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March 1, 2015

FORBIDDEN by Mike Wells



A Novel of Love and Betrayal
Forbidden Romantic Thriller Series 

Books 1,2 and 3
Mike Wells
Devika Fernando

When Lady Eleanor Sotheby unexpectedly enters the life of Jayne Clark, a 23-year old waitress from Wichita, Kansas, Jayne's world is turned upside down. Not only is she welcomed into a family that she never knew, but she is thrust headlong into the highest strata of European society. Nothing is too grand in the fairy tale lives of the super-rich--the spectacular seaside villas, the sleek, chauffeured limousines, the outrageously expensive designer clothes. When Jayne plays her part and learns to fit into this new world, she meets Robert Astor, the man of her dreams. But her feelings for Robert are forbidden. Jayne's heady new life begins to unravel into a dark web of deceit, domination and greed...and she ultimately finds herself confronting an evil that truly has no limits.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1908 KB
  • Print Length: 382 pages
  • Publisher: For Readers of J.D. Robb, Sidney Sheldon, Nora Roberts, Melinda Leigh Publishing Company (February 6, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TBGU4W8
Mike Wells's writing has not disappointed me, and I have read a lot of his novels. He writes with such imagery and excellent emotional tension. I was really excited when I got the chance to read the books.

Don't you sometimes wonder if some people are just plain EVIL?  Born that way? Greed and ambition can make a person do terrible things, even to their family.  They will kill, maim and sacrifice family, even little children.  All for that satisfaction of greed and evil.Maybe some people can change but as time goes on, it becomes less and less a chance for change.  It only becomes worse. This book is a cross between the rich establishment and a fairytale family reunion that comes undone.  This happens as the reader goes through the fast paced present and  what happened in the evil and destructive back story.  The story is a fast paced read that rips at your heart.  The reader just wants an answer, but how can that be when you are dealing with evil?   Don't stop at Book One. You will want to read the entire story all the way through Book 3.  A total page turner that grips at your heart strings.

Quote from book:
"I'd rather be dead than poor."

Character development is one of Mr. Wells talent. As we read, the female characters become stronger and their personalities grow and become better.  Jayne seemed to always be one step ahead when needed.  As she became true with herself, she became stronger.Celeste was a surprise.  She seemed a bit one sided and didn't seem to have much substance to her.  The more you read, the more you see her as a strong, well rounded character.She is a very complex character. Eleanor was the fun character which evened out the other characters.Let's put the women aside and look at Robert.  Oh My!  He is well educated, handsome, an outdoors man, rich and a real gentleman.  He works hard for his father's business, and always looks at what others have to say.From page one you can't stop turning the pages.  The pace never slowed.  Can't wait to read another book by Mike Wells.   Simply makes your heart beat hard.  The ending will really surprise you but you will be happy with it.  Romance is at the core of the ending.

I received a complimentary copy of FORBIDDEN from the author, Mike Wells and Devika Fernando for my view of the  book.

I would give this book 5 STARS.


1 comment:

Mike Wells said...

Thanks so much for the wonderful review, Gayle!