Like any self-sufficient woman, Daphne knows you can’t trust a selfie on Tinder. Turns out that goes for real estate, too. From the moment she reaches the driveway of the “beautiful mansion” she just purchased, she knows she’s been duped.
It’s going to take more than scrapbooks and self-affirmations to change this creepy AF insane asylum into the B&B she’s always dreamed about.
For alpha wolf shifter Declan, this is the construction job from hell. He isn’t interested in dating anyone–especially not a human. And especially not one who wants to strong-arm him into staring at paint swatches all day. But as he’s forced to work closely beside Daphne, Declan finds himself less resistant to checking out paint swatches and more interested in checking out her plumbing.
Is this the construction job from hell? Or is it destiny?
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
Series – Alphas & Alchemy: Fierce Mates = Claimed in Forbidden– Fated in Forbidden – Bound to Forbidden – Caught in Forbidden – Mated in Forbidden – Forever in Forbidden – Destined in Forbidden
(This series is a connection between Keira’s Alpha & Alchemy series and Liza’s Fierce Mates series that is simply explosive.)
Title: Claimed in Forbidden
Series: Alphas & Alchemy: Fierce Mates #1
Author: Keira Blackwood & Liza Street
Genre: Paranormal Romance/Shifter Romance
Publication Date: January 20, 2020
Star Rating: 4.5
I know that I’m going to get an amazing story even before I swipe open my Kindle when that first story in a new series is by Keira Blackwood and Liza Street – one writing duo that has never let me down yet (and I’m not expecting them to… ever). This time around we’re combining Keira’s Alphas & Alchemy with Liza’s Fierce Mates in the small town of Forbidden, Kentucky for Claimed in Forbidden, and not only are you going to get a great sexy story but you’ll be laughing your.. backside… off with the zingers and the situations these people find themselves in.
In her determination to get out from under her parents’ constant bid for control and unwanted advice Daphane has bought, sight unseen, what she thought was a mansion in the small town of Forbidden, Kentucky to turn into her dream Bed & Breakfast. Only, that’s definitely not a mansion more like an asylum and it’s not unoccupied, at least by anything human.
Meet two equally stubborn people, each in their own way, with a combination dislike on sight/lust definitely on sight beginning relationship and you’ll have the groundwork laid for a fun, sexy ride. Add one creepy, icky, disgusting villain – the kind even our hero shivers in disgust at, and you’ll definitely finish Claimed in Forbidden in one sitting. What you really need to know before picking up Daphne and Declan’s story can be found in the Cover Description – and no, I’m not going to spoil one bit for you.
I had such fun with Claimed in Forbidden. I absolutely love a hero who isn’t at all perfect (who can live with perfect?). And Declan is far from perfect, but then Daphne has her own quirks as well. But together they fire up the page with sexual tension, banter, and zingers which I loved. This one had me smiling and chuckling throughout most of it and has set the stage for Fated in Forbidden. If you love a really good Shifter Romance liberally laced with magic – the go pick this one up, now.
*This review first appeared on my Shifter Haven blog, where Shifters are the main focus. Both blogs are owned and operated by me, so there’s no snitching of content going on… I write and review in both places… just so there are no misunderstandings. 🙂 *
I read Claimed in Forbidden through my Kindle Unlimited subscription.
Available for the Kindle