Friday, 4 August 2017

♕ KAT'S REVIEW | ARC ♕ THE FORBIDDEN BY JODI ELLEN MALPAS

THE FORBIDDEN BY JODI ELLEN MALPAS 
TITLE:  THE FORBIDDEN
AUTHOR: Jodi Ellen Malpas
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
PUBLICATION: August 08th, 2017
A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy.

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.
‘A lingering idea that I just couldn’t ignore.’ – Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi Ellen Malpas wrote her debut series, The This Man Trilogy, in secret, worried about what people might think if they knew what her imagination was capable of. She was shocked herself. But she finally found the courage to unleash her creative streak and self-published THIS MAN - the first book of the This Man Trilogy - in October 2012. She took a chance on a story with a hero who soon became one of modern day fictions most prolific alpha male characters. 

Jesse Ward – also affectionately known as The Lord of The Manor, sparked incredible reactions from women across the globe and catapulted Jodi into the world of women’s fiction. With so much love and enthusiasm from her readers, and a thirst for more of her words, Jodi suddenly wasn't afraid of her imagination anymore. She went on to write The One Night Trilogy with the delectable and mysterious Miller Hart, and stole the hearts of her readers once again. She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times best sellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international best seller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world. 

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
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3.5 STARS 

THE FORBIDDEN: is a new standalone novel by Jodi Ellen Malpas in this we meet Jack and Annie. They meet not in the most unusual way but in a humorous sexy way. 

We’re first introduced to Twenty nine year old Annie Ryan who has just recently moved into her own studio apartment where she can work from home in West London. Life is good, she’s in her happy place with work, being single and living life. 

She’s also reached that stage in life where she thinks men are just too much work and is happy to just be single until Jack, the sexy hot man who renders her speechless. 

The beginning had me swooning in a puddle of mess, inner yelling in my head 'Lick me, Lick me' 

A magnetic pull has her inner butterflies fluttering around when she lays eyes on an enigmatic man across the dance floor, then speaking to him has her beyond flustered what's even more out of character for her is the need to spend just one night with this man, one night of uninhibited no strings attached sex. But what she got was so much more.

Thinking she would never see that sexy man again things take a turn for the worst when he turns up at her house warming party a few nights after.

If I ever lay eyes on you again, Annie, I can't promise I'll do what's best and walk away next time. 

Inner turmoil has her rendered sick to her stomach, heartache, betrayal, flash backs of their one night together has her struggling to keep it together. Then realising they they will be working on the same project together has her even more in a tailspin, struggling to fight the attraction towards the man that makes her weak in the knees, knowing her friends will turn their backs on her if it ever gets out. Secrets, lies, indiscretions. The one man that got under her skin, is forbidden.

MY THOUGHTS: I loved the beginning of this, middle was meh where I found myself getting bored, towards the end was all kinds of crazy, but the very ending was sweet. That pretty much sums it up for me..BUT being that this was a first time read by this author she kept me reading till the very end, would I say this was forbidden? Not really, because it wasn't as focused on the forbidden aspect of them that I would've liked. Going into this I wanted that taboo feeling to grab me by the throat, to make it unbearable to read, I needed/craved that angst, the emotional read that something like this story could have wrung out of me. Sadly none of that occured whilst reading this. 
I cringed at the predicament that Annie found herself in and that feeling got worse as I moved through the chapters, bad decisions, I liked her character in the beginning, fun loving, carefree she was easy to connect with but then she lost me. Jack I also loved in the beginning but he also lost me 
when he couldn't end what he'd gone into. 

I had such high hopes for this and I'm probably in the minority with this, the hype that this had attached to it fell flat for me, I just needed more..

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