Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

August 15, 2017

THE FORBIDDEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas (August 8, 2017; Forever trade paperback original; $15.99)

A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy. 

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.

“Every kiss, every sexy scene, every word between this pair owned a piece of my soul.  I could read this book a hundred times and still react as if it was the first time.  The Protector is a top 2016 fave for me.” –Audrey Carlan, #1 bestselling author of The Calendar Girl series

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I’m sure everyone knows what the term “Forbidden” means.

➡Not allowed. 
Or I as I would like to call it: A big fat DO NOT CROSS THAT FREAKIN LINE. 

From the beginning of time there’s always been something so alluring about crossing into the uncharted waters of the forbidden. Whether it’s the rush we get or just not giving a damn in the moment, those nine letters will make us do crazy things. Stupid things. It can be the most exotic high you’ve ever felt and you think to yourself: this is what I need, consequences be damned. But what you fail to realize is that what goes up, must come down. 

“Wrong turns into rights. Conflicts turn into craving.” 

While most twenty-nine year olds are still trying to figure out exactly what they want out of their lives, Annie Ryan is already ahead of the game. She’s an Architect that loves her job, has a gorgeous apartment, and some of the best friends that anyone could ask for. Her love life on the other hand is pretty much non existent so when she’s forced to go out to finally have some fun, Annie is all in. Little does she know that her “night out” is going to bring her face to face with the ultimate temptation.

“The only person in this world who can hurt me is you”. 

Jack is at a crossroads in his life. Complicated is now his middle name and the only thing on his mind right now is taking a breather from his personal drama. Meeting a woman who made him feel alive in a long time wasn’t a part of his plan for the night but with an explosive connection like theirs, Jack knows that walking away from Annie won’t be an option. But how far will their forbidden romance go? 

This story had me on a crazy roller-coaster. Despite the taboo aspect, that’s not what bothered me about it. I honestly loved the beginning and all of the raw emotions that the characters were displaying had me eating up the pages at warped speed because it was that good. But.. some of them really tested me! I found myself wondering if they were that much in denial or if they were just plain stupid because I didn’t get some of their actions. I wanted more from them in those crucial moments and sadly I never got it. What I will say is that these two people who had no right to be together, were perfect for each other in every way. I didn’t agree with it, heck I didn’t even like it, but when you have a love like how Annie and Jack did, you don’t question it. You lead with your heart. 

If you’re looking for an unconventional, moral compromising read, then this one is for you. 

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