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The Forbidden

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Publisher's Summary

What do you do when you can't control your feelings for someone? When you know you shouldn't go there? Not even in your head.

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy - the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her and who could bend her to his will so easily must be dangerous. But she's already in too deep. And Jack isn't only dangerous. He is forbidden.

©2017 Jodi Ellen Malpas (P)2017 Hachette Audio

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    ronee 08-15-17
    ronee 08-15-17 Member Since 2013

    Married, mother of one that loves the listen to audiobooks while working, cleaning, work out or just lounging!

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    "Mixed Emotions"
    What did you love best about The Forbidden?

    The writing, Jodi Ellen Malpas did a great job as she always does.


    What other book might you compare The Forbidden to and why?

    Not sure...I can't really think of any.


    What does Julie Garthan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She did a great job narrating the book. And did a great job with the voices of the characters.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes and no as I had mixed emotions on the book.


    Any additional comments?

    This book deals with infidelity. You understand why as you go along with the book but still I battled my feelings on loving the hero and heroine.

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    sherryanne Paul-John 08-14-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Disappointed"

    I couldn't wait for this book and then I was let down by the narrator's voice she sounded so childish and girly , I liked the premise of the story even if it was sooo predictable. There was even parts that reminded me of 'this man trilogy' (loved being on central cloud 9). But this was boring. I still love Jody Ellen so keep writing

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    Jennifer Levinson 09-20-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Good story, but the narration..."

    I really enjoyed the story and am happy she ventured into a subject that is sketchy with many. The only thing I disliked about the book was Julie Garthans narrating for Jack. She never put the empathy into his parts. She would say a part as him and it would be mono and add that it was him whispering. His character could have been more appealing if his parts were more put into context. Just my opinion.

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    Lauri T 09-17-17
    Lauri T 09-17-17 Member Since 2009
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    "Heart warming"

    Falling in love is suppose to be easy and fun, but when you fall in love with someone already taken that path is filled with all the heart ache and loss you didn't see coming.

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    Stephanie 09-13-17
    Stephanie 09-13-17 Member Since 2014
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    "What's the moral if this story?"

    Why does this author hate women? I couldn't finish the "This Man" series after the second book. This was hard to finish. Maybe I'm biased because I'm married but I disliked this one. I don't know why the author makes these women out to be so spineless and weak.

    I enjoyed the first few chapters and even got excited when the story took an unexpected turn. Then the more I listened on I kept disliking the character the author initially built in my head. Annie, begins the story as a smart architect with a good head on her shoulders then asks for trouble with "the forbidden". Everything that happens to her in this book is her own doing. It was not romantic. Steamy scenes were good but I couldn't get on board. I disliked Jack the entire book and until the very end I thought he had his own hidden agenda.

    The author continues to write about women being abused mentally. I have officially written her off. She needs to come out with a novel where the woman takes charge, is smart and doesn't let a man take control of her future or treat her like crap. Overall I was disappointed. The moral of the story being don't go for the guy bending you over at a bar or you'll suffer the consequences. I don't get what she was trying to convey but whatever it was, I don't want any part of it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Liz Thompson 09-02-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Angst-filled, emotional and just so consuming"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Forbidden to be better than the print version?

    I love audiobooks and find them to bring stories to life in a very different way than printed books. So yes, the audio edition was so much better! But it is also a great story!


    What other book might you compare The Forbidden to and why?

    Other forbidden stories.


    Which character – as performed by Julie Garthan – was your favorite?

    I loved Jack. He was not perfect, not at all,, but he was loving and caring and broken. You could not help but love him.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    This is a spoiler, so I will say it as vague as possible, but near the end when Annie makes a decision for Jack. The first time a woman put him first.


    Any additional comments?

    A greata story. I know the content may not be for everyone, but the story is well written and emotional.

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    Dakota Willink 08-29-17 Member Since 2017
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    "JEM did the forbidden - and she made it work!"

    There has never been a more fitting title for a book as The Forbidden. Jodi Ellen Malpas took on the challenging and taboo subject that so many authors shy away from. She did the forbidden – and she made it work!

    The complexity of Jack and Annie’s characters is awe-inspiring. What I loved the most was the way the heroine was written. Annie’s struggle with morals and boundaries could not be more real. The tug of war that she had with her conscience was painted beautifully, creating many very real moments that will tear at reader’s heartstrings. I couldn’t help but to put myself in Annie’s shoes and wonder what I would do if I were in her position. There were so many twists and turns, with quite a few laugh out loud moments, to entertain even the most harshest of critics. It’s not often that I get lost in a hero and heroine so much so that I can actually feel their emotions. Yet, with every chapter, my heart ached more and more for Annie and Jack. Fate threw them a twist, one that neither anticipated, but it could happen to anyone.

    Hats off to Jodi Ellen Malpas for creating this fantastic, if not unexpected, love story. The Forbidden is powerful, beautiful & captivating! The intensity of Jack & Annie's forbidden love stole my heart! It's my top read for 2017 and is a must read!

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    Lori Pfeifer 08-23-17
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    "Simply Wonderful!"

    Yet again I am amazed at the perfection of the work by JEM. I was captivated every step of the way. Thank you again for helping me escape my reality through your words. Again please.

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    Jen Zermeno 08-22-17
    Jen Zermeno 08-22-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Wow "

    So I can officially say I love everything Jodi Ellen Maples weights.
    This is definitely a Taboo story and I loved it.
    The forbidden is just so good you'll get mad and you'll feel sorry and then you'll get mad again you may even cry, I did. but when you finish this book you'll love it. I just wish we got and An epilog that would have made it a 5 star for me. still I loved this book and I did not think that was going to happen. so to recap this book is going to kick you ass and your going to love it. .
    happy reading.

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    Vaneka Owens 08-20-17
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    "great read"

    I really enjoyed the book. it's beautifully written. I always enjoy Jodi books another great story.

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