Battling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother Romance by T. Christensen. From page one I knew I’d love this story. The author knows how to write characters readers can connect with on some level. The characters each have something unique that drew me into their story and made me not want to leave. There was definitely times I wanted to smack a character but that made it all the more intense a read. The storyline is well written and paced nicely never feeling rushed or lacking anything. Characters are complex and relatable while completely captivating. I won’t be forgetting these characters anytime soon. I loved this story and can’t wait for more. Five stars all the way and highly recommended!
Battling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother Romance is a great enemies to lovers & step brother/sister romance novel from T. Christensen. I had never read anything by this author before but these are 2 tropes that I enjoy reading so decided to take the plunge. I’m so glad that I took a chance on this book as I thoroughly enjoyed it.
17 year old Greer and her mum have just moved into her mum’s new fiance’s mansion. Her soon-to-be step brother Beckett does not like this one little bit as his dad has always told him to be wary of gold digging women. He certainly does not want Greer at his posh private school, so decides to make her life hell.
I absolutely adored Greer as I see so much of myself in her. I have to admit that for a big chunk of this book I really did not like Beckett although he grew on me and became more likeable. I really enjoyed the dynamic between Greer and Beckett, both trying to deny their growing feelings for each other. As well as the two main characters this book has some really great secondary characters who add a lot to the story. My favourite of these was Beckett’s father, with the way that he did so much to make Greer feel part of the family.
Although set in a high school this book has adult content, so may not be suitable for younger teens. I would definitely recommend this book for more mature readers.
I have read step brother books from tons of different authors and this book stands out from the others. Most step brother books have more heat then anything. Battling Beckett stands by itself in comparison. Beckett lives with his dad and they are very comfortable. All his life his dad has always told him to becareful because women will be after him because of his money. Beckett goes to an elite high school, he’s the most popular guy in school and the quarterback to top it off. Before Beckett knows what’s happening, his dad is engaged and his fiancé Vivian and her teenager daughter Greer are moving in. Beckett keeps his eye on them and doesn’t really give them the time of day because he thinks they are out to get their money.
Beckett is expected to be nice to Greer and help her along. She sticks out at her new high school like a sore thumb. She is very uncomfortable there. Once everyone knows she knows Beckett, she watched even more by her classmates. Beckett’s team members seem to be smitten with Greer and Beckett doesn’t like it one bit.
Greer is attacked in the bathroom one day and as soon as Beckett hears about it, he changes his toon and tries to protect Greer any chance he can. That only brings more attention to Greer and whomever is out to get her gets even more angry because she wants Beckett for herself.
This book had the reader feeling a lot of different things. I disliked the way Beckett behaved in the beginning but as the book went on I loved him. He is an honest stand up guy and will do anything for this he cares for. Greer and her mom Vivian are very stubborn and work for just about everything they have and refuse handouts. I felt horrible for all the torture Greer endured because of Beckett. I cannot wait to read more from this author. 5 stars isn’t enough for this book.
Review by @xchellex
Battling Beckett By T. Christensen
My rating: 5 out of 5 stars!
This is such a wonderful book. The story line is great, and really pulled at my heart many times. The characters were very nicely written as well.
Beckett, of course I think is a real piece of work, and I dislike him through most of the beginning of the book. Greer, I immediately love her. She is strong and independent and is good at sticking up for herself.
When all of the gossip and trouble follow her around, Greer will let it roll off and try to ignore it the best she can, and that feat in itself is amazing enough, I know I couldn’t. When her and Beckett start to get close, I did become more excited for their relationship, but it seemed there were just a lot of misunderstandings on her part, and I can understand why and sympathized with her. When she is traumatized by something that happens at her school dance it may change her relationships for good.
The secondary characters such as Beckett’s dad David and Greer’s mom Vivian, as well as her best friend Lexi and new friend Pepper are an excellent addition to the story. I would really enjoy seeing a book on Pepper and Mark’s relationship and Lexi and Jason’s relationship. I would highly recommend this book, I had literal tears, anger, sadness, and joy many times throughout the book and it is well worth the read.
Battling Beckett is a brilliant contemporary romance read written by T. Christensen. It’s well-paced and full of an amazing storyline. its a captivating read from the start and takes you on an emotional journey of two brilliant characters. Beckett & Greer are relatable and real and while Greer is easy to connect to Beckett take a little while to warm up to but in the end, I loved following their journey and hoped they both got a HEA. This read draws you in and you end up reading it in one sitting, but nonetheless, it gave me a brilliant introduction to this author and I can’t wait to see what else this author brings.
Reviewed By @tillytillzz
Battling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother Romance by T. Christensen is a great story with strong characters. It is a quick fun read that have you cursing and loving the characters at the same time.
This is definitely the type of book that, if you have a free afternoon, you can pass the time easily. You are drawn into the story effortlessly and definitely engage with the characters. At times I found the switch in POV to be a little unclear however for the most part it was easy to keep up with everyone and I liked that we saw things from both sides.
I haven’t read too much by T. Christensen yet however the bits I have read have piqued my interest enough to know I want to explore more of her work in the future.
Battling Beckett by T. Christensen is a forbidden contemporary step brother romance novel. I know I say this in many of my reviews… but I’m going to say it here too: I had a hard time putting this book down. I stayed up late into the morning hours reading, then went right back to reading it as soon as I got home from school drop off. Let me start this review by saying that this book probably will not be for all readers as it has a high school setting, which some may not like the drama and whatnot. I however LOVED this book! This book alternates between different points of views, which I typically follow really well. With that being said there are times, especially towards the end, where the point of view rapidly changes between 1st and 3rd person so it does get slightly confusing. I found that slightly frustrating because it happened in an important scene, but it wasn’t hard to get through and get the true emotion and importance of what was happening.
The character descriptions were spot on. Greer is shy and introverted, she is a starting at a new private school where she doesn’t know anyone and sticks out like a sore thumb. She has a soon to be step brother, Beckett, who could help make things a lot easier for her. Instead of doing that he decides to be an absolute jerk, which was frustrating for me as a reader because I could feel Greer’s struggles. I alternated between wanting to karate chop Beckett and give him a big hug through the majority of the book, which is what this author was aiming for. There is plenty of action, emotion, and friendships made throughout this story… it will suck you right in and keep you there even after you have finished the book. I would definitely recommend adding this book to your reading wish list.
This is an awesome story! I was easily drawn in because it’s a step-brother romance. But the story and characters captivated me and kept me turning pages. There was so much tension between the two main characters. I could t get enough! I LOVE it! The dislike from Beckett and the peacekeeping from Greer are just a perfect set up!
The secondary characters…I love them!
OMG the talk David just had with Beckett in his office. Puts all step dads to shame. I want David to be my step dad. Not for the money but because he is so sincere and nice and protective of theses two women. Then there is how it’s so easy to see his love for Viviene and by association Greer. I also adore the relationships each parent has with their child. Just makes me go “ooooo” when there are those scenes. Even the FB players were a fun to watch/read.
This is a first time author for me. Her character building was crazy good. While a few things bothered me I wouldn’t let it stop me from picking up this book! It’s a definite page turner and filled with so many wonderful characters. I almost can not wait to re-read!
Battling Beckett: A Contemporary Step Brother Romance by T. Christensen is a wonderfully written Book that draws you in from the beginning and doesn’t let go till the end. This is Greer and Beckett’s story. She is going to a new school and finds herself dealing with Beckett who isn’t very welcoming. He is at the top of the private school and knows he doesn’t make Greer feel very welcome..Although there’s tension between them there is also attraction. Can these two have a future together? Will she act on her attraction for him? Find out what happens next in this must read. I can’t wait to read more from this Author.
Battling Beckett by T. Christensen is a contemporary step brother romance. This is the first book I’ve read by this author but I definitely enjoyed reading it. I couldn’t put it down! I finished it in one sitting.
Greer’s life is changing. Not only is she starting her senior year but she will be starting it at a new private school and in a new home. The only problem is, her step brother has made it clear she is not welcome in either place. Beckett’s not sure he, or his father, should trust the new women in their lives but he can’t deny the protective instinct he has when it comes to Greer. Greer can’t help the magnetism she feels toward Beckett either. Will these two realize their feelings for each other or keep battling through them?
I really enjoyed this book. Greer is timid but she stands up for herself when she can. Beckett may seem like a jerk but he definitely has a sweet side as well. I couldn’t put this book down and highly recommend it!