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Vaughn wants revenge. Elisa wants her son back. Neither expected to want each other.… Elisa’s determined to have her son back at any cost, even if it means marry a vicious stoat of a man like Rufus Wardell, but her plans and her life are turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of Rufus’ grown and estranged son, Vaughn.Lured by the contrast of Elisa’s sweet beauty wi Vaughn wants revenge. Elisa wants her son back. Neither expected to want each other.… Elisa’s determined to have her son back at any cost, even if it means marry a vicious stoat of a man like Rufus Wardell, but her plans and her life are turned upside down by the sudden reappearance of Rufus’ grown and estranged son, Vaughn.Lured by the contrast of Elisa’s sweet beauty with the wicked rumors of her wanton past, Vaughn embarks on a seduction as scorching as it is daring. What he finds is not at all what he sought: Elisa is an innocent, but with a sensuality so raw he cannot resist her......even though their passion is forbidden.WARNING: This book contains frequent sex scenes and sexual language. ...

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ISBN : 19050089
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Number of Pages : 234 Pages
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forbidden Reviews

  • Stephanie
    2019-03-22 18:00

    This book annoyed me so much even my hubby asked what was wrong. First, the characters take one look at each other and want to jump each others bones to the point of obsession. There's no consensual flirting or emotional connection between the hero and heroine to excuse their blatant disregard of morality, society, and physical safety. The lack of emotional connection between the two made the numerous sex scenes fall completely flat and as well as boring. I skimmed most of them. Second and most importantly, the Hero clearly doesn't know what consent means. The heroine consistently says no to him and not in a coy "we really shouldn't be doing this" way but a "Get out of my room and stop touching me" way. He continues to pursue her anyways although every time she gives in to him he conveniently stops which came across as very juvenile. It seemed like it was all just a childish game for the hero while the heroine had a lot to lose for letting him win. Lastly, the characters were unlikable. I think the hero was suppose to be a seductive alpha male but he came across more like a horny teenager whose plaything was taken away. The heroine is rather pathetic with a sex drive that apparently overrides common sense.

  • Tinsoni
    2019-04-11 17:09

  • Delaney Diamond
    2019-04-07 21:18

    Not a typical storyline, and whew...lots of sexual tension in this one.

  • Tin
    2019-04-07 22:08

    This was a 2.5-star book for me.* * *The title of the book is a big clue to the subject of the story: Forbidden explores the almost-illicit relationship between Vaughn Wardell and Elisa, his father's fiancee. After years of estrangement, Vaughn returns to his childhood home to confront his father over the estate he inherited from his mother. It's a reunion that is all bitter and no sweetness -- Vaughn and his father, Rufus, have not seen each other since he was a child -- and the hatred between father and son runs very, very deep.The years he'd spent at Fairleigh Hall had been the worst of his life. Now, at the age of tweny-four [sic], he'd returned to this hideous heap of stone to save his future. His gut clenched as it had when he heard the outrageous news. The thought was a despairing one: Kirkcaldy, his mother's final gift, might be lost to him.- p. 11What news? Why would it be lost to him? Vaughn wants Kirkaldy, his last remaining connection to his mother, and I had the impression that it was really, really important to him and that he was on the brink of losing it if he didn't confront his father -- sadly, this particular plot thread disappears in the bulk of the story as Cooper-Posey and Templeton focus, instead, on the blossoming relationship between Vaughn and Elisa. Elisa is caught in the crossfires between father and son, and I had, at times, wondered if what Vaughn felt for his almost-stepmother was sincere or part of his campaign against his father. "...I want to drown myself in them. In you."Her pulse jumped alarmingly. "You promised friendship.""A friend can still desire.""But not pursue."- p. 61A seduction happens, but who is seducing whom? Vaughn is attracted to Elisa and vice-versa -- and both try to resist the temptation -- I have to admit to feeling the excitement and then frustration when Vaughn and Elisa are together, only to stop themselves at a crucial point, and, I guess, this is really the effect the authors were going for. This scenario happens a few times in the book, where each time Elisa and Vaughn come closer and closer to capitulation, only to discover some sense at the last minute.Rufus Wardell is the designated villain in this story and, at the beginning, I didn't really understand Vaughn's hatred of his father. Indifference would have been a better emotion, considering he hadn't really seen his father since he was a child. I kept wondering about Rufus as the story progressed and it's only at the end when the true extent of his villainy is revealed. At that point, however, I got the sense it was a bit too little to late. (And felt it was added just to justify the relationship between Vaughn and Elisa.)I really, really felt sorry for Natasha, who Vaughn pretended to court while he was secretly engaged in an affair with Elisa. Natasha was an innocent, and Vaughn and Elisa should never have involved her, but, I guess when one is in love (or lust), one becomes blind to all other things. The next book, Dangerous Beauty, is about her and I wonder how the authors will make it right by her.There are a lot of gaps in the story, but what the book does promise is sex (See: "Warning" in the book description. ^_^), and, in that, it delivers.

  • Mercedes
    2019-04-10 21:52

    I don't like leaving negative reviews. Normally I try to point out as much of the good as possible but Forbidden was disappointing. The characters fell woefully short and I found there was repetition in place of a plot line which was really annoying. It felt as though every other chapter was a recap of why Vaughn and Elisa needed to justify why their lust for each other was a bad thing. I didn't find it romantic. To be truthful, I got pretty bored and ended up skim reading. I'm not sure I'd bother reading either of the authors' other works.

  • Donna
    2019-04-11 21:03

    Forbidden takes place in England in 1835. Vaughn, the Viscount of Rothmere, comes home to fight his father for his inheritance left to him by his mother. Here he meets Elisa, whom his father has convinced to marry him in exchange for helping her find her son. Poor Elisa has been ostracized from society because of a bunch of lies. Her son has been stolen from her and she thinks Rufus, the Marquis of Fairleigh, can help her.Vaughn and Elisa are helplessly attracted to each other but are embroiled in a web of lies and deceit. I love this time period despite all the rules and restrictions of society. The glamour of the balls and house parties draw me in every time. Still, women are confined in a man's world and restricted by their rules. However, this book had something that most historical romance novels do not. A man willing to stand up to society and tell them they are wrong. A man willing to throw their own indiscretions in their faces publicly. Now that is love. A man willing to risk everything including being ostracized from society for the woman he loves. Yes, I am a romantic at heart and this book fed the romantic part of my soul. This book was worth the read and I am looking forward to the next book in the Scandalous Sirens series.

  • Heidi Ryan
    2019-04-15 15:16

    I usually do not read historical romance books, but this one is really well done. The story focuses on a young woman who has been wronged by her husband. He cheated on her a lot and when it caught up to him, the men decided it was better to make her look bad, than put the blame on him. His death was the start to her problems. After losing everything, his family took her son. The only way she could think of to get her son back is to marry someone of wealth who could search for her son. She thought she had found this, and even though the man was cruel, she felt she had no choice, what for her reputation. She meets his long lost son, and a romance begins. The son has no love loss for the father, and that is where this story really gets interesting. With great plot twists and turns, this book held me from page one. I look forward to reading more from this author, and you should give this book a chance. It truly was a wonderful read.

  • Debra
    2019-03-25 14:54

    WonderfulI love a writer that may be known to other's and others unknown. So she knows her work is good and offers a free book with the knowledge that her newest reader will now become a fan. Well I am impress, I have read more books in the era that you would find unbelievable but this is my greatest hobby. Saying that you have my attention and I wIll be buying what you have to offer. As for those who have not read your work then here is your chance to read it and give your own review. I am sure you will agree. Enjoy as for the writer may God continue to bless you with great ideas for future stories. Ms. D. From New York City

  • ladyofglencairn
    2019-04-12 19:08

    No. Just no. Between a heroine who didn't know what the hell she wanted and a hero who didn't understand or respect the meaning of the word no, this book was a hot mess. One minute the heroine is a simpering miss, the next she makes a play at being "spirited" and ends up nearly killing herself. The scene with the horse was the nail in the coffin for me...and that was about 30% in. The supposed sexual tension was so over the top that I lost interest. This book was frustrating and stupid.

  • Thom Swennes
    2019-03-19 20:19

    Though they only have one letter in common, love and lust are more closely related than you would imagine.The large, sprawling and stoic structure, known as Fairleigh House, hasn’t changed in the last century or more; certainly not in the last twenty years since Vaughn Wardell, Viscount Rothmere and only heir to the Marquis of Fairleigh, had last set eyes on it. The sight of his childhood home that he left at the tender age of five to spend the next twelve years in one private college or another didn’t evoke happy childhood memories that most people cherish, but the occasional flash of unhappiness now weaned its way into his thoughts; he hated this place. Constantly reminding himself that he was here on a mission that would secure his future, he squelched nausea that caused the hatred, revulsion, and repulsion to rise in his throat and spew forth like a vomit, too long dormant. Lord Rufus Wardell, Vaughn’s father, never really liked his son. The reasons for this dislike are his and his alone but the marks of these feelings have left a permanent scar on the boy; now a young man at age twenty-four. Lord Rufus will soon take a new bride and be a new threat to the property destined to go to Vaughn and his task is to stop it. The precarious position of women, even those landed and titled, was disgustingly obvious in England. King William IV reigns now but over a scant few years his daughter and only heir will ascend the thrown as Victoria and make her mark on England and the rest of the world for the remainder of the nineteenth century, but the position of women in this society will remain frustratingly the same. Lust at first sight, it does happen but this match is one you won’t likely forget anytime soon. Caught in a trap, Elisa has no other way out. Already condemned and ridiculed by the ton, forgiveness or forget are hardly a reality so she can only bear the burden of shame and try to protect her son, Raymond. The constant, persistent, and tenacious efforts by Vaughn to break through her shaky defenses make her life and position in this house and society almost unbearable.After reading reviews of other readers (almost exclusively women), I sense a feeling, not unlike the socially powerful men and women of the time, that were fast to condemn her for both her actions and inactions. I prefer to see her as a woman. Alone, scared, vulnerable, and helpless, she did what so many others would do; she followed her heart and exercised her passions. Alas, to be a landed gentleman of leisure in this age of overindulgence and when the mere sight of a lady’s well-turned ankle would light a flame of unfathomable desire. The sight of the ultimate prize would be increased tenfold. There is much to be said, from a male standpoint, about Victorian England.This is the result of a long-distance collaboration that took years to successfully and satisfactorily complete. This book is classified as a historical romance with piqué graphically hot and explicit scenes of passion, lust, and love. The forbidden romance builds like a symphonic movement, toward a choler but inevitable crescendo. This story is the child of two mothers and proves to be different. The double feminine effort is sure to double your fun.

  • Beth
    2019-04-01 15:20

    Excellent storyThis is my first book written by Ms. Cooper-Posey and it's a good story. My favorite period is the Regency Period and this book covers this. A young woman whose husband was killed by the husband of the woman he was sleeping with is defamed to the extent she even lost her 4 year old son along with her reputation. Society labeled her a whore and she was forced to hide in the country. An elderly Lord decided to help her find the son as long as she married him. His son returns after being away for almost 20 years and life is never the same for anyone.The Regency Period is interesting because of the very strict rules women were forced to follow or be ruined. Even being in a room with a man who wasn't her brother or father was enough to lose ones reputation. Women married men they didn't know or love, and men were expected to marry well, beget an heir and spend time and money on their mistresses. This entire way of life creates many interesting stories and this is one. I enjoyed reading this book and am on to the next book.

  • Lovinghotbooks
    2019-04-17 22:08

    Good bookMy first historical romance in awhile and I was very anxious to read it because I find it hard to find good books in this genre.Elisa is to marry Rufus because he's promised to find her son but her world changes when Vaughn shows up. Rufus despise Vaughn even if he's his own son.I actually liked the story, it was intriguing and sweet and don't forget hot. The writing style is good but I have a little challenge in reading when the words are synonyms that are unknown to me, thank goodness for dictionary on the kindle app.The love story is well described and I liked how the characters are described, not too over the top but in a way that makes you feel like you know them.It's a strong 4 stars.

  • Bayareabookaholic
    2019-04-07 16:20

    Beautiful Elisa has been egregiously used and abused. Now Rufus, with spider-like cruelty holds her son over her head. If she marries the old man he promises to Try to unite her with her son.So hopeful, she ignores his caveat and jumps into his web. Can his son Vaughn snip the strands and save her?

  • Tammy
    2019-04-10 23:18

    Loved it! I loved Vaughn, I loved Elisa, and I loved watching them fall in love. I wanted to knock Rufus over the head with something, anything that would hurt a lot. I loved the ending, that is until it ended. I wasn't ready for it even though I knew it was coming. The ending just felt a little abrupt. To sum it up, I guess you could say, I loved it.

  • Kathy Bunbury
    2019-04-19 18:02

    Sexual tension runs rampant in this story!The sensual tension is tangible in this story almost from the start. The story is filled with tense undercurrents and pulls you along. It is a good page turner, however some of the motives and situations seem to be a little contrived. Well worth reading and I would read more from this author.

  • PamelaMcMillan
    2019-03-19 22:53

    Love Conquers AllThis was an excellent book. It tells of how innocent people can be abused and shunned by society friends and family. But love is strong and will overcome the adversity that life brings.

  • J. Kahele
    2019-04-16 15:50

    The writing, the storylineThis book was flawless. The characters were so engaging. The storyline was unbelievably emotional and the slow burning romance between Vaughn and Elisa, brought out every emotion I had.

  • Maria
    2019-03-21 20:02

    Forbidden a great bookI could not put this book down. I love it so much that I read it in one day. This is the first time I read a book by Tracy Cooper-Posey and she has now become one of my favorite authors.

  • Tonya
    2019-03-20 15:57

    A great romance...I enjoyed this historical romance. I hated the things that the main characters went through, but it was all much, much better by the ending. I recommend this book to anyone who love historical romances with a touch of suspense included.

  • EKP
    2019-03-20 19:50

    I didn't think I would like this story due to the first chapter, but I really wanted to finish it due to a friend's suggestion. I am glad I continued because the storyline because much more interesting and the pace picked up.

  • Linda Holman
    2019-04-01 15:50

    This book kept me spellbound!Any who enjoy historical romance!The one thing that I truly wish would be for the book to be longer to see how the town react to Raymund.

  • Samantha
    2019-04-11 17:08

    My first erotic novel....storyline was good but I was unprepared for the sex. probably not reading it again.

  • Vickie Craft
    2019-03-20 18:17

    ForbiddenGreat story. I tend to think that that this story could have come straight out of our history books. The ending was the best part of all. Loved it. Highly recommended.

  • connie underwood
    2019-03-25 17:04

    This book was a true cliff hanger. I couldn't stop reading it , areal page turner. I would recommend this book.

  • Elaine
    2019-04-10 17:58

    I did not like the heroine or the hero. The love scenes(?) were mostly gratuitous.

  • Terry Madigan
    2019-04-19 14:56

    CaptivatingI could not put this book down. The writing draws you into this compelling, sensual journey of Elisa and Vaughn.

  • Heather
    2019-03-19 15:15

    An entertaining story and a nice way to spend an evening.

  • Teresa
    2019-04-14 23:18

    This book had a slow-mo clap. Need I say more? lol

  • Julie Read Our Lips! Book Review Blog
    2019-03-25 18:10

    Elisa is a shunned widowed woman in society. Her husband had a dalliance with a married woman and he was killed. His murderer, the offended husband, instead of telling society that Elisa’s husband had an affair with his wife, instead tells society that the duel happened because he had an affair with Elisa so he could safe face and not be ridiculed that his wife had cheated on him.Of course everyone believed the murderer and Elisa’s son, Raymond, is taken from her. Stripped of everything she ever loved, she goes through life trying to make the best of things. But her luck seems to have turned when Rufus – a powerful –though very old and unattractive – Lord asks her to marry him. Rufus also promises to reunite Elisa with her son, and she of course agrees to the union.Little did Elisa know that Rufus has a very young and irresistible son, Vaughn. Vaughn has never felt his father’s love and has always been shunned away from the old man’s side. His mother died when he was very young and he’s always lived abroad. Now that he’s come of age, he will rest at nothing to get his mother’s inheritance, Kirkaldy manor, and honor his mother by spending his life there.But all his plans change when he sees his father’s new fiancee. Elisa is a bit older than him, but she’s stunning to behold. The more he gets to know her, the more it seems he can’t keep his hands off of her. Plus, it doesn’t help that Elisa had a reputation and isn’t indifferent to his advances.But things prove difficult for Vaughn as Elisa is not quite what everyone says she is. Before he knows it, they’re both walking the fine line of love and obsession in their forbidden romance. Plus, everyone expects him to marry Natasha, the young wealthy daughter of her father’s friend. It will be quite a feat for Vaughn as he maneuvers his way with Elisa, while dangling the marriage carrot in front of Natasha – who is only too eager to land Vaughn. Will love win in the end or will Elisa shun love to remain with Rufus, who promises her a chance to reunite with her son and reestablish her in society?~~~~~~~~~~~~~Forbidden is a read filled with sex scenes! Good Lord, it truly showed these people had no TV or anything to abide their time – sex was on the brain 24/7. Elisa and Vaughn kept doing inappropriate things at every moment and it blows my mind how no one – NO ONE – caught on to what they up to until the very end.It was also quite strange to read the total 180 Elisa does with Vaughn, and how she all of a sudden turns into a Dominatrix. Maybe it didn’t help that I was skim reading this book, but goodness, did I mention it was filled with sex scenes? LOLStill, the plot twist with Rufus at the end was unexpected and it tied everything together nicely. Though, the ending was a bit abrupt – and a clapping scene? You’ve got to read this and let me know what you think!Forbidden features: erotica oral sex BDSM historical romance mystery suspense intrigueSee the review on our blog:

  • Janet Denise Ross
    2019-03-19 19:03

    DESIRE, LOVE & HOT PASSION ALL FORBIDDEN?Yes, this book of forbidden desires, passions, and love is a 5 star rating because all the reasons you rate a book this gets 5. This story is interesting because a man changes his opinion about a woman, he first thinks is wanton then realises she is an innocent in lewdness and debauchery and in that instant the time of this story changes. However, this story covers a large range of subjects as physical cruelty in a relationship, fear of another as in employer, father, fiance, close society. This book does have carnal physical lovemaking, if this isn't for you- maybe skip this book or just pan those pages. Also, it does go into one of my dislikes, societys' judgement and condemnation over whispered rumours, usually not true or over exaggerated. These things are all combined to give you a very emotional hot, will keep you tied to your reading. Hahaha Don't miss out.