Review: Forbidden by CD Reiss




Title:  Forbidden

Series: This is a standalone


Author: CD Reiss

Publisher:  Flip City Media, Inc.

Publication Date:  November 30, 2015


Genre:   Women’s Contemporary Fiction, Adult Contemporary Romace

Pages:  575 pages


Rating:  5/5 Stars


Synopsis:  Everything about Fiona is forbidden.
She’s a party girl with dark desires.
She’s beautiful, irresponsible, irresistible.
She’s my patient.
I’m her therapist.
I’m past wanting her. Past possessing her. Past bedding her or protecting her.
I’m willing to be self-destructive, negligent, brave, audacious, and stronger than I ever believed possible.
She’s blunt force trauma to the heart.
And she calls another man Master.
Sensitive readers should be aware that this book gets a little dark. There’s pain with the sex, and one character treats our main character terribly.
If you’ve read KICK and/or USE from the Perdition Series, they are in here. The second half of the book is BREAK, which is the end of Fiona Drazen’s story. There’s a link right in front where you can click to get right to Break.

This book is an entire story, from inception to epilogue. Standalone. End of.




So this is the first CD Reiss book I’ve read and I’m kind of kicking myself at the moment.

Forbidden is a beautiful, frustrating, fantastic and emotionally draining ride of a book. More than once, I wanted to stop reading and never pick it up again. That’s not a bad thing. Trust me.

This is an erotic romance, but it dark. Dark, dark, dark. Like the sky at night sans moon dark. Things I read made me uncomfortable, but I can see now where the darkness was leading and it led to a most satisfying and beautiful ending.

Fiona, the heroine, is almost hard to love. At times, I wanted to jump into the pages of this book and shake her. That was about 2/3 of the book. However, when she finally gets it, it makes all the moments of frustration completely worth it.

There are two male MCs. They are light and dark. Good and evil. Complete and total opposites…or are they? Their differences are what make this story work. I couldn’t decide if I loved each of them or hated them. Probably both. No not probably, I know I hated each of them at more than one point.

I guess what I’m trying to say is that this book will put you through the wringer and pull you out the other side after an emotional roller coaster ride and you will still be thinking about it days later.

***Disclaimer:  there are sensitive subjects in this book that could be triggers for some people.  As the author says in her synopsis, this is very dark and there is pain, sometimes welcomed, sometimes not.

My Recommendation:  This book is a definite must read.  One click it.  Put it on your TBR.  Just make it a point to read it.


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