Forbidden Fruit

Author: Eden Bradley

Publisher: Bantam Dell

Release Date: October 28, 2008

Blue Ribbon Rating: 4

Format: PRINT

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Professor Mia Rose Curry teaches a course on alternative sexuality. The class is always full, and she enjoys what she teaches, even if she doesn’t exactly practice what she preaches. Mia Rose has her own issues, and she hasn’t been drawn to a man in a long time. Until she lays eyes on one of her students, and the attraction is instantaneous. Jagger James feels the same, but unlike Mia Rose, he’s ready to do something about it. But how can Mia Rose indulge herself with a student, especially when she’s been denying what she really wants for such a long time?

With Jagger’s help, Mia Rose begins to understand herself and her needs. In learning more about what pleases her, Mia Rose shows Jared what it means to love again. It isn’t long before both teacher and student are learning from each other, and falling deeper in love. 

Eden Bradley has done a wonderful job in showing two characters with past hurts heal in a loving, sexual way. I liked how Mia Rose’s emotional issues realistically translated into her fetishes and fears. Jagger is a respectful man, and though younger than Mia Rose by a few years, he feels mature enough to complement her in every way.  

There is a secondary romance between Mia Rose’s friend and an emotionally shut down man she works with. The romance parallels Mia Rose’s nicely, and adds to the emotional tension as we see both couples reaching for something more than just sex.

Graphic, loving, and incredibly well-written, the sex scenes ratchet up the drama with unbelievable intensity. The fetishes each character has, along with their wants and desires, also made their intimacy captivating. I especially liked how Ms. Bradley showed the characters’ histories and resulting turn-ons, in a credible way that kept me intrigued.

In FORBIDDEN FRUIT, sexual desire intertwines with emotional intensity, resulting in a book you won’t want to put down. The characters are believable and likeable, and you’ll find you don’t want to walk away, even past “The End.” A thoroughly delightful read. Don’t miss FORBIDDEN FRUIT.  

By Romance Junkies Reviewer: SJ

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