This an honest, heart wrenching, gutsy novel and honestly I probably spent a quarter of it feeling conflicted and feeling like I was being pushed out of my comfort zone a little! But they say outside of the comfort zone is where the magic happens and truly it does! Jodi tackled a somewhat taboo subject with grit and passion and flipped it on its head.
Annie from the outset is a strong, ambitious and fiercely independent lady who has a lovely group of friends and family around her. What I’m trying to get across is, she’s normal, she’s a nice girl, she’s not a manipulative bitch. She’s one of these that so far has gone through life without experiencing that ‘spark’, that undeniable passion and chemistry that only comes along when fate decides. And fate decided said man will be Jack. A gorgeous, chiseled, hunk of a man who is not just sexy as hell but has a lot in common with ‘Architect Annie’. Jodi’s writing gave me a sense of darkness from him, some sort of danger but it still came as a shock to me when the story unravelled itself. I had had a couple of ideas for The Forbidden and what the premise could be about and I was totally wrong footed!
I won’t give the game away as going in blindly to reading The Forbidden is the best way to ride the roller-coaster of emotion. As always Jodi’s writing paints a perfect picture in your minds eye of everyone and everything and in this case a very real world where shit happens and you just have to follow your heart and deal with it in the best way that you can. I loved both Annie and Jack and that hotel room scene? HOTTEST scene I think I have EVER read! Kudos to you Jodi, that was frickin insane in the best way!
Go and read it, you will NOT be dissapointed I promise!