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When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. Not only is she welcomed into a family that she never knew, but she is thrust headlong into the highest strata of European society. Nothing is too grand in the fairy tale lives of the uber-rich--the spectacular seaside villas, the sleek, chauffeured limousines, the outrageously expensive designer clothes. When Jayne plays her part and learns to fit into this new world, she meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed...and she ultimately finds herself confronting an evil that truly has no limits.
I found out about this book while looking for cheap introductions into the audio book world. You see, I’m the type of person who needs to have a physical copy of whatever new book i’m reading. How else would I maintain the dream of a library in my future house? But the temptation of trying was still there. And a free trial on audible didn’t cross my mind. Instead I hunted on soundcloud. And Forbidden was one of the first ones I saw. Needless to say, I judged this book by it’s cover.
The first book in this series is free, as an introduction to the real story. But I feel like the series didn’t really need three books, they’re all short enough to be combined into one. But since the first book is free, I almost feel unjustified in my coming review.
While interesting, it definitely had room for improvement. The characters seemed to be very willing to jump into unlikely situations without second thought. I mean, would you travel across the world with some old woman you just met who claims to be your birth mother? I wouldn’t. And we all know how much of a stickler I am for real emotions and realistic decisions in books. Still, it was captivating and I found myself wanting to know more, and itch that would not be scratched until I read the second book. And as interesting as the plot idea is, I just can’t push myself to want to read more. I wish the first book would have been more than an introduction to the rest of the story. Something to kick off the interest I had in it and convince me to read further.
Overall I wouldn’t recommend it. But, if you find yourself desperate for a quick read, something to just pass the time, go for it.