Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella
Publication: November 28th 2012
by Midnight to Six
Genre: Edgy/New Adult Romance
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 unconceivable 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.
5 of 5 Loves Forbidden Flower
Love's Forbidden Flower is such an incredible read. I read it and was left speechless because of two things. First I want to say that there is subject matter in this book that may or may not be offensive to others and by God I have to say this and if you are offended I apologize in the beginning but this book is so beautiful and stunning all at once. To love your sibling is a no no but sometimes it happens and when it does it is tragic. The law says it is wrong but the heart wants what the heart wants and sometimes you fall in love with the wrong person and you can't help it.
Lily has a secret love. He is her soul mate. He gives her stomach butterflies and makes her heart flutter when he is close. But he is a forbidden love. She can not love him openly because he is her brother. Donovan is everything a girl could ask for. He is sweet and attentive and loving but everything wrong for his sister because they can't be together.
Lily will do anything for Donovan but Donovan is keeping a secret and when Lily is caught in the middle she will have to make a decision to love her brother and fight for him or let him go and move on with a guy like Christopher who is there for her and will help her through her rough times. Or will Donovan's mind games be to much to ignore? Or will they decide together that this forbidden love is not going to work and walk away from each other? This is a must read book that will tear at your heart and leave you crying and praying that Lily and Donovan make the right decision.
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Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in Diane’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.
She is currently completing the sequel to Love’s Forbidden Flower.
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