by Mack Black
Publication Date: April 20, 2018
Publisher: Mack Black
Print Length: 270 pages
Available from: Amazon
It all started with a bet and a little too much weed.
Vanessa never imagined she’d fall into a relationship with the one person she couldn’t, but an apple tastes a lot better when taken from the forbidden tree. Even though loving him might be illegal in some states, even though it strips her morals bare, she can’t stop herself from falling down the rabbit hole, so to speak.
No matter how hard she tries, Vanessa can’t walk away from Jace. Their bodies are like magnets, drawn together at every opportunity. Worse, it’s like they’re tied together with some invisible rope that just won’t break. If his mother, or her father, find out, there will be hell to pay.
But love conquers all, right?
Vanessa would like to think so…
Forbidden Love by Mack Black
They are related through marriage, but their attraction is undeniable. Vanessa and Jace are like two moths drawn to a sexual flame. What makes what they perceive as forbidden love so taboo? Is that the titillation that draws them together?
Mack Black’s FORBIDDEN LOVE had me cringing at the excessive use of weed and alcohol. The overt immaturity of the teen characters was also off-putting, as was their ability to equate flirtation, petting and daring with romantic love and a relationship.
I have certainly read my share of erotica, and for me, there was nothing romantic about their idea of a relationship and even the “taboo” aspect was overdone as I began to feel more and more that Jace was a sexual predator and Vanessa was his target, while weed, alcohol and sneaking around were their aphrodisiacs.
I never connected, and found that each page failed to develop any real direction or emotional maturity to this tale. This story was definitely not sexy or erotic to me, but, that said, maybe it’s just me.
I received an ARC edition from Mack Black! This is my honest and voluntary review.