Book Tour Review | FORBIDDEN (House of Sin #1) by Elisabeth Naughton



by Elisabeth Naughton
Publication Date: April 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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She has no idea what lurks behind the forbidden doors of the House of Sin…

He is temptation. Forbidden fruit. A craving I can’t seem to resist.

I went after him in search of answers, certain he had blood on his hands. Now I’ve fallen prey to his seductive looks and commanding charisma.

I know he is a threat. He’s entwined in a dangerous world I don’t understand. But that doesn’t stop me from aching for his touch, for the taste of his wicked lips.

Before I can truly surrender to the fire smoldering between us, I need to know more. I have to see behind the doors he keeps firmly locked.

I need to discover what he’s hiding in the shadowy world known as the House of Sin…

FORBIDDEN made me bounce on my sofa with shock. With its vivid descriptions and mysterious characters, it sets the mood of the story perfectly.   You know something heart pounding awaits in the next chapter; it’s just a case of when it will happen.

Natalie James infiltrates a fashion magazine as the assistant to the CEO. Plunged into a world of confusion, Natalie is trying to determine who is responsible for her best friend’s death.

It starts as a whodunit.  A bang from page one. Immediately you know the stakes.  She refuses to believe her best friend Elena died from a drug overdose.  From small town heartland Idaho, she goes to the big bad New York City to find the truth.    Immediately you know she has the heart, determination and stubbornness to find the truth.

“….he was not a person to be messed with.  Too bad. I was about to mess.”

She meets the beast, Luciano Salvatici, the acting CEO of Covet, a powerful fashion magazine (think Vogue).   He’s the key to the mystery “HE” her best friend writes about.

“He is the most dangerous of men. If I’m not careful, he will destroy me.”

As you read how Natalie slides into Luc’s world of sexual dominance, the plot becomes more a mystery.  Natalie sets aside all reasoning and do not adhere to his warnings regarding her life is at a significant risk.  She seems to forget her first mission: to find who is responsible for Elena’s death.  You would think she would listen to Luc’s warnings and follow his directions. But noooooooo, in her mind he just wants her submission which she freely gives. The more sexual their relationship becomes the more you want to turn the page.

The true thrill takes place in the last few chapters.  Everything is progressing like a roller coaster. There are so many dips, fast pace action, twist and turns.

Enter the FORBIDDEN  with Natalie and Luc. It’s a romantic thriller to make you clinch your armchair.  You will be surprised by what horrors lurk within COVET.   Everything you think you  know about this Italian family will deliver something you will not seeing coming.

This book is very sexy, very dark, and very addictive! Contains consensual kink and a dark and dominant hero with a dangerous secret. This is a big story that can’t be told in only one book so there is a cliffhanger – but never fear, book two releases three weeks later. The release schedule is as follows:

Books in the House of Sin Series:

  • FORBIDDEN — Book 1 — April 24, 2018

  • DECEIVED — Book 2 — May 15, 2018

  • UNDONE — Book 3 – June 5, 2018

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About Elisabeth Naughton

Before topping multiple bestseller lists—including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal—award winning author Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Elisabeth now writes full-time.

Elisabeth has penned over thirty books and continues to write in multiple genres. Her books have been translated into numerous languages and have earned several award nominations, including three prestigious RITA® nominations from Romance Writers of America. In 2017, REPRESSED, the first book in her Deadly Secrets series, won the RITA® for best romantic suspense.

Her work has been praised by the Chicago Tribune as being filled with “deadly intrigue, high adrenaline action, and scorchingly hot passion.” Kirkus calls her “a writer talented enough at weaving a yarn to get her readers ensnared in it.” When not dreaming up new stories, Elisabeth can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home, wrangling two needy cats, or chasing after one very rambunctious Dalmatian.

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