"Even angst and family drama cannot stop true love"
Reviewed by Make Kay
Posted March 18, 2018
Romance Contemporary | Romance Erotica Sensual
HURTS TO LOVE YOU is book three in the angsty goodness of
Alisha Rai's Forbidden Hearts series. I have
always enjoyed Rai's writing, but she has outdone herself
with this latest contemporary series. I adore a good
angst-ridden romance, and this series serves up heartbreak
and emotional drama interwoven with raunchy fun and
satisfying falls into dreamy romance. Each of these
Forbidden Hearts books has made
me heave a deep
sigh of satisfaction as true love overcomes truly hurtful
circumstances and crushed emotions.
This is a book about family and the many ways that they
can hurt you. It's also a book about loving one's family,
including family-by-choice as well as family-by-blood.
Forgiveness and growth are shown by many characters, and
the emotional maturity of so many of Rai's characters is
The Kanes and the Chandlers used to be partners in a
successful grocery store chain. However, tragedy and
treachery separated the families, who have been staunch
enemies since. Starting in book one, HATE TO WANT YOU, Livvy Kane
and Nicholas Chandler fell in love and brought the
families partially back together in an uneasy coalition.
Now in HURTS TO LOVE YOU, heiress Evangeline (Eve)
Chandler and Gabe Hunter, the adopted son of the Kanes'
hired help, come together against the backdrop of Livvy
and Nicholas' impending wedding. Both Eve and Gabe have
lots of family issues to surmount before they can climb
triumphantly up to the peak of their love. The
accompanying cast of characters is robust and adds such
much juicy complexity to the story.
Not quite as angsty as books one and two, HURTS TO LOVE YOU
still delivers plenty of shivery highs of lust and love as
well as the lows of emotional torment of Eve and Gabe,
together and separately. I love how Eve comes into her
own in this book. I also adore the explicit sex consent
and the sex-positive writing. Rai's HURTS TO LOVE YOU is
a book for my Keeper shelf, right next to the first two in
Being bad never felt so good, in the third novel in Alisha
Rai’s sexy Forbidden Hearts series
Well-behaved women don’t lust after men who love to
Heiress Evangeline Chandler knows how to keep a
secret...like her life-long crush on the tattooed hottie who
just happens to be her big brother’s friend. She’s a
Chandler, after all, and Chandlers don’t hook up with the
help. Then again, they also don’t disobey their fathers and
quit their respectable jobs, so good-girl rules may no
Gabriel Hunter hides the pain of his past behind a smile,
but he can’t hide his sudden attraction to his friend’s
sheltered little sister. Eve is far too sweet to accept
anything less than forever and there’s no chance of a future
between the son of a housekeeper and the town’s resident
When a wedding party forces Eve and Gabe into tight
quarters, keeping their hands off each other will be as hard
as keeping their clothes on. The need that draws them
together is stronger than the forces that should shove them
apart...but their sparks may not survive the explosion when
long-buried secrets are finally unearthed.
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