The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen MalpasThe Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Forbidden

byJodi Ellen Malpas

Paperback | August 8, 2017

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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man series comes a "brave, cutting-edge romance" (Library Journal) that begs the question: what would you do if you fell in love with someone you can't have?

Annie has never experienced the "spark" with a guy -- the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly 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 and who could bend her to his will so easily, must be dangerous. But she's already in too deep. And Jack isn't only dangerous. He is forbidden.
Jodi Ellen Malpas 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 and mojito addict, and she has a terrible weak spot for alpha males. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion --...
Title:The ForbiddenFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 1 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.25 × 1 inPublished:August 8, 2017Publisher:Grand Central PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:145556821X

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from 4.5 stars-roller coaster of emotions 4.5 stars--THE FORBIDDEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas is a stand alone, contemporary adult romance story line focusing on contractor Jack Joseph, and twenty nine year old architect Annie Ryan. NOTE: The author’s use of British euphemisms and slang may be foreign to North American readers. The subject matter controversial, and may not be suitable for more sensitive readers. Told from first person point of view (Annie Ryan) THE FORBIDDEN is a story of the taboo; the forbidden romance between Jack Joseph, and the woman with whom he will fall in love, Annie Ryan. A chance meeting with the sexy Jack Joseph, at a local bar finds Annie stepping out of her comfort zone leading to a one-night stand that neither Annie nor Jack will ever forget. What ensues is the forbidden relationship between Annie and Jack, as they struggle to keep secret their growing love from family, friends and the people at work. THE FORBIDDEN follows the building relationship between two people whose attraction to one another is off the charts; the palpable sexual energy is strong; the passion and fiery entanglements forbidden, buried beneath months of secrets and lies. When discovered, their controversial romance brings tragedy, heartbreak and grief to everyone involved. No one is safe when a woman scorned seeks retribution for sins of betrayal and lies. THE FORBIDDEN is a roller coaster of emotions. The back and forth, up and down of a relationship that is stalled by fear, promises to another, and commitment to someone else. The angst is tangible; the suspense riveting; the nature of the forbidden controversial and taboo. Jodi Ellen Malpas breaches the line from which there is no return; the prohibited crossing over in the land between black and white where matters of the heart are colorful, complicated and circumstantial. The premise is dramatic and intense; the characters are passionate, vibrant and alive; the romance is powerful, rebellious and strong. Their happily ever after comes at a cost.
Date published: 2017-08-08

Editorial Reviews

"This exquisitely written story comes with complex characters and a very engaging story line that will keep you teetering on the edge of your seat! Jack and Annie's relationship is intense, passionate, sweet and downright heartbreaking at times, and I just couldn't help but get wrapped up into their forbidden world, devour all their little secrets. I highly recommend this one, it's just too good to pass up!!"-Red's Romance Reviews