The Forbidden – 5 Stars

The Forbidden

Jodi Ellen Malpas

Release Date: August 8, 2017


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Annie has never experienced the ‘spark’ with a guy-that instant chemistry that renders you weak in the knees. That is, until a night out brings her face to face with the dangerously 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 must be dangerous. She has no idea that he belongs to another. That he’s forbidden.


Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.



5 Stars

Sweet Jesus. This book!! Jodi Ellen Malpas kept me up most of the night devouring moment moment.  I could not stop reading because she either had my jaw on the ground or I was screaming at my device, thinking – oh no you didn’t just do that!! It was such an intense and captivating reading experience. I can’t even tell you how much I loved The Forbidden.

The craziest part of it all – I would have never have picked this book up if I knew what the main storyline was. I actively avoid stories that go against one of my moral dealbreakers. (This is me telling you that this book might be a tigger for some people.  This isn’t your typical, boy meets girl and they fall in love romance)

Which is why I was completely surprised to find myself empathetic and rooting for Jack and Annie. From their first few moments together at the bar, I was caught up in their connection and all of the excitement from the instant lust shared between these two characters.  I was giddy with anticipation for when they would act on their feelings again.  My heart was torn for all that they had to face and find answers to.  It’s a major journey for them to find a happily ever after.

So major kudos to Jody Allen Malpas. You have done the impossible. You left me completely smitten by characters who I would normally hate.  This love story is well thought out and excellently written. Everything unfolds smoothly and there’s never a moment you want to walk away from this couple.

The Forbidden is one my absolute top recommendations of this summer.  Everyone should meet this couple and experience all of the raw emotion that their romance will bring out within you.  This is a must read love story.


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