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Review: Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins

Posted on May 12, 2021 by in Beverly Jenkins | 0 comments

FORBIDDEN

(Old West, #1)

Beverly Jenkins

BLURB

USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns with the first book in a breathtaking new series set in the Old West.

Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he’s always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything . . . and the price seems worth paying.

Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won’t risk her heart for him. As soon as she’s saved enough money from her cooking, she’ll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden . . .

★★★★

I enjoyed this historical romance. My first book by Beverly Jenkins and it won’t be my last.

A free black woman, Eddy, is headed west to carve out a life for herself. Having to rely on people headed west she finds herself in a dire situation when she is dumped in the desert. Dying in the desert a white-passing man, Rhine, finds her and delivers her to his town.

After Eddy heals she starts working as a cook to earn money while she saves her money so she can continue on to California. Eddy’s superb cooking skills draws huge crowds of people wanting to eat her food. Her food isn’t the only thing that catches Rhine’s attention. There are mutual feelings between these two.

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Audio book source: Hoopla
Narrator: Kim Staunton
Length: 9H 27M

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