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Bothered: A Billionaire Cowboy Stepbrother Romance (Irrationally His Book 1) by [Jacobs, Jessa]
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“You do know you’re trespassing, right?”
“I’m not trespassing.”
He quirked one eyebrow, the challenge clear. Then he looked pointedly at my chest again.
I crossed my arms. “My mother is married to the owner of this ranch.”
His eyes widened. “Is she? How nice for you.”
With a cocky grin, he tossed my shirt to me, but didn’t look away. “I’m crushed you don’t remember me, Sis.”

It was one of the most humiliating moments of my life. It was supposed to be private here, but I’d been caught sunbathing nude.

The hot cowboy got a much better look at me than I got at him, but it didn’t matter anyway. He was off-limits. I’d just met my stepbrother after ten years of avoiding the hateful brat.

During which, I guess we both grew up.

Bothered is Part 1 of Irrationally His, a novel presented as a 5-part serial. Recommended for mature audiences 18+ due to sexual content.

Release schedule for Irrationally His:
Bothered (Part One) July 8, 2015
Bewildered (Part Two) July 22, 2015
Brazen (Part Three) August 5, 2015
Broken (Part Four) August 19, 2015
Beloved (Part Five) September 2, 2015

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 267 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Mad for Romance Publishing (28 June 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B010MUQRL8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #114,560 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant New Serial! 9 July 2015
By Holly @ Page To Page Reviews - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I received a free copy for an honest review

After a stunning debut serial from Jessa I was really looking forward to this new serial – especially as it’s got hot cowboys in it!

After Chelsea’s Mum re-married and moved to a ranch with her new husband and step-son, Chelsea stayed with her Dad and her friends in the city. 10 years later she’s visiting the ranch for their wedding anniversary, expecting ranch hands and rodeos but not her gorgeous stepbrother.

Thinking she was alone at the ranch she takes a risk and decides to sunbathe with her top off – she didn’t count on falling asleep though! When she’s caught by a handsome cowboy she was mortified but nothing could be worse after she finds out he’s her step-brother. Now faced with a summer spent with her sexy as hell stepbrother, whose not only completely off limits but has also seen her practically naked, her summer just became a whole lot more complicated. Will she be able to stay away?

This is a fantastic start to the series – Travis promises to be one HOT cowboy! A really captivating story, smoking hot scenes and great character chemistry – a new serial not to be missed!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Just enough to make you want more 9 July 2015
By E. Maynard - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Many thanks to Jessa Jacobs, who provided me a free copy of Bothered in exchange for my honest review.

Following up on the rousing success of Jessa’s previous serial, Full Tilt Billionaire, comes a new serial: Irrationally His. This is a stepbrother romance, and also a five part serial.

One disclaimer, for those who may be squicked by the term “stepbrother romance”: these are not children who were raised together from a young age. There is virtually no familial relationship between them, other than the fact that her mom married his dad back when they both were teenagers. They spent one summer living in the same house, and have not seen each other since. So there is no squick to be had here, unless you’re just looking for a reason to squick.

Chelsea is a down on her luck artist, not long out of college. She has travelled to Montana to her mom and stepdad’s ranch, because they are having a huge week long celebration for their 10th anniversary. Chelsea is hoping that she can stay with them for awhile, as she has lost her job, and therefore her apartment because she couldn’t pay the rent. The book opens with her sunbathing topless in a peaceful, sun drenched field. She’s fallen asleep in the field when she is awakened by Travis, her stepbrother. He recognized her, after having spent several minutes admiring her chest. She doesn’t recognize him until he tells her who he is. She’s humiliated and enraged, of course, but also immediately attracted to him, despite her brain screaming at her that he’s her stepbrother, and therefore off limits. For his part, Travis is interested as well, amused at her anger and attracted to the woman she has matured into when all he remembered of her was an annoying teenager. He gives her a lift on his horse back to the ranch, because the other ranch hands were driving cattle to that field . When she returns to the house she calls her BFF Cosy (Cosette) and tells her all about it, and how embarrassed/turned on she was. Cosy tells her to make like Meg White, and bang that boy like a drum. Chelsea is hung up on the the whole “Ew, no, he’s my stepbrother” thing. Travis has no qualms about that at all - “taboo” is not a problem for him.

They snark at each other in each successive meeting, the tension building to a fever pitch. They both worry about what impact an affair between them would have on their parents, each in their own head. Jessa does a great job of emphasising that these two people are really complete strangers to each other, despite the small detail of them sharing a stepparent. The feeling of “I really shouldn’t be doing this” is strong as well, which only adds the the build up for Chelsea and Travis. When they finally boil over, it’s mind blowing for both of them.

But where do they go from there? Will they risk the possible repercussions to continue their affair? Suddenly Chelsea is inspired to pick up her painting again, and I don’t think it’s because of the beautiful Montana landscape….
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Old feelings, new relationship 8 July 2015
By BlueEyes - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This novel "Bothered" is a wonderful start to a new series by this talented new Author, Jessa Jacobs. Travis is the stepbrother who loved to pick on his stepsister Chelsea growing up. Travis is now wealthy from his own business but enjoys playing the bull riding circuit and spending time at his Father's ranch.

Chelsea who is a struggling artist, has been invited back home to the ranch for her parents anniversary. She has no other place to live as she is without a job and can't afford rent on her own.

Both have feelings for the other but had never acted upon them.

"Travis wasn't asking me, he was taking control, and for once I didn't care. This was how it felt to be with a real man, one who knew what he wanted and took it as if it were is due. If felt like danger and glory, all at once."

"I was getting damn tired of being called a bastard.... What was wrong with this girl? She downplayed her looks, hid her talent, and apparently spent her life going from s*** job to s*** job..."

"The pain of having my brain ripped in two by conflicting needs and desires..."

Jessa writes beautifully; her characters have strengths and weaknesses and she captures their feelings extremely well. The taboo nature of their relationship is quite the rage in indie authors work in the present time. But this book was different than others I had read. It is fresh and inviting and I could not put it down once I started reading it.

This book was gifted by the author for an honest review.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Can I Draw you With your Top off??? 8 July 2015
By Dolores - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I was given the privilege of getting this from Jessa Jacobs for free to give my TRUE & HONEST REVIEW

Well if you are out in the middle of a cattle Farm's field would you read TOPLESS on a lovely warm day where you can fall asleep & ANY of the farm hands can appear or even worse your annoying STEPBROTHER who you haven't seen in 10yrs.
Chelsea's Mum Elise & Travis' Dad 'Tex' married within 1mth of meeting & that's when Chelsea an undiscovered Artist & Travis a successful businessman met then never again as She lived with her Dad & Travis lived with his Mum & they took alternative holidays.
Now they're there for a big 10th anniversary. When she's not needed she's discovering the land & seeing how the horses move & is wanting to move. Whilst Travis is helping out on the land.
Then one night Travis has had enough of fantasising about Her that he goes to her as he's seen the way she looks at him.
Then they at the town's Rodeo where the discription Jessa has written is amazing as it makes you feel like you're there yourself watching it.
After a couple of days they go off to draw & model as Travis saw how brilliant Chelsea's artwork is so when she asks him to model he accepts with such enthusiasm as he has plans for her.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A not so tame Cowboy, and an artist. 8 July 2015
By Dana Busenbark - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This has been one of the more sweet and interesting romance novels I have read in a long time. It touches a little on the taboo side, but there are some erotic sex scenes in there as well. She's an artist, he's....I don't know what to call him other than a businessman. They're both back home for the Fourth of July and an anniversary party for a couple that has been married 10 years. The interplay between these two goes back for years and for how he treated her back then. Things change in 10 years, little girls grow up to be women. Little boys grow up to be cowboys for fun and more. This book can raise a myriad of emotions within you while you read, and the cliffhanger at the end leaves you wanting more and wishing the next book were coming out right now, or even that it were out so that you could continue reading.