Forbidden Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco Tempted #2 Publication Date: November 10, 2015 Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Buy (FREE with Kindled Unlimited!): AmazonSynopsis: Anthony Bianci Since I was a kid all I ever wanted to be was a gangster. I wanted to be feared, to be respected, and for everyone to know my name. And then she came into my life. I never planned on falling in love with the mob boss’ daughter. She was forbidden but somehow she became mine. She made me crave things I didn’t even know existed and made me forget about the things I thought I wanted. My quest for power faded away and was replaced by my undying love for her. Until reality bit me in the ass and I was sent to prison for three years, doing time for a crime I didn’t commit. Now I’m out and she is creating a life for herself, just like I always wanted for her. Only I’m not a part of that life. I won’t ruin her any more than I already have with my poisonous lifestyle. No matter how tempted I am. Adrianna Pastore I wanted him from the very first time I laid eyes on him. He was everything to me, my first love and probably my last. Then my father ruined our perfect little life, and he walked away from me. I tried to fight for him, for our love, but he pushed me away. When the love you crave is beautiful, yet forbidden, you can’t help being tempted. So I’ll fight for him. For us. Even if I’m the only one fighting. Book #2 in the Tempted Series (Can be read as a Standalone)
EXCERPTI knew all years ago nothing would come close to making me feel the way I did whenever Anthony kissed me. Even when he was kissing me goodbye he made me feel like he cherished me. I believed him when he said he’d love me forever, his actions speaking louder than his words. I hope he knew I felt the same way. I angled my head, giving him better access to devour my mouth. The thing about kissing someone goodbye is you don’t get a second chance to do it right. In that moment you have to put everything into one kiss and that’s exactly what we did. The last several years, everything we had gone through, everything we had felt for one another entangled in this kiss. I savored his taste. I memorized the way his teeth felt scraping against my raw lips, the gentle lap his tongue took across them to soothe the sting. I didn’t want him to take away the sting, wishing I would always feel the burning sensation that prickled against my sensitive flesh as a reminder of my Anthony. His mouth left mine and kept going back to press butterfly kisses against my lips before dropping his hands to my shoulders and taking a retreating step backwards. I swallowed as I dared to meet his gaze. “Let me grab a shirt and I’ll walk you out,” he said, gruffly. I nodded wiping my cheeks with the sleeves of my sweater. He turned around to walk into his bedroom and that’s when I saw the ink taking up his entire back The shocked gasp that escaped my mouth caused him to look over his shoulder at me. The instant he saw my face realization set into his features and he closed his eyes. “Turn around,” I demanded, softly. He sighed, his shoulders went lax, and he dropped his head. I took a step closer and stared in awe at the beautiful artwork covering his skin. There are beautiful clouds drawn across his shoulder blades all of them shaded in hues of gray and blue, almost matching his eyes. Through the clouds, there are rays that shoot down the center of his back like rays of an eternal light. The year two thousand five looks as though the rays illuminate the numbers. My eyes travel down to the center of his back where there is the letter A written in a familiar handwriting. My first thought is that my eyes are playing tricks on me but when I take, a closer look there is no denying it. The A inked onto his skin is a replica of the A I scribe every time I sign my name .Just when I thought there were no tears left to cry, I feel my eyes fill with water as understanding dawns on me. I push back the tears and force myself to continue my perusal of the intricate tattoo he has forever etched into his flesh. There are flames that begin just beneath the waistband of his sweat pants and travel wildly, vibrant oranges, yellows and reds, all depicting an inferno as they make their way to the A. The year two thousand ten scribed between the flames of hell. I reach out and trace the A with my index finger, feeling him flinch at my touch. He gathers his bearings and remains completely still as my fingertip continues to trace the A. My eyes fixate on the two years, two thousand five was the year it all began for us, and two thousand ten was the year it ended. He must’ve been reading my mind because he turned around shielding his tattoo from me as he gazed in to my eyes. “My heaven and my hell,” He whispered, roughly explaining the sentiment behind the ink that forever marks his skin. I stare at him for a moment, stripped of any words. What do you say to that? To the man telling you to forget he exists only to discover he’ll take a piece of you with him wherever he goes. You say nothing because nothing you could ever say would be enough.
Review by Juls
"If there was one thing I knew for sure, it was that we loved one another passionately, wildly, and that fucking love … well … it was combustible. We loved each other so fiercely that we fucking destroyed each other."
When I read books by AMAZING authors like Janine Infante - Bosco , I sometimes feel that there is no way that my little review can give their stories any justice. Those of you that have followed my reviews of Janine's books, know that I seriously love everything she writes. I have read EVERY. SINGLE. BOOK of hers, and I will continue to read anything and everything that she writes! She is one of those authors that if it has her name on it, I would buy it no matter what the story is about. I wouldn't even have to read the blurb to know I needed it. I can think of just a handful of author's I feel this way about, and I will say, she is at the top of that list!
As I have said before, there isn't much I can say to explain how good Forbidden Temptations is. I really liked Anthony from book 1, and I fell in love with him again in book 2! I was told by a little birdie that the sex in this story is a little riskier than usual. I would have to say that it is true, but I couldn't have imagined it any other way! With all the animosity that Anthony carries with him, his sex scenes would have to be intense! He is definitely the dirty talking, take charge kind of guy that I always knew he would be! Don't get me wrong, he had his sensitive moments too. I loved everything about him!
There was so much that went on in this story. It was intense, mysterious, and full of love and forgiveness. There were laugh out loud moments along with moments that made me cry. It truly had a little of everything. If you haven't started this series, I highly recommend that you do! Anthony and Adrianna's story is something that will always stay with you. I loved that no matter what was thrown at them, they never stopped fighting to be together, I believe that is what makes their relationship so real. Things always get in the way, and life is never easy, some people fight, and some people don't. But in the end, Anthony and Adrianna's love always came out on top.
“I’ll always fight for you because nobody will ever love me like you do.”