March 14, 2020 Subject:
Read in 2019
What a sensual thrill of a roller coaster "Forbidden" is,and it lives up to its name. Many people disliked this book because of its sensitive plot,but i will explain why i have given this book 5-stars.I did after all,fall irresistibly in love with this book for these reasons.I also admit that i can be a selfish bitch when it comes to romance,because i only care about Hs and hs when i read them,and i can stand the cheating on other people,but i would kill blood if Hero ever cheated on his heroine,or if a heroine ever cheated on her hero.You know...there are rules in love-stories in my part,and i stick to them.
The hero in this tale, the rugged tycoon James Booth is married to a woman he doesn`t love,and she definitely doesn`t love him either.They have a cold and distant marriage,but are bound to their teenage daughter,Laura.He is not a man to be unfaithful just for the satisfaction of it,he doesn`t have that in him.Even the people around him thinks he is abnormal for not straying knowing his wife is a cripple.And even if she were not, their marriage would have been dead long ago.James soon meets his heroine,the beautiful governess Caroline Douglas and falls irrevocably in love with her.This man was starved for love,and for him to love her in return...as he explained:it was something out of his control and something he would succumb to.He relentlessly wooed her,and made her fall into his arms.She was 18 back then,while they did kiss,they never made love..which was because of Caroline`s control.But James situation was more complicated than that,fearing that his wife would refuse divorce and take his daughter away from him-which she also would have done,that woman was sick!
But in Caroline`s mind, she understood this..but also thought James was using her for his "needs" and leaves him.I love that James have been celibate( he always had lived a celibate life before his wife`s accident)and always hid the memories of Caroline deep in his heart.And when she comes back as governess 6 years later for his daughter-tension and sparks spirals out of control between James and Caroline...it was just so romantic watching these two suffer for longing and love for each other.And mind you guys,James isn`t a man who crazily needs sex when it comes to Caroline,she is after all the one and only love of his life...what he ever needed was love from her,and that was what i truly appreciated about his character.Anne Mather is truly a master-talent in her genre,this is one of my favourites for sure!
"Six years is a long time. I was sure you'd have married by now - had a family of your own. I had no right to ask you to wait six years ago, even if you'd been prepared to do so."
"For God's sake, Caroline, don't look at me like that. You don't know the torment you've put me through these past weeks. I don't know how much more I can stand."
His lips twisted bitterly. "But I suppose you get a certain satisfaction out of parading your conquests before me!"
"James, you don't understand—"
"I understand that you're hurting me - for whatever reason," he retorted harshly.