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Heartless

Forbidden, Book 1
Narrated by: Kalena Schubert
Series: Forbidden Series, Book 1
Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
Categories: Romance, Contemporary
4 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

My best friend's crush is going to be my stepbrother. I can't stand him, but now I have to live with him. It's a good thing that I'm not attracted to him, because that would make everything so much worse.

©2016 Suzana Thompson (P)2018 Suzana Thompson

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Heartless

The story is about enemies to lovers, stepsiblings, high school, and a possessive/jealous hero. Interesting story and typical of this genre. The cliffhanger with no follow up is not a good thing for me.

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pretty good

Just the absolute best story. Everything I like to listen about and more. Such a great story I will listen again and again. A keeper!!

'This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review'

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Cliffhanger!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

The story is one I like, forbidden love, but the narrator is very monotone making it hard to get through. To top off the struggle to finish, it ends in a cliffhanger!! Overall I give it a 4 star review. On to the next book...

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Keeps you listening

Very interesting story, it's cringe worthy at times and lovely at others. Definitely leaves you wanting to listen to the next book!

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Entertaining and Sweet

Entertaining story and I love the forbidden premise. I don’t really find it forbidden though. They don’t grow up together, so the whole stepbrother forbidden romance doesn’t really seem like a problem to me. Liked the enemies to lovers scenario too. Also, the narrator did a good job, so I liked the audio. What didn’t work for me was just how unpleasant the female lead is. She puts her nose into everyone else’s business, she’s judgmental and is a horrible friend. She’s really a mean girl trying to act like a nice one. She is a teenager, so I’m trying to give her the benefit of the doubt for her immaturity, but it’s tough. I did like that she comes out and tells the truth to her sort of friend when she made mistakes; I just wish she had more positive qualities. Another thing, I also was really grossed out by Cade’s past. I don’t want to give spoilers, but it was just unnecessary to include that in the story. It didn’t add anything to the story. It’s just gross and sad. At least he thought with more than his penis; I really appreciated that. In the end, I liked him. I wish the author focused more on the build up of the relationship between Lexi and Cade and not so much on side stories with Lexi’s friends. Too much story of Lexi meddling into other people’s business. I enjoyed the connection between Lexi and Cade; there are some really sweet moments. I also enjoyed some of their banter too. They are both quite sassy. The writing is good too. My like of characters is really important, so I ended up going with a 3 star. It’s a high 3 though and Lexi may not bother others as she did me. I have the next book already and I do want to see where the characters end up.

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Heartless

I really enjoyed this coming of age high school forbidden romance although there was a lot of side drama with friendships and Lexie getting way too involved in her brand new friend's boy troubles. I wish there had been more interactions between Cade and Lexie since this was actually who the story was about. Overall, though, it was good, and I would recommend it to those who love YA romance/forbidden romance stories. I'm looking forward to seeing how this story ends in Breathless. Kalena did a good job narrating this book. I received this audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this unbiased review.

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Sexy Step-brother

This is a book that will make you mad, sad and confused. This was a good read and it made want to read more. I would recommend it for those who love the back and forth between lover and step-brother.

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Heartless

High school enemies to friends/step siblings angsty romance. Overly possessive and jealous guy. Friendly nice girl. Has cliff hanger type ending.

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Young Adult

I always have a hard time reviewing Young Adult books. It’s not my favorite genre. The narrator came across as a bit childish sounding so I had a hard time following along.

I’m a BIG fan of forbidden, but this story focused more on general coming of age with life changes. The forbidden/step-brother was more of a side story. As the title implies, this is a bit of a cliffhanger. Not entirely sure if I’m moving on to the next story yet.

Don’t get me wrong, if you are a fan of YA I’m sure this is a great series for you. I’m not sorry I have it a try. I’ve listened to other stories by this author and have been pleased with her work. I’ll keep an eye out for more.

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Pleasantly surprised

I have never read Suzan’s before, not sure why but glad I did.
Wasn’t expecting to truly enjoy it but I did

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  • Natalie
  • 09-24-19

Good paced

Thank you to Suzana Thomspon for providing me with a free audiobook in return for an honest review.

Heartless is a Forbidden romance book, the story of a stepbrother and step sister Cade and Lexi. Lexi and her mother are moving in with Cade and his father after their parents announce their engagement.

I quite like step-brother romances and Cade and Lexi do have a great relationship where Lexi switches between growing feelings for him and trying to hate him to distance that feeling. I also liked secondary characters, Morgan and Logan. One thing I struggled with was how relaxed people were when they found out about Cade and Lexi’s relationship. Not once did a friend act like it was strange or wrong.

When I got into this book I got pretty hooked. The pace was quite steady but I enjoyed the goings-on and antics between the two.

The end of this story was a bit confusing to me, with Cade getting angry at Lexi for something that obviously wasn’t her doing and leaving home, the family than acting like everything was fine. I’m intrigued to carry on through and find out where this story will go to next.

I really enjoy Suzana’s writing and look forward to reading more of her work.

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  • Mari Garcia
  • 06-29-19

Good read/listen

I enjoyed the story, the characters were relatable and I loved Lexi and Vades relationship. The author did a good job with the story and the narration was really good.