Book Review: Forbidden by Kora Knight

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Forbidden
Author: Kora Knight
Heroes: Jazz & Seth
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 434 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 17, 2019
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Stationed in New York City, mission angel Jazz Jagger has one sole objective: to eradicate demons from the human realm. Problem is, their underlord Seth Masters isn’t exactly okay with that. Furious at the loss he’s accruing, he has Jazz captured, anxious to punish him personally, but Jazz turns out to be an angel like none he has ever met.

Despite raw, torn emotion, their dynamic shifts, their story’s dark start changing to something entirely different. Something that neither male in his right mind could ever have expected.
Anger and resentment, now desire and need.

A vampire’s hunger. An angel’s light.

Opposites attract like never before.

Still, despite Jazz’s efforts to make them compatible, Seth remains hesitant. Will dark pride prevail, denying them the happy ending they’ve struggled so hard for?

** Warning: this erotic paranormal romance contains scenes with explicit gay sex as well as moments of moderate violence. Intended for mature audiences only.

A personal message from Kora Knight: What are the paths writers have taken that have brought them to this point? For many, it’s college. A degree in English. Creative Writing. Then right into the wonderful world of publishing. My path was not so neatly calculated. My degree was in Electronic Graphic Design. I hadn’t known I’d been born to write. I’d thought I was an artist. But after putting my career on hold to raise four beautiful, amazing children, I finally made that priceless realization. Thanks to years of online role playing with countless, incredible fellow writers, I’d unwittingly honed my craft and discovered my calling.

The stories we created still hold a huge place in my heart. This story is one of them, written with my good friend, Raven Rox. A luscious little gem from our treasure trove.

That being said, in wanting to preserve the authenticity of its origin’s organic vibe, we’ve chosen to keep it in classic, present-tense roleplay format. An unconventional alternative to your everyday novel, but Raven and I are hopeful you’ll still enjoy.

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Review:

I totally enjoy reading Angels and Demons love stories, but this one really took nitty-gritty to the nth degree, plus some. It was almost too rough for my liking, but I stuck with it, and the ending, though unfathomable to predict at first, was perfect. Seth is basically the devil, evil personified and he is pissed at Jazz, a mission angel who is tasked with taking out the demons ravaging New York City. Those demons belong to Seth and he wants the angels head.
This is a story that is full of torture, both mental and physical. It has aspects that made me think Stockholm Syndrome, because seriously, how can you fall for someone who literally and willingly tears you to pieces? Well, when you think paranormal, and super powers and quick healing, it makes it a little more palatable. I really loved Jazz, and his strong relationship with his brother and sister. And Seth grew on me. He was such a difficult guy to  love, but the more I got to understand him, the more I gave him a pass on being such a ….demon.  But still, he was a creature that was so unreasonable, at times, that it would take an angel to see the goodness that was trying to get out. Worthy story, and recommended, but don’t go in expecting a beautiful love story. These two are the epitome of dysfunctional but they get it right at the end.

Overall Impression: I really liked it

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

Categories: 4 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2019, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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