ForbiddenTitle:  Forbidden
Series:  Never After Dark
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  July 5, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Jaclyn “Jax” Vasquez has a problem. Her parents are in town for a surprise visit. If they see her boyfriend, Scotty, the proverbial $h*t will hit the fan!

She needs help and chooses the first–and only–option, the indigo-eyed stranger in the corner.

What could possibly make this worse? He’s a white tiger shifter, and she’s got a secret.
Sparks and fur fly!

Read on for my thoughts on Forbidden.  No true spoilers, promise.

Rafe Tiero is currently in a rough situation – picking up his half brother Vax and his wife, Callie from the airport.  Rafe was convinced that he had lost the woman of his dreams to Vax, that she and Vax were mated, happy and expecting their first child was a reality, one he was struggling to accept.  But accept it he must.  After dropping the couple off at the family villa, Rafe sets out for some time alone never realizing that he was about to run into his true mate – or that he would finally fully understand the bond that held Vax and Callie together.

Jax was stunning, a barista with a loser boyfriend.  And trouble in paradise in the form of a visit from the parents that didn’t approve of the loser.  In desperation Jax begs the handsome stranger who has been watching her for help.  Why she decided he was safe enough to approach with such a request is beyond her panicked mind.  His eyes remind her of her constant dream, he seems right to trust for whatever unknown instinct that is in place.

Rafe and Jax are attracted to each other on levels that Jax doesn’t understand, but Rafe does.  His tiger is making his voice very clear about what he wants done with this woman.  Hot, steamy and sensuous are probably the best way to describe these two together.

Forbidden is a hot and steamy fast read, a completely enjoyable and addictive read.  I would not hesitate to highly recommend this novella to any reader who loves paranormal romance – especially shifters.

(This review was originally posted on another of my blogs – it has been brought over here to have all of my Shifter reviews under one roof.  Both reviews were written by me and owned by me.)

Available for the Kindle