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Forbidden Temptations

(Tempted #2)

4.20  ·  Rating details ·  273 ratings  ·  77 reviews
Anthony Bianci

Since I was a kid all I ever wanted to be was a gangster. I wanted to be feared, to be respected, and for everyone to know my name.
And then she came into my life.
I never planned on falling in love with the mob boss’ daughter. She was forbidden but somehow she became mine. She made me crave things I didn’t even know existed and made me forget about the things
Kindle Edition, 305 pages
Published November 10th 2015
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Sybil aka Lala
Nov 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing


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The writing style of this one was much improved from the previous but honestly the constant switch from past to present is absolutely not my thing. At certain times I had to stop reading and go back to see when that part of the story took place

This is a second chance romance with a couple who'd endured heartbreak before. Adrianna was with Anthony and lost a child in an accident. Anthony was working for her father in the mob. Against the wishes of his mother and Adrianna he was dete
Crina (Reading Addict)
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Originally posted on

So, this was quite of a ride and I feel so tired right now. And it's not because the book made me fell asleep or something, but because it was as a rollercoaster and now I have no idea how to feel.

Before reading this one I also read the first book, even if you can read them separated. The idea is that you have a main story and in each novel you see the main story from the perspectives of the two main characters and also their little story. So, i
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, romance
**Review originally posted on 18/11/15 on Bookish Wanderlove.**

Wow. Wow. WOW!!

If I could give this more than 5 stars I would!

I honestly did not know what to expect from Forbidden Temptations. This was fantastic and beautifully written! And let’s not forget emotional!

When I first came across Forbjdden Temptations I knew it was a story I just had to read. I wasn’t aware at first that this was the 2nd book in a series, however it can be read as a standalone. However, I do plan and hope to get my h
Apr 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: mafia
3.5 Stars... I really enjoyed Adrianna & Anthony's story. Some of it broke my heart & had me tearing up & some of it had me frustrated as hell.

Anthony made poor choices & seemed very selfish to only think about his loyalty to Victor. He didn't put too much thought into how the whole thing would affect Adrianna. And Victor is a complete dick treating his daughter the way he did. He seemed very power hungry & greedy instead of being a real father. The other frustrating thing was how Adrianna claim
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Forbidden Temptations
Author: Janine Infante Bosco
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Tempted Series #2)
Rating: ★★★★★



This book took me by surprise.

I have to admit, I went into this book expecting much the same in terms of the mafia/mob aspect. I also expected that it would be a quick read, but it was anything but.

I’ve never had the pleasure of reading this author before, so I didn’t read the first book in this series first. I also had no id
Julie Reveles (Juls ~ ILST BLOG)
Nov 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

*** On behalf of I Love Story Time, review by Juls ***

"If there was one thing I knew for sure, it was that we loved one another passionately, wildly, and that fucking love … well … it was combustible. We loved each other so fiercely that we fucking destroyed each other."

When I read books by AMAZING authors like Janine Infante - Bosco , I sometimes feel that there is no way that my little review can give their stories any justice. Those of you that have followed my reviews of Janine's books,
ARC provide by the Author in exchange for my honest review. Thank you!

I don’t know how she does it. Janine Infante Bosco continues to pull me in and fall in love with her characters.

Forbidden Temptations is the second book of the Tempted Series and OMG…if I thought I was in love with Mike and Nikki, Anthony and Adrianna literally stole my heart right out of my chest.

There is nothing like a second-chance romance or childhood crushes that bloomed into failed love. For all intent and purposes, Ant
Stephanie  Mae
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Adrianna & Anthony share a unique history of growth, love, passion & heartbreak. A forbidden love so desperate they cling to one another over the spans of years. True love torn between family, obligations & loyalty. Life as Mafia. It comes at a price. Forbidden Temptations is just that!
Anthony’s worked hard; his sweat, his blood & loss of his humanity. All to get into the family fold, he’s always wanted in for as long as he could remember. It was hard work; mentally, physically and emotionally.
Sultry Steamy Reading
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received an ARC of this book from IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book's blog tour promotions.

First, let me just say that this is my first book from this author. That means that I wasn't able to read the first book in this series. I also went into this book without any expectation and only wanted to see how this author was. Now, let me also say that I truly enjoyed this book. I enjoyed it so much that I resolve to read the first book and get to know more people
Shameca Smith
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I loved this story. It is the second book in the series, and I think I will be going back to read the first book just to get a little more back story on Anthony. I'm not much of a mob/romance type of reader, but this book may be one of my favorites. I was instantly drawn into the story and felt the connection between the characters. It wasn't forced at all, and it wasn't overly "mobby". It broke my heart knowing that Anthony let people beat him up during the fights just to feel pai
Mar 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Catherine  Wright (Cat's Guilty Pleasure)
I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.

This book will pull you in from the very beginning. This was an amazing book. This book was an emotional one and shows what loyalty is all about and how far you are willing to go for those that you love. Janine really knows how to write a story that pulls you in and will not let you go until the end. I can't wait to read more from her.

Review done by Cat from Cat's Guilty Pleasure
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I wish I could give this book 10 stars!! I was given an arc and I just can't say enough about Anthony and Adrienne's story. It was an emotional read for me. I loved how the other series were tied in this story. This is an absolute must read!!
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
This was one of the most emotional and engaging books I have read in a while, and I loved every minute of it. Anthony and Adrianna's story was an epic, unforgettable journey of the unbreakable bond of love between two people who had the odds stacked against them. We got bits and pieces of their story in Illicit Temptations, Book 1 of the series, but never really knew the details of what was happening between them. Adrianna is the daughter of a crime boss and Anthony is one of his top employees. ...more
Books Laid Bare
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If you have not read the first book in this series then my suggestion would be to do so as not only will it let you see the characters from the very beginning but it will give you a chance to get to know Anthony and ladies you really need to get to know Anthony.
He is one intense dude, dang he has a filthy mouth. But that is not all he has going for him, he has it all and in bucket-loads. But he wasn’t without his faults, I wanted him to step back and take a good hard look in the mirror and see
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mafia-darlings
"It's only me, baby."

Yeah, well, "only" isn't a word I can associate with Anthony Bianci. Sexy, powerful, protective, bull-headed... yeah, those are better words to describe him. But, the vulnerability he shows Adrianna (and allows her to show in return) with those simple words is exactly why this book rocks.

To understand how deeply Janine pulls you in to their story, you need to know that I am the world's worst highlighter. As a blogger, we are supposed to be thoughtful as we read. And I am, I
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Forbidden Tamptations
Janine Infante Bosco
5 stars

Anthony Bianci wanted nothing more since he was a kid to work for Victor Pastore. His father was nothing. Anthony wanted to be respected and wanted a place with the big boss. Val actually took him under his wing, Vic’s best friend and right hand man. Vic never noticed him though until an issue arose with his daughter Adrianna. But even then Vic never made him what he wanted to be. Anthony never planned on falling in love with the oldest Pastore. Sh
Mignon Mykel
Nov 19, 2015 rated it really liked it

4.5 / 5 stars

Received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

Adrianna and Anthony have loved one another for as long as they could remember, but she was the boss's daughter, and he wanted a life in the family -- and with that, he had to give up any thoughts of Adrianna. But still, he couldn't say no. Just when things seem to be going right for them, though, Anthony's way in involves going to jail for a crime he didn't commit -- and the protective, loving man that he was, tried pushing Adrianna
A Hopeless Romantic's Booklandia
Forbidden Temptations gave me the feels almost as soon as I started reading and it didn't stop all the way until the very end. Anthony and Adrianna's story drew me in so deep and made me desperate to see them overcome all the obstacles they needed so that they could finally get their happy ending. It was difficult and heartbreaking to read at times, but it was all worth it in the end.

The first time I met Adrianna, she rubbed me the wrong way, she made me angry, and I felt like she ripped my hea
Nov 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Review Posted at Barely Bae blog

*ARC Provided for an Honest Review*

Yes Yes Yes YES!!! I could not even begin to tell you how impressed I was when I started reading this book. I really really thought this was going to be one of those mafia/alpha male books and that's the extent of it, however, I was right on the alpha male side but I did not expect everything in the story to be so painful and chaotic. I was crying in the first few chapters of the book. Hard. From the moment I started reading
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Nov 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book as an ARC and was asked to give my honest opinion on it, and here it is.

This is truly another amazing story from an amazing writer. This book grabs you from the first word and doesn't let go to the very end. A great author writes amazing supporting characters to not only suck us in to the story, but to really bring out the personalities in the main characters making you feel like you can relate and want to be living in their world and that is exemplified in this book. This
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Guest Review by Tammy Cole

I just loved this book! Even though this is the second book in the series, you can read Forbidden Temptations as a standalone. I would highly recommend this book if you like a story with a sexy alpha male who would do anything for the love of his life. Oh, and he's also in the mob.

Anthony has just spent three years in prison for a crime he admitted to but didn't commit. Now, he is finally free. Adrianna has been in love with Anthony since she was sixteen, but she did ha
Melissa Mendoza
Nov 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
“He walked me over to the heavy bag, got down on one knee, his hands skimming down my legs until he closed his hands around my ankles and shoved my legs apart. His touch had me throbbing with need, his words were lost to me.”

5 powerful stars!!! I loved the first book in the series and now I think I love the second book even more!! Janine is a fantastic author!!

I love a good mafia book and I hit the jackpot with this series!!! Anthony is in love with the mob boss’ daughter, Adrianna. She consumes
Trish -  Novels In Heels
Nov 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-reviewed
5 Amazing ‘It’s Only Me, Baby Stars

Congratulations Janine Infante Bosco for pulling out Anthony and Adrianna’s story. What a beautiful, sexy and emotional mafia romance it was.

I loved how these characters loved each other. So fierce. Never giving up on one another, even though they may have thought that was the best way forward.

This story was full of emotion for both Anthony and Adrianna (not to mention the other characters as well). I was pulled into this world of ‘The Mob’ and didn’t want it t
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4-4.5 Stars.... feeling a bit conflicted on certain parts

OK, so I loved the first book with all of my heart. I was dying for this story and yes, I loved it BUT I was also disappointed with a few parts of the story:(

The writing was great, the storyline was great albeit not executed as to what I would have personally liked to have seen between Adrianna and Anthony, the secondary characters were fascinating!

Yes, I really did love it, unfortunately, not with the intensity that I thought or expected
Nov 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Janine Infante Bosco has hit a bulls-eye with Forbidden Temptations! Wow, what a page turning read - I could not put this down. The story is told from duel POV of the leads Anthony Bianci & Adrianna Pastore over a 10 year span of their relationship/lives.

Anthony lost his father at a young age and always looked up to the local gangsters wanting to be one until he met her but is it too late? Adrianna is the oldest daughter of the most feared mob boss in New York fell for Anthony young and no matte
Smut Hut
Nov 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Let me start out by saying even though this can be read as a standalone, I felt that I truly enjoyed this book so much better since I read the first book. It covers a POV that wasn't spoken in the first book. You don't have to read first book since its about the other sister, but it fills in the whole story and you see different sides from each character that made this book so much better.

This was an emotional rollercoaster of a story for Anthony and Adrianna. The things they had to go through
Jennifer Pierson
Nov 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anthony Bianci has wanted to be a gangster since he was young. He wanted to be known, and feared, until she came into his life. The love he felt for her took away the desire to be powerful. Then her father, his boss, destroyed it all. Adrianna Pastore has wanted Anthony since she first saw him. Her heart was destroyed when her father ruined everything and tore Anthony from her. Anthony walked away and Adrianna never got over him. Now he's back, and she realizes that she still wants to fight for ...more
Kat Loves
Dec 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Good God!!! I need a box or two of tissues after reading this story. Not to mention the cold shower!

This book really has it all. A bad boy who really isn't bad, a good girl who can be bad when she needs to be and lots of drama, action and oh yeah, really really hot sex scenes.

Anthony and A's story is one of heartache and total love. It will tear you apart then put you back together and leave you wanting more.

I want to know what happens next, not only to this couple, but to Nicki and Mike.

These c
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Janine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild.

Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong

Other books in the series

Tempted (6 books)
  • Illicit Temptations (Tempted Series, #1)
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