TBR reviewer: B.H.
To Carmen, the wildly beautiful Dani is a new and exciting friend. What she hadn't
counted on is the simmering desire she feels when in Dani's presence. As her
relationship with her boyfriend sours, Carmen begins to wonder if there is more
to Dani than she realizes.
Should she give in to this, the most forbidden of desires?
but I’m interested to see how the genre has progressed.
Other than it being two women the story is pretty straight forward and common. At
least, that’s what I thought at first. I would have lost a million dollars on
that bet. Ms. Yeakle clearly knows her stuff and is talented enough to write it
Her writing has effortless flow. The characters were very well written and I could
clearly see them walking past me in real life. Now for the f/f intimacy –
smoking hot but with a touch of sensual sizzle that really brings the scenes
together. I am very impressed by how smoothly this read. The budding
relationship between Dani and Carmen was beautifully written. Well except for
the whole peanut butter on toast thing...that’s just a very strange combination,
The only issue I have is the editing. The run-on sentences to start with. I hate
them, they drive me absolutely freakin’mad and there’s a lot of them in here.
There's a comma overload! Normally, this wouldn’t hurt the overall rating but it sticks out like a sore thumb when reading and really hinders the story.
With those issues, I thought for sure Forbidden Desires would get a 4. I kept reading and the characters became deeper. They seemed to leap from the page and unfold around me. I wanted to know what would happen between Dani and Carmen. I wanted David to get lost and realize what a wonderful woman he’d been ignoring. This book became a romance that bloomed like a rose in the winter.
If you’ve never read a f/f novel give this a try. If you have, read this! Forbidden Desires is well worth your time.
“What do you think?” Carmen stood staring at herself in the mirror, waiting for Dani’s opinion.
“I think you look great.” Dani moved to pull the shirt down off her shoulders.
“There, that’s better. You look good in purple.”
“Really?” Carmen turned and stuck her butt out, brushing it against Dani’s pelvis. “You sure it doesn’t make my ass look huge?”
Dani smacked Carmen lightly on the rump and stepped back. “Go take that off and try on the black dress.” She thought of pushing Carmen inside the dressing room and having her way with her. Too many thoughts of that nature were filling her mind, so she moved quickly to sit back on the bench to put distance between them. The black dress would show way more skin, and Dani knew she needed to stay put. Touching her again, even playfully, would only increase the arousal she was already feeling.
When the dressing room door opened and Carmen stepped out in the tiny baby doll dress with matching black stilettos, Dani was rendered speechless. She looked amazing. The length of the dress paired with the height of the heels made her short legs look longer, and Dani’s eyes moved slowly up them to where the bottom hem of the dress lay against her upper thigh.
“Wow.” Keeping still on the bench, Dani looked her in the eye. “That’s the one.”
“You don’t think it’s too short?” Carmen pulled at the dress, attempting to move it further down her legs. Dani could tell the length made her a bit uncomfortable, but the dress simply suited her.
“No, I think it’s sexy.” Carmen walked over and turned so Dani could see the back which was fully open except the thin ribbon crisscrossing along her skin. “What are you doing?”
Carmen sat beside her on the bench, close enough their bodies were touching, and crossed her legs. “Seeing how much it rides up when I sit down.”
Dani was enjoying their time together, but it was making her crazy to touch without being able to really feel. “Go in and take that off. I’ll have them bag it up for you while you change.”
Dani glanced back at the dressing room as she made her way to the cashier. Something was different about Carmen. She didn’t seem as shy and she was definitely flirting. Dani didn’t want to read into it too much, but it was exciting to think that Carmen was interested in taking their friendship to the next level.