Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bewitching Book Tours Book Review: Prohibited Passion

Author: Alissa Linn Palmer
Title: Prohibited Passion
Publish Date: Jan 2012
Buy: Amazon
Review Copy Provided By: Bewitching Book Tours and the author
Book Blurb: This erotic romance brings you right into the middle of Prohibition...

Ruth wants to escape the boredom of Bandit Creek and the strict expectations of her father, the local pastor. Her life changes the day she meets CeeCee, a world-wise flapper, and an irresistible attraction develops between them. She’ll be disowned and shunned if anyone discovers their prohibited passion, but can they keep their growing affection a secret?

CeeCee is drawn to Ruth, but things become complicated when her gangster companion disapproves of their liaison. He’s in town to broker a deal with the owner of the local speakeasy, and he’s not above using them to further his own plans. Can CeeCee protect Ruth and their budding relationship?

As Ruth gets drawn further into their world, she must decide between her familiar life and a new, dangerous path with the woman she loves.

Review: This novella (approx 52 pages) is definitely something different for me. Its lesbian historical fiction. As you might guess from the title it is set during the prohibition era

Ruth is the pastor's daughter who longs for something more. CeeCee is flapper from Chicago who has a boyfriend who is a gangster. It is easy to see that there will be conflict her. The good vs the evil. Plus a relationship that isn't quite the thing.

Their relationship develops but things in life conspire against them.

The sex scenes are more sensual then scandalous. That worked well here. The relationship between the two women was definitely believable. I'm just sad that they couldn't be together.

This was a great bedside read. (Actually because it was so short I read it on my computer, something I almost never do). It did leave me wanting to know more about Ruth and what will happen to her and her father the preacher. He wasn't painted in a good light, but he didn't seem all bad, just as the gangster, Sheridan couldn't have been all bad, I only wish this would have been a full length, so we could have learned more about the characters.

Rating: 4 flowers


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