Love’s Forbidden Flower, By Diane Rinella

*** Please note: This is a New Adult Romance novel involving two siblings who struggle with their emotions. This is not a work of erotica.***

The heart cares not what society forbids.

Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk.

But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities.

As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an inconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke?

Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart.
                I do have to say, when I first started reading this book, I was unsure if I was going to like it.  However, after I got into the story it wasn’t at all like I excepted it to be.  There were a few parts that I just didn’t really understand about the book itself.
                One of my issues with the book is right from the start.  It was almost as if we were just dropped right in the middle of the story without a lot of back story.  We know that Lily and Donovan are having feelings towards each  other, but we don’t get to know how the feelings started, or even when they realized that they had those feelings.
                With Donovan’s character, I really enjoyed him in this book.  Watching his side of the battle he was having, and him trying to overcome what he knew was wrong was done really well.  You could almost feel his pain that he had because he thought he was doing something wrong.
                In my opinion, Lily’s character almost seemed selfish to a point.  After Donovan told her he wasn’t going to
anything, she still kept after him.  She didn’t seem to be taking his feelings into account while she was upset with him.
                The way that the story did flow though was well written.  Diane was able to show that Lily and Donovan were able to move on with their lives, and what they were doing, was done extremely well.  There were times in the
book where you completely forgot that Lily and Donovan were related, it was as though it was just a normal forbidden love story.
                All in all, I did enjoy this book because it wasn’t what I had expected it to be.  I would recommend this book if there are friends of mine who are open to reading it!
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