Saturday, January 26, 2013

Historical Review: Forbidden Love [Mass Market Paperback]

I've finished "Forbidden Love" by Karen Robards.

Product Description

With one sweet, seductive kiss, Megan Kinkead is no longer the impudent child Justin Brant remembers. She was a girl when she left Maam’s Cross Court for school, but she has returned a woman, body and soul. Once Megan’s guardian, Justin, the sixth Earl of Weston, is soon her heart’s obsession. Desire smolders between them, and then he tells her he is married.

Set against the lush green hills of Ireland, Karen Robards’s classic tale will captivate your imagination and set your soul ablaze as a stubborn young beauty and her aristocratic paramour are caught between loyalty and Forbidden Love.

About the Author

Karen Robards is the author of more than forty novels and one novella. A regular on the New York Times, USA TODAY, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists, among others, she is the mother of three boys and lives in Louisville, Kentucky.

Product Details
Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Pocket Books; Reissue edition (January 29, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1451649770
ISBN-13: 978-1451649772

My Review:

Megan Kinkead is the 17 year old ward of 36 year old Justin, the sixth Earl of Weston.  He hasn't seen her in 12 years and finally confronts her when she runs away from school.  He follows her to his home in Ireland and he is smitten once he sees her dancing on the table.

When Justin gets injured after chasing after her she takes care of and falls in love with him.  He tries to deny their mutual attraction but eventually succumbs to her seduction.  Before he can tell her he is married his wife arrives and she is furious.  She leaves for London with his wife and flirts with other men for revenge.  Then she finds out she is pregnant with Justin's baby but keeps it a secret and tries to find a suitable man to marry. When her engagement is announced Justin becomes insanely jealous and kidnaps her.  

Some stuff that bothered me:

1.  The 19 year age difference between Megan and Justin
2.  Justin was married when he bedded Megan
3.  Justin raped Megan after kidnapping her
4.  Justin slapped Megan when she was 8 months pregnant

This dark historical had steamy sexual chemistry, hot love scenes and emotional charged scenes.


Thanks Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this book to review, greatly appreciated!

1 comment:

Alexa said...

Yeah I will not be reading this one. I can't stand when a man hits a woman in a book, unless she is asking for him to "punish" her in the bedroom lol.

Thanks for the great review though. :)

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