Forbidden (Her British Stepbrother #1) by Lauren SmithForbidden by Lauren Smith
Published January 2016
Series: Her British Stepbrother #1
Genres: New Adult
Format: ARC

Note: I was granted an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my rating or the content of my review.

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Kat has always been a good girl. She studies hard and never stays out too late. But when sitting in a pub on her birthday, she realizes she's a nineteen-year-old virgin who's never really lived. And she wants tonight to be the night that changes.

Then she sees him walk in. He's tall, dark, handsome, and straight out of her deepest fantasies. His voice makes her knees feel weak, and when he smiles, she imagines him doing wicked things to her in bed. From the look in his eyes, she knows he's imagining it too. So when he asks if he can walk her home, she hears herself whisper yes...

DNF at 30%

I just couldn’t get past the 30% mark, and that made Forbidden my first 2016 DNF read.

I kindly received this as an ARC from Netgalley, but for the life of me couldn’t bring myself to remain interested.

Maybe it was the third person POV, or maybe it was the naive heroine, a 19-year-old virgin and American in England looking lo “live an adventure”. Or maybe it was the fact that she threw herself onto a mysterious stranger at a bar (knowing full well that he would be the right guy to share an adventure with). Or maybe… just maybe… it was because this stranger (a blue-blooded stallion, it turns out) would be featured in something as silly as Monarch Magazine (these words were actually my reason to shut down this book).

So yeah, in the end there was nothing particularly awesome that made me want to invest more time into that book. Sorry.