It was only a
matter of time until the truth came out.
I never thought it would come to this…
I tried, God knows I tried to stay away from her
but eventually I crossed that line and broke that trust. I could no longer go
back and I sure as fuck didn’t regret a single moment of it. I knew there would
be hell to pay, I knew the wrath I’d be facing but I would willingly take the
burns and scars just to have the love of my best friend's sister.
If there is one person I’d willingly go to hell
and back for it was…
Standalone within a series. New Adult Contemporary
Romance: Strong language and sexual content, not intended for readers under 18.
I absolutely loved Forbid Me! Dare I say, I loved
it more than Complicate Me?! I know you are all saying “for shame,” but I could
not get enough of Jacob! Yes, both are 5 star reviews to me, but Forbid Me
would be a 5++.
While Forbid Me can be read as a standalone, I’m
happy I read Complicate Me before hand. Major props to M for being able to reference
things that happened in Complicate Me, without taking up space in this story to
recap it all. It drives me crazy when authors do that just to stretch out a
book. M’s characters are well developed and her writing gets you sucked right
in to the story. I also completely love the now and then theme going on
thorough out the book. The fact that there was drama (the forbidden best friend’s
baby sister and 7 year age difference) it was not “in your face” craziness, which
made it more enjoyable for me. I didn’t have to hear about the details of them
sleeping with other people, which we know happens, but it wasn’t thrown in their
faces. That would have hurt my heart as I’m sure it would have theirs. Make sense?
While Jacob and Lily started off as young and
immature, we were able to see them grow up and feel their connection through
the pages. There were many emotional times where I wanted to smack some sense
in to those two. (Granted, not as much as Lucas and Alex though). As stubborn
as Lily was, I’m also proud of her for standing her ground and not jumping in
too soon. On the other hand, yes, Jacob screwed up, but he worked really hard
to earn her trust and love back. This could have been avoided had he told Lily
what happened those years ago, but his own personal hurt and embarrassment held
Lily’s connection to her mom gutted me. This was
something that hit really close to home for me. Watching someone you love
suffer and being completely helpless, trying to get in every last moment you
can and then still not being sure if you said all the things you wanted to say,
just… well it fucking blows. It eats away at you and couple that with the
struggles that she had with Jacob…no wonder Lily had her walls up.
That being said, I’m glad Jacob didn’t give up. Actually,
I was kind of cheering that he had to work hard since he gave Half-Pint and
Lucas such a hard time about their relationship. He didn’t run and didn’t let Lily
run, either. A certain “battery” scene comes to mind. :: giggle:: Once you read
the book, you’ll know what I’m talking about. I laughed, cried, made frustrated
noises and had to fan myself a couple times due to the hot sex scenes!! You can’t
help but fall in love with these two and you can’t help but itch for Dylan and
Aubrey’s story next. Well done M, well done.