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3.81  ·  Rating details ·  177 ratings  ·  44 reviews
First loves, dark pasts, and fast cars collide in this high-octane adventure.

The life he has now was hard won. He went from nothing to running his own high-end Euro auto shop and being part owner in more than one club in town living the playboy lifestyle, yet Nathaniel Vellanova forgets it all when his ex-girl walks back into his life—the the only woman he'd ever let himse
Published October 26th 2012 by Ha'iku Press (first published September 27th 2012)
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Jan 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing

Yep, that was me, reading this book. I cannot even believe how much I loved this story! I loved the anger, and the fact that they said exactly what was on their minds. Although their situation had to be worked out, this was not a book where there was a simple miscommunication that we, the reader, would roll our eyes about and shout at our readers, 'Just talk it out already!' The h was in error, and the H had to forgive, and that took some time, but, wow, the ride was worth reading. There was sce
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I can't wait for this book to come out! Should be a high octane, combative, super sexy romance!!!
Below is a very early review of Becky Banks upcoming novel Forged. I am sharing with you what my initial reactions were to this amazing novel and what I would tell people so they immediately add Forged to their “to-read” list.

While author Becky Banks has remained a believer in the power of love, her upcoming novel Forged is a dark, sexy and gritty tale when compared to her debut novel The Legend of
Jan 10, 2013 rated it liked it
What the foo?!? This bk should have been titled Forged Light. A good thing this one was only $.99 because any more than that I would have felt even more cheated than I did. This bk has all the makings of a really, really good story with interesting characters and some fast and furious action, however, it turned out to be more like one of those shows you walk in and start watching 30 minutes after it started. The story is never fully developed nor are the characters fleshed out and there’s very l ...more
Apr 02, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
25 November 2015: $0.00 FREE on Kindle
Angelica Haney
This book had great potential but unfortunately did not live up to it. I had some major issues with the writing style of this book which left me felling confused for most of my read and definitely inhibited me from enjoying this to the full extent. Main issue was the authors choice to switch not only between character pov’s but from first person to third person with that switch. It’s makes going from one chapter to the next a jarring experience. Eva’s chapters are told in first person and Nate’s ...more
Aug 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Eva Lynn Rodgers has returned to Portland after running to New yorkfor college and a career! Eva has come back to care or her farther taken inthe job of Cheif editor of a failing magazine and to add to that she has a temperamental BMW that she can not seem to find a good service agent for it; until her assistant tells her about a new European car service station. Eva decides to give the station a test driv nd drops her BMW off to have a leaky door seal replaced when picking it up she gets a surp ...more
Nov 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Another fantastic novel by Becky Banks! Becky's first novel, The Legend of Lady MacLaoch, was a favorite of mine. Recently she informed me that a sequel is in the works, which she never thought she'd do. So, for all you Legend of Lady MacLaoch fans, there will be more!!

Forged is a again, an exciting romance with a strong heroine and a stern, alpha male hero. Which is how I like it. *winks* Both novels are unique and have a dark, thrilling theme, where you get sucked into the characters world an
Jodi Stacy
Oct 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
Don't we all wonder what might have happened with the first love we left behind? When Eva once again meets up with Nate, we all get to be witness as their relationship re-ignites. Along with intense feelings and steamy sex scenes we get an action packed, suspenseful story full of colorful and entertaining characters. This book is a page turner for sure! I read it in one evening, I just had to find out what happened next. The only negative thing I can say is the book was too short! I want to know ...more
Jan 03, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: z2013-read
This was a pick up, put down, pick up, put down book for me.

I just could not connect with the h, Eva. She was just so... hard... and the event that was supposed to blow off her hard shell wasn't convincing for me. There was just something missing. Nate... I believed Nate. I felt Nate. I barely felt a pulse from Eva. She just never thawed out, imo.

So while it was a fast paced interesting storyline, I kept thinking how incredible the story would have been if I could have connected with the charac
Dec 30, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
This little high octane book is perfect to help tide you over while waiting for the next Kristen Ashley book. While Eva is not your usual sweet heroine she is interesting and feisty, owning up to her mistakes and dedicated to the people she loves. Nathaniel is in the same league as KA's heroes. The side characters are interesting and I loved Becky Banks writing. The story and your understanding of Eva and Nate's complicated past is done in a really unique and interesting way. My one complaint? W ...more
Aileen Kim
Sep 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great book! I love how she showed the different perspectives and ho she ended it to the imagination of the reader. Look forward to when it comes out...October 26!!!
May 23, 2014 marked it as free-read  ·  review of another edition
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Angie Barnes
Dec 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have from Becky Banks and I must say it is a 5-star book. Eve and Nate were an item when they were younger until Eve left to go to college and this upset Nate.

Now she is back home and Nate is not happy about it. He does not want anything to do with her, but she keeps getting in his way. Nate has problems with his father now that he is out of prison for killing Nate's mother. He is now after Nate. Nate's father grabs Eve just to get Nate to come to him. Things do not
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Forged was a surprise. I liked the cover but had never read anything by this author before. I couldn't put it down. I love/hate relationship between the main characters was maddening. Childhood friends turned high school sweethearts go there separate ways when Eva goes away to college leaving Nate behind. Ten years later, Eva returns to be near her father. A fateful meeting was going to happen but Nate is still carrying a ton of resentment and in no hurry to forgive Eva. I really enjoyed the sto ...more
Annie Fitzgerald
Nov 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great read from start to finish, it pulled me in and kept me enthralled. Nate grew up in an abusive home but found a ray of sunshine in Eva. They became the best of friends of friends and then eventually fell in love with each other. Until Eva breaks his heart and runs away to build her life up while at the same time Nate’s crumbles under him. When she finally comes back after years away will they be able to let go of the past and survive their present to secure their future together?

I received
CL Westbrook
Nov 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new author for me a great book to read. I loved the characters in this book. Nate is the sexy business owner who just doesnt want Eva his life but unfortunately life isnt allowing that to happen. There life is entwined. Eva is a kick ass, sassy woman and Nate has met his match. A fabulous story that is gripping and just keeps you wanting more and not wanting to put the book down. Loved it xx
Brandi Clarke
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I give this book a solid 4.5. It took me a while to get into it as I felt that the first few chapters did not hold my attention. But I soon got fell into the story and could not put it down. I received an advanced review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Dec 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read with an awesome storyline that has well developed and engaging characters that have lots of chemistry. The smooth flow of the storyline makes for a good reading time.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
Carol Mccallops gutierrez
Love this author

Ms Banks is a very good story teller. I cannot wait to read more of her books. This is the second one.
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Disjointed and immature and trying to get past that I just couldn’t keep reading and gave up. Not sure I read the same book as other reviewers.
Oct 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own, arc, signed
I adore Becky Banks. I will read every story she writes. I fell in love with Nathaniel and Eva just as I did with their story and was hooked the entire way through. Banks had me second guessing myself and hangin' on tight for more. FORGED is for sure a wild ride but one full of passion from the first page to the end.

After years of living in New York, Eva moves back to her hometown of Portland only to be faced with a past she thought she buried a long time ago. When Eva and Nate run into one anot
Kirsty Bicknell
Oct 13, 2012 rated it liked it
'Forged' was like a joyride in an Aston Martin DBS - fast, furious and enough turns to make my stomach flip!!
Nate is the perfect male protagonist - strong, hot, bad and damaged - all the qualities which female readers find appealing!! ( Yes, including me!)
Eva is a harder nut to crack, perhaps due to her circumstances and her high-powered job, and because of this I found her a less likeable character. However, Becky Banks, uses Nate and Eva perfectly as a balance - each one as fiery as the other
Oct 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Review to come as part of blog tour

20 November 2012 *Update*
Here's the review:

As soon as I started reading, I knew that this book wasn't one of those sickly sweet romance where everything is pretty much perfect when the main characters meet, the way they struggle through a hiccup that is blown way out of proportion, then they have a perfect ending.

The way that Eva and Nate talk to each other is hard and raw, both when they are pissed off and when they are turned on. Only first loves are able to
Aug 31, 2013 rated it really liked it

266 pages

I enjoyed Becky Banks The Legend of Lady MacLaoch too.

Childhood sweethearts then lovers, Eva left Nate when he needed her the most. When she unexpectedly drops back into his life he’s burning hotter than his Aston Martin and he lets her have it with both exhaust pipes adding into that high octane mix some colourful language that will burn your ears.

What a ride. I thoroughly enjoyed Eva and Nate, their stubborn characters, their head butting even the language. Eva’s a ‘spade is a spade’
Lhushious Lucie
May 13, 2013 rated it liked it
Cover what the eff??
Main Hero Nate!! SWOOON, loved Heroine Eva, loved the little bit of back story to them. The whole story was what I call a whizz bang! It has all the makings to be a epic novel, the sexy man, the thrill of chase, mystery (although that was at times see through! I totally realised what the dad was after Nate for!! Durrrrr) the cars!!! God I loved the cars! I'm from uk so I don't always 'get' the bad boy cameo driver in some ya novels, I'm alll for european cars!! Grrrrrroooowll
Kim Justice
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Adults
Shelves: reviewed
My Review:
I will start this review by saying that I feel in love with this authors writing in the first book I read, but when I started this one I was taken back just a little bit.

Totally different style of story which is was great but between the language and the sexual, well we put it this way sexual tense in the book.

Author Becky Banks is an awesome writer. She has a way with words like no other. Her descriptions of her characters and the scenes are so well put together that you actually f
Sep 26, 2012 rated it liked it
I got this through Goodreads. It's an easy read, actually. The story is nice, the characters are passionate and one you start reading, you can feel the tension rising between Nate and Eva. Loved the fact that it is written from both their perspectives, and one of the chapters from the perspective of Nate's father.
What I didn't like is that the beginning of the story is a little ambiguous. How long has Eva been in the city before bumping into Nate?
Overall, I'd recommend it to those who like roman
Nov 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great story, great characters. Eva was awesome. She put everything out there for Nate, her thoughts, her love, and did not beat around the bush or say, "oh well, he should know", like a lot of heroines do. I love the girls that do and say what they mean. I do wish the story was longer, although I don't know what else could have happened? Maybe more information on their fight and how their relationship used to be before they broke up so I could long for them to get back together? I just wasn't re ...more
Sep 26, 2012 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable fast read containing adventure and romance. I enjoy books that explore the theme “where is he now?” and in the character Nate, Banks created someone who was dealing with the demons of his past including his ex-girlfriend Eva who returns to town to take care of her ailing father.
I won a copy of this book from the author in a Goodreads First Reads Giveaway. Thank you.
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Nate was the perfect hero! He's tough, brooding, all male, damaged by his past, and so YUMMY. Sure, He was a jerk in the beginning, but only because of the pain he's been through. I absolutely loved him. The story was PERFECT. The hero and heroine had great chemistry. I'm so glad I found this book!

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