Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Forbidden
by Jodi Ellen Malpas

My rating: 5 stars

Publisher: Forever (August 8, 2017)
Publication Date: August 8, 2017
Genre: Urban Life | Contemporary
Paperback: 368 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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.

The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The ForbiddenShe is strong, independent, successful and single. No man has ever made her wish for more in a relationship, until now. Sure, she was a little drunk, a little flirty and he was the best looking man she has ever seen. He also neglected to tell her he was forbidden fruit, until she took that one bite that had her addicted to his charms. Now Annie is the worst thing she can imagine, the other woman and through it all, she never realizes that just maybe the mysterious Jack isn’t the perfect man she thought him to be.

THE FORBIDDEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas is dark romance, intense and passionate, a tell-all about one of the most taboo relationships anyone can have. From stolen moments to the mind-scorching sex, Annie and Jack’s attraction is instant, all-consuming and a dirty little secret, because Jack is forbidden and the “timing is never right” for them to come out of the closet, or bedroom or where ever they melt the pages with their sex.

Ms. Malpas has done a remarkable job of creating her tale with realism, using realistic circumstances and almost making her characters less than the cheaters they are. Yep, I have issues with otherwise intelligent people putting their lives on hold for another as Annie has done. Throughout each time it happened, I just wanted to shake that woman, but she felt the guilt, the wrongness but couldn’t help herself. Is it because she/they have truly found true love?

People make mistakes, both in their marriage partners and their reasons for marrying, but does it justify putting the cart before the horse? Follow Annie and Jack as they struggle with their feelings, their guilt and their undeniable attraction...

There is no doubting the talent of Ms. Malpas, she knows how to keep her readers turning, page after page and I give her credit for tackling an extremely touchy topic, knowing she will be pushing someone’s buttons, and that is the mark of a very good author!

I received an ARC edition from Forever in exchange for my honest review.

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