In Forbidden, we meet the powerful and mysterious Luc, and strong, independent Natalie. I’m just going to put it right out there, I’ve been watching cute cat videos for the last half hour trying to get over what this book did to me.
FORBIDDEN: HOUSE OF SIN by Elisabeth Naughton
Publication Date: April 24, 2018 Publisher: Elisabeth Naughton Publishing LLC Genre: Dark Romance, Suspense, Mystery Length: 346 Pages Purchase: Amazon Story Rating: 5/ 5 Romance Rating: 5/5
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She has no idea what lurks behind the forbidden doors of the House of Sin…
He is temptation. Forbidden fruit. A craving I can’t seem to resist.
I went after him in search of answers, sure he had blood on his hands. Now I’ve fallen prey to his seductive looks and commanding charisma.
Deep down, I know he is a threat. He’s caught up in a mysterious world I don’t fully understand. But even that doesn’t stop me from aching for his touch, for the taste of his wicked lips. He says I belong to him, and I want to be his, but giving myself fully to him the way he demands… That’s a step I’m not sure I’m willing to take.
I need to know more. It’s the only way I can protect my heart. Before I can ever truly belong to him, I have to see behind the doors he keeps firmly locked.
I need to know what he’s hiding in the shadowy world known as the House of Sin…
**WARNING!** This book is very sexy, very dark, and very addictive! Contains consensual kink and a dark and dominant hero with a dangerous secret. This is a big story that can’t be told in only one book so there is a cliffhanger – but never fear, book two releases three weeks later.
All right, let’s all acknowledge that first impressions matter. This cover makes one heck of a first impression. I felt like I was about to knock on the lions’ den or something. It was so imposing but welcoming at the same time.
Sometimes you read a book that shakes you to your core. Forbidden is one of those, and that’s why I’ve been watching funny cat videos for the last half hour. I read most of it, thinking this is kind of sweet then I got to about the 80% point and all I thought was cazzo.
Props to the author for pulling it off. There were hints, but never did I for a second suspect that. So, now I’m sitting here trying to wrap my head around everything that happened at the end of the book. I loved the ending, but I guess I should rewind a little, I’m getting ahead of myself. I’m going to be careful not to give anything away here because the shock is part of the fun and I think it’s important to go into this book with an open mind.
In this book, we meet Luc, the reluctant CEO of a fashion magazine, and Natalie a strong, independent young lady in New York hoping to find out what happened to her best friend. This book is written in alternating perspectives (my favorite) so we get to know Luc and Natalie both well. At first, I thought Luc was an a**hole, I didn’t like him at all. Then I got to know him and I fell in love fast and hard, just like Natalie. I loved Natalie too, obviously. I love anyone who isn’t afraid to say no and stand up for themselves, something she has no problem doing.
Throughout the story, we see Luc who is used to being in control surrender little by little to Natalie. We watch as Natalie challenges him and he tries his best to seem unaffected. We get a front row seat to his emotional turmoil over his desire for her and we get to see when that desire wins. He does so many little things to show he cares about her and that’s what drew me in. He’s dark and brooding, his family is powerful with plenty of secrets. Not to mention his controlling tendencies. Luc is forbidden. But I couldn’t help myself, I totally fell for him.
This is one heck of a sexy book. Luc and Natalie have amazing passion and chemistry, every time they come together is intense. The author did an amazing job of capturing both the emotions and actions in those moments which made them wonderful to read.
I’d recommend Forbidden to anyone looking to read something on the darker side. This book will not leave you with a smile on your face and warm fuzzy feelings, so be prepared for that. It’s a well-written, engaging, and beautifully formatted read that left me shocked and itching to read the sequel.