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Forbidden Attraction

(Forbidden Trilogy #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  1,030 ratings  ·  137 reviews
Siobhan Gallagher has just started her senior year at the University of Southern California. She has her best friend and her boyfriend of five years by her side. As the countdown to graduation begins, her world comes crashing down when her boyfriend confesses that he has cheated on her. Her past has shown that love is volatile, but she had hoped that this time would be dif ...more
Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published June 17th 2014 by S.R. Watson
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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★★★★ 1/2! Forbidden Attraction, book 1 of 3. To rebound dumped & heartbroken college student agrees to a sexual fling with her sexy & enigmatic Professor!

“Damn. Looks like I am going to be your teacher on a whole different level. Let the depravity begin,” he smiles.”

Books in The Forbidden trilogy should be read in order:
Book 1: Forbidden Attraction
Book 2: Forbidden Love
Book 3: Untitled

Forbidden Attraction (book 1) opens up to USC college student Siobhan Gallagher,
May 20, 2014 rated it liked it
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*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!!*


Forbidden Attraction kind of fell into some typical clichés of this genre and NA reads. But, it still was a sensual and entertaining read. I guess, you could sum this story up as: girl (Siobhan) is in a long-term relationship with guy and thinks that he’s the love of her life. Guy cheats on girl, girl is heartbroken while guy is off parading with his “slore.” And then girl by luck of fate catches the eye of college professor (a
SassyAsby (A.K.A. Mrs. Charlie Hunnam)
This book..... I tried, I wanted to, but I couldn't! I was really excited to read this book. I love the teacher/student forbidden love dilemma but this book makes me never want to read this particular genre ever again!

Where do I begin; the heroine Siobhan. She was an annoying, weepy, incredibly insecure and just dumb. She follows her boyfriend to college only to get dumped. She totally falls apart and all you keep reading about constantly is her crying about something trivial. She keeps making "
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Damn!!!! It's a damn trilogy!!!!! ...more
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Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
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4 Bad Teacher Stars!!

Review to follow!!
This is a kind of FSOG meets Gabriel's Inferno....(which happen to be two of my fave books). But those books are better than this one. Young college student falls for her they agree to an "arrangement" . However, as in most of these cases, the student tends to fall in love very, very quickly. There is drama, heart break, and some pretty good sex. The dialogue is a bit cheesy at times, but I'm going to over look that. This does end in a cliffhanger. I will be moving on to book 2 ...more
4.5 "Forbidden" Stars

The Blurb:

Siobhan Gallagher has just started her senior year at the University of Southern California. She has her best friend and her boyfriend of five years by her side. As the countdown to graduation begins, her world comes crashing down when her boyfriend confesses that he has cheated on her. Her past has shown that love is volatile, but she had hoped that this time would be different. Siobhan becomes a cynic - doubting the existence of love. She vows to never give her h
Yes! I'm a sucker for the young college girl hooking up with college professor stories and this one is pretty steamy I must say...

Meet Shiv ( short for Siobhan) USC Junior is from Texas...boyfriend is the quarterback...bad breakup...hooks up with (ultra rich) professor named Grayson who is a sex fiend...his inbetween girlfriend causes angst...quarterback wants her back after testing the waters....yada yada yada

I did enjoy it though...sequel coming in the fall - dang!
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Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.75 stars
Donna Porter
May 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book contains a lot of explicit sexual scenes so this book may not be for everyone. Siobhan(Shiv) was starting her senior year at college. She lives with her best friend, Jordan in her condo. Shiv has been dating Liam and been his girlfriend for five years. All three of them went off to college so they could all be together. Shiv thinks Liam has been acting strange for two weeks. He wants to meet her for tea and when they meet he blares out that he slept with someone else. Shiv is crushed a ...more
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May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was given this for an honest review.. I have to say I was absolutely surprised by this book. Honestly I do not always enjoy the Teacher/student romances. But this was hot, sexy, and panty melting like you would not even believe.
This is the story of Grayson and Sibohan. Sive had moved away from home to follow her boyfriend Liam to the college of his choice. All went very smoothly for a couple years until Liam deciedes the Sive is holding him back and of course cheats on her and breaks up with
Jun 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely Amazing!!!

So Shiv got on my nerves a few time. To me she was weak and let people get to her to fast. I guess to naive. Liam was just an asshole and selfish. Grayson or should I say Professor was just hmmm HOT and SEXY!! lol if you like HOT Alpha man then Grayson is your guy. I really enjoy this book and I'm desperately be waiting for the next book.
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Intrigued and wanting to read more....sexiness and a mystery wrapped into one. I want a look inside Grayson's mind (a Grayson POV would be terrific). Guess I have to wait until November to find out what is around the corner for these two. ...more
I would have liked this a lot better if Siobhan wasn't so annoying. Grayson was honest about what he wanted and she had a hard time accepting it. We later find out the truth about his life and boy I really hope Vanessa gets what she deserves. With that ending I'm glad to know that I have the next book already. I just hope that Siobhan grows up and stops being immature. ...more
Oct 22, 2015 rated it did not like it
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Stephanie Marshall
Jun 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Siobhan Gallagher thought she had it all. She was so wrong. The first step in her loss of control and her life was when she walked into her first class of the semester and spotted her professor, who just happened to be one of the most gorgeous men she had ever seen.
Professor Michaels, he is every girls dream. He is sexy, knows how to treat a lady and is a billionaire. He is also a well known playboy that makes it a habit to not keep a girl around for more than one or two nights. He had no idea

Reading the blurb, I thought did was going to be a fun read and did expect a lot of "been there, done that".

The series about Siobhan Gallagher, a student attending professor Grayson classes. There is an immediate attraction and they come to a no-strings-sex agreement, that has to remain a secret at all cost.
Being dumped by Liam, her childhood sweetheart, Siobhan overhears his new girlfriend that Liam “said his ex-girlfriend was only into missionary” she agrees and embarks on the hottest sex wi
Twin Opinions
Jun 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! This was not what I expected yet, it was everything I hoped for. To start off I do want to say this book is not for everyone but it is for NA readers. I have read several books that are like this one. Though none are written the way Watson has written this tale of forbidden romance. This read has all the drama of a "Forbidden Attraction" and it is perfect. So many over do the drama or don't do enough and it is very hard to relate to. I found this the perfect combination and very relate-able ...more
Sharon Mariampillai
Actual Rating: 3.5

This was a great novel. It is the forbidden love story of Grayson and Siobhan. This is an interesting and great, but it could have been better. I thought the story was great and I thought it was a great student-teacher romance.

Grayson Michaels is the teacher that makes an agreement with Siobhan. He is the bad boy teacher with green eyes. He is charming, passionate and sexy as hell. I think he is a kind and decent man who has a broken past.

Siobhan is his student. She went to
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Jun 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really great story. Great page turner.

This is a story written about a taboo subject..teacher/student. Siobhans heart is broken when her boyfriend admits he's cheated on her. Then Professor Micheal catches her eye. Their story is a rollercoster ride of passion & hot sexy scenes. Can't say much more about story without spoiling it. I will say I couldn't guess what's gonna happen next.

Really enjoyed this book. It was a gripping read. Will say I did rant about the ending. Hope we don't have too lo
Arlene Mullen
Jun 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved Shiv. I relate to her so much.
The story starts off a little slow but it actually works to set things up. In walks Grayson. He is there to help her get over Liam. It is a no strings attached sex relationship. But sometimes the heart wants what it wants.
Loved the story! There were so many side stories going on and it all flowed together to make this one awesome story. I can not wait to read what is next. Who is her stalker? Does she punch Vanessa (because I would)? Is there a future for h
Sep 08, 2014 rated it it was ok
Not for me
She cries too much!! It pissed me off. Grayson suffers a very serious mood swing, one minute he is all close off and stuff, the next he's tickling her and laughing.
Didn't find the characters very believable neither their "relationship" .The protagonist (Shiv) is weak and too insecure- beyond normal break up insecurity- Grayson is too dominating, didn't think it was very matchable. I couldn't finish the book although the book was well written, well except for the characters.
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Hmm I'm on the fence about this book.I love a forbidden storyline but I felt like I was kinda reading 50 shades all over again.From the I don't do romance to wine transferring to the mouth I was like whaat.That being said, the story wasn't that bad & I would probably get book 2 just to see how shivon & grayson story ends. ...more
Jennifer McGurk Finn
Jun 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can't believe this is her first book ,it was very good & very well written. I must say I hated Vanessa with a passion someone needs to stab her repeatedly ! Grayson was hot , I loved him , Shiv was a little bit annoying she was too clingy & jealous . I can not wait for the next one ! ...more
Aug 25, 2014 rated it did not like it
This was not a good book. It was more like a fanfiction based off of 50 Shades of Gray. It was poorly edited and contained unrelatable characters. It needed a lot more work before getting published. I won't be tuning in for the rest of the series. ...more
Nov 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Even though this book reminded me of a few others (in terms of themes/clichés) I thoroughly enjoyed it. I would have liked some more character development, but it was a good read all the same. I will be reading the next one.
4 stars from me.
Jun 22, 2014 rated it it was ok
Honestly it's like reading a cheap version of Gabriel inferno.. :(( ...more
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Mar 14, 2021 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Unrequited love is a bitch. The person who said “’Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all” didn’t know what the hell he was talking about.

Oh. My. Gawd. The angst! Sorry but I finished this book two minutes ago and it’s gonna be a rant/feelings dump!! Firstly, why are like 75% of hero’s total man whores?! My heart is broken! I don’t know if I want Shiv to get together with Greyson or not! All I know is Vanessa is the devil! I can’t decide how much of what she told Shiv i
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USA Today bestselling author, S R Watson, is a Texas native who currently resides in Seattle, Washington. She writes contemporary, new adult, suspense, and a couple of sweet romance titles under the pen name S.Renée. She co-authors with Ryan Stacks and together the duo is planning to tap into the world of fantasy / paranormal.




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