Everyone knows you don't date your best friend's son. Right?
I would never do something like that…
But when my best friend asks me if his son could stay for a few weeks until he got on his feet, the plan wasn’t to fall for him.
I know I should stay away from Elliot. He's half my age and I’m not even sure he’s gay.
But no matter how hard I try, all I can th...more
I’m not sure about the title. Elliot is 24 so what’s forbidden here, starting a relationship with the son of a lifetime friend who you didn’t see in ages... It didn’t felt forbidden.
While the content is attractive and nicely thought out, an artistic guy living temporarily with his father’s friend, I couldn’t fully connect.
The characters were kind, there was no angst, more a sweet romantic story.
I am such a huge fan of May/December stories, and if there’s even a hint of a Daddy/boy dynamic, I’ll jump on it. This is why I chose Forbidden. I’m going to say I had some mixed feelings about it. I liked both men. Elliot is adorable…blushing whenever he thinks about Scott, talks about Scott, is around Scott, and kissing Scott. Elliot has some friends and they all work together. That was great, but I admit to kind of disliking Elliot’s friend, Tom. He was very p ...more
Move to LA ✔️
Get a job you love✔️
Move in with your dad's best friend and long time family friend✔️
Find your Daddy✔️✔️✔️
After moving to LA at 24 Elliot is ready to start his life that may just start with his wondering eyes that he can't tear away from Scott his dad's best friend who he's staying with.
This book has many good aspects the may/December romance and the daddy/boy relationship. I enjoyed watching the characters navigate their feelings on their sexuality. One who is ...more
I love the "my dad's best friend" trope, so I knew I'd like this story. I enjoyed watching Elliot and Scott fall in love, but some of it was a little rushed. They have a slightly unconventional relationship. It would be normal to see a show progression towards that, but the author skips the first few weeks for their romantic relationship, which makes it feel a bit rushed.
Overall, I enjoyed the book and am looking forward to the next one! ...more
Moving on to the main characters and the premise of their story, Elliot is in his early 20's, and he is moving to a new city for his new job as a Digital Artist. He ends up moving in with his father's fri ...more
If you enjoy age gap romances, you will love this father's best friend story. Elliott is off to stay with his father's friend, Scott, as his new job is nearby. Cue the fun, as the attraction is instant. I like that their attraction is new, despite having known one another for years. Elliott has grown up, allowing Scott to see him as the man he now is, and Elliott is suddenly see ...more
Scott is perfect Daddy material, so caring and in need of someone to shower with affection. He's got a lumberjack look but his work as a personal trainer means he can easily keep up with a younger guy. Enter Elliot, his friend's son who will be staying with him as he settles into life in LA and his new job. Neither can deny their attraction but Elliott h ...more
• Daddy and Boy
• light angst
• fast attractions
• straight to finding a new sexual awareness,
• secreted gay, and inner thoughts of each character P ...more
I’ve read lots of forbidden romance before, but this one is just not for me.
I really like the idea of the whole book. Age gap, best friend’s son—all kinky and risky (yeah, you get it) but I don’t enjoy it.
I just don’t get it. On one page, Elliot sees Scott as a normal person, and on the next chapter, all of a sudden, he’s obsessed with him. Like where’s the story’s development?
And there were a LOT of repetitive sentence/description that annoys me.
I’ve had mixed feelings too, and I hat ...more
They are do adorable together and the way they explore their connection and start to trust in each other is heart warming.
It was sweet and funny and exciting to see their story unfold and their journey to happiness. The way his dad reacte ...more
I am voluntarily leaving a review form an ARC that I received. My reviews are solely ...more
I really enjoyed this story however I was a bit confused with both Scott and Elliott throughout the first half of the book. Obviously this was their love story but both Scott and Elliott struggled and without a lot of background for either man I cringed with some of their misunderstandings with each other. The story did play out well though and they got a happily ever after or at least a happily for now as their relationship was pretty new at the close of their story. It will be ...more
I really liked this, but under like it could be longer. Right when things get going it just kinda ends. You get to see part Elliots dads reaction in the sneak leak of the next book. So it looks like we will get how that works out in the next book just it’s Jacks POV, which I’m excited for his story. Over all it was a sweet sort read, only complaint is I wish it was longer and we got a little more of Elliot and Scott together.
Elliot is straight so when he felt something different toward Scott, he begins to wonder about his sexuality. For Scott, it has been long time since he felt something toward other man and Elliot is strictly off limits.
This book is mostly about Elliot new discovery about him being bi and Scott's attraction to Elliot. The Daddy and Boy relationship was lacking in romantic way. ...more
This relationship seemed a bit off. Maybe because Elliot’s dad never knew Scott was gay. Like ever? Never an inclination? 🤔🤔🤔
It seems like this book was set in the 1990s where coming out was not common. But it is 2020 and he is only 48. It just seemed odd.
The sex scenes were hot but lots of off page sex which makes me cranky especially when it’s 1st time things. I wished for more...maybe book 2 will fill in the blanks book 1 left since it is Jack’s book.