REVIEW – FORBID ME (The Good Ol’ Boys, #2) by M. Robinson

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SYNOPSIS:

It was only a matter of time until the truth came out.
I never thought it would come to this…
I tried, God knows I tried to stay away from her but eventually I crossed that line and broke that trust. I could no longer go back and I sure as fuck didn’t regret a single moment of it. I knew there would be hell to pay, I knew the wrath I’d be facing but I would willingly take the burns and scars just to have the love of my best friend’s sister.
If there is one person I’d willingly go to hell and back for it was…

Lillian Ryder

STANDALONE within a series. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Strong language and sexual content, not intended for readers under 18

*****Dee’s Review*****

*****5 Forbidden Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by author)

Jacob and Lilly’s story was everything I hoped for and more. Emotional and tender; this is the tale of a forbidden love, that was able to withstand time and tragedy, but only grew stronger inside the hearts of these amazing characters.

Lily is Luca’s little sister and she’s loved Jacob for as long as she can remember. The love and admiration she felt for her brother’s best friend her whole life, turned romantic as she grew older. Lily knows with every fiber in her being, that Jacob is her soulmate but he doesn’t see her as anything more than his friend’s baby sister.

Jacob is seven years older than Lily and even though he’s always had love and a fierce instinct to protect her, he can’t fathom the idea of admitting she’s something more to him. When Lilly becomes of an appropriate age, Jacob struggles with the attraction towards her, because the worse thing a guy can do to his best friend, other than to sleep with his woman, is to date his little sister, and Jacob can’t do that to Lucas. So he tries everything, in order to avoid Lily.

Lily’s mom is sick with cancer and the thought of losing her has Lily struggling with everything in her life. She’s so sad and scared and only Jacob feels like a safe haven during those trying times. The love Lily feels for him is the balm that soothes the scars in her heart. Jacob can’t handle seeing Lily in pain so he gives her everything in order to help her. The problem is he finds himself forced to take it all away and break her heart yet again.

Jacob goes away to Law school and becomes a very successful lawyer. He makes partner in the firm and has a lot of money but the feeling of loneliness never went away, no matter how much opulence he achieved. He very well knows, he could never truly be happy without Lily in his life but after three years, can he go back and prove to her that she’s everything to him and he wants her forever, for real this time?

When Jacob comes back into her life Lily feels the need to protect her heart more than ever. She’s hesitant due to their tumultuous past and she’s determined not to make the same mistakes. They both needed the time apart, both of them have grown into the people they were supposed to be but something is always missing in the puzzle that is their lives. Will the final piece fit this time? Read this amazing book and find out!!!

This novel was so emotional, I cried and got my heart broken along with Lily and even though I was mad at Jacob more than once, I understood his reasoning and his struggles.

What I loved most about Forbid Me was Lily’s strength. Throughout her mother’s illness, Jacob’s hot and cold behavior, Lily always remained strong through it all. She didn’t allow her heartaches to define her. She was set out to do only what she wanted to do, no matter what anybody said. She was her own person and that quality was pretty inspiring to me. Hard times catch up to us all, and if in those moments we can find a little bit of Lily inside us, everything should be alright.

As we read their story we catch up with the rest of the boys and it’s impossible not to get excited about what’s more to come in this series. M.Robinson has created a group of characters with complicated stories that feel so real and as we learn more about them, they will each claim a piece of your heart.

As we walk along the streets of Oak Island and they become more familiar to us; it will be a place where we’ll cry, laugh and fall in love with the Good Ol’ Boys…

A must read series that has it all, romance, steam, and angst. I loved it!!!!

My Forbid Me music playlist:
*Nothing Else Matters by Lissie
*Games People Play by Lissie
* Tennesse Whiskey by Chris Stapleton

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