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Fighting for the Forbidden

(Forbidden #3)

4.65  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  113 reviews
Losing her nearly destroyed me.

Reclaiming her is something I've waited years for.

I can see it in her eyes, feel it in her touch.

The desire, the temptation, she needs me just as much as I need her.

But there's something else there, defiance.

She’s never forgotten me, after all this time, but has she forgiven me?

Turns out she's forgetting one thing... she’s mine.

Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published August 22nd 2019 (first published July 5th 2019)
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Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers Over 18 Only Please
Recommended to LMR by: Tracy Lorraine & Booksprout!
Fighting for the Forbidden A Stepbrother Romance by Tracy Lorraine Fighting for the Forbidden: A Stepbrother Romance By: Tracy Lorraine
It's Time They Get SMART... And START "Fighting for the Forbidden" Together!
Daddy Dearest IS gone, Gone, G.O.N.E!
And it's For GOOD~
Well I'm Starting to think.... GoodRiddance TOO!
AFTER ALL... That's what EveryOne ELSE is the saying~ RIGHT! Cuz, with EACH Deception & Betrayal THAT'S Revealed...
GoodRiddance is Really TOO TAME
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this third and final installment to the "Forbidden" trilogy. It continues and concludes Ben and Lauren's story. It starts where the "Losing the Forbidden" concluded. He has his work cut out for him if he plans to win her back. Will they get a second chance? This is an interesting final installment in the story and I like how it concludes. There is drama, angst, romance and suspense. The whole story is good but you should read them in order.
Kathleen Bradbury (Bulfon)
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this book and was honored to have been able to read and review. It was such a phenomenal read and had amazing characters as well as an amazing story line. I just could not get enough of it and once I started reading it I could not put it down. I recommend that you read it.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Sassy Southern
Aug 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren Davis has been dating Joe Kingsman while she attempts to heal her heart after Ben left her without a word. But now that he is back she is still ready to guard her heart as she doesn’t want to get hurt again.
Ben left Lauren so may years ago as he was worried about what her father, Nick, would do to him if he stayed. Yet as much as he is trying to reach out to Lauren to explain what happened in the past she won’t have anything to do with him or let him explain.
But Ben won’t go d
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Fighting for the Forbidden by Tracy Lorraine continues the story of Lauren and Ben.
To fully understand and enjoy this book I do feel you should read the previous books. This book starts where we left off with Ben and Lauren. In this book that is the conclusion of their story we see them working through the past and present issue that have been keeping them apart.
Overall this was a good series and hope to read more from this author soon.
Samantha I Love HEA Romance Book Blog
4.5 Stars

We are back!! The last book in the series is a bit of a roller coaster. All the emotions from the first 2 books all come to head in this one. It was a great final book to this trilogy.

I must admit, I like a story every now and then with a bit of drama, it keeps things interesting, and I loved the drama and the twists and turns in this book, and this whole series. I have said it twice but I will say it again.... I LOVE BEN!! Seriosuly, this guy... looks like a bad boy but is
Tracy W (Tracy&HelensRomanceBlog)
What an amazing conclusion to this series.

Tracy has honestly written a fantastic series and this last book really nails it. Throughout the whole series it has so many twists and turns that when you get to this one, you’re unsure which way it will go.

I absolutely love Ben and Lauren and their road to happiness. It’s not an easy journey at all but you just know their love for each with win and they will get their HEA they both deserve.

It’s an amazing story and I know whatever else this talented
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Can you get back what you walked away from?

Fighting for the Forbidden is a great last book in the A Stepbrother Romance series. In this book Ben returns to the family after his stepfather, Nick, passed away and to get Lauren back. But he finds that a lot has changed in six years since he left. Lauren has finally moved on and found happiness with Joe and still has feelings of betrayal towards Ben. He will have to do a lot to get back what he walked away from before. He also has to sort out h
Rebecca Austin
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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This was such a great conclusion that still had so many twists and turns to leave the reader on the edge of their seat!

In this book I was 100% team Ben as I knew how much he regretted leaving but really felt like he had no choice to protect his mom, Jenny, and Lauren. I was mad that in the last book that Lauren never really listened to how he felt or still never came out and realized the stuff that her dad did. I was definitely mad at Nick for wrecking the company and putting Jenny a
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Lauren and Ben met when her father introduced them when he married Ben's mother. Lauren's father was a manipulative man who stepped on people. Like when he deserted her mother and her. He later married Ben's mother and the story started. Ben knew what kind of man Lauren's father was and didn't like him nor want his mother to marry him. When his step-father moved into their large home, he took over and told Ben he had new rules in place. He also took over the business Ben's mother and father buil
Oct 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Forever 😍

I really enjoyed Ben and Lauren’s story ! Overall it was dramatic , electric , a bit angsty and a great read .
Throughout the story it became more obvious that Ben or BJ is a character from another series , which I haven’t yet read but now want to ! I’m curious to see where his character started and how his close friends came into the picture (and what their stories are )
Anyway in this story Ben is protective , loyal , sweet and deeply in love with Lauren !
Lauren is quite anxi
Misty Schott
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great conclusion to Ben and Lauren's story.

Be aware this is the third book in the trilogy and you must read Falling for the Forbidden and Losing the Forbidden before reading this book.

After six years away, Ben returns when he learns that Lauren's father passed away. Now he is in for the fight of his life, because so much has changed since he left six years ago. He finds that Lauren's father has driven his own father's business to the verge of collapse and he also finds that Lauren h
Rudy Red
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tracy Lorraine did a fabulous job on this book. The storyline was amazing with plenty of drama, twists, betrayal, anger, passion, heartbreak, and a slew of buried emotions that work their way to the surface. She definately keeps readers invested once they are hooked at the start. The characters are wonderful, not just Ben and Lauren but supporting folks as well. Ben left Lauren 6 yrs earlier. He was protecting both she and his mother; doing the only thing he thought he could for them. Lauren onl ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The conclusion of Lauren and Ben's story.
After pouring his heart out to Lauren and finding that she's with Joe, he's ready to run. But after a talk with his mom, he realizes he needs to stay and fight for what he really wants this time. As the lies are abolished and the truth is set free, Lauren and Ben realize there's no hiding the way they've always felt about each other. A true happily ever for this exhausting couple that has put me through the emotional wringer. I hope this isn't the end of
Aug 21, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ben walked away leaving Lauren with Joe. There was a whole lot of history, betrayal and lies surround these three players in this romantic, emotion filled storyline.
Now that Ben was back, Lauren had to navigate around and through the broken heart that Ben left behind.
Their love and chemistry burnt stronger than ever, but Ben had to prove to Lauren that he wouldn’t hurt her again. And Lauren has to come to terms with the women he had during his absence in her life.
I liked the way the author s
KL Cassanello
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the final book in the series, and you need to read the first two to understand this one. All of the books have been up and down - an emotional roller coaster. Ben and Lauren have to work through all their past - hurt, betrayal, secrets, family issues - before they can have any hope of a happy ending. I really enjoyed this book. I liked the characters together from the beginning. I usually don't like to read stories that are spread over several books, but this one was so worth the time an ...more
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third and final book in this trilogy. Holy goodness this book is packed full of deliciousness. Ben and Lauren's road to a HEA has not been paved in gold and this book is no smooth sailing to the end either. Their story is far from done and the author has so much more for them to conquer. Ben has his work cut out for him but can he stick with it and prove his much he wants it all or is he going to cut and run at the first challenge? Lauren is dating someone now, Joe, can Ben earn Laur ...more
Nathathida Atirekasâra
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the third book of Ben and Lauren in the forbidden series and I've found that I am a bit disappointed by it. The first two is so awesome but in this book I feel like Lauren is difficult to deal with. I know she has been hurt by Ben for six years but now she knows the reason why he left. I don't expect her to forgive him easily but her behavior is so confuse. Oh, and I think she likes to run away from problems. Even if it's not forever but her first reaction with problems is to run which I ...more
Denise Van plew
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first time in reading this author with it seeming that it would be a good one to get into. My one mistake in this though is I should of read the ones before it.
This one has a host of players with Lauren being in the center of it all. This is a emotional roller coaster of a read that is for sure. Forgiveness is not always easy with it at times being hard to come by. You will also find yourself going to Ben a lot thanks to the heart that he has. If I had read some of the other ones be
Marianela Aybar
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ben and Lauren’s final installment in their story is another rollercoaster of emotions. This series has had me filled with so much angst but being unable to put it down, no matter how anxious I got. In this story we finally, finally get Ben and Lauren taking and hashing everything out. I felt their hurt and their heartache and their fear and I felt their hope that maybe this would finally be it for them and they could get past all that. I am so happy that we finally get their conclusion. I’m als ...more
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Final book in the forbidden series. Read the first two books before this one to understand all that has happened. Lauren and Ben are step siblings who have intimate feelings for each other. There has been MANY roadblocks for them to get to be together. So many ups and downs in this story that had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next. Ben and Lauren finally get the chance to be together again and their love is just as strong as it was years ago. My emotions were all over the ...more
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ben and Lauren's story

Ben proves that he really loves Lauren; even though he walked out of her life six years ago with no explanation at the time. Lauren finally learns some truth about her father and he is not who she thought he really was. Will talking about the past and the present bring this couple together? This is the conclusion to the trilogy and it is a fantastic read! The characters are well written and bring realistic emotions forth.

Reasons I enjoyed this book:

Debbie Caswell
Aug 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in the series and yes you do need to read the first two books or you will have no idea what is going on

This book picks up straight after book two ends Lauren tells Ben that there is no future for them she even leaves her family company the one that Ben inherited Ben is about to walk away when he realise that this is one battle that he needs to win He will not let Lauren walk away from him yet again. Will he win her Will they save the company Do they have a future together
Jessica Roessler
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh man! What a finale!
Tracy Lorraine, you broke my heart, and then thankfully, were able to stitch it back together!
Ben & Lauren's story is complicated, after everything they have been through, it's hard to find trust, and was an even harder pill to swallow when they realize that a lot of things have changed in the years they have been apart.

Fighting for the Forbidden is the finale of the trilogy, and I loved how Tracy managed to pull everything together, and give us
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lauren and Ben have their ending in this third book. Both are very emotional after being reunited when he father dies. What she never knew was that her father paid Ben to stay away along with other threats.
Now being back together they need to stop fighting and sit down to hash out what happenend. Their love is still fierce and powerful now more then when he left.
Will their love be strong enough to pull them back together?
I voluntarily reviewed this ARC.

I received a free copy
Aug 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Lauren and Ben were together when they she was eighteen. Her father did not approve and ran him off by scare tactics and with money. He reappeared in her life unexpectedly six years later when she was visiting the beach he lived on. With the death of her father, Lauren’s life was in turmoil, everything she thought she knew seemed to be a lie. There is drama, trauma, betrayal, love, and passion. Another great book in forbidden series.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout
Marilyn Smith
Aug 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Bens and Lauren are step brother and step sister that isn’t want they planned on. Lauren’s father went after Bens mother after her husband died. They weren’t want each other planned on as her father was running Bens father’s Company. But as they are around each other they get closer until they cross that line. Her father suspects that they maybe about to do something and threatens Ben that he better not think about it. But what will he do is he finds out that they did?

I received a fr
Vinessa Wooten
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Gosh it was a long six years Ben had always loved Lauren but she was sorta family and it couldn't be. Then came the time apart he tried to move on with other women but Lauren was still in his head. Lauren kinda moved on with Joe but he was a bad man. Lauren was rescued but is it to late for Ben. The other books in the series need to be resd first. Some violence and forgiveness in this book with lots of patience.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily lea
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Throughout this series, Tracy has proven that she is an artist when it comes to misdirection and deception as Ben and Lauren navigate the ups, downs, and all arounds that are thrown at their relationship. I have truly enjoyed this series and the final installment was no less awesome in this taboo romance (that technically loses the taboo). The ending was nearly perfect … or better stated, imperfectly perfect - just like Lauren and Ben.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprou
Aug 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Ben Johnson is back, and he’s determined to win back the woman he loves. He knows what he wants and will not back down or turn his back on Lauren again. He has a lot on his shoulders now that he’s the man in charge of the company his father and grandfather started years ago. He’s always wanted to be at the helm to make his father proud.

Lauren has had a lot of things hit her all at once since her father died. Ben being back in London is only one issue that she has to deal with. While she’s tryin
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Tracy Lorraine is a M/F and M/M contemporary romance author. Tracy has just turned thirty and lives in a cute Cotswold village in England with her husband, baby girl and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.

Other books in the series

Forbidden (5 books)
  • Falling for the Forbidden (Forbidden #1)
  • Losing the Forbidden (Forbidden #2)
  • Craving Redemption (Forbidden #4)
  • Demanding Redemption (Forbidden #5)