Thursday, June 11, 2020

Book Review: Forbidden Lust

Author: Karen Booth
Title: Forbidden Lust
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Publish Date: June 1, 2020
Buy:  Amazon
Book Blurb: Feel the drama and passion in the Dynasties: Seven Sins series!

Next stop, paradise—With the man of her forbidden fantasies? Giving in to desire with her brother’s best friend…

A secluded island resort is the perfect romantic setting for the night of passionate abandon Allison Randall plans to share with Zane Patterson. Her elder brother’s best friend has always been off-limits…and Zane is determined to keep it that way. But when a storm strands them together, neither can hold back. Everything Allison dreamed of is finally in reach…until unwelcome revelations threaten a rude awakening!

Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.

One man’s betrayal can destroy generations. Fifteen years ago, a hedge-fund hotshot vanished with billions, leaving the high-powered families of Falling Brook changed forever. Now seven heirs, shaped by his betrayal, must reckon with the sins of the past. Passion may be their only path to redemption. Experience all Seven Sins!

Review:  This book was like a breath of fresh air for me. I've been trapped in another romance genre and I needed a break.  I've read several of Karen's books for the Desire line and I've enjoyed each one and this one was no different.

Allison and Zane's story was a light read, with just about enough spice and drama to leave me satisfied.

File this under Friends to Lovers and brother's BFF.  Allison's brother Sean and Zane have been friends for ages and there is rule that Zane shouldn't put the moves on his friend's sister. It is a shame these two have very different ideas.

Both need a vacation and they end up on Allison's aunt's resort in the Bahamas. Things get a little spicy when they get there, but it takes a lot of time to get to that point, because Zane has a hard time getting past his promise to Sean. A hurricane gives them the perfect opportunity to get close.

There's a lot of tension between the two as Zane needs to work through his promise to his friend and Allison has a secret about her job that she knows will anger Zane.

The story read like an episode of your favorite soap opera. (Well if there were many of those to watch these days)

If you are looking for a great quick read, this is definitely it.

Rating: 5 flowers


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