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.

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