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(Forbidden Desires #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  263 ratings  ·  44 reviews

It's a small word that says so much.

It's a word most of us don't use when we should.

It's a word that could have kept my life on an easy path.

No is the word I should have said...

But it never left my lips that night.

Now I'm torn between two men. One is tender, sweet, and dependable. The other is rough, dirty, and unreliable. One man will lead me to the life I've always pl
Published January 25th 2016
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Jan 01, 2016 marked it as did-not-finish
DNF 53%

i had high hopes for this book. the synopsis sucked me in and the cover is yummy but the heroine, skye, suffers from TSTL syndrome. total 'woe is me' girl. her issues are purely because of her own poor decisions. she dropped out of college to move across the country with her boyfriend after HE graduates and receives a job offer. now she's complaining cos she has to work different jobs to equally afford their rent which is ridiculously expensive. if she didn't want him paying 100% of it li
Justine Elvira
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
#SexyAlphaMale #NewBookBoyfriend
"I never want to be the rebound guy. I want to be the forever guy."

I love a hot alpha male with a beard! Noah is a steamy stand-alone novel and the first book in my Forbidden Desires series.

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"You were no longer the
Lu Bielefeld
DNF 40%

moron heroin!
too dumb to live!
The heroine is so stupid, she annoyed me deeply. I dropped everything.
I won't even rate with stars, because I like the author and I'm not going to give 1 star only.
Natalie M
This was a great, quick read that I couldn't read fast enough. I was more a fan of the hero, Noah then I was the heroine, Skye. Her love for Noah was so apparent and so strong, but I feel like she was wishy washy when it came time to make a choice. Other than that, this was a solid, fast paced read that I finished in one sitting. The writing was fantastic and there was never a dull moment with its steaminess, deceptions, angst and epic love story! ...more
Romance Readers Retreat
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

Warning: this is an epic love triangle story!!
Skye has been with Caleb for several years. He's a safe bet to the life she always planned on for herself. Skye may have sacrificed some of her own dreams for the future but she's confident in her choices because it meant she could fully support Caleb in his career.
Noah is Skye's oldest friend, growing up they were best friends and as a young teen Skye's affections for him turned into a crush. As they grew older and Noah went off to travel
Jan 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
DAMN!!!!!!! Noah was just swoon-worthy from the beginning to end. The things out of his mouth either sexual or serious just made my heart beat faster and my panties melt. He gave it to Skye the only way that mattered, RAW. NO Filter, from the age of 8 to 28. Maybe some of his choices were wrong but he cleared every doubt away in the freezer and on the balcony. Poor Skye blinded by a fairytale with the wrong Prince in the starring role but as they say, you have to kiss many frogs to get that righ ...more
Maree Repa
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Such an amazing book this is. I loved it so much. I couldn't put it down, not even once. Such a sexy romantic read. Just so exciting. It was HOT! So moving. Noah is best friends with Skye. From the 8 of eight he was was always there for her. By the time she was fourteen she knew that she loved him.

I thoroughly enjoyed this amazing book. Even through harder times in her life she always would know he'd come back to her. She also had her dreams of the perfect family would may never come.Even after
* A review copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review *

~ 4 Shorty Stars ~

Noah is the first book in Justine Elvira's new Forbidden Desires Series. This book is a standalone.

I have to be honest and say that I enjoyed this book quite a bit, but I couldn't give it a full 5 stars because it had my hard limits in it. Now with that said, because it was written by Justine I knew I was going to read it no matter what. I will always read her books no matter the subject conten
Laura Nelson (Tangents and Tissues)
5 Bootylicious stars!!

Book hangover thy name is Noah!! I’ve just lost my heart to another of Justine’s men.

What’s a girl to do when the boy she’s loved since she was 14 doesn’t see her as anything more than a best friend? This is the dilemma Skye finds herself in when she thinks Noah is so far beyond her reach. Unrequited love sucks big time!!

Skye finds love with Caleb; Noah’s new best friend no less. She makes the (unwise!) decision to drop out of college to follow Caleb cross-country to New Yo
Caroline F
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
“He was supposed to be my destiny, my soul mate.”

Noah! Noah! Noah! I loved Noah!

He and Skye have been friends since childhood. He is three years older than her but they’ve been best friends ever since their parents became next door neighbours, and she’s known that she was in love with him since she was 14.

The story moves back and forth between the past and present – with snapshots of Skye and Noah at different stages in their lives. Even when he wasn’t physically in her life, he was always arou
1 are you freaking kidding me stars

I have come across A LOT of stupid h's in books, ruining entire stories for me, but this one really tops them all.

She was a totally immature, self-centered and egoistical cheating bitch, thinking the world revolves around her, whilst at the same time being dumb as fuck, having no self confidence whatsoever.

So I am sorry, but due to her, I could not take this story serious.

Noah is waaaay too good for her and she does not deserve him.

I am out!
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was given a arc in exchange for my honest opinion.
I normally can't stand love triangles. I wasn't sure at first with this book. Skye I got pretty pissed with at times. And of course, you get the feels for both of the men and can't decide who to choose. Oh the dilemmas of 3 ways haha. Anyway, Skye and Noah were friends long ago and she fell for Caleb because Noah didn't look at her that way. Fast forward and everything has changed. Now Skye is torn. She loves them both. How does one make this
Jan 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, kindle
This is my first read from this author and I enjoyed this read. Looking forward to the next book.
Thia Finn
Jun 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Childhood friends/ Adult lovers

This is a new author to me and I'm going to find more by her to one click. The love triangle created with the childhood first love and Skye's fiancé, captures the reader's attention quickly. Readers will love Noah for the real man he is.
Nikki Reeves
Feb 18, 2016 rated it really liked it

This was my first book by Justine and I was sucked in from start to finish. This a love triangle book that some might find hard to read. Not everything is peachy and sometimes safe isn’t always the answer.

Skye and Noah have been best friends for years, but something happens that pulls them apart. Skye can feel her and Noah growing apart, so she can only do one thing… turn to Caleb for safety. Skye and Caleb have been together for 6 years and she believes he is the one. That is until some th
Becky Rendon
Jan 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
Skye and her best friend did everything together. They played Barbies, got ice cream, and camped out in their backyards. Her best friend did everything with and for her. Noah was her everything.

Until she realized, she wasn't his everything. She gave up on her dream of them and decided to be more realistic.

She never thought about it, but everything changed that day. But today, today she thinks king about it. She's thinking about him. She can't stop it...

I love Noah. Every woman deserves a Noah. I
Linda Rea
Jun 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Skye is the type of person who wants security and even though she and Noah have been best friends since they were little Noah doesn't want to get married or have a family. When Noah comes for a visit one weekend and brings his friend Caleb, Skye can't take Noah's lack of interest but Caleb is interested. It's been six years and Caleb seems to be drifting away but Skye can't seem to see what a scumbag Caleb is.
Noah has always been in love with Skye but he wanted to let her find her way but inste
Aug 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First of all, I wanted to tell Justine Elvira to give me that guy's number... Ok, I know that's not gonna happen, so let me tell you more about Noah. He is a great alpha: determined, business-like, bad boy attitude and (hot) looks, and a sweet guy. I enjoyed reading how Noah and Skye grew up together, getting close until Caleb, Noah's best friend, got in the picture.
Can a guy be a girl's best friend? Can they stay best friends, no matter what?
I laughed. I shared their doubts and fears. I waited
Jan 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Noah and Skye were childhood friends and she's been in love with him forever. He's a couple of years older and instead of college takes a different path, traveling and gaining experience. During his travels, he meets Caleb and he introduces him to Skye. Because Skye doesn't think Noah is interested, she and Caleb start dating. Fast forward six years...she's given up everything for Caleb but in her heart still loves Noah. Hence the love triangle begins, cause Noah isn't denying his feelings for h ...more
Amy  Crull
Feb 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
I honestly gave this book a 3.5 star rating.. While I like the friends to lovers book, this one kinda made me mad at times. Skye mostly was the problem. She loved Noah but chose his friend who treated her like crap and didn't support her dreams at all. I didn't understand that at all. I get that Noah was a free spirit and never wanted to be tied down but couldn't she see the love and devotion he had for her. She seriously pissed me off at times. Noah, of course was who I was rooting for the enti ...more
Dec 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
With every book I read of Justine's I fall more and more in love with her writing style. She always takes us on a wonderful journey as we read her stories. This is a great story of two friends growing up together that have been in love with each other for years but were never ready at the same time for them to get realize it. A misunderstanding almost causes them to lose each other forever then actions almost make it worse only time and true love make it so they find each other in the end. I fel ...more
Alyssa Ingram
Apr 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received this book in exchange for an honest review. First off I'll start by saying I'm a Justine fan. When she puts out a book, I'll read it. This one I'll admit, I was hesitant about, because I am not a fan of cheating books. I avoid them. But this one was written very well that I was able to keep going with the book. I loved Noah. He was my favorite character. He always had me smiling or swooning with his words or actions. Loved him! The sex scenes were great too! Just enough. Some erotica ...more
Jan 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Pretty good and quick read!
I enjoyed Noah, the hero. He was always pretty sweet to her with the Hershey's kisses and the unbirthday and just being there for her.
Skye kind of annoyed me with her bad and indecision and her willingness to be stomped all a way she maybe might reminds me of me in some aspects, maybe that's why she annoys me..
but the flashbacks to when noah and skye were younger was a pretty neat feat that i think makes this book enjoyable.
I need me a Noah...that gives me
Catherine Coffman
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Noah and Skye have been best friends since she was eight years old. Noah is a couple years older then Skye but they get along like best friends. Noah is hot and in the beginning of the book he's made out to be a man whore. Skye meets his best friend Caleb and they hit it off and start dating but does she love Caleb or is Noah. Does Noah love Skye or is he a man whore? This is a short HOT read and loved every page of it, I couldn't put it down and can't wait to read about Kendall and Levi. The st ...more
Laura  Redmon
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Whoo Wee, do I love books written by Justine Elvira! Noah is no different and just as engaging, hot, steamy, and sexy!

Skype is one lucky princess to get that man as her forever prince. I think I'm in love with Noah myself, sigh. He's taken, and so am I, but doesn't mean he can't be my new book boyfriend. ..

****I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.****

Laura Redmon
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Apr 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Justine I have ever read and I can't wait to read more from her. I absolutely love Noah! I was pulling for him through out this book and so happy he got his happily ever after. What an incredible story. You truly feel like your right there feeling their emotions while reading this book... There are so many times I wanted to pull Shorty aside and be like wtf chick open your eyes but she finally did thank god! For me this is a must read! ...more
Juli Hall
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book. Friends to lovers romance at its best. Skye and Noah are best friends since childhood, they have always loved each other but were too afraid to tell each other. Years later Skye is engaged to another man, is that enough of a reason for Noah to finally tell her and for Skye to finally realize she's with the wrong man? Not going to spoil it, you'll have to read it. ...more
Heather Anastasiu
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: top-to-reads
Couldn't put this book down. Because of the love triangle, things got messy and complicated and some of the mistakes made were a tad outside my reading preference zone, but the writing was great and the characters were very real. ...more
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Got this as an arc for an honest review. And totally fell in love with the book from the first few pages. Couldn't put it down. It had me roaring with laughter & at other times shedding a few tears. Love both Skye & Noah. I highly recommend this one. ...more
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-on-kindle
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