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Forbidden Valentine

(Forbidden #4)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  223 ratings  ·  143 reviews
It started with a drink.

It turned into a promise.

Ransom Scott lost his heart the day the woman he loved chose another man. Or so he thought. Estranged from his brother, distancing himself from the world, he’s been drowning his sorrows in cheap booze and women…determined to forget.

His world is falling apart, until a beautiful woman decides to take a chance on him.

Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published February 14th 2016
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Feb 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, arc, 2016-read
" I thought you weren't supposed to talk to strangers, let alone get into a car with one. "Do you have any candy?" "I'm sure I can think of something to give you to suck on."

With this line in the beginning of a book, you can tell it's gonna be a good one. It didn't disappoint.

Ransom, while drowning his broken heart in liquor, meets Dani. They hit it off right away and he takes her home. Only the next morning he wakes up to discover he blew it being too drunk. Dani, feeling bad and intrigued
Sybil aka Lala
Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
This book had me so confused.

Ransom is wallowing in his sadness after the girl of his dreams took off with his identical twin brother. He seeks solace in the arms of either a bottle or a willing woman, sometimes both. When he meets Dani at a bar he has no idea that she might just be the girl to change his life and give him back his happiness.

OK, let’s get the bad stuff out of the way first. I was offended by the way feminists were portrayed in this novel. Even though there was a sentence or two
Feb 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 "Shower scene stole the show!" stars!

In the Forbidden trilogy, Ransom was the twin brother of Rebel and they both fell in love with the same girl. Their situation was a cacophony of mistakes, confusion, heartaches and learnings. It was an unintended love triangle that wreaked havoc on everyone involved and nearly tore them apart. What I appreciated about them was that no one was intentionally vicious.

Ransom found his ideal woman: smart, beautiful, sexy, talented... and she belonged to someo
Ransom Scott is swirling the drain through bitterness for the girl that got away. Well not away, she still is in his life but married to his twin brother and the new mother to twins. As much as he tries to find interest in another woman, he just cant seem to care. That is until he meets Dani Deviche, she is stunning and Ransom figures why not.

The night doesn't quite as expected and Ransom isn't sure what happened, but Dani has a way of making Ransom think about what he is doing with his life in
Once again I feel as if I am the odd man out on a book again.

This isn't working for me whatsoever. I decided to skip the first 3 books as I wasn't really interested in that plot/story. Which was probably for the best.

But this was just lacking in everything. I couldn't connect with Ransom, more with Dani than Ransom. There wasn't a lot of depth especially with Ranson wollowing in self pity but with a flip of a switch, okay 3 days his feelings for Jo are suddenly gone and he is smitten with Dani
Sissy's Romance Book Review
This is book four in the 'Forbidden Trilogy" series. I have read the other books in this series but feel you can make this a standalone book, but there is some history in the previous book that might help this book be more enjoyable.
Ransom Scott was in love with his twin's wife... they both were actually dating her at the time but she choose his brother over him. Now his brother is happy married and Ransom seems to only be drowsing his sorrows in alcohol. Then he meets Dani Deviche who is innoc
Carlene Inspired
3.5 Stars
I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Ransom has been wallowing in his despair, using alcohol to fill his time in between his teaching career and the little sleep he gets. He's not living up to his potential, he's not inspiring his students, and he certainly isn't over the loss of Joe, the girl his twin brother now calls his wife. Then there's Dani, the girl from the bar he takes home on a whim, who puts up with his antics when all she knows is his first name.
" Forbidden Valentine", was incredible ! If you have read the Forbidden Trilogy, then just like me you have been awaiting this story! JC Valentine has given us Ransom's story an did not disappoint!
To recap quickly, Ransom has an identical twin brother Rebel and both brothers wind up meeting and falling for the same women unknown to each other; and since the brothers may look alike but are temperament different and Josephine sees them both in different surroundings , she does not piece together
*ARC generously provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

4.5 How Can You Mend a Broken Heart Stars!

"Broken hearts mend. And a broken heart is proof that it wasn't meant to be." Those were the words of wisdom ingrained in Ransom Scott from a young age by his mother. The woman he loved had chosen his brother Rebel and though deep down he knew it was for the best, his ego thought otherwise. Left to dwell in loneliness and self pity, Ransom felt like the biggest loser of an emotional
JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
Forbidden Valentine (Forbidden Trilogy #4) by J.C. Valentine

Ransom Scott lost the woman he thought he was in love with to his identical twin brother. He also lost the strained relationship he and his brother shared. He spent most of his life competing with Rebel when they were younger. When they grew older and discovered they had the same taste in women it wasn’t long before Ransom was grabbing up Rebel’s leftovers. Rebel was a playboy throwing away woman once he got bored. Ransom assumed the sa
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

So far I have only read J. C. Valentine's holiday novella Noel: A Blue Collar Christmas, but I greatly enjoyed reading her short and steamy story. When I was given a chance to read Forbidden Valentine, I didn't waste any time! This is the fourth book in the Forbidden series and even though it can be read as a stand alone, I felt like I would have better enjoyed the book if I had started at the beginning with Dance with Me, Forbidden #1. This bo
Jessica Alcazar
Before I say anything about this book, I'd like to just take a moment and thank J C Valentine for providing us with Ransom's HEA. If you've read the trilogy thus far, then you understand my words of thanks. If you haven't, you just have to trust me that he very much deserved a HEA :) And what a ride this turned out to be!!

Sidenote: Altho the blurb suggests that this book can be read as a standalone, I very very very much differ in opinion. LOL To fully understand how Ransom got to the broken pla
Reflections of a Book Geek
Feb 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: r, arc-from-author
5 stars

I couldn't wait to get stuck into Ransom's story, I was so excited to hear where his life went after everything that happened with him, Joe and Rebel.

I read this book in the space of a few hours, I ignored everyone and everything and just read this straight through, I couldn't get enough of Ransom and Dani. I loved the fact that we got to hear Ransom's POV, I wish we had of got some of the male povs in the previous books!

I was a little dubious going into this book, I want sure how Rans
Naughty Mom Story Time
Feb 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-reviewed
3.5 stars

I'm happy to see Ransom get the HEA he deserves. He was such a great guy when he was introduced in the previous books. The complete opposite to Rebel, he was the kinder, gentler man of the twin duo and he needed a woman that would appreciate that.

Josephine wasn't the right woman for him and was the perfect match for Rebel, so poor Ransom spent years drowning his sorrows. He took it really hard and needed someone special enough to see past all that and really see him for who he was.

Susan (susayq ~)
Feb 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Why haven't I read anything by JC Valentine before? I'm pretty sure she's on my TBR. I'll be finding the rest of her stuff because I really liked this!

Apparently this was the conclusion to a trilogy that Ransom was a major character in. As stated before, I haven't read anything by this author, so I didn't read the trilogy, but I didn't feel lost at all. In fact, the plot of the trilogy was explained and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have liked Ransom once bit from the way they talked LOL But not kn
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Holy Hell I love a good love story but I love a love story where the couple has to fight for what they want. This story is all that and more. I was so excited to be offered to read an ARC copy that I dam near jumped out of my bed. I have read a few books by J.C. and she is one kick arse writer. So I knew I was going to be getting a story and so much more.

Ransom Scott is just living his life day by day. He once loved so hard that it broke him when it disappeared. After losing the love of his life
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)
Back when the original Forbidden series came out, I loved the first three so much that I didn't want to read this one. The first three were so intense and I didn't think I could read Ransom's story with someone else when he had been so in love with Joe. But, I was stupid because Forbidden Valentine is awesome!

Ransom is a bitter man at the start of Forbidden Valentine. He's drowning his sorrows at a bar when he meets a beautiful sweetheart and he takes her home. Alas, he didn't get his hot night
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️
So this story is about Ransom and his time to find love. He finds himself a sweet and innocent virgin named Dani. After everything that Ransom put Joe and Rebel through I don't know if he deserved someone like Dani. BUT everyone deserves a second chance I guess. And that is what Ransom gets.

I enjoyed seeing Ransom getting his happy ending. I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy for my honest review.
April Symes
Feb 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-review
This book was such a funny Valentine- full of emotional depth, humor, passion, and angst. This is the conclusion to a trilogy that Ransom was a major character in. As I didn’t read the other two books, I am coming “late to the party’ so to speak but I can pick up pretty well what is going on in this book. Ransom is a twin to Rebel and they fell in love with the same woman named Joe but disaster occurred- That particular woman ended up falling for Rebel- instead of it being a clear case, it was a ...more
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
After having her heart stomped on Dani Deviche sets out on a mission to find a man who can help her erase the hurt...even if it is only for one night. Finding out her boyfriend was cheating on her hurt, but to find out that the person he was cheating with was her own flesh and blood was downright devastating, and the pain she is suffering is almost unbearable, she just wants to make it go away. Her friends suggest the best way to do that is to get under a new man and have herself a one night sta ...more
Melyssa Winchester

Title: Forbidden Valentine
Author: J.C. Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Novella
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Forbidden Trilogy #4)
Rating: ★★★★1/2 Stars



It’s pretty much a given that if it’s a book by this author, I’m picking it up. But it’s even more powerful of a need when it comes to Ransom and him getting the happily ever after I wanted for him throughout the original trilogy.

The happily ever after until Rebel got under my skin that I thought for sure he was going to com
Melissa Mendoza
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alpha-book-club
Title:Forbidden Valentine
Author: J.C. Valentine
Series: Forbidden Series, Book #4
Publisher: J.C. Valentine
Release Date: February 16, 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count:
Heat Level: 5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5

It started with a drink.

It turned into a promise.

Ransom Scott lost his heart the day the woman he loved chose another man. Or so he thought. Estranged from his brother, distancing himself from the world, he’s been drowning his sorrows in cheap booze and women
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: to-be-read-again
•Unforgivingly Broken-hearted
Forbidden Valentine by J.C. Valentine is four and final installment to the Forbidden trilogy! (But can be read as a Stan alone). My Oh My it's just as hot and steamy as you'd expect! I cannot pick which one of the three I like the best, but they'll definitely all be added to my TBRA (to be read again) bookshelf.
Ransom still cannot believe Joe chose Rebel instead of him, he was supposed to WIN! He LOVED her, why couldn't she love him too? Ransom has turned away from
Books Laid Bare
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am so pleased we got this book, a chance to see what the future holds for Ransom after the s***storm that went down between him and his brother.
Walking away after losing the woman that his heart wanted to spend the rest of its life with, Ransom is on a path that is leading to one place and one place only…self-destruction.
Swimming through the haze that accompanies the vat of alcohol that he is slowly trying to drown his sorrows in, is the only way he is able to make it through each and every da
Mary Strunk
First, I have to say I'm so happy that J.C. decided to give Ransom his story. I floved this book and was so excited to get to know Ransom more. This was a fantastic story and you don't have to read the other books to read this one as it's a spin off. You do get a HEA and you get some characters from Rebel's book in this one. Overall, a must read story!

Dani has a past that she isn't to proud of and she is learning to do better. She was always a smart girl growing up and surpassed everyone in scho
Jenny Harris
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review.

In this book we get Ransom's story after loosing Joe to Rebel. We are also introduced to a woman named Dani. Ransom is not taking loosing the girl to his brother very well. He is drinking all the time and has lost his passion for everything. Until one night while out at a bar he meets Dani and there is just something about her that makes him feel something again. He isn't sure if it is because he has had to much to drink or if he is starting t
Feb 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love J.C. Valentine's writing and this one does not disappoint her readers as well. Such a great read and I am so glad that we get to see more of what happened to Ransom in this one. J.C. Valentine has a way of capturing your attention and making you fall in love with her characters from the beginning of every story. I know that once I start one of her books, I will be occupied until I finish it. They are all that good!!

Ransom is still trying to get over loosing what he thinks was the love of
Feb 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading Forbidden Valentine. I had not read the other books in the Forbidden series so I went into this not quite grasping the backstory for the book's hero, Ransom. But it didn't matter, the author filled in the blanks and before long I understood his very painful past.

See once upon a time Ransom and his twin brother fell in love with the same girl. This unintentional love triangle worked out really well for Rebel but it left Ransom incredibly angry and bitter. He's completely
Jan 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Forbidden Trilogy is one of those that sticks to your mind. The ending is near perfect except for the lingering question of "what happens to Ramsom now"? This complement to the Trilogy answers that question as well as bringing closure.

Ramsom has lost the love of his life to his identical twin Rebel. He is devastated and starts to drown his sorrows in alcohol and women. This has an adverse effect on his family, including Rebel and his wife, Joe.

Dani has just found out that her boyfriend of
Feb 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received this book in exchange for honest review.

Ransom has been through the worst betrayal ever, now still heartbroken and drowning his sorrows with alcohol (as usual) he is hit on by Dani, who is real and also has the same kind of "battle scars" that he does. He is her first for many things including her virginity, and his heart heals before he is aware that it had. She is the light in the darkness for him, and secrets that they were holding onto come to light and dealt with together, until
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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