Siobhan Gallagher has just started her senior year at the University of Southern California. She has her best friend and her boyfriend of five years by her side. As the countdown to graduation begins, her world comes crashing down when her boyfriend confesses that he has cheated on her. Her past has shown that love is volatile, but she had hoped that this time would be different. Siobhan becomes a cynic – doubting the existence of love. She vows to never give her heart to another.
In walks Professor Michaels. He is a sexy billionaire playboy who limits his encounters to one night, maybe two. His jaded past and multitude of secrets shapes his aversion to love and relationships. He makes no promises of forever. Offers no apologies for his preference for variety. When he first meets Siobhan, the attraction is mutually instantaneous. He knows she is supposed to be off limits, but he has never denied himself of something he wanted.
Siobhan and Professor Michaels share the same sardonic outlook on love. What happens when these two paths cross? If they give into this forbidden attraction, can they both come out on the
other side unscathed?
Well this was a book that fell between a four and a five star rating for me. Shiv, Grayson, Jordan and Vanessa were all developed so well I had strong feelings for each of them, BUT, the ending left me hanging and I am not sure it was a suspenseful hanging or just a “you have got to be kidding me” hanging.
Shiv followed her boyfriend Liam for five years, believing that they had a happily ever after future waiting for them after college. He had other ideas which set her off into a tail spin wondering what she was going to do with her life. After having him flaunt his new girls in front of her and expressing her lack of sex knowledge to anyone who would listen, she is intrigued by the offer that comes from her Professor. She needed a confidence boost; he needed a weekend sex buddy. This could work right? Since she wasn’t looking for forever at that time, she could swallow what little pride she had left to be “used for sex” if that would help her get over Liam.
Grayson is not only one hot professor; he is a rich business man with many connections in LA. He also has some major skeletons in his closet and one of those is a strong desire for sex with no strings attached. He wants a chance with Shiv but there is going to be rules, lucky for him he caught her at a low point in her life and she agreed. There were moments like frat parties and drunk calls I got the same feeling I did with Fifty Shades, rich sexy man decides it is his job to go protect the girl, but for the most part this had a feel all of its own. There are a few things that get in the way of his plan, his step sister is now friends with Shiv but doesn’t know about Shiv and Grayson. The second problem is he included a bit a romance which he had forbidden, and now it has clouded the issues and brought emotions into the arrangement and the third and biggest issue is Vanessa.
The problem with Vanessa, his on again off again girl, childhood friend and she happens to be in every aspect of his life is she has plans for her and Grayson and she is willing to do whatever it takes to keep him. He can’t share this arrangement with her because he is Shiv’s college professor and that is forbidden by the college but she finds out anyway. There are a lot of twists and turns and some suspenseful moments in this book. The author gave us moments that my heart ached for Shiv with the words of her mother coming back over and over about men. She just wants her happy ending, but at every turn she seems to be hitting a dead end in a dark and dangerous alley.
I will certainly be looking for the next book to come from this author; I am not done with this story. I need more, I need to know if Shiv is going to go back to college, if she can recover and who is
out to tear her life apart. I also need to know if Grayson will be able to shake this nightmare he lives with and find a way to give his heart toanother woman. What is it that is so dark and damaging inside of him that he behaves like this? Get your copy now of Forbidden Attraction and join me on a great journey of Shiv and Grayson.
“Let’s go dance,” Jordan says.
I look over at the professor whispering to his date and decide it’s either go dance with Jordan or become a third wheel to these two. “Sure.”
I take my time getting up, both to let him have a full view of my ensemble and to get my equilibrium before attempting to walk in these heels. After I feel steady and confident in my walking ability, I put an extra sway in my hips as I sashay away.
We head inside to the dance floor and I am instantly lost in the music. The crowd swallows up Jordan and I can no longer see her, but this does not stop the gyration of my hips. I suddenly feel a hard body pressed against my back and strong hands grip my waist. He smells heavenly—a delicious blend of woodsy and spicy. He’s riding my rhythm with his hips attached securely to my butt. I feel his erection, fueling my grinding, knowing I’m causing this reaction. My eyes are closed and I tilt my head back against his chest. In this moment, I feel sexy and desired. I resist turning to
look at him to avoid spoiling the fantasy.
I feel this stranger’s breath on my ear before he nibbles on my neck. I let out a gasp and he grinds himself into me more.
“Such the temptress. I keep losing my self-control around you,” he growls.
That voice. Oh my God. It’s . . . “Professor Michaels?”
“Grayson, please. I’m not your professor here.” He spins me around to face him while slipping a knee between my legs. “I enjoyed that little show you put on by the way.”
His hands are planted firmly on my butt now as he grinds me against his leg. My dress is riding up and I am afraid that any minute my bare ass will be on display for all to see. Feeling the hem of my dress rise, Grayson tugs it down and holds it in place without stopping his newfound rhythm. His cerulean blue eyes darken with lust and my nipples pebble against his chest. We stare intently at one another while the music fades in the background. “Where is your date?” I ask.
Author S. R. Watson is a Texas native who resides in Houston with her husband and four children. She is an operating room nurse evolved into an author of Erotica and New Adult. She grew up reading the Sweet Valley series (Twins, High, & University) among others. Her mother bought these books for her to encourage reading. Back then she would use notebook paper to create stories and cut pictures out of her mother’s JC Penney catalogs for the characters she wanted to portray. She ventured away from reading and writing stories when she left home for college to pursue her BSN and then MBA, but picked up reading again two years ago. Her love for the stories written by her favorite indie authors made her decide to pursue her own dreams of writing. Forbidden Attraction is the start of this journey and she looks forward to sharing it with everyone.
When S.R. Watson is not writing, she likes to read, listen to various genres of music, make handmade natural soap, and travel. She is down to earth, loves a nice glass of wine, and is addicted to watching the television series Scandal.
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