By Jodi Ellen Malpas
FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY….
What do you do when you can’t control your feelings for someone? When you know you shouldn’t go there? Not even in your head.
Annie has never experienced the ‘spark’ with a guy-the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It’s not just a spark that ignites between them. It’s an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.
Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who’s had such a powerful impact on her and who could bend her to his will so easily, must be dangerous. But she’s already in too deep. And Jack isn’t only dangerous. He is forbidden.
I have a love-hate relationship with this book. One thing’s for sure, I had to keep an open mind and fight against being judgemental.
Annie is a successful architect who has no interest in a serious relationship. She’s just fine with her life and won’t fall for a man, until she meets Jack, and just about falls on the floor when she meets him. There’s something about him, he’s breathtakingly handsome, and Annie feels a connection with him from the moment she lays eyes on him. Problems arise when Annie finds out Jack is married. She knows the relationship between them is wrong now, but she can’t seem to shake him.
Jack is a contractor, also successful, but has a marriage that he simply can’t handle. He’s unhappy and yearns to be with Annie the moment he meets her, but the question is: does he really? This is where things get juicy, because I couldn’t figure out Jack throughout the entire book.
I wanted to read a heavy romance–something different–as I’ve been reading middle-grade and children’s books a lot these last few months. The Forbidden definitely delivered. I honestly didn’t want to put the book down despite some of the annoying, irresponsible characters. It’s written well with tons of drama, the type of book you just have to finish to find out the outcome of the characters. It’s twisty and deceiving. I’m really glad I read it.
With that said, I know that some people will have issues reading it because of the cheating factor. Infidelity is something I have serious issues with and would never promote, but somehow I was willing to overlook it in this story. Afterall, it is just a fictional story. I think as you begin to learn more about the characters, you realize there’s much more going on in the background that isn’t revealed in the beginning chapters as well. Definitely a book for mature readers.
- Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Forever (August 8, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 145556821X
- ISBN-13: 978-1455568215
Thanks for reading my review! Feel free to share your thoughts below.