Book Review: Forbidden by Scarlett Blackwell

Reviewed by Susan65

27886198Title: Forbidden
Author: Scarlett Blackwell
Heroes: David/Jeremy
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 85 Pages
Publisher: Nine Star Press
Release Date: November 30, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: When things are forbidden, you merely want them more…

Vice-president David should have had it all–nice cars, the most expensive restaurants and the finest clothes. But he hides a secret from all his colleagues–he’s gay. He’s too scared to come out at work so he spends his evenings cruising for company and frequenting strip clubs. In one such place, he meets pole dancer Jeremy, a young man with problems of his own. Jeremy’s controlled by his boss Donny and soon David’s interest starts to spell danger for them both…


Review: What a dirty, dirty book…and just what I needed. Jeremy is a pole dancer slash rent boy slash waiter and whatever other menial jobs he can grab in order to cover his rent and live. David is a rich, closeted vice president in his firm who denies and hides his real sexuality. When he needs a date for a function he hires a female escort, but what he dreams of is the dancer Jeremy. These two are instantly attracted to the other but they both realize they are not good together. The rich man poor boy scenario is not conducive for either one of them. Of course, the back room of the club is the scene of many a sexploitation and, damn, what boils between these two guys singes the pages of the book.

This is dirty, but oh, so, hot and sexy. You want these two to find a way to make it work, but there is also the club owner, Jeremy’s boss, to contend with. He not only acts as a pimp, but has an unnatural attachment to Jeremy and is not willing to share him with David…for money, yes, but once he sees the focused interest in David’s eyes he cuts him off. One would think a rich man had contacts to help him and Jeremy out, but David is still dealing with his own closet so that avenue is closed for now.

I really liked this book for the most part, I loved the theme, the sex, the plot, and the characters. The only issue I had was the ending. It was built up and then fizzled…and I am still unsure how it all panned out. David’s boss didn’t notice his black eyes and, in my mind, pretended to not know what transpired the night before, which seemed like a far stretch. David getting the upper hand on a trained thug while tussled seemed a little unbelievable, as well. But, that aside, the majority of the book was very pleasurable and filled with enough naughty to plant it firmly in the four star category.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*


Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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