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Forbidden

(Strictly Off Limits #1)

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Everyone knows you don't date your best friend's son. Right?

Scott

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

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Kindle Edition, 142 pages
Published July 1st 2020
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Jerecho
Jul 27, 2020 rated it liked it
A light mm romance perfect for a casual read. Actually, the one that I like in this book is the advance chapter of the next book. ✌🏻️😊
True Loveislovereview
Jul 14, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: lgbtq, 2020
A super light story with very mild Daddy boy dynamic and some light spanking.
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.
Joyfully Jay
Jul 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kenna
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars


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
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Kendra T
Jul 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a good no-angst story of Elliot, a 24-year-old artist who moved to a new city, and Scott, Elliot's dad's 48-year-old friend who is giving Elliot a place to stay in his new city. They were both attracted right from the start even though Elliot didn't think he was gay. There was a lot of exploration between the guys and they had a nice and comfortable relationship. Elliot was very inexperienced and Scott taught him all he needed to know. The book ended in a spot that, at first, I was anno ...more
Sara
Aug 25, 2020 marked it as didnt-finish
I don’t get covers like this. One character is described as a big, 48-year-old lumberjack with black hair and beard. The other is slender, borderline thin, with curly hair. So who’s the blond jock on the cover?
Jamie Lee Zonneveld
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forbidden is the first book in the Strictly of Limits serie by Skyler Snow and Rheland Richmond. This was my first book by these athors and I really liked. This is an age gap, fathers best friend story with very light Daddy kink. Can't wait for the next book. ...more
Ali
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
This was a nice story. Elliot has felt unsettled for awhile and staying with Scott helps him to feel grounded after he made the plunge to move to LA but it’s more than that. They hadn’t seen each other in years, so there is always that getting to know someone again phase and now they are getting know each other as adults without Elliot’s dad around. I loved the care that Scott had for Elliot and how well they clicked. I really look forward to the next book to see what happens when Elliot’s dad c ...more
Danyelle Williams
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
When love comes to LA

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
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Jennie
Jul 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good start, but a little rushed

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!
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Anna
Apr 20, 2021 rated it it was ok
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Ravenclaw Silverstripe
The story is told in dual point of views, apart from one instance near the end of the book. It features a Daddy/Boy dynamic but it's pretty light compared to other ones that I have read. I much prefer the light ones, to be honest, and with the kink factor not being that heavy was a plus for me.

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
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Mikki James - Peters
Elliot just got a new job in LA - a recent college grad, now on his own and moving across the country leaves him a little apprehensive. However, his dad, Jack has a best friend, Scott who has agreed to let Elliot stay with him for a few weeks to get used to the area. As a 24-year-old Elliot hasn't had a lot of experience with relationships. Most of his collegiate career was spent working on his degree and doing what he does best- art. Scott is 48 and has travled much during his life, not really ...more
Amy Dufera - Amy's MM Romance Reviews
Forbidden, the first book in the Strictly Off Limits series, is an enjoyable read by Skyler Snow and Rheland Richmond.

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
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Larissa
Jul 04, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
Forbidden is a low-angst May/December “romance” with some Daddy kink. This is book one in the Strictly Off-Limits series, but ironically, the story does not convey any true feeling that the relationship between 48-year-old Scott and Elliot, the 24-year-old son of Scott’s best friend, is actually prohibited. Sure, there’s recurring concern expressed by Scott and internal warning off of his feelings for Elliot, ostensibly because it would be a betrayal of his best friend’s trust. That concern does ...more
Judy
Jul 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This story held my attention from the start. Elliot seems to be a somewhat immature guy who has just graduated and is starting a new job away from his home. His dad who is protective sets it up for Elliot to stay with his friend Scott until he starts his job and is able to get his own place. Scott for all his experience appears somewhat reserved and secretive about his preferences. The attraction between these two, after not seeing each other for years, is instant. The getting them both to admit ...more
Julianne Macneil
Jul 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. This is the story of Scott and Elliot. When Scott's friend Jack asks if his son Elliot can stay with him when he moves to LA for a new job, Scott is looking forward to seeing Elliot again, but he was not expecting Elliot to be so handsome. Scott is gay, but he is not very open with it, he never mentions it and has never had a relationship. Scott is finding it hard to ignore his feelings for Elliot and wishes he could claim him as his own, but there is ...more
Xanthe
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it
Forbidden is a sweet and easy to live romance full of a lot of tropes including age-gap, dad's best friend/best friend's son, Daddy/boy, virgin.
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
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Tammy Jones
Jul 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was very sweet. Elliot is a 24 year old graphic artist that is moving to the city and needs a place to stay while he gets himself situated. Scott has known Elliot forever because he is best friends with Elliot's father. Scott is 48 years old and owns/operates his own gym. Elliot is drawn to Scott....he wants to sketch him, kiss him, lick him, and many other naughty thoughts but that is just wrong....right?? Scott wants to take care of Elliot in all ways, and also wouldn't mind spanking ...more
Faye K
Aug 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. A great name for the book as Scott struggled with his feeling for Elliott his freinds son. A new sexual awakening story as scenes has freeked out Elliott. Freindship with Tom was there to help Elliott especially Tom. This ending is a HFN with things a little up in the air with regards to Jake and continues with the next book in the series.
• Daddy and Boy
• light angst
• fast attractions
• straight to finding a new sexual awareness,
• secreted gay, and inner thoughts of each character P
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Valerie
Jul 10, 2020 rated it liked it
This book started off slow for me, although it seemed the first time Scott sees Elliot after years is a bit of an earth-shaking moment for him. Elliot has moved across the country and is living with his dad's best friend so he can start a new job and get his feet under him. While Scott's attraction to the younger man is instant, Elliot slowly starts to realize his for Scott and the story gets interesting. While I did enjoy the story for the most part, I thought there was a huge lack of communica ...more
Bianca
Jul 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Oh my god that was a sweet one. What do you do when you realise you have feelings for your best friend son? You try to resist. But when you see the said son also has feelings for you and your friends encourage you? Well you give it a shot and hope for the best.
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
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Aimee
Jul 09, 2020 rated it really liked it
I love a good daddy/boy story and Elliot and Scott were hot together!! However, I felt the story was missing pieces and it was a little rushed. Elliot was just starting to explore his sexuality and there were no talks about it and Scott seemed a bit rough with him the first time. The story was sweet and I can see how the title played into it because Elliot was Scott’s best friend’s son but there wasn’t angst and it all turned out okay. I liked seeing the first chapter to Jake’s story at the end ...more
Amber Antus
Jul 12, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was really sweet. Elliot and Scott were really amusing in their tiptoeing around the whole attracted to each other thing. I loved the dynamic that flowed between the two of them. I think that the "Daddy" thing was thrown in weirdly since there was no talking about it and all of a sudden Elliot was calling Scott "Daddy," though I do love that dynamic of their relationship. The scenes have a great slow build in their intensity. This book definitely lived up to my expectations of a Skyler ...more
Janet Hunt
Jul 13, 2020 rated it really liked it
Elliot just graduated from college and got a job in California. He is staying with Scott, who is Elliot’s dad’s best friend. Elliot is an artsy, shy young man. Scott is kind of closeted, he is out but does not broadcast it. They both start crushing on each other without the other realizing they like each other. One-night Elliot kisses Scott. This was a light Daddy/boy kink story. It was good, kept me interested.

I am voluntarily leaving a review form an ARC that I received. My reviews are solely
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Lyndsay TC
Aug 03, 2020 rated it liked it
Scott and Elliott

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
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Rachel Magadan
Jul 02, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-gap, gfy-ftg-ofy
Dads best friend!

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.
AL
Jul 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
This story has so much going for it! We meet two bvry interesting, very different guys with a heck of an age gap between them and plenty of history. The personalities the authors created were really well construed and the feelings between them held the tension tight! I can’t help but feel the story would be so much richer and complete, had it been longer and delved deeper, but it was a very pleasant and engaging read nevertheless!
dian
Jul 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Akhirnya selesai juga baca buku ini setelah diselingi baca buku yang lain.

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.
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ML
Jul 15, 2020 rated it liked it
I’m going to be honest....
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.
Ida Umphers
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
If you enjoyed Silvia Violet's Painfully Attractive and are looking for something with the same vibe but much lighter in terms of the kink dynamics, this just might be the book for you. An older man falls for the younger son of his best friend, the feeling is mutual and they must find a way to deal with their new relationship and its impact on others in their lives. I enjoyed this one very much and look forward to seeing how this series develops from here.
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