Princess Emma Reviews: Forbid Me by M. Robinson

Princess Emma Reviews: Forbid Me by M. RobinsonComplicate Me (The Good Ol' Boys, #1) by M. Robinson
on September 12th 2015
Pages: 397
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5 Stars

It was complicated, it was also just the beginning.A decision.A simple choice.There is always that one moment in life where things could have been different. That one moment where you could have chosen a path that would lead you down a certain road. A different life. It was easier to pretend that we were still best friends, and that she was my girl and I was her boy. Pretending was better than knowing the truth...I. Ruined. Us.I had her. I lost her. I love her.All I did was complicate us.
STANDALONE series. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Strong language and sexual content, not intended for readers under 18.

Series: Good Ol' Boys #2
Also in this series: Undo Me: The Good Ol' Boys, Complicate Me (The Good Ol' Boys, #1), Crave Me: The Good Ol' Boys
Also by this author: Undo Me: The Good Ol' Boys, Complicate Me (The Good Ol' Boys, #1), Alejandro Martinez: A Good Ol' Boys Spin-off, Alejandro Martinez: A Good Ol' Boys Spin-off, Road to Nowhere (Road to Nowhere, #1), Ends Here (Road to Nowhere, #2)

5 Crowns

Book 2 in the Good Ol’ Boys series. This is a standalone series with interlinking characters, and yes it can indeed be read as such. However, I implore you to read book 1, Complicate Me before you start this one. I honestly believe that it will only improve the reading experience of Forbid me, as it sets the scene and you will embark on it knowing the tight bond these characters have, and for me that is such an imperative part of this series.

Jacob is the oldest of his tight knit group of friends. He loves them all with a loyal intensity and is particularly protective of Alex, the only girl. His part in keeping her and Lucas apart is something he will have to live with, especially given the secret he keeps from them all. He tried to stay away, but she is his own personal siren. She also happens to be 7 years younger than him and his best friend’s kid sister.

Lily has been in love with Jacob for as long as she can remember. She has always been placed in the kid zone, until one day he notices her for the young woman she is becoming. He thinks it’s wrong, but how can love be wrong? And how will they ever make those around them understand the connection that tethers their souls as one.

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I started this book thinking, how the hell can you top Lucas and Alex’s story; with Jacob and Lily’s, that’s how. OMG, this is one hell of a story. Once again M. Robinson’s writing is amazingly beautiful and the story is so well constructed. With Forbid me she has created a book that’s emotional content will suck you in and break your heart.

It is in essence a forbidden love story combined with a best friend romance, however that seriously doesn’t even begin to do this book justice. When Jacob and Lily share their first kiss Lily is just 15 years old and Jacob 22. In some books that would give you a real ick factor. Let me tell you now, it doesn’t with these 2 characters, and M. Robinson’s writing and portrayal of these characters and the love they share is the reason.  This is a beautiful, heart-breaking and angst ridden journey. You have on one hand Jacob, who loves Lily but really struggles with guilt for the attraction and love he has for her. On the other is Lily; determined, stubborn and confidant in them and the future they could have if they could only overcome the obstacles in their way.

Once again it is a journey over many years. Told in dual POV, you get the whole story and it is in a mixture of past and present which totally worked for their story. It is a story that combines love and hurt, broken hearts and redemption. It really is a beautiful book.

 

I seriously can’t recommend this series or indeed this author enough. Her writing is raw and real and I can’t get enough. I am off now to read Dylan’s book, I need to know what his journey will bring and I need to know now!

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