Forbidden by Jess Michaels

Jude Samson has worked for the Woodley family for such a long time that he is seen as a brother. But he has very unbrotherly feelings toward the youngest of the clan, Lady Audrey. When they find themselves off at the family’s country estate, long simmering desires will come to the forefront and Jude won’t be able to stop himself from taking that one, oh-so-forbidden taste.

After seeing what it has done to her family, Audrey is afraid of passion. But the moment Jude touches her, fear is washed away by intense and powerful lust. Only Jude has a secret that could destroy everything that is beginning to develop between them. And when it comes out, it will change everything.
It's been a while since I've read a Jess Michaels book. After finishing this one, I can't believe I waited so long.

This story hooked me from start to finish. It has all the elements I adore. Friends turned lovers, forbidden romance, hero who secretly pines for the heroine for years, a bit of mystery and let's not forget super passionate love scenes.

The romance between the hero and heroine reminded me a little bit of Lisa Kleypas's Scandal in Spring (one of my all time favs)--only steamier. I thoroughly enjoyed this story.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Heat Rating: 3 out of 5

Link to author's  website: Jess Michaels

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