ForsakenTitle:  Forbidden
Series:  Never After Dark #2
Author:  Elle Thorne
Genre:  Paranormal Romance
Published:  July 24, 2015
Publisher:  Barbed Borders Press
My Rating:  5 stars
Source:  Borrowed, Kindle Unlimited
Cover Description:

Niko’s spent eight years in Sigma Eps Special Operations. He’s one of the best special ops soldiers around. He was. Now it looks like he’s a babysitter for a beautiful, curvy, headstrong tigress shifter with a secret.

Sophie’s running away. From everything. From the truth. From her family. From her reality. Who’d have thought her new reality would include a black panther shifter with a crooked sexy smile and a sinful build of muscle on muscle. He’s a shifter with a secret of his own. And his secret pushes her over the edge.

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

Sophie was so tired of her family.  Okay, she was the baby but why did that mean that she always was overprotected, never taken seriously and never, ever had any peace from her father or her brother’s constant arguments.  She needed some time alone, time to plan her future, time to formulate a plan that would keep her father from disowning her when she finally had to tell him the truth.  So, she ran.  She ditched the bodyguards that her family was famous for in their protection of her and simply went away.

Niko wasn’t comfortable in his role of stalker-protector.  He was a man of action, not of sleuth and sublity.  He’d been hired to watch over Sophie as she went on her self-discovery journey away from the protection of her family.  It didn’t help one little bit that she was beyond beautiful and that  his panther was gnawing at him to claim the lovely woman.  In order to keep his true mission secret, Niko had to lie to Sophie.  And that was one of the most difficult parts of this job because he wanted no lies between them, no questions in her eyes.  He had never felt this way before and finally was agreeing with his panther that they had met their mate.

But right now, he and Sophie were in terrible danger and it would take their combined abilities to come out of this alive.

Forsaken is an intriguing, intense and very sensuous tale of two people discovering that much could be overcome when the love of a lifetime is on the line.  Fast paced and full of emotions this novel is a delight to dive into with lively characters and a solid plot.  I can’t want for the next story in this series.  Highly recommend for any reader who loves paranormal romance, sexy lovers and a happy ending that leads to the next story.

(This review was originally posted on another of my blogs.  It has been brought over here because I want all my Shifter reviews under one roof.  Both reviews were written by me and owned by me.)

Available for the Kindle