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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

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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More like The Everyday.

I’m a huge JEM fan, but I think ever since she’s made it big, it doen’t matter what she writes. Annie meets Jack in a bar, there’s a few lines of banter, and then they have sex. But wait...he’s married. She finds out, he said it’s the first time. His wife is a bitch, and controlling. Isn’t that what they all say.

Well anyway, they continue their affair for months. And then I become too bored in the story and never finished. The narrator was bad, and I didn’t even recognize this as a JEM novel. I felt no chemistry in these two characters.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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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

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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Love the story, but..

Jodi Ellen always does a great job with her writing and characters. This particular storyline is realistic and I appreciate her tackling this "Forbidden" topic. The only reason I only give four stars is because of the following.
Why do all the heroines, at some point, lose control of bodily function and can't move their legs or speak. It's either they're so enamored with a man they've just met or because some dangerous or traumatic event. Please give your female characters a bit more gumption, or is that the way British women actually respond to unexpected, emergencies or dangerous events. Whatever happened to Fight or Flight,? Is that not a thing in Britain? Anyway, I do enjoy the books and the way they allow you to become apart of a different life.

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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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Nailed it

As always Jodi Ellen Malpas takes a story, builds amazing characters and rocks it hard core. There is nothing she has written that I have not devoured. She is a true goddess and this book is proof of just how talented a story teller she is.

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Exceptional!

I LOVED this story. And wish it would continue. It was heartbreak and love along with some good twists!

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Completely enthraled and utterly smitten.

This audiobook is even better the second time around! I had listened to it last year but, having done a re-listen, I still felt so caught up in the story as if it would have been the first time. This story is not a traditional romance, but it has so many of the elements that I like and keep me coming back to this genre, like the chemistry, the build up, the angst and the great writing. Annie and Jack basically steal your heart. Even though one might not agree with the situation, you can not help but need to know more. I felt Jodi Ellen Malpas created characters with so much depth and heart. They seemed so very real and the constant conflict of their relationship made this strugle more painful in the feels but yet so sweet in the end. I found myself crying, smiling and enjoying this story so much... For me it is seriously a top listen.

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Jodi Ellen Malpas does it again

The Forbidden is another winner of a book. The story between Annie Ryan and Jack Joseph is another beautiful love story written by JEM. I didn't want the story to end. A forbidden love that should never have been or should it? We can't help who we fall in love with and Annie and Jack's story is a prime example of this. A chance encounter in a bar leads to a leads to something both Jack and Annie never expected. This is an outstanding book that is brought to life by an exceptional narrator. I can't wait for JEM''s next release. It seems everything JEM writes turns to gold. I have read or listened to all her books and like the others, this one left me wanting more.

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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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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.