My Review: Suddenly Forbidden by Ella Fields

My Review:  Suddenly Forbidden by Ella FieldsSuddenly Forbidden by Ella Fields
Series: Gray Springs University #1
Publication Date: January 27, 2018
Genres: Affair, New Adult, Romance, Taboo
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I thought he'd always be mine,
even when I was forced to say goodbye.

We were never meant to let go,
but it happened anyway.
Too bad I didn’t know someone was waiting to take my place, or I would've held on a lot tighter.

Two years later, we were exactly where we'd always planned to be.
I'd kept my promise.
He'd forgotten all about his.
Not only had he moved on, but the person he'd moved on with was my best friend, leaving me to begin college with a broken heart.

I guess this is the part where I’m supposed to tell you some other guy stepped in, repaired my shattered pieces, and made me smile again.

This isn't that kind of story.

My heart might have been broken, but it refused to fall out of love.

My Review

Suddenly Forbidden by Author Ella Fields is an NA romance novel with easily digestible “cheating”.

“You smell and taste like my heart…”

I LOVED this novel! Everything about it was so on point. The writing was flawless, moving from past to present and leaving no stone unturned in its wake. My senses were so in-tuned with the characters; I could hear their voices, feel their desires, disappointments, anger, and relief. In whatever setting they found themselves, heaven, hell, or purgatory, I was right next to them wiping tears, fanning the flames, and giving them the extra nudge to keep moving forward.

“I’m gonna marry you someday, Daisy June.”

In Suddenly Forbidden, our first glimpse of our hero and heroine are in their childhood. Little Daisy and Quinn went together like hot chocolate and marshmallows, coffee and cream, peanut butter and chocolate. Okay…so those are my vices…and so were Daisy and Quinn. Their cute puppy love drew me to them and made me want to carve their initials into a tree and sing the “K-I-S-S-I-N-G” song. So dang sweet. So endearing.

“We more than meant a lot to each other. We were the breeze that ruffled the dandelions. The sun that scorched our skin red until we searched for reprieve under our favorite willow tree. And underneath the stretch of dark skies, we were each other’s stars.”

Fast forward to adulting, and this is where it goes to hell in a handbasket. My world fell apart. The pressure began to build and the tension escalate. Words were like air…expanding, expanding, until the force of them became so all-consuming that I knew I would internally ignite and suddenly be reduced to ashes. I felt this book from my toes all the way up. It was infectious, making my insides have such a deep yearning for Daisy and Quinn that my heart ached with the unstoppable desire for them to be together.

“You and me … like the moon and the stars, we’re permanent.”

Strong emotional attachments formed for me with all of the characters in this book. I felt the need to hug some until the tears stopped running down their face, and then hug others until their face turned blue and they cold never take another step forward or utter another hateful word. Yes. I was that reader. My internal organs held their breath at each flip of the page. Aside from the excruciating two mile high seesaw ride I was on in repeat with Daisy and Quinn, dealing with Alexis was as much fun as having a 24 hour stomach bug that decided to last for eternity. She made me turn a million shades of angry. I had no sympathy for her scheming ways. If I could have come through the book, she would have been plastered to the ground. And holy smokes. I LOVED Pippa! If I’m ever in a jam or a bad place, I want a Pippa. Daisy could have lived without her, but it just wouldn’t have been the same…not at all.

“I don’t want another life. I want this one. With you.”

An oh-so-right love that was off-limits for all the wrong reasons became so right because the universe deemed it so. Suddenly Forbidden doubtlessly became one of my favorite romance novels of the year and one unsurpassed read that will permanently remain on my list of top reads of all times.

“You’re everything good in this world. You glow so brightly, I never stood a chance.”



5 Stars

About Ella Fields

Ella Fields is a mother and wife who lives in the land Down Under. While her kids are in school, you might find her talking about her characters and books to her two cats. She's a notorious chocolate and notebook hoarder who enjoys creating hard-won happily ever afters.

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