Book Review, Romance Review

Review: Forbidden by Tia Louise

I have one job: Get close and take him out. The only problem is, I want him more.

I was barely five when I lost my brother; seven when my father was murdered.
Overnight, I was taken by my mysterious uncle, grafted into a world of crime I didn’t understand and couldn’t escape.

The first ten years, I did my best to blend in.
The next four, I reinvented myself, growing stronger, searching for answers.
Now I have one assignment—take down the man who knows our secrets.

Professor Dirk Winston is my target, and I’m expected to be a good soldier, disguised as a good student.
Only he’s not the passive bookworm I expect.
He’s ripped muscles, bedroom eyes, dirty mouth, and ready for a fight.

But I’ve got plans of my own, and this hot teacher is going to do more than give me grades and impure thoughts.
He’s going to help me get revenge.

When Reanna gets an opportunity to identify the people who murdered her father and escape the mafia life for good, she jumps at the chance. This is everything she wants so leaves New York to pose as a college student in South Carolina, determined to find the ledger at any cost. She didn’t bargain for Dirk Winston, however. The man who can lead her to the ledger is gorgeous, so she has no qualms about using every trick she can to get close to him. But it won’t be that easy, since he’s her professor.

I adore this series and couldn’t wait for Dirk’s book since he’s such a mystery. We know barely anything about the youngest Winston brother going in to the story. And while I loved Scar and Tag, I never thought anyone would surpass Hutch in my esteem. Until I met Dirk. He’s absolutely perfect. I wasn’t initially sure what to make of Reanna because of her connections to Natasha and Rick, not to mention her ties to Hana, Blake and the dark side of their lives in New York. But she’s a victim just like Hana, tortured since childhood by witnessing her father’s murder, the loss of everything they had and a miserable life with her uncle’s family, including her evil cousin Natasha. Reanna is smart and tough and a true badass in every way so it was easy to root for her once I knew her background.

These two bring the heat and their story is amazing. I couldn’t put this book down, hanging on every word to see what’s coming next. This series is a favorite and this story rises to the top as being the best of all, which is no small feat. I would give this book ten stars if possible. If you don’t have this book yet, stop what you’re doing and get it now because you need Dirk Winston in your life, I promise.

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