Monday, January 23, 2017

REVIEW - Forbidden Love - Evan Grace

TITLE - Forbidden Love
AUTHOR - Evan Grace


Violet Carmichael knew her second year of college would be tough, but nothing could have prepared her for what was about to happen…

Violet’s goal is clear—to finish college and work alongside her father and uncle at their family business—but she has one major problem. The dreaded Professor Torres, head of the Architectural Department at Tulane, has a reputation as one of the toughest teachers on campus. Violet has heard more than once that he can be a downright jerk, but she’s determined to not let him get in her way.

He might be a successful professor, but his personal life is nothing short of a mess…

Diego Torres has the worst track record when it comes to women—which is why when he first lays eyes on his new student, he assumes she’s like all the other superficial Barbie dolls he’s always been attracted to. But it only takes a few encounters for him to realize he couldn’t have been more wrong, and the more time he spends with Violet, the more he desires her in a way no professor should desire a student. 

Sometimes it’s impossible to walk away, even when there’s so much at stake…

After desperately trying avoid crossing that thin ethical line, Diego and Violet are no longer able to deny the sexual tension between them and risk everything, falling into an all-consuming, passionate relationship. But when outsiders threaten to destroy it all, Diego has no choice but to make a life-altering decision for himself and the woman he is forbidden to love.

As lines between student and professor begin to blur, the consequences might end up destroying them both…


“Hot student teacher romance, 5 stars”

Forbidden Love has two of my favorite elements for a story, a forbidden romance and dual language. Sometimes student-teacher romance stories start to read the same, but I never got that from Forbidden Love.

Lets start with our heroine Violet, shes brilliant, beautiful, and sure of herself. Violet, much like myself would rather spend time at home with her family than out at a club. In Forbidden Love you really see her transform as a character. Violet becomes more sure of who she is as a woman and what she desires with a little help from Diego.

Diego is from Spain and finds himself as one of Violets professors. At first he falls into lust with her beauty then her mind. When he actually gets to know her he easily tumbles into love with her, so much so that he speaks a mix of Spanish and English to her. Which is hot, one of my favorite things is when Authors do pet names or whatever you want to call them in a different language than the rest of the book. 

But they have many obstacles ahead of them. Not just with the school, but with family, and their age differences. He was a player where she was the good girl. Diego feels Violet could do better, she disagrees. 
Sh*t will hit the fan and enemies will come to the surface. 
The question is can they make it?

All the characters in Forbidden Love flow together seamlessly. This is the third book in the Love Stings series. It is a stand alone so you don’t need to read the ones that come before it. But if you do then some of those characters make small appearances. 

Here are a couple pieces from the story that for some reason stuck to me or made me smile;

“My dad has treated my mom like a queen for as long as I can remember. Hell, he’s treated all of us girls like queens, and he’s had four women looking after him too. Will it be worth it to pursue this even if it’s a secret?”

“The ping of my buttons hitting the wall echoes through the apartment. That one simple movement causes something to awaken inside of me.”

Star Ratings:
Plot- 5/5
Character- 5/5
Heat- 5/5
Writing style- 5/5
Overall- 5/5

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