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What an emotional journey! Elle Wright's debut release, The Forbidden Man, will hit the right chord for romance readers. From the first few pages, drama unfolds and maintains a steady pace that keeps any sagging bits out of sight. The launch of this new series - Edge of Scandal - starts with a strong, compelling introduction of family and friends. Through Wright's craft, we see the characters at their best and at their worst. As a result, tension and conflict intertwine to test the boundaries and stamina of the hero and heroine, providing us with rich content to devour. So now that Wright has us hooked, we eagerly await the next installment, His All Night.―USA Today

"Scandal never read so good! Elle Wright wraps passion, desire and taboo into a delicious read."―Cheris Hodges

"Drama galore!"
--- Lutishia Lovely, National bestselling authors

"This gripping debut is packed with drama and a love triangle that will certainly tug at the old heartstrings. Ms. Wright's entry into the world of romance is a memorable one that I'm sure readers will enjoy from the first page to the last."―J.D. Mason, Bestselling Author of the Beautiful, Dirty, Rich series

About the Author

Born and raised in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor, Elle learned the importance of reading from her mother. It was also her mother who, later on in her life, gave Elle her first romance novel: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. From that moment on, Elle became a fan of Ms. Jenkins for life and a lover of all things romance. An old journal she wrote back in college became her first book (which she still wants to publish one day).
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Product Details

  • Series: Edge of Scandal (Book 1)
  • Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Forever (July 28, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1455560324
  • ISBN-13: 978-1455560325
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 1.2 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (84 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #506,967 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Whew! That was the sound I made after finishing this read. Elle Wright has penned a wonderful romance with Sydney Williams. Sydney has gone the extra mile for love and is on the other side of through!

The story grips you from the first page as readers develop immediate disdain toward Sydney's fiancé, Den. What could have been a familiar, drama filled story becomes magic in the hands of Wright. She fleshes out each character, gives just enough backstory to understand the choices each person makes, and creates a measure of empathy for everyone's journey. It is fast-paced and will have you wondering where the Morgan is in your life.

This read is highly recommended and I look forward to the sequel.
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Elle Wright has done her homework and created the ultimate debut novel with ‘The Forbidden Man’ the first book in the Edge of Scandal series . That is thought provoking, steamy, sensual, gripping,romantic. I haven’t felt this way about a debut novel since ‘Please Please Please by Renee Swindle.’ This novel is written very well and it will draw you into every single character, especially MORGAN. #WeWantMorgan #TeamMorgan

The Forbidden Man by Elle Wright“She wrapped her arms tightly around tightly around his neck as he continued to assault her senses with his kisses. He slid his tongue across her bottom lip, demanding entrance, which she happily granted. She gripped a fistful of his hair as he pulled her onto hip lap. He rocked into her, introducing her to his rock hard erection. She braced her other hand against the window as she grinded into him. He trailed hot, wet kisses down her throat and cupped her breasts in his hands. As his thumbs traced her nipples, she cried out and he captured her cry with his hot mouth.”

Sydney Williams is devastated when she discovers her fiancé Caden aka Den, has cheated on her again. She ends her engagement and the upcoming wedding. Den’s brother and Syd’s BFF, Morgan comes to Syd’s rescue and comforts her in her time of need. Their long friendship changes when his comforting hugs turn passionate and that’s when the roll-coaster ride begins. But Morgan’s brother Den is determined to win Sydney back at all cost. Sydney fears if her relationship with Morgan is exposed, it will cause havoc in their circle of friends and his family. Will Sydney and Morgan get their happy ending?

A Note from King: When this book is released run and pick up a copy for you, your friend, mother, and every person you know. But stay away from my Morgan. #TeamMorgan
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Merriam-Webster defines a conundrum as something being confusing. That's how I feel about this particular read. You see, I loved the author's writing style. She immediately drew me in by the synopsis and continued to do so throughout the read. It got a little tedious with the back and forth tug of war type love affair which existed between the two leading protagonists, but eventually that smoothed out in my mind. The grammatical errors were few, if any at all. But what I found to be disturbing enough for me not to want to re-read this book again was the way this author just threw important events in the characters lives at you like it was just a drop in the bucket with no real relevancy attached to it. Cases in point. The main female character, Sydney Williams, was raped and stabbed during her college years; left for dead in an alley. No backstory or anything was done by the author to prepare her readers for this horrific event. One minute I am reading the character is drinking a cup of coffee and looking at a scar on her chest, then Wam Bam Thank you Mam, I read "the rape didn't define her like it used to"! That's how this author just threw that horrific event out there! No previous mention or forewarning whatsoever! Talk about shock value!!

Second case in point regarding another shocker just thrown out by this storyteller willy nilly: a sub character, Jared aka Red, the brother of Sydney, had a 6 year old daughter of whom he never knew existed. He was consumed with finding her since the mother had seemingly vanished off the face of the earth. Well again Ms. Wright just threw that important and juicy tidbit in the realm of readerdom shockingly blasé through his then booty call when she was complaining to Sydney about her love life as opposed to Sydney's.
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Most people who know me know that I tend to read 2-5 books at a time - reading some of each book daily. Every couple of weeks, I come across THAT ONE BOOK that I start...and do not put it down...or even move until I'm finished. "The Forbidden Man" is one of those books.

The story begins with beautiful business professional, Sydney "Syd" Williams rushing through her wedding dress fitting. Life comes to a screeching halt when Syd receives THE CALL from Laney - Resident Skank and home-wrecker. For a short while, I felt bad for Syd. Days away from her wedding to Caden "Den" Smith, marrying the man she's loved forever, (whether he deserved it or not) and all of a sudden her world falls apart.

My empathy quickly turns to apathy as each member of Syd's small inner circle gets the news - and while they feel bad for Syd, NONE of them are upset over the turn of events. If the people that you love the most and would trust with your life believe you've dodged a bullet, doesn't that go in the plus column? Not if you have Syd and Den's rocky history. That inner circle, which included her brother, Jared, her girlfriends - Allina and Calista, Den's brother, Morgan, and their adoptive brother, Kent, all seemed relieved the wedding was off, but were also cautious because the couple had split up before because of Den's indiscretions, and she always too him back. What is the definition of insanity - doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results? Syd was definitely in the insane zone. But, she seems resolute this time...she's done. During her mini-meltdown days after calling off the wedding, she leans on Morgan for support and finds herself in a couple of intimate situations with him.
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