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Forbidden by Destiny (Forbidden Love Book 2)

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Leyla had never known what it felt like to fall in love. Not until her best friend Sara broke Ben’s heart. 

After the devastating break up, Leyla reluctantly agreed to pick up Sara's things from Ben's home. Leyla thought she was being a good friend, but when she finds Ben completely shattered, her loyalties are tested. He had been her friend too. An afternoon of an innoce

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Published February 19th 2019 by City Owl Press
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Alyssa
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Nothing is better than this feeling, when you read the first pages of a book and you just know it will consume you.

I don't want to give anything away, because this book can stand alone but it's still part of a bigger arc. I think you won't be able to appreciate the depth of this story unless you've read the first book. You need to experience the love triangle between Sara, Maziar and Ben to truly get what is at stake when Leyla, Sara's best friend and Ben Sara's ex-boyfriend fall for each other
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Allie Bock
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
My opinions on Forbidden by Destiny

This is the second book in the Forbidden Love series. As a disclaimer, I did not read the first book so I came into the story cold. I did not have a problem figuring out what was going on or who was with whom.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. The author tells a realistic love story with all its wonderful and gory details. I appreciated how the Leyla made mistakes that affected her relationships with family, friends, and lover as I have made several of those
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Diane
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book goes far beyond being a romance novel. Yes, there's a wonderful romance there, but the book is so much more than that. I don't want to give away anything, so I'll just say that it covers a range of experiences women might have and treats them in a compassionate, loving, healing way. You're going to want to read this book, I guarantee it, and then you'll want to pass it along to a friend, a sister, or a mother.
Jenn Bradshaw
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book in exchange for an honest review, which follows:**

Negeen Papehn brings back the fantastic cast of her first book, FORBIDDEN BY FAITH, to continue the story of Ben (the almost-hero of book 1) and Leyla, best friend of Sara, the heroine of book 1, in her second release, FORBIDDEN BY DESTINY.

After Sara and Ben end their relationship for good, best friend Leyla is tasked with collecting Sara's things from the apartment the couple was
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Alicia Godinez
Feb 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First things first, you have to read forbidden by faith to understand the whole leyla and Ben relationship that goes on in forbidden by destiny. MIND YOU while I read forbidden by faith.. I was not able to put the damn book down! I was so into what the heck was going to happen next with Maziar and Sara that I would think about it while I was working! Lol

Forbidden by destiny will forsure make you think of certain situations that maybe you or someone you know have gone through (MEANING us women a
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Janine (thebookjunkie)
I liked this book more than the first one. The whole story was written in present tense without any unexplainable switch.

Also it wasn‘t as rushed as the first one. I liked Ben in the first book and I‘m happy he got his happy ending. Though there are some parallels to the first book, which made the story somewhat predictable.

I‘m not sure how normal it is in persian families but I found it somewhat weird that in this book as well as in the first one the main characters are supposed to be in their
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Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Feb 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Leyla is caught between loyalty and falling in love. When Sara breaks up with her boyfriend, he is devastated. Leyla goes to his apartment to pick up Sara's things but se is also Ben's friend as well. In an effort to cheer him up, they spend time together that leads to feelings that she always longed to have toward a significant other. Now loyalty and love is on the line. Which will she choose.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nancy D Daghighian
Feb 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amazing sequel to Forbidden by Faith. It was a thriller and a romance novel. The twist in the
Book about Lea’s relationship really threw me off, but kept the suspense going. I loved it and can’t for the next one since it ended with a cliff hanger. What I loved most is the book is so easy to read. I finished it 4 nights.
Kimberly
Feb 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
The book is a good romance read. The story has a good story line. The characters are good, and they have good chemistry. The story is a moving, and beautiful read.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Tina
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely AMAZING! I don't think I have ever got so worked up about a book before. My emotions were so into the characters and the situations as I read them, that I felt like I was actually in the book!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Michele
Mar 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Be prepared to be be swept away with this incredible story of love and conquering unthinkable obstacles. You won’t be able to put it down.
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Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another hit from Papehn. A roller-coaster of feels of the tribulations and triumphs of an inter-racial relationship. #TeamBen!
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Negeen Papehn was born and raised in southern California, where she currently lives with her husband and two rambunctious boys. She wasn’t always a writer. A graduate of USC dental school, Negeen spends half of her week with patients and the other half in front of her laptop. In the little time she finds in between, she loves to play with her boys, go wine tasting with her friends, throw parties, ...more