Review: Spider By: Ilsa Madden-Mills
I have loved Ilsa’s books since I first read Dirty English and I have went and binge read everything she had out shortly after finishing that one haha. When I discovered the blurb for Spider at first I was kinda hesitant, I was like hmm a stepbrother kind of trope? Not usually the hugest fan of those kind of heroes but I had a feeling that Ilsa would give us a story that while you may think it’s going to be a commonplace trope, you will be pleasantly surprised. My initial thought was spot on! With Spider Ilsa gives us this complex story that is so much more than the trope suggests.
Rose is this character that always enraptures me, she’s had a rough childhood but it really drives her to want more out of her life, and she tries to excel at everything she attempts. She meets a random stranger during a flight back to Texas and turns out her seatmate is her new stepbrother (which she doesn’t learn until much later, after a world rocking kiss) their chemistry together is absolutely spectacular! And the events that follow make up one of the better “forbidden” kind of romance stories I have read in quite some time. The characters are complex and so well written, you see each layer of why they are the way they are and why society might say it shouldn’t work. But all of us romance loving book worms have faith it will all turn out just like its supposed to!