Friday, April 05, 2013

Love's forbidden flower - Book Tour

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.

Review :

This is the kind of book that I didn't think I would ever read, you cannot get a more forbidden type of love than for a sibling but it happens in this book and it is done in such a way that you realize how tragic and heart wrenching it can be. Some people may take offence to the book but it turned out I was not one of those, I would advice everyone to give this book a shot because it may turn out to be more than worth it. This book help's to teach you that you have no control over who you fall in love with.

“No matter what transpires between us, in this life or in any other, I will be with you always. You really are my soul mate. We have traveled together before, and we will travel together again.” 

We begin my meeting Lily and she is in love, but not just any love it is that soul consuming kind of love that can make your heart beat faster and always bring a smile to your face the only problem is he is her brother Donovan. He is her soul mate and the one thing that she cannot have or love openly without the fear of the repercussions that would come along with it. 

“I love you, Lily. I fought so hard to be with you, and it was worth every smile, every tease, every bit of harassment, and every morsel of every moment. Those people out there who say we're sick and shouldn't be together, they're the sick ones. If us standing by each other all these years isn't the definition of love, then one does not exist.”

Donovan is everything a woman could want, he is sweet and caring and wants to do the right thing and make his parents proud even if his the women he love is forbidden.

“So that precious romance we fought so hard for and cherished so much, it's dead and gone. Maybe we can catch each other in the next lifetime, or maybe it's buried forever. But I will always, always be in love with you. As for the rest of what we have, we'll see that again soon. We'll make sure of it.” 

This book is full of love, angst and secrets that will suck you in and take you for a ride and it was one that I was happy to experience. The Author decided to use a very taboo subject but she has made it work and make you enjoy the journey and all that comes a long with it. This is the first book int he series and yes there is a cliff hanger but I am starting to like that because it means I get a second book about the charecters I have fallen in love with.

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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  1. Fern, thank you for this wonderful review. I appreciate your time in reading and reviewing.

    All the best,

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