My condensed version: They are drawn to each other from the moment they meet. But their desires are forbidden because she is a witch and therefore his arch nemesis. So how are they going to survive bunking in close quarters while he protects her from the kind of unspeakable evils she thought only existed in folklores?
My take: If I had to describe this book in as few words as possible I would say it is a scandalous Harlequin novel meets Charmed. It is paranormal romance with a heavy dose of down 'n dirty. But it is fun and I did get drawn in. Carolyn Jewel creates an ultra sexy bad boy in Xia. He had me from the moment he walked in to Alexandrine's house like he owned it. Go in to this story expecting a Harlequinesque romance novel and you will not be disappointed.
My rating: 4 stars = Really Liked It
Noteworthy: My Forbidden Desire is a sequel to My Wicked Enemy but the book is an independent read and does not require you read My Wicked Enemy first. I didn't. Click here if you are interested in reading Chapter 1 of My Forbidden Desire. See below to watch the book trailer.
Adventure-o-meter: High. When they are not fighting off the bad guys they are fighting off their intense attraction for one another.
Kiddie-o-meter: This one down right sizzles and has the naughty language to match it so keep this away from the young ones. Note: there are several mentions to a couple of the minor characters swinging both ways but it is only mentioned and not really part of the story.
Adult-o-meter: This book is hot hot hot fun. Adults will enjoy the heat and banter while unravelling the mysteries behind both main characters.
Worth-a-read?: Yes! While it is not thought provoking it is a lovely steamy escape from reality.
Share worthy: "Alexandrine rolled over when Xia let out a howl. Maddy crouched on the floor, her hands covering her bowed head. Durian was on his feet, the back of his head dripping blood. With a snarl, he launched himself at Xia, who brought up a leg and gave the mageheld a thundering kick in the chest. In the same motion, Xia whirled and shoved Rasmus hard enough to send him sailing through the air. The mage hit the wall with a crack."
Final say: Wouldn't Xia make a cool name for a girl?