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Initial post: Nov 18, 2009 6:50:21 PM PST
I was just wondering if there were romance novels of forbidden love. like teacher and student, best friend's husband, or love of a guardian, or something like that. I would appreciate it.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 6:56:56 PM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 18, 2009 6:59:38 PM PST
You might like these:

* One Summer by Karen Robards (formerly teacher / student)
* Taking the Heat by Brenda Novak (hero is escaped prisoner, heroine is prison guard)
* Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins (hero was previously married to heroine's sister)
* Mortal Sin by Laurie Breton (hero is a priest)

And, of course, if you're willing to read a non-HEA novel: The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough

Posted on Nov 18, 2009 7:51:56 PM PST
A. M. Ponzo says:
I second the recommendation of One Summer. One of my favorites.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 19, 2009 7:16:49 AM PST
When he was wicked - Julia Quinn : awsome book - the H is in love with his best friend wife
Heart of the west - Penelope Williamson - another keeper - H is the h brother

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 5:39:28 PM PST
Super T says:
This makes me think of Linda Howard "After the Night". It seems Lisa Kleypas wrote one to and I can't think of it. I know that there are more of this theme because it is one of my favorites.

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 6:16:17 PM PST
Fay says:
A Precious Jewel by Mary Balogh (being re-released on Nov. 24!) - Wow, this is a great book! And grips you from the start. The first meeting between the hero and heroine is something I will never forget! Theirs is a forbidden love as he is already married. They meet when she is "hiring herself out" for the first time (and her first ever sexual experience). How he takes responsibility, struggles to be faithful to his marriage after that episode, comes to care for & take care of the heroine, and eventually arrive at their (much-earned) HEA is SOOOOO awesome. If you've never read this book, you're fortunate that now you'll be able to get it for only $7.99 - I paid much more for it a year ago and it was worth every penny!!!

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 8:38:06 PM PST
Melanie says:
Just like the title of this thread: Forbidden Love by Karen Robards (guardian/ward).

Posted on Nov 19, 2009 9:17:28 PM PST
Melissa says:
Linda Howard actually has a few books that's could be considered "forbidden loves". I agree with the rec for AFTER THE NIGHT. The H/h are in a small southern town where his father was a prominent wealthy leader and her mother was the father's mistress. Needless to say in a small town the two of them getting involved has many repercussions.
Howard's other books that fit the profile:

TEARS OF THE RENEGADE - heroine is the wealthy quiet polished widow who is accepted by the family. Hero is the family black sheep and the cousin of the heroine's former husband.

SHADES OF TWILIGHT - Again a wealthy southern family. Hero is the widower who was pushed out of the family when there were questions about the wife's death. He's been brought back to save the family. Heroine is the dead wife sister.

SARAH'S CHILD - Hero is a widower. The heroine is the former wife's best friend, who has always been in love with the hero.

And Literary Lady is right - you can't get more forbidden love than THE THORN BIRDS - classic!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2009 7:35:06 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 20, 2009 7:36:52 AM PST
SusieQ says:
Gerald's not married in A PRECIOUS JEWEL - I think you must mean Balogh's SECRET PEARL. The hero is married in that book.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2009 10:22:44 AM PST
Agent Scully says:
Those 2 Balogh books sound totally alike.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 20, 2009 10:36:29 AM PST
Fay says:
Yes, SusieQ, you are right! Thank YOU!!! I am so sorry if I confused anyone. The one I was describing is SECRET PEARL. (For some reason, I get the titles confused.) Though both books begin with an encounter with a prostitute, the situations are very different, sexual experience of the heroines is very different and (as SusieQ clarified) the hero's situation is very different. Both are excellent books.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009 10:36:57 AM PST
Girl on the Bridge (Lisa Austin) Engaged woman falls for a mysterious woman.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2009 9:36:50 PM PST
sloth88 says:
Once an Angel by Teresa Medeiros.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 30, 2009 9:50:12 PM PST
Kit says:
I second Literary Lady's recommendation of The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. (Possibly one of the most famous "forbidden love" books in the world. Not a "formula romance", and partly about other things besides romance. But sometimes non-formulaic books are some of the best books there are.)

Or, as the Thorn Birds miniseries (1983) preview/ad/lead-in used to put it:

A Love Unattainable
The Thorn Birds

(That book taught me that *love* being *forever* is, guess what, not always totally dependent on there being any HEA. Wow!!! ^_^)

Kit (thorn cat? ^_^)

Posted on Nov 30, 2009 10:02:18 PM PST
Kit says:
Flowers in the Attic (brother and sister) by V.C. Andrews, and its sequels.
(And other books by the same author. But especially Flowers in the Attic...I consider that one her masterpiece.) (Again, not "formula" romances, but such good books!!! ^_^)

Posted on Dec 1, 2009 12:28:16 AM PST
if you don't mind more of an erotic romance - dear sir, i'm yours - by joley sue burkhart - the hero is an english professor and the heroine his student; although the first chapter onyl really focuses on that - the rest picks up 5 years later. but there is a prequel on her website that focus's on when he is her teacher

Posted on Jan 12, 2010 8:42:03 PM PST
"A Kiss Remembered" Sandra Brown (teacher/student)
"Against the Rules" Linda Howard (H/h made love when she was 17 and he was 28 - a little forbidden there)

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 1:19:07 PM PST
"The Edge of Heaven" Teresa Hill (h falls in love with her adopted father's brother...her "uncle" by adoption, I guess....very angsty, loved it!)

Posted on Jan 15, 2010 4:22:55 PM PST
Purse Monkey says:
I just finished the ultimate forbidden love, By Possession by Madeline Hunter. I haven't read a book that memorable, passionate, heart wrenching in awhile. The love story between Addis and Moira is so touching and at times, so impossible that though I know it's suppose to be a HEA, I wonder how Hunter could pull it off. It's set in Medieval times that tells the story of a lord, Addis, and his bondswoman, Moira. Captured and enslaved for years, Addis comes back from the Crusade to find his home and family distroyed. The only person from his past is Moira, a self born and servant to his late wife. In her presence he finds peace, which is why he refuses to free her from the bond that has been released by her past master. Moira has admire him since she was a girl and a shadow to his wife but years of thinking he'd died, she forgets the feelings she had. When he comes back, old feelings resurfaces but she refuses to surrender to them because she didn't want to be any lord's leman (a fate that she mother had). Addis vows to make her his regardless. From there born a passionate, forbidden love between two very strong willed people. Though self born, Moira is one of the strongest, most intelligent heroine I've had the pleasure to read. She's understands and accepts her place in the world, but she refuses to bind herself to any master.

This is my second book of Hunter (first was Rules of Seduction) and I have to say she ranks up there with the best of them. Historically accurate and incredible love story between two unforgettable people. Afterward I finished I went and got all of Hunter's Medieval books. I just finished By Design and it, too, has a forbidden theme between a lady and a mason. I love that book as well and it solidify Hunter as a keeper in my book.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2010 4:30:38 PM PST
Fay says:
Thank you for your synopsis of BY POSSESSION! I've had it on by TBR pile for quite a while, but I've just moved it up to "next in line" after reading your post - sounds great!

Posted on Feb 17, 2010 8:45:25 PM PST
Lisa Jackson's "See How She Dies"

Zachary Danver's sister, London, was kidnapped years ago. Now a woman appears who thinks she's his long-lost step-sister.....and Zachary finds it harder and harder to resist her.

This is an awesome book. Lisa Jackson is one of my favorite authors! Lots of forbidden thoughts in this book.

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 18, 2010 5:45:28 PM PST
Jane Doe says:
"Secret at Orient Point" by Patricia Werner. The heroine is in love with her half brother (the hero). This is an old Harlequin Gothic Romance novel. Also, "Moon Witch" by Anne Mather. It is a guardian/ward romance. It is an old Harlequin Presents book.

Posted on Jun 19, 2011 8:34:08 AM PDT

Posted on Aug 17, 2012 11:42:12 PM PDT
Annie says:
I just read The Sleeping Night i cannot recommend this enough.

Its falls under the category of unrequited love also. Wrong side of the tracks, if you will. Its an epic love story. A bit dark. I cried my eyes out, and not much moves me, believe me.
Hero is black and heroine is white....thats all im gonna say. READ IT. U wont regret it!

Posted on Aug 18, 2012 1:53:11 PM PDT
Booksmith says:
Only recently published,25th July 2012, 'The Itinerant Tenant' has won an Award from the UK's National Association of Writers' Groups. The titled heroine has just agreed to become engaged to the county's most eligible bachelor, nouveau riche millionaire Nigel Harrison, when, in a sudden snowstorm and after midnight, she runs foul of the mysterious, crippled new tenant of Beckside Cottage. Badly injured in a road accident some months previously, or so he claims, he has no intention of having anything to do with this chit of a girl so unceremoniously thrust upon him. Fate has other ideas. Quite a page-turner. My fear was that it might not have a happy ending.
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