Review – The Forbidden Man by Karina Halle

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A reckless and irresistible soccer star. A forbidden affair that could ruin her career. The locker room has never been this steamy.

Starting over was her only option.

Forty years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she’s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid.

He was her only desire.

Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo’s life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team.

Their passion could not be ignored.

What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more.

Their relationship was forbidden.

But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far–should Thalia give into Alejo’s advances, she’s at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a younger man will drag her through the spotlight again.

Alejo might be worth that risk.

Unless he breaks her heart in the process.

The Forbidden Man is a full-length standalone romance. Characters from Love, in English make a cameo in this book, however The Forbidden Man is intended to be read as a STANDALONE. This book is approximately 500 pages long and was previously titled The Younger Man.

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Review

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The Forbidden Man has hands down been one of my FAVORITE romances from the undeniably talented, Karina Halle, to date!

   The storyline and characters were beyond fantastic, and I was addicted from beginning to end. I loved Alejo, I loved Thalia, and I loved their sweet, sexy, romantic, forbidden, and swoon-worthy love story with all my heart. Karina is an incredibly talented storyteller, and she always takes the reader on an unforgettable journey. The Forbidden Man was no exception. She blew me away with Alejo and Thalia and their amazing, MUST READ story, and I absolutely can’t wait to read more from her. My fingers are crossed that a certain side character (ahem, Luciano) gets his own story soon!

   Alejo and Thalia’s sexy, forbidden, swoon-worthy, and romantic love story in The Forbidden Man has been one of Karina Halle’s BEST books to date, and it is NOT TO BE MISSED!

5 STARS

About Karina Halle

Karina-HalleKarina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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