps her with the practicalities of cancelling the arrangements This was such a rare and precious and mature way to have a relationship with a family member It would be worth five stars except I started doing the maths on how awful the hero was and had to subtract stars for his general level of horribleness and his inability to grovel in an articulately satisfying mannerKathryn spends the weekend with her sister She gets home to her London flat and discovers that Rex has been in a car accident and is in hospital He’s out of critical but he’ll need a lengthy stay in hospital to recover from his injuries He’s been asking for her non stop Kathryn knows that it’s all too raw for her to go and see him just yetThis behaviour is completely bafflingly vile to Rex’s older brother Nate Nate is 37 He’s been heading up the US part of the business whatever it is and is back for his brother’s wedding and for the vote to replace Kathryn’s boss as chairman Nate shows up on Kathryn’s doorstep accuses her of being with her lover all weekend refuses to believe that she’s been with her sister He couldn’t reach her and knows exactly the kind of person she is He will strangle her He puts his hands around her throat but manages to restrain himself from further physical violenceWhat a prince right? Kathryn’s terrified but does that awful thing where she distrusts her initial fears for her safety Without explaining that she found Rex in bed with another woman which is personal anyway and none of their damn business she manages to convey to her boss and to Nate that the engagement is broken and that she will not be visiting Rex in hospital Her boss is prepared to accept that this is a personal matter and because he values her work he extracts a promise from her that she will stay on with the company for at least three months to assist the new chairman to transition into the role Of course the new chairman is NateKathryn’s stated motivation for keeping Rex’s cheating a secret is that she is certain this will be met with disbelief by the men in his family She knows they will close ranks against her She suspects reprisals She’s correct even without offering an explanation she’s very definitely persona non grata The Kingersbys give her the silent treatmentI will get to Nate and his complete horribleness but the silent treatment is also a plot failure Kathryn observes it is hurt by it but it’s a small detail The thing is it’s not With only one exception the senior and most powerful men in the company engage in bullying behaviour and it has no effect on the way the other workers at the company treat Kathryn Sure Kathryn may spend the majority of her time with Chairman Nate but there is simply no way that the other workers won’t have seen how she’s treated and won’t have engaged in some bullying of their own This is human behaviour Kathryn is a target While I’m glad for her that Jessica Steele doesn’t fully understand how office politics work it was a frustrating misstepAnyway Nate spends the first week being completely horrible to Kathryn at work until he discovers her weakness After that he’s nice as pie and she falls in love with him Of course this is terribly naive of her but she’s vulnerable and gets a passNate displays the emotional intelligence of a bratty 8 year old He jumps to a great many conclusions about Kathryn and spends zero time considering how his conclusions don’t match his observations His first impression is of a violent and abusive man and since I’ve read this revenge plot before I’m pretty comfortable with labelling him as a sociopath as I read about how he turned charming and managed to seduce Kathryn into first admiring and then loving him I’m not sure that it’s fully established why Nate is so down on women Possibly it doesn’t have to be this world has clearly established rules where the Kingersby men have all the power There’s a family legend that they fall in love once and completely that all their marriages are happy loving and faithful ones I don’t trust that at all Nate’s entire motivation is believing that his brother has been wronged by a bad woman and he’s determined to be the one to make Kathryn pay It’s all very old testament He’s 13 years Kathryn’s senior and I can’t rate him much lower as a human being really Which meant that when he got to his grand gesture of grovel I still thought he was being incredibly controlling in his approach and bad at articulating his feelings He falls into that category of grabby shouty heroes who can’t talk about their feels but have still somehow convinced a heroine that they make a good everlasting prospectKathryn’s whole deal is that she doesn’t like cheaters and when on the defensive she can get scrappy and say mean things Apart from her blindly optimistic acceptance of Nate’s volte face she seemed fairly smart She certainly had confidence in her ability to organise and deal with detail and she was endearingly lovely to her sister There’s a lot of satisfaction in stories where the heroine suffers through great injustice and the hero when her true goodness is revealed grovels excessively Still this one missed the mark for me

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