10 Step Brother Romance Books All Time

Step Siblings Romance

Step brother romance novels have become increasingly popular in recent years, captivating readers with their intriguing and sometimes taboo storylines. These novels explore the complex dynamics between step-siblings who find themselves irresistibly drawn to each other despite the societal restrictions they face. They transport readers into a world of forbidden temptation, where societal norms are challenged and boundaries are pushed.

One of the primary reasons stepbrother romance holds such appeal is the thrill of taboo. Forbidden love has always captivated audiences, and stepbrother romance stories take this to a new level. The forbidden nature of the relationship adds an element of excitement and danger, heightening the emotional stakes for the characters involved.

Stepbrother relationship or romance is still taboo in our society. But nobody can control it because it happens with attraction or emotion. Most of the time, this relationship is created unwillingly. Also, it has many negative effects on our minds, like guilt and abuse.

Overall, this type of relationship/love increases daily and overcomes its difficulty. Many societies and cultures accept it, and some countries give it validity. Do you have a love or crush on your stepbrother? Do you want to read some romance stories about it? Then you are on the way.

10 Step Brother Romance Books (Step-Sibling Romance)

Though stepbrother romance is not popular in the romance genre, it has huge fans/readers. Many of us have step-family where step-sisters or siblings live together, and some forbidden attraction forms. We can not deny it because our hormonal flow is not controlled.

So, stepbrother romance transports readers into a world of forbidden temptation, where societal norms are challenged and boundaries are pushed. I will present ten stepbrother romance books for you. These novels showcase the complexities of human emotions, showcasing the struggles and dilemmas faced by the characters as they navigate their undeniable attraction. Let’s go!

Ruthless Empire by Rina KentA dark and intense romance set in a world of power, secrets, and revenge, where a dominant and enigmatic man and a woman with a mysterious past navigate a complicated relationship.Dark romance, enemies-to-lovers, mafia setting, power dynamics, alpha male protagonist, strong female character with a hidden past, suspense and intrigue, emotional complexity, secrets and betrayal, dominant-submissive undertones.
The Lies We Tell by Becca SteeleA gripping new adult romance entwined with secrets, lies, and a forbidden love between a girl seeking the truth and a boy hiding his past.New adult romance, college setting, enemies-to-lovers, dark secrets, forbidden romance, hidden identities, suspenseful plot, betrayal and trust issues, strong female lead, brooding male protagonist, intense emotional conflicts.
Paper Princess by Erin WattA dramatic and engaging story of a young girl thrust into a world of wealth and privilege, navigating complex family dynamics and forbidden romance.Young adult romance, rags-to-riches, high school setting, wealthy family, forbidden love, complex family dynamics, power play, emotional turmoil, love triangle, strong-willed female protagonist, secrets and scandals.
Fallen Too Far by Abbi GlinesAn intense and passionate romance between a young woman and her new stepbrother, filled with family drama, secrets, and forbidden desires.New adult romance, step-sibling romance, forbidden love, family secrets, emotional turmoil, beach town setting, wealthy and troubled family, intense attraction, personal growth, dramatic revelations, complex relationships.
Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope WardA tumultuous and emotional romance involving a deep connection and forbidden feelings between step-siblings who reunite after years apart.Forbidden romance, step-sibling relationship, second-chance love, emotional depth, family drama, coming-of-age, intense chemistry, personal growth, past secrets, contemporary setting, complex character dynamics.
Resurrection by Siobhan DavisA gripping and intense romance entangled with dark secrets, as a young woman reconnects with her childhood love, now a powerful and dangerous man.Dark romance, second-chance love, childhood sweethearts, mafia backdrop, alpha male protagonist, strong female lead, secrets and betrayal, revenge themes, emotional complexity, power dynamics, suspenseful narrative.
Picture Perfect by Evangeline AndersonA steamy romance where a shy art student’s nude photos are secretly entered into a contest, leading to an unexpected and passionate relationship with a photographer.Contemporary romance, accidental exposure, artist and muse dynamic, body positivity, sexual awakening, forbidden attraction, power dynamics, self-discovery, personal insecurities, strong chemistry, transformative love story.
Men of the House by Abby AngelA provocative and steamy romance exploring the dynamics of desire and taboo relationships within a complex family setting.
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Forbidden romance, step-family dynamics, alpha male characters, multiple love interests, erotic themes, power play, family secrets, intense attraction, contemporary setting, moral ambiguity, passionate encounters.
Anti-Stepbrother by TijanA compelling college romance where a young woman falls for her stepbrother’s fraternity brother, navigating heartbreak, loyalty, and unexpected love.New adult romance, college setting, love triangle, step-sibling dynamics, frat life, unexpected romance, emotional healing, strong female protagonist, charming male lead, friendship and betrayal, personal growth.
Never Too Far by Abbi GlinesA passionate and tumultuous romance that continues the story of a young couple overcoming family secrets and personal demons to build a future together.New adult romance, sequel dynamics, family drama, forbidden love, intense emotional struggles, small-town setting, redemption and forgiveness, enduring love, overcoming obstacles, character growth, secrets and revelations.
Step Brother Romance Books List

1. Ruthless Empire (Royal Elite)

This is the sixth book in the Royal Elite series. It fits into the whole brother trope. Cole is our typical alpha hero that you’ll love. Then we have Silver is so frustrating, and Cole is her stepbrother. But throughout the book, you do see her progress. Silver is groomed by her mother to be a woman, not have any feelings, and not show emotion throughout the other five books. So, her mother is completely uncommon and rude.

Most of the time, you will feel, what is wrong with this girl? But then you get to see details in this book from her point of view. Silver is trapped in one of their lives. Cole is the only one who can see behind that whole act, and they have a childhood history. They had some feelings when they were youths. So it starts from there. Cole’s dad and Silver’s mom end up getting married. So then Cole and Silver become siblings. Silver starts to hate that situation. Also, she starts regretting her choices because she falls in love with her stepbrother.

Ruthless Empire

Author: Rina Kent
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: Sports & Crime Action Fiction
Number Of Pages: 386
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle

2. The Lies We Tell (The Four)

The series leaves you on a cliffhanger, making you want to read the other. Caiden has a tough demeanor but has a soft place in him with those squishy, like a teddy bear, which we always love. Our heroine, Winter, likes that. Also, Caiden is extremely loyal to his brother’s brothers because he has a friendship with them.

Winter has been through a tough life. She stands her ground, whether she feels strong or not. Winter’s dad ends up passing away, and she has to go live with her mom, who was never a mother to her. She’s married to another man who knows the man doesn’t love this mother. The stepdad has two sons, and one of them is Caiden. They start a little friendship, but Caiden and Winter have strong feelings. We all love sexual chemistry and tension, and it’s so fun.

The Lies We Tell

Author: Becca Steele
Average Rating: 4.4/5
Category: Romantic Suspense
Number Of Pages: 271
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

3. Paper Princess (The Royals)

The heroine is Ella, and her mom passes away. So, she is left to defend herself until Callum comes along. He acts as her guardian and forces her to come with him. Then Ella accepts his proposal but wants to pay for it. Ella is a very strong heroine. She has a tough demeanor, and I love her. Five brothers live in Callum’s house, and they are great. One of them is Reed, who is our hero.

It’s an enemy to lovers. Also, it is forbidden because of the brothers. They are in forced proximity instead of stepbrothers/step-siblings because Callum takes them on. But they’re not step-siblings. But still, it fits into this category. This book is filled with drama, angst, passion, hatred, drama bloodshed, which is standalone.

Paper Princess

Author: Erin Watt
Average Rating: 4.4/5
Category: Literature & Fiction
Number Of Pages: 370
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle | Audio CD

4. Fallen Too Far (Rosemary Beach)

This is a trilogy about the same couple. Blaire’s mom died of cancer. So she goes to live with her dad, and he’s remarried. She’s never met her stepmom because she’s spent the last couple of years taking care of her sick mother. Then she gets to her dad’s house, and he’s not even in the country, and her stepbrother (Rush) is there.

Rush is mean to her initially because he’s instantly attracted to her and doesn’t want to be. So they end up having a romance, and it’s forbidden romance. Both act like normal siblings and hide their feelings in front of others. In society, it is very taboo and hard to accept. So they have to struggle for it.

Fallen Too Far

Author: Abbi Glines
Average Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Contemporary Romance
Number Of Pages: 300
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

5. Stepbrother Dearest

Greta Hansen has a good relationship with her stepdad, but she’s never met her stepbrother (Elec) before. Their relationship is not that good at all. Also, Elec is very much a bad boy and a rebel. They have a brief fling at the end of his stay there. Then they’re separated, and they come back together for his father’s funeral.

Elec’s dating somebody else. She’s never quite gotten over him, and there isn’t any cheating. They do not have a second chance at loving each other, and it was good doing such a terrible job. There are some abusive and erotic moments, so check it out if you have no problem with these issues.

Stepbrother Dearest

Author: Penelope Ward
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: High School Romance
Number Of Pages: 230
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

6. Resurrection (The Sainthood – Boys of Lowell High)

This is reverse harem bully romance, and you get a stepbrother, even though he’s not a stepbrother at the beginning of the book. It is a dark romance, and the first two books are wildly addictive. If you have a bunch of triggers, maybe check on this one before you read it. Our heroine, Harlow Westbrook, was kidnapped as a child. She was not sexually abused, but she was threatened with it, amongst other things.

So, a lot is going on in this one. The villain becomes her stepdad, and it’s wild and crazy. It does take place in high school, is very much with gang members, and has a lot of violence. Also, her father dies initially, and there are many triggers. If you need triggers, ensure you don’t go into this blind. It will keep you on the edge and involve a stepbrother romance.


Author: Siobhan Davis
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: Contemporary Reverse Harem
Number Of Pages: 301
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

7. Picture Perfect

This is a step-sibling romance. Our hero (Kurt) and heroine (Melanie) are very attracted. They have the hots for each other. Their sexual tension is off the charts, and they want to be together, but they can’t be. So they agree to forget their forbidden thoughts and want to be together. But they try to avoid each other.

Kurt decides to be a model in a modeling campaign, and Melanie is a part of it. So they get paired up together and must recreate the Kama Sutra. They’re doing it in very sexual positions, and they’re completely naked. They have to work together and deal with how they feel about each other for their job.

Picture Perfect

Author: Evangeline Anderson
Average Rating: 3.8/5
Category: Erotic Literature & Fiction
Number Of Pages: 103
Available: Audiobook | Kindle

8. Men of the House

This is a montage and gay romance. The stepfather gets married to a woman, then that woman dies. He has a stepson, and he gets married to a new woman. He is very attracted to his stepdaughter. But his new stepdaughter and his stepson are also attracted to a stepdaughter. None of these people have blood relations.

Also, it is their story of them all getting together and all being in a relationship or having a sexual relationship. Either way, it sounds taboo. Karen and Colt can not hold their feelings, and they end up in a sexual relationship.

Author: Abby Angel
Average Rating: 3.9/5
Category: Erotica Fiction
Number Of Pages: 196
Available: Kindle

9. Anti-Stepbrother

Our heroine’s name is Summer, and she is at an exciting point in her life. She doesn’t know who she is and what she wants. Her father is recently widowed, and he’s now remarried quite soon after her mother died, her mother’s nurse. With that marriage came a stepbrother, Caden. But it wasn’t any stepbrother. It had to be her high school’s most popular, good-looking guy. There’s an attraction there. So, they hooked up and developed feelings.

Summer decides one day that she will go to his college to visit him, to see if something more can come about because it’s giving her mixed signals. They’re making out with another girl, a girl who happens to have a boyfriend who happens to be the brother of delicious, hot, arrogant alpha Caden. So Summers’s hopes of her and Kevin getting together get scattered into the wind. Once she got to college, she hoped they could develop a relationship because she and Kevin were away from his mother’s prying eyes.

Summer gets to know Caden and begins to see past all of the arrogance. She doesn’t quite know what it is yet because he’s not all that willing to let her know what it is. Caden also tells her it’s not his story or secret to share. So that drives her even further to want to stick with him and try to get him to feel comfortable enough. Summer is a nurturer who wants to take Caden’s pain away.


Author: Tijan
Average Rating: 4.6/5
Category: Romantic Comedy
Number Of Pages: 286
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Hardcover | Kindle | Audio CD

10. Never Too Far (Rosemary Beach)

This is the second book in the Rosemary Beach series. In this book, Blaire is pregnant. Kane tries hard to do what he thinks Blaire needs, but it’s not his place. He offers to marry her, but the thing is, he did cheat on her in the past. So Kane tries to be this good guy, and he goes down to Rosemary to confront Rush (step-brother) and not necessarily tell him that Blaire is pregnant.

That is what gets Blaire to go down to Rosemary to come back to Summit, and under quite a few circumstances, she ends up staying. She plans to stay for four months to get enough money to tell Rush about the baby. Rush’s belief system was changing, but it was hard for him to work through it, too. So you will get the proper suspense and secret pregnancy trope that makes you completely emotional.

Never Too Far

Author: Abbi Glines
Average Rating: 4.5/5
Category: Women’s New Adult & College Fiction
Number Of Pages: 273
Available: Audiobook | Paperback | Kindle

5 Gay Step Brother Romance Books

“Stepbrother Dearest” by Penelope Ward: This novel explores the relationship between Greta and Elec, who become step-siblings when their parents marry. The story covers the emotional and moral complexities of their evolving feelings in a provocative and heartfelt way.

“Prickly Business” by Piper Vaughn and Kenzie Cade: This is a unique twist with a paranormal element. The story revolves around Dylan and Avery, who find themselves in an unexpected and complicated relationship when their parents get married. The added element of one of them being a werewolf adds an intriguing layer to their dynamic.

“Trust Me” by Melanie Walker: This story covers the lives of Tanner and Adrien, whose parents’ marriage brings them together under challenging circumstances. The book explores themes of trust, love, and the journey to acceptance in a world that isn’t always understanding.

“Just a Bit Twisted” by Alessandra Hazard: This novel is part of the ‘Straight Guys’ series, which features relationships that challenge societal norms and expectations. It includes the story of two young men who become stepbrothers and navigate complicated emotions and attractions.

“Forbidden” by Tabitha Suzuma: This novel deals powerfully with forbidden love between siblings, including a nuanced look at the emotional and social challenges they face. It’s a gripping read for those interested in the complexities of forbidden romance.

5 Possessive Step Brother Romance Books

“Rival” by Penelope Douglas: This novel is part of the “Fall Away” series and tells the story of Madoc and Fallon, two step-siblings with a complicated history and an intense, passionate connection. Madoc’s possessive nature adds to the complexity of their relationship.

“Stepbrother Dearest” by Penelope Ward: This book explores the intense and forbidden attraction between them. Elec’s character is portrayed as brooding and possessive, which adds depth to their complicated relationship.

“Crow’s Row” by Julie Hockley: This novel, while not strictly about step-siblings, explores a similar dynamic of intense, forbidden love. The male protagonist’s deeply protective and possessive nature defines much of the book’s romantic tension.

“Paper Princess” by Erin Watt: Part of “The Royals” series, this book tells the story of Ella and her complicated relationship with her new stepbrothers, especially Reed Royal. Reed’s character is possessive and protective, adding to the forbidden allure of their relationship.

“Fear Me” by B.B. Reid: This novel features a darker take on the stepbrother romance trope. Keiran, the stepbrother, is popular for his intense and possessive behavior, which becomes a central element of his relationship with Lake.

5 Dark Step Brother Romance Books

“Fear Me” by B.B. Reid: This novel features a darker, more intense take on the stepbrother romance trope. The story revolves around Keiran, the stepbrother, popular for his menacing and dominant behavior, and Lake, who is drawn into his dark and twisted world.

“Stepbrother Dearest” by Penelope Ward: This book shows the tumultuous and forbidden relationship between Greta and her stepbrother Elec, who shares a complicated and dark past. The story explores love, secrets, and betrayal themes in a gripping narrative.

“Paper Princess” by Erin Watt: Part of “The Royals” series, this novel tells the story of Ella Harper and her complex relationship with her new stepbrothers, especially Reed Royal. Dark secrets, intense dynamics, and high emotional and physical tension mark the storyline.

“Fallen Crest High” by Tijan: This book focuses on Samantha and her unexpected relationship with her new stepbrothers, the Kade brothers after her mother marries their wealthy father. The story is filled with drama, secrets, and a dark, edgy romance that unfolds unexpectedly.

“Prick” by Sabrina Paige: This novel explores the forbidden and fiery relationship between Caulter Sterling and his stepsister Katherine. Known for its dark and provocative storyline, the book covers desire, power struggles, and taboo romance.

5 Billionaire Step Brother Romance Novels

“Stepbrother Dearest” by Penelope Ward: This novel tells the story of Greta and her stepbrother Elec, who comes from a wealthy background. Their relationship evolves from animosity to a forbidden romance set against the backdrop of high-society life.

“Billionaire Stepbrother: A Bad Boy Romance” by Emilia Beaumont: In this book, the protagonist finds herself in a complicated relationship with her new stepbrother, a notorious billionaire bad boy. The story faces the tension and drama that ensue from their unconventional romance.

“Dirty Little Secret” by Kendall Ryan: This novel focuses on Emma, a librarian who falls for Gavin, a wealthy and enigmatic man. The twist? He’s about to become her stepbrother. The story shows the challenges and excitement of their forbidden romance.

“Crave” by Caitlin Daire: In this book, Nina’s life turns when she discovers her new stepbrother is a handsome and successful billionaire. The story explores their growing attraction and its complications in their complex lives.

“Torn Between Two Brothers” by Cathleen Ross: This novel is about a young woman caught in a love triangle with two stepbrothers, both of whom are enticing billionaires. The story is filled with passion, family drama, and the difficult choices that come with a love so complicated.

5 Step Brother Bully Romance Books

“Fear Me” by B.B. Reid: This novel features a dark and intense dynamic between Keiran, the stepbrother, and Lake. Keiran’s character starts as a bully, creating a tension-filled, complicated relationship that evolves throughout the series.

“Stepbrother Dearest” by Penelope Ward: The story of Greta and her stepbrother Elec, who initially comes off as antagonistic and abrasive. Their relationship transforms as they face their complex family dynamics and growing attraction.

“Bully” by Penelope Douglas: This book explores a similar dynamic. Tate and Jared, neighbors and former friends, deal with a bully romance trope that parallels stepbrother romances in tension and emotional complexity.

“Paper Princess” by Erin Watt: This novel, part of “The Royals” series, involves Ella and her new stepbrother Reed Royal. Reed initially bullies Ella, adding to the forbidden allure of their relationship in a setting filled with luxury and secrets.

“Broken Prince” by Erin Watt: Also part of “The Royals” series, this book continues the story of Ella and Reed, delving deeper into the bully romance aspect and the challenges they face individually and together as their relationship evolves.

These novels have become a beloved and intriguing genre within romance literature. Through their exploration of forbidden love and unbreakable bonds, these novels offer readers a unique glimpse into the complexities of human relationships.

As the publishing industry evolves, stepbrother romance novels are poised to continue captivating readers with their unique appeal. So, if you’re looking for a thrilling and emotionally charged read, dive into the allure of step brother romance novels and discover a world where love knows no boundaries. Explore the forbidden love and unbreakable bonds that await you!

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