Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Review of Kelly Yeakle's "Forbidden Desires"

Author: Kelly Yeakle
Title: Forbidden Desires
Length: Full

Author's Blurb

When Dani meets the delicate beauty that is Carmen she knows instantly that she wants her—in her life and in her bed. But can Miss. Commitment-phobic look beyond the sex to see the woman beneath?

To Carmen, the wildly beautiful Dani is a new and exciting friend. What she hadn't counted on is the simmering desire she feels when in Dani's presence. As her relationship with her boyfriend sours, Carmen begins to wonder if there is more to Dani than she realizes.

Should she give in to this, the most forbidden of desires?

What I Thought

The positive points:
The romance developed at a pace which I found believable, and the story arc was satisfactory, showing both Dani's growth from a commitment-phobic flirt to a one-woman girl as well as Carmen's realization of her bisexuality. Their physical attraction was displayed from the beginning, and the alternating points of view showed both sides clearly. The ending was fitting, giving Carmen the happily-ever-after she had always longed for and Dani the one she had never known she needed. Both characters were well-developed, and their interactions were believable.

The negative points:
The sex scenes were repetitive, and there was insufficient description of the "naughty things" which Dani fantasized about doing to Carmen. Instead of showing what Dani had in mind, Kelly Yeakle gives only a light gloss of the sex between the two women. In particular, the scene in Carmen's parents' house, where the pair first have sex, ought to have received a more thorough treatment. It was the first time Carmen had had sex with another woman, and the description ended after Carmen was brought to climax for the first time. More description would have helped to explain the change in Carmen between that night and the next morning.

Adonis says...

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  1. Thank you for taking time to review my book :)

  2. You are most welcome! It was our pleasure.

  3. I also read Forbidden Desires. 5 stars, what a fabulous book! This was also my first time reading f/f.

  4. Glad you enjoyed it, Anna! We're grateful Kelly gave us a chance to read it.


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