Book Review: My Forbidden Desire (The My Series) by Carolyn Jewel

Title: My Forbidden Desire. Author: Carolyn Jewel. Genre: Paranormal Romance. Mass Market Paperback: 384 pages. Publisher: Forever. Description: From News Bite. Alexandrine Marit is a witch in mortal danger. An evil mage craves the powerful, mysterious talisman that supplies her magic, and the only person who can keep her alive is a dark and dangerous fiend called Xia. With his fierce animosity toward witches, he's hardly the ideal bodyguard. Yet as days turn into nights, she can't deny the white-hot passion between them. Desire and Temptation... Xia hates witches. They enslave and mercilessly kill his kind. But he's been ordered to protect Alexandrine, who, to his surprise, has a spirit he admires and a body he longs to possess. With the mage and his henchmen closing in, Alexandrine and her protector must trust the passion that can unite them... or risk losing everything to the enemies who can destroy them both. My Review: Meh. I really don't have any big complaints or compliments for this book. I kind of wish I could just simply state my feelings in one sentence and be done. I even had trouble coming up with a couple lines for my Goodreads reviews (which I like to keep short and sweet). I'll try to say one thing I like and one I didn't.

Well, overall, the book was not really outstanding. I felt like I could be reading any mediocre book by any sub-par writer. I just wasn't blown away. What attracted me to the book (besides receiving free of charge, yay for free books) was the story. I can always appreciate a love story that starts with some intense dislike going on. However, I kind of like more stuggle when a character admits attarction to someone they thought they couldn't ever like, even a tiny bit. Xia immediately admits he thinks Alexandrine is hot and he wants some of that... oh!, but he hates her. Sure. I think I didn't like how quickly Xia got over his hatred a person he associated with the worst period of his life, someone he wanted to kill. What I really didn't love about the book was the progression between the two characters, I am pretty sure the two mains "fell in love" within three days. I like myself some unrealistic romance, but not that far out. I really can't wrap my head around it. I never really grew to like or care about the poor, poor and oh so sad main characters. Bad stuff happened to them and then we're supposed to feel sorry for them, or something. Rating: 2/5. I would recommend this book to PNR addicts. Or fans of the author. I would suggest getting this from the library (or used) if you really, really want to read this.

List of Reviews: S - Z


Sad Cypress (Hercule Poirot) by Agatha Christie 
Servant: The Awakening (Servant, Book 1) by L.L. Foster
Shadow Blade (Shadowchasers, Book 1) by Seressia Glass
Shadow Bound by Erin Kellison 
Shadowed Summer by Saundra Mitchell 
Shortcut (Blade of the Immortal, Volume 16) by Hiroaki Samura 
Spider-Touched (Ghostland World, Book 2) by Jory Strong 
Spirit Seeker by Joan Lowery Nixon 
Spy in the House, A (The Agency, Book 1) by Y.S. Lee 
Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker, The (Strangely Beautiful, Book 1) by Leanna Renee Hieber 
Sweet Surrender by Maya Banks 


Tainted (The Blood Lily Chronicles, Book 1) by Julie Kenner 
Tension of Opposites, The by Kristina McBride
To Sin With A Scoundrel (Circle of Sin Trilogy, Book 1) by Cara Elliott
Touch of Evil (Thrall, Book 1) by C.T. Adams and Cathy Clamp


Undateable: 311 Things Guys Do That Guarantee They Won't Be Dating or Having Sex by Ellen Rakieten & Anne Coyle
Up Close and Dangerous by Linda Howard

Violet Eyes: A Retelling of The Princess and the Pea (Once Upon a Time Series) by Debbie ViguiƩ


Wake (Dream Catcher, Book 1) by Lisa McMann
Woman Called Sage, A by Diann Mills 
World Above, The: A Retelling of "Jack and the Beanstalk" (Once Upon A Time Series) by Cameron Dokey 




List of Reviews: L - R


Lady of Persuasion, A (Goddess Trilogy, Book 3) by Tessa Dare
Lily (McDade Cycle, Book 1) by Cindy Bonner
Lips Touch: Three Times by Laini Taylor
Living Hell by Catherine Jinks
Local Habitation, A (An October Daye Novel, Book 2) by Seanan McGuire
Love in a Bottle by Zoe Archer
Love You to Death by Shannon K. Butcher


Magic Bleeds (Kate Daniels, Book 4) by Ilona Andrews
Matter of Class, A by Mary Balogh
Mistress by Mistake by Maggie Robinson 
Must Love Hellhounds (Anthology) by Charlaine Harris, et al 
My Forbidden Desire (The My Series, Book 2) by Carolyn Jewel


Naked by Megan Hart
Nice Girls Don't Have Fangs (Jane Jameson, Book 1) by Molly Harper
Night Life (Pharaohs Rising, Book 1) by Elizabeth Guest


One Reckless Summer (Destiny, Book 1) by Toni Blake


Power of Two, The (2176, Book 4) by Patti O'Shea 
Prince of Magic (Children of the Sun, Book 1) by Linda Winstead Jones
Private Arrangements by Sherry Thomas



Regretsy: Where DIY Meets WTF by April Winchell 

List of Reviews: F - K


For the Love of Pete by Julia Harper 
Forgive My Fins (Fins, Book 1) by Tera Lynn Childs


Glass Houses (Morganville Vampires, Book 1) by Rachel Caine 
Graceling (The Seven Kingdoms Trilogy, Book 1) by Kristen Cashore
Grave Sight (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 1) by Charlaine Harris 
Grave Surprise (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 2) by Charlaine Harris


Happy Hour at Casa Dracula (Casa Dracula, Book 1) by Marta Acosta
Haunted (Harrison Investigation) by Heather Graham
Highland Fire by Hannah Howell 
Hint of Wicked, A by Jennifer Haymore 
His Darkest Hunger (Jaguar Warriors, Book 1) by Juliana Stone 
Historical Tweets: The Completely Unabridged and Ridiculously Brief History of the World by Alan Beard & Alec McNayr
Hunted by the Others (H&W Investigations, Book 1) by Jess Haines 
Hush Hush (Hush, Hush Book 1) Becca Fitzpatrick


Ice Cold Grave, An (Harper Connelly Mysteries, Book 3) by Charlaine Harris  
If Angels Burn (Darkyn, Book 1) by Lynn Viehl 
In the Darkest Night (Light Warriors, Book 4) by Patti O'Shea
In Over Her Head (Tritone Trilogy, Book 1) by Judi Fennell 
In Pursuit of a Scandalous Lady by Gayle Callen 
Insatiable (Meena Harper, Book 1) by Meg Cabot
Iron King, The (Iron Fey, Book 1) by Julie Kagawa



Kiss of Midnight (Midnight Breed, Book 1) by Lara Adrian 
Kiss in Time, A by Alex Flinn

List of Reviews: A - E

I decided it was a good idea to actually have a nice directory for easy location of all my reviews. The list can be found below the blog title (just look up!). The list is not complete, as of yet, but I believe with my super powers of procrastination and a side-kick Mister OCD Man (redundant?) I will get the job done quickly. And confusion will be brought to its knobby knees. Hi-yah! This is a list of all the books I have reviewed, sorted alphabetically by title. (Will be updated periodically). Note: If a title starts with an "A(n)" or a "The" then look for the next word in the title to locate the review.


13 to Life (13 to Life, Book 1) by Shannon Delany


After Midnight (The Cabot Sisters, Book 1) by Teresa Medeiros 
Allegra Fairweather: Paranormal Investigator by Janni Nell 
Atlantis Awakening (Warriors of Poseidon, Book 2) by Alyssa Day 


Beast by Donna Jo Napoli 
Beastly by Alex Flinn
Biting the Bullet (Jaz Parks, Book 3) by Jennifer Rardin
Black is for Beginnings (Blue Is For Nightmares, Book 5) by Laurie Faria Stolarz 
Bloody Good (Brytewood, Book 1) by Georgia Evans


Compromised by Kate Noble
Corinna, A-Maying the Apocalypse by Darcie Dennigan


Dangers of Deceiving a Viscount, The (Desperate Debutantes, Book 3) by Julia London
Dark and Disorderly (Lillie St. Claire, Book 1) by Bernita Harris
Dark Legacy (Legacy Series, Book 1) by Anna DeStefano
Darkest Powers Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong 
Dating Outside Your DNA (Planet Nerak, Book 4) by Karen Kelly
Delicious by Sherry Thomas
Descent into Dust (Emma Andrews, Book 1) by Jacqueline Lepore 3) by Tessa Dare 
Disappearing Nightly (Esther Diamond, Book 1) by Laura Resnick
Duchess By Night (Desperate Duchesses, Book 3) by Eloisa James 


Embers (Anya Kalinczyk, Book 1) by Laura Bickle