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Poisoned Paradise: A Forbidden Romance (Black Heart Romance presents Heaven & Hell) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B094L79X6S
- Publication date : September 3, 2021
- Language : English
- File size : 2815 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 318 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #11,453 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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I absolutely love taboo books, it’s one of my favorite tropes. The angst, guilt, struggles and then explosive steam once characters finally give in no matter how wrong it might seem to others.
But unfortunately, this book failed to deliver this.
I didn’t read the author’s note until I was already more than halfway through the book and had my doubts about how much taboo this book actually is.
But even without reading the note I never got the taboo feeling and angst from this story.
The relationship between Willow and Ryan had more enemies to lovers and bully feel to it. They spent years apart so it was hard to buy into their connection.
But what annoyed me the most was weak heroine and childish over the top drama.
The story is set in college but everyone was acting like they just started high school. The rumors and verbal bullying from mean girls was ridiculous. I was seriously considering to dnf this one.
And while they got their hea in the end, the twist and ending just felt messy and rushed.
I still plan to read more from this author but this book left a lot to be desired for me.
I will leave the rest of the backstory for you to read and find out for yourself! I would like to share more, but I think in this case, you need to read for yourself because I feel like I'll ruin it if I share too much lol What I do have to say is that not only is there a ton of angst from the very beginning, Ryan and Willow have some extreme steam happening and the tension sort of sizzles between them in a rough sort of way.
If these themes tick boxes for you than you should give this a shot!!!
Lucy has an in depth trigger warning at the beginning of the book to explain that they're not biologically related at all but it can be disturbing for readers because the characters definitely thought they were twins when hooking up. Don't read if that's too taboo for you. This book definitely is the most taboo in the series so far. There's a very small connection to Purgatory and Stone so you can skip this one in the series if its not right for you.
Ryan and Willow share a connection. It’s the kind you find once in a lifetime and sacrifice anything to protect. They tried to let go to save each other, but it didn’t stop them from loving one another. Even when they shouldn’t, they can’t stop how they feel. Six years apart and it did nothing to quell their love.
There is drama and angst! It’s part bully romance with elements of suspense and a forbidden love that just won’t quit. It’s a fun escape as you delve into the taboo and begin to overlook those elements because for me their love trumped everything.
Go in blind. Do not read the front matter about the taboo aspects because I wish I hadn’t. I like to live in the story as it unfolds. Not knowing the secrets is the fun part.
She also tells us to trust her, do it. This one, you'll be okay I am 90% sure. Sure it's a little uncomfortable at first but, if you're here for it, you're here for it. If you are reading within your genre of comfort you will be A OH A OH KAY! Moving on.
Willow and Ryan have a tragically complicated kind of love. It should be wrong but it feels so incredibly right to them and that makes it all the more desperate for them. They are stuck in lines that could shatter everything if they are to cross them. Let the fragments fall because they go there and it is HOT the whole way!
Sorry not sorry, I was into it. Into it, here for it, WILL BE BACK AGAIN!
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While yes, the warning had a big spoiler I am glad that I read it first, and knowing the spoilers didn't ruin the book for me, it just made me curious about how the story would turn out.
This is a book about 2 people who's lives are turned upside down when Willow admits her feelings to Ryan and he rejects her and then does everything he can to keep them apart. Then, six years later they are reunited and this is their story.
I really did feel for these 2 characters, it was an emotional read. The storyline is definitely unique to say the least, I would say that it's kind of a bully romance, but the bullying aspect of it was milder than some, the challenges faced by the 2 main characters was much more complicated than that.
Happy with the ending but it was a little rushed. I would have liked to read some reunion scenes rather than them being alluded to instead. Overall an enjoyable book though.