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Forbidden or For Bedding? by [James, Julia]
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Product Details

  • File Size: 476 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Presents (December 1, 2010)
  • Publication Date: December 1, 2010
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004AYD56S
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #688,930 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Countess Chocula VINE VOICE on November 21, 2010
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Super-short summary: portrait artist Alexa falls into an affair with mega-mogul Guy after she's hired to paint him; several months later, he breaks it off because he's getting married to apparently save his banking empire. She falls apart pining for him and he eventually tries to come up with a way for them to be together, but still feels like he must continue with his arranged marriage. There really is no major conflict about why Guy can't be with Alexa if he wanted to, or at least it isn't explained, so the title really is a misnomer. Nothing about her is forbidden.

I keep going back and forth about whether I liked this or not. It's weird not to know. This eventually rang all the typical emotional bells of unrequited love, but it was a shallow story that could have been a lot more. Guy and Alexa's affair was never even shown beyond the "he walked out of the bedroom," descriptions (seriously!), so I had no clue why these two had any grand passion. Told from Alexa's perspective, Guy would contact her when he was in town and wanted sex and she would be there, then he would leave, and she loved him even though he barely acknowledged her. Uh, why? She had a family that never appeared, a best friend that vanished halfway through, a job that she loved that appeared only when it had to do with Guy and the plot, and there really just was nothing else to the story other than Alexa pining for him, hating him and pining for him again. Intersperse that with the really uncomfortable workings in Guy's head as he moans and groans about how miserable he is with absolutely no thought to Alexa. His poor bride-to-be barely even made it onto his radar.

There's very little reason given here to like Guy; he's utterly selfish and morally ambiguous (so is Alexa, at one point).
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I was really conflicted about this book: I was all the way to the end before I decided if I liked it or not. Since I usually love Julia James's stories, I really tried to tamp down the disappointments I had in this one. In the end, though, it wasn't my favorite, although there were parts that I really enjoyed. Some parts were so well done, so vivid, that it's worth reading, just the same.

One one hand, it zipped right along and kept me eagerly turning the pages to see what was coming next. The idea of a portrait artist falling in love with a subject is nice, and the story had potential. Alexa, the artist, was a really interesting character; Guy, less so as the scion of an ancient family who had to marry for duty. Their ill-fated love affair would have been a nice thread for this book, but they spent too much time apart for me to get any sense of how they really might have felt for one another.

I think Alexa's story and Guy's role in it needed more room to percolate. What was lost the speed of this story's telling was any evidence of passion, beyond the reader having to take the author's word for it. There was lots of evidence of angst and drama, but you really didn't get a sense of why she would have been attracted to him. I thought he was selfish, shallow and just not likable. He would have needed several more chapters to redeem himself in this book.

Now, on to the parts that I enjoyed that almost tipped the scales toward liking this book and, frankly, would cause me to recommend it. Julia James is an excellent writer, and even though Alexa and Guy don't spend much time together in the pages of this book, James's individual, internal monologues of the two characters are really well done.
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I have read hundreds of Harlequin books, but this book by Julia James was by far the worst. Boring Artist woman meet self centered billionaire no more details needed. The title of the book had nothing to do with the story inside. The two main characters were so boring that you wander if they have a connection with each other. The lack of dialogue makes it harder to imagine the woman having a voice as to why she chooses to be the person this man uses for sex. Even the man is silence as to why he is drawn toward her. There is no romance even the sex scenes between the couple are silence after thought. This book needed more passion and anger, something to draw us in to have us rooting for them to be or stay together. There is no need to go into the details, I want my money back please.
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One of the most confusing, improbable, and self-loathing stories I have read in a long long time. Alexa, the heroine lacks self-respect and no courage to make her own decisions. She loves this man or at least is mesmerized by him to the point that he dictates everything to her. Even to the point to where and when they have sex. And the sad part is that she lets him. I got so irritated with her actions at times I skipped paragraphs because she made me so mad that any woman would let a man treat her as he did. I made myself finish the book because I knew there had to be a happy ending, as they always do, I just needed to know how in the world she would forgive him his outrageous actions. Not a book I would recommend.
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In agreeance with the other reviewers. Read this and wondered why oh why would they even think they love each other? She's just a thing to him who he barely acknowledges...they only ever left the bedroom for a date once...their first and that was it. She was his beck and call girl and she conveniently had a job where she could just fly away whenever he called for a bit of sex. He leaves her and sees her with another guy and has some questionable "not described" sex while he's engaged. He then offers her an even more secretive affair. He's just morally repugnant. And why she would hop on a plane cause his mother asks is just ridiculous.
Don't bother reading this...will just annoy you for the waste of time. No romance at all. If I could have given it no stars I would of.
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