on January 2011
Source: Reviewer Purchase
Roseline Enescue didn't ask to become an Immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.
Willing to risk everything for a chance at a normal life, Roseline escapes to America. Terrified her husband Vladimir will find her, Roseline enrolls as a senior in Chicago's elite Rosewood Prep school. Mingling with humans is the last place he would look for her.
But her transition into the human world isn't easy. Mortal men flock after her while cutthroat girls plot her demise. Yet Roseline remains relatively unfazed by the petty hysteria until she falters into the arms of Gabriel Marston, reluctant MVP quarterback, unwilling ladies man, sensitive artist in hiding, and blah, blah, blah.
Troubled by the bond that pulls her towards the mortal boy, Roseline tries to ignore him, but Gabriel is persistent. As their lives entwine, Roseline begins to realize that Gabriel is much more than he appears. His ability to toss a football the entire length of the field and grind concrete into dust pales in comparison to the glowing blue cross tattoo that mysteriously appears on his forearms.
Despite the forbidden bond between them, Roseline can't help wondering what Gabriel is: He's not human. He's not Immortal. So just what is he?
I’ve been beating my brain lately when it comes to my reading list. I was swept away by the whole New Adult craze that I snubbed my first love, YA Paranormal Romance. My brain is currently laughing at me, giving me one of those “I told you so” lectures. This book took me right out of that funk! It has everything I love in my books from a forbidden love to a kick ass fight scene. Forbidden is an exhilarating page turner that will have your heart beating a mile a minute. Vampires are my all time favorite myth and I appreciate this twist on an old age tale of Dracula…or should I say Vladimir. This is one of those books where I was thinking about it if I wasn’t reading it. It consumed my every waking thought so I undoubtedly needed to finish it last night. I had decided only half way through that it was one of the best books that I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading.
I loved every single character in this book, including the villains(not that I love them..I loved to hate them lol). Each character had their own voice and that’s extremely important to me. Rose was a bit reserved at first, rightfully so, but she grows to be that bad ass warrior I was hoping for. Gabriel is a total babe…and I mean that in a total non cradle robbing way. I’ve only been finished with Forbidden for 9 hours and I’m already jonesin’ for the next one. I feel like a druggie that needs my fix. I hate to read the blurbs on books. Call me a risk taker lol. I’m trying so hard not to sneak a peak at book two’s synopsis. I’m thinking I may have to push some books back to make room for Reckoning. It’s crazy that it took me two years to read this book since I’ve had it on my TBR list since I first saw it. Amy’s assistant/hubby gave me the nudge that I needed. What can I say? I’m stubborn. I HIGHLY recommend this book to everyone!
Amy Miles is the author of Forbidden, Reckoning and Defiance Rising. When she’s not writing, Amy can be found traveling, cuddled up with a good book or beating her husband at Scrabble.
Amy is currently working to release five more books in 2013.
Redemption (Book III of the Arotas Trilogy)
Immortal Rose (Prequel to the Arotas Trilogy)
Relinquish (Book II of the Rising Trilogy)
Netherworld (Book I of the Hallowed Realms Trilogy)
And an NA contemporary romance that is still to be named
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