My Forbidden Desire

Romance - Fantasy/Sci-Fi
384 Pages
Reviewed on 05/27/2009
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Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

Alexandrine Marit was adopted as a young child, so she had noone to ask questions about her premonitions, which were always true. As an adult, she found a group of people who had similar magical powers, and they researched to find out more about their world and other magekind like them. What they found led Alexandrine on a journey to find her birth father, where she is given an amulet by a woman who claims that it was her father's. Alexandrine finds that she doesn't want to take the amulet off, that she feels weaker if she even trys, and her magic seems to be stronger with it on. News of her possession of this powerful artifact starts to draw many unsavory creatures to her who absolutely will try to kill her to gain the powerful talisman. The one who is trying to protect her may be the one that she has to watch out for. Xia is tall, dark, incredibly dangerous, and totally her type, aside from the fact that he is a powerful demon that hates witches.

My Forbidden Desire is an exciting book about a witch in a world like the one we live in. She is strong and very likable, and it is interesting to observe how she reacts when she finds out that all of the stories she has read about witches, mages, and demons are true. Xia, the dangerous bad boy on his motorcycle is thrilling, and the desire that draws the two of them together sends sparks flying. If you are intrigued by the paranormal, or looking for some sizzling romance, I highly recommend reading this book!

M. K. Hoelscher

This book is hot! hot! hot! This book just plain sizzles and is fun to read. First of all the cover is great ( I'm a total sucker for good covers), and then book is non-stop action from beginning to end with a lot of romance thrown into the mix. Who knew inter-species romances could be so good?

The characters are great in this book and the romance sizzles without being gratuitous. The story keeps moving and with every page there is another twist and turn that will make it difficult for the reader to put the book down. Whether you're a paranormal romance fan or not, this is just a fun book and one that you won't be able to put down once you start it.

S. Deeth

The brother who's not dead leaves a creature that hates witches to guard his sister, who just happens to be a witch. And the sister's not happy. The fact that the creature hating her is the image of everything desirable in a man might have something to do with that. But soon the fact that her apartment's under attack from screaming demons and she's on the run, still with the enormously desirable, enormously forbidden guardian, gives her no time to consider how to react.

Carolyn Jewel's novel leaves no doubt how her characters feel about each other. And the misunderstandings about who and what might be bad, who's enslaving whom, and definitions of entrapment, etc. can't hide them from their love.

My Forbidden Desire always knows where it's going. It creates an intricate and fascinating world, peoples it with flawed and wonderful characters, and tells a fascinating tale of passion and intrigue. A fun, exciting read.


Alexandrine has just found out that her brother, Harsh, is still alive. He's got some very unpleasant news for his sister. Her birth father wants her dead. Harsh decides to make his friend Xia stay with her as her protector. The only problem is Xia hates witches with a passion but not nearly as much as he hates Alexandrine's father who enslaved him.

Alexandrine and Xia both fight their desires for one another but in the end are unable to help themselves. They fall deeply for one another and end up making some mistakes that may be irreversible.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. If you like Paranormal Romance then this is a great book to add to your to be read list.