Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Love's Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella

I participated in the blog tour hosted by Giselle from Xpresso Book Tours

Title: Love's Forbidden Flower
Author: Diane Rinella
Info: Website | Twitter | Facebook
Release Date: November 28th, 2012
Publisher: Midnight to six
Pages: 309
Format: Electronic
Acquired: From Author; Blog Tour
Interest: Series
Age Group: Young Adult

The heart cares not what society forbids.

Lily nurtures a secret love for a flawless man—the one who is her soul mate. Donovan is gorgeous, charismatic, and delights in all of Lily’s talents and quirks. Their innate knowledge of each other is almost telepathic. Together they interlock like fine threads creating luxurious silk.

But society dictates this picture-perfect adoration is the ghastliest of all possibilities.

As Lily embarks on a quest for the romance the heavens intended, her suitor turns reluctant. Desperate to uncover why Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hiding decayed from a tender-hearted gentleman into a ferociously self-serving, cocky bastard, Lily is prepared for battle when it comes to the salvation of her soul mate. However, Donovan traps Lily in a mental game of chess, leaving her to question his sanity. When Lily’s revelations about Donovan’s destructive alter ego lead to an inconceivable truth, can she help Donovan survive fate’s cruel joke?

Impassioned, witty, and deeply moving, Love’s Forbidden Flower is filled with stunning controversies that will forever haunt your heart

I honestly don't even know how to start this review or even what to say in general.

To me, Rinella presented a wonderfully crafted tale that you expect to be just a simple ride and are instead blown into another world of love. And her writing! I'm in love. The way she wrote and showed Lily's murky thoughts put me straight into Lily's shoes.

There was a lot to take in: Sadness, happiness, romance, depression, confusion, patience - a whirlwind of other emotions that I started to question my own sanity.

When Lily gets trapped into a vicious game for the sake of her mind and the man she loves, how far will she go to get back what belongs to her? I wasn't sure how this story would play out and I had my doubts about even finishing it, because the confusion that I was sure would come. It's not easy to write a novel that leaves the reader trying to follow into the confusing haze that the characters live in, but when an author can do it, they can present a wonderful book.

Rinella takes the reader into a mind-playing game and the ending. Goosebumps. There really isn't much I can say, except to be prepared, I guess is the best way I can put it. Take it all in and just be prepared for anything because this book is not what it seems.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

WOW! What an amazing review! I am truly blow away and touched. Thank you so very much! You have no idea what these words mean to me.