Today is my stop on the Review and Giveaway tour for Diana Bocco’s contemporary erotic romance novella,
LUKE (Forbidden Lust #1)
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The story begins with billionaire businessman, Luke Blackwell, (say that three times fast 🙂 ) reflecting on the fact that he married the wrong Walker sister under a haze of lust, and that he now feels trapped in a loveless marriage.
See he didn’t sign a pre-nup, so his ambitious wife, Erika, stands to win big-time if he files for divorce before moving his assets around or if she discovers his secret attraction for her sister, Cailin.
Turns out Luke had acted on his feelings while drunk one Christmas, sharing a very intense kiss with Cailin in his garage. He apologised to Cailin while she chose to pay penance for kissing him back by not visiting again.
Now, one year later, Luke is preparing to file for divorce and Cailin has decided to accept her sister’s latest invitation to visit.
When Luke unexpectedly finds Cailin taking a shower in his bathroom, a ‘steamy’ encounter follows but Cailin makes it clear she won’t cross ‘that line’ because he’s still married to her sister.
I really liked Cailin’s sense of morality and honesty, for she decides to stop hiding from her feelings but has no intention of being ‘the other woman.’
Luke too has his own scruples but might have given in to his feelings if not for Cailin’s stance on the issue. Later on in the novella however, they do have sex, prompting Luke to say “to hell with everything” he might lose by filing for divorce now.
These two have serious chemistry, and I cheered on Cailin when she finally confronted her oh so unlikeable sister about going after Luke after finding out Cailin was attracted to him.
(It would be interesting to see Erika redeemed in a future book.)
Luke and Cailin eventually get their HEA but this being a novella, I would have loved to read more about them as a couple post-divorce.
I really enjoyed LUKE, hence my 4-lime rating. I’m looking forward to the future books in these series 🙂
Series: Forbidden Lust #1
Author: Diana Bocco
Publisher: Imbolc Books
Publication date: January 7, 2014
Synopsis: Of all the men in the world, Cailin Walker fell in love with the one she cannot have. The one her sister married.
Billionaire Luke Blackwell made the biggest mistake of his life when he married the wrong Walker sister, but that’s one mistake he intends to rectify.
Cailin’s stayed away for the past three years to fight what she feels.
But all it takes is one drunken mistake for passion to ignite.
Now that they’ve tasted the forbidden, there’s no turning back. They’ll either have to fight the passion threatening to consume them or take a chance and risk losing everything.
Losing it all might just be worthy.
The FORBIDDEN LUST novellas are erotic romances intended for mature audiences.
Growing up, Diana Bocco wanted to be Indiana Jones. She ended up not pursuing a degree in Archaeology (though she toyed with the idea for a while) but she did become a huge lover of travel and history.
Aside from traveling to all corners of the world, Diana has also lived in five countries in three continents — including three years in Siberia and two in Vietnam. She’s currently living in Thailand.
Diana is also the author of the dystopian/vampire romance, City of the Fallen, as well as other novels and nonfiction books.
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