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His Forbidden Kiss [Kindle Edition]

Margaret Moore
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Desperate Needs...

Beautiful orphan Vivienne Burroughs is determined to marry only for love and isn't about to allow her uncle to marry her off for a noble title. But her plans to escape this fate are interrupted by a strong and masterful man walking out of the mist. He alone offers Vivienne salvation from her dilemma...but will not reveal his identity. And when he kisses her Vivienne knows she won't rest until she finds her mystery man.

Desperate Measures...

When Robert Harding sees a young woman teetering on the edge the of the River Thames he is certain she's a step away from plunging to her death. A man who knows what it is to be desperate, Robert has spent his life helping others -- but, there was something different about Vivienne. Her captivating beauty is too great a temptation to resist. Honor demands that Robert, let her go, even as he knows that "Vivienne: was, made to his bride. But can honor remain strong beneath the heat of a forbidden kiss?

Editorial Reviews


"Smart and Sexy...Pure Pleasure!" -- Victoria Alexander, author of The Husband List

"Take me away, Margaret Moore! HIS FORBIDDEN KISS will leave you breathless." -- Neesa Hart, YOU MADE ME LOVE YOU

HIS FORBIDDEN KISS is a touching romance with plenty of obstacles for love to triumph over. -- The Romance Journal

HIS FORBIDDEN KISS is a wonderfully captivating story.... Don't miss this enthralling read; you won't be sorry! -- Romance Reviews Today

About the Author

An award-winning author of over fifteen historical romance novels, Margaret began her career at the age of eight when she concocted stories featuring a lovely damsel and a handsome, misunderstood thief. She's had a soft spot for handsome, misunderstood rogues ever since.

Unknowingly pursuing her destiny, Margaret graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. She also demonstrated a facility for language by winningthe Winston Churchill Silver Medal for public speaking. She now utilizes this gift of the gab by giving workshops for various writing groups, including Romance Writers of America and the Canadian Authors Association.

A past president of Toronto Romance Writers, Margaret lives in Toronto with her husband, two teenagers and two cats.

Product Details

  • File Size: 438 KB
  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins e-books (March 8, 2011)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HW76XG
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #655,276 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars No alpha males in sight, here April 21, 2001
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It's funny how, on your way "up", when you have nothing to lose, you'll do whatever it takes to survive. But, at the moment you become a "have", you're reminded of all you stand to lose.
Rob was born one of England's poor. A guttersnipe. A pickpocket. A boyhood of starvation and deprivation. He becomes the ward of a wealthy man who teaches and trains him. Eventually, he becomes a solicitor. Modestly low middle class, he manages to make a living.
He meets, and falls in love with, Vivienne, the niece of a wealthy silk merchant. A woman far above his station. To further complicate matters, Robert is the solicitor preparing the wedding contract between Vivienne and Sir Philip.
This is a sweet story. Robert is determined to succeed, but has feelings of self-doubt. He was a guttersnipe. A pickpocket. A man unworthy of love.
Vivienne's love is a balm. A salve. And the knowledge that he is loved - by anyone, but of course by Vivienne, whom he loves - changes Rob. Instills a bit more courage in him.
This was a good book. Rob is definately a "beta" man. But even quiet beta men need love, too.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Restoration romance and adventure in this enticing novel February 19, 2001
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Solicitor Robert Harding tries to rescue the young lady standing on the shore of the unsafe, poor Bankside section of London. Vivienne Burroughs insists there is no rendezvous or a plan to commit suicide, but she reminds Robert of Janet who chose drowning instead of him. Vivienne explains that she refuses to marry the person her guardian-Uncle Elias demands she wed, but leaned towards stealing a boat in order to leave London.
She explains that neither she nor the groom loves one another and in fact Sir Phillip Martlebury dislikes her. He wants her in his bed while her uncle gains a title and entrance to the court to further his business dealings. Robert advises her to start questioning Sir Phillip in order to find out what secret the aristocrat might be hiding that will change Uncle Elias' mind. Robert plans to help Vivienne not yet realizing that he is her true love and visa versa.
Restoration romance readers will enjoy HIS FORBIDDEN KISS due to the background that sets the stage for this sentimental historical tale. The story line is fun when the plot centers on the era or on an enticing intrigue though at times turns too sugary. Margaret Moore has written a warm novel that will please sub-genre fans, but is not quite at her usual level of excellence because the lead couple tastes a bit too sweet.

Harriet Klausner
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful historical romance. May 25, 2002
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Like most young women in London in 1663, all orphaned Vivienne Burroughs has to look forward to is an arranged marriage. But unlike most young women, Vivienne is determined to rebel against her fate. Her parents married for love, and that is Vivienne's dearest wish, to find a man she loves, and marry him. Having fled from her home to escape from a loathsome prospective husband, Sir Philip Martlebury, Vivienne is found on the docks by Robert Harding, a solicitor. Rob's heart goes out to this young woman, and when he learns she is trying to escape from what is sure to be a miserable marriage, he advises her to find out anything unfavorable about Sir Philip that she can, in the hopes that her uncle will chose another husband for her. Rob and Vivienne never expect to meet again, but they do when Sir Philip hires Rob - to draw up the marriage contract! Before long, Rob and Vivienne find themselves falling in love, and they will have to overcome obstacles to be together. I read this book because I enjoyed others by the author, and I was not disappointed. I knew this story would end happily ever after, but the author kept me reading to find out how. I was also pleased by the setting of this book, which seemed to be a usual one for a historical romance.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good elements but mediocre execution March 16, 2005
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In this book, the characters are interesting (although the secondary characters are often one-dimensional, except for Cheddersby), the setting is different (Charles II, who is also an interesting secondary character), and the hero is not your usual alpha male. There are twists that might even make the reader gasp in surprise, and enough uncertainty in the outcome to keep the reader interested.

The problem lies in Moore's trite and often unrealistic dialogue and in the sugary sweetness of the romance. Sweet is fine, but this one too often dives right into the sugar barrel. Had the author's execution of these two things been better, the story would have been at least 4 stars.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars His Forbidden Kiss October 28, 2001
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This book was a good read. It had a good plot and I liked the way that both the hero and heroine were actually in love before they made love. It made the love scene all the more sweeter. The fact that they have to struggle to be together makes the reader feel like they will always stay together no matter how hard things get.
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More About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Margaret Moore actually began her career at the age of eight, when she and a friend concocted stories featuring a lovely, spirited damsel and a handsome, misunderstood thief. A confirmed "bookworm" (as noted on her report card in Grade Two), she graduated with distinction from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature.

Margaret has written over 40 historical romance novels and novellas, as well as a young adult historical romance. Her characters have included Vikings, Saxon warriors, Norman lords and ladies, knights, peasants, barons, dukes, attorneys, a naturalist, and handsome, misunderstood thieves. Although many of Margaret's books are published in a series such as the Warrior Series, she writes each book to "stand alone."

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