*Release Blitz and Review* Forbidden by Lauren Smith


An American college student falls for a mysterious British bad boy who brings her deepest fantasies to life, neither of them knowing they’ll soon become step-siblings.


Award winning, and fan favorite, author, Lauren Smith has a brand new, New Adult, series! Love taboo relationships? You’re going to love FORBIDDEN: HER BRITISH STEPBROTHER, featuring a hot and smoldering British man and an innocent college student—neither of whom knows their parents are about to be wed, making them step-siblings!

And more exciting news, FORBIDDEN: HER BRITISH STEPBROTHER is debuting at only $.99! What a steal! Make sure to grab your copy today!




He’s her first. He’s her everything. He’s her . . . stepbrother.

Kat has always been a good girl. She studies hard and never stays out too late. But when sitting in a pub on her birthday, she realizes she’s a nineteen-year-old virgin who’s never really lived. And she wants tonight to be the night that changes.
Then she sees him walk in. He’s tall, dark, handsome, and straight out of her deepest fantasies. His voice makes her knees feel weak, and when he smiles, she imagines him doing wicked things to her in bed. From the look in his eyes, she knows he’s imagining it too. So when he asks if he can walk her home, she hears herself whisper yes . . .


*Note to Readers, this is not a first person point of view story.


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The last several months, possibly even year or so has seen a huge influx in the “stepsibling” trope of taboo stories.  It seems like every author is throwing their hat into this ring and I have read a fair share of them, both good and bad.  I am a big fan of Lauren Smith so when I saw she had one coming out, I signed up.

Tristan Kingsley is an Earl-to-be in London, working toward an advanced degree at university.  Kat Roberts is a very young (turning 19 as the book begins) American student at the same university.  She was raised by her father, he by his mother.  – Im sure you can see where this is headed.

As far as the characters were concerned, I loved Tristan.  He truly was a genuine guy who tried his best to get to know Kat and once he figured out her level of inexperience, he was a gentleman to his core.  Kat, on the other hand.. she got on my nerves.   She just would not cut poor Tristan a break.  She held his past against him, things that happened before they even met, she judged him on.  One thing that bothered me was the fact that Tristan acted like his heart was absolutely BROKEN when Kat rejected him after they had known each other for only 2 days.  And they both kept referencing the fact that they had only met 2 days prior.. 48 hours ago.  No way can you have insta-love for someone and have your heart completely crushed as bad as they both did within that short amount of time.  That really took away from the validity of the story for me.

The story flowed at a relatively fast pace.  I was not tempted to skim or skip ahead at all.  All of the characters were very well developed.  The editing was great, I didnt notice any typos, misspellings or grammatical errors.

As a whole, I enjoyed Forbidden a great deal and give it 4**** wickedgoodstars!  I will recommend it to my friends and continue to look for more from Lauren Smith!




About Lauren Smith:


Amazon Best-Selling Author Lauren Smith is an attorney by day, author by night, who pens adventurous and edgy romance stories by the light of her smart phone flashlight app. She’s a native Oklahoman who lives with her three pets: a feisty chinchilla, sophisticated cat and dapper little schnauzer. She’s won multiple awards in several romance subgenres including being an Amazon.com Breakthrough Novel Award Quarter-Finalist and a Semi-Finalist for the Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley Award.

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