4 Books About Forbidden Romance

BookSummaryClub Blog 4 Books About Forbidden Romance

Have you ever wondered why the best fruits are always forbidden? The same logic can be applied to forbidden romance novels. It’s always intriguing to read about two individuals going against the world to protect or be with the object of their affection.

 If you’re a lover of forbidden love stories, it shouldn’t come as a surprise the things people, the rules people break in the name of love.

Though most of these books are fiction, there are numerous lessons to be learned from reading forbidden romance novels, such as fighting for the ones you love and cherishing every moment you spend with them as if it’s the last. 

Fortunately, there are dozens of books about forbidden romance you could pick from, but we’ve taken the time to compile some of the best forbidden romance books that are worth adding to your collection.

  1. A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass
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  • Kiera Cass (Author) – Karissa Vacker, Gary Tiedemann, Hillary Huber (Narrators)
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  • 11/29/2022 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

This novel follows the story of Princess Annika, who has lived her life in comfort and luxury. However, she hopes to live her life as her own because her whole life isn’t hers to control. The bond she once shared with her father, the king, is starting to diminish even as her once-loving father starts becoming cold. Princess Annika is aware that soon, she’ll be given out into a loveless marriage for political gain. But for people like Princess Annika, fate always has a plan for them. 

Somewhere far away, there was a man named Lennox who had only known war. He has devoted his life to the Dahrainian army with the hopes that one day they will be able to reclaim the wrongful throne taken from them. For Lennox, his heart only beats in tandem with the sound of the drums of war, and the idea of love seems like a mere distraction. 

But fate uses love as a knot to wrap around their bodies and even though they can’t be together, they can’t be apart. 
This book is a good read and is worth your while. Get a copy today.

  1. Hook, Line, and Sinker by Tessa Bailey
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  • Tessa Bailey (Author) – Lauren Sweet (Narrator)
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  • 03/01/2022 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

Tessa Bailey delivered another blockbuster in this novel. The novel is about a former playboy who falls for his best friend while trying to help get another man. 

Fox Thornton, who is known for his notoriety in getting laid, meets a woman who’s immune to his looks and charm but falls in love with his personality. He lived a reckless life which he seemed to enjoy until he met Hannah Bellinger. He starts to fall for her so much but doesn’t want to risk the friendship they share for a romantic relationship, so he settles for a platonic relationship.

Now, Hannah’s living in Fox’s spare bedroom so she could get to her work in town conveniently. She’s aware of Fox’s notorious reputation but she has her heart out for her colleague. She sets out to gain the attention of her colleague and asks Fox for advice to catch her co-worker’s eye. However, the more time she spends with Fox, the more she realizes that she’s falling for him. 

As the story unfolds, Tessa Bailey explains the romantic tension between them as they try not to cross the boundary between them. But for Fox, helping his best friend, whom he loves flirting with another guy is torture him and he’s caught in the dilemma of fighting his dark side and risking it all for Hannah. This book will take you on a jolly ride of forbidden romance between best friends. You should get a copy today!

  1. Lessons in Corruption by Giana Darling
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Lessons in Corruption: A Student/Teacher Romance (The Fallen Men, Book 1)
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  • Giana Darling (Author) – Savannah Peachwood (Narrator)
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  • 09/29/2021 (Publication Date) – Giana Darling (Publisher)

This novel tells the story of a teacher/student romance but not in your regular way. Cressida, a high school English teacher discovers that the motorcycle man whom she almost had a one-night stand with is her student. He’s 18 and heir to a notorious criminal MC. She knows that being involved with him is risky for her career and her life. This book may be fiction but is deeply entertaining and will leave you hooked from the first page till the end. This novel is highly recommended for lovers of forbidden romance. 

  1. Hate To Want You by Alisha Rai
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  • Alisha Rai (Author) – Summer Morton, Jeremy York (Narrators)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 07/25/2017 (Publication Date) – HarperAudio (Publisher)

The first question that comes to mind when reading this book is can you outrun your past? This novel follows the story of two powerful families, the Kane and Chandler families, who used to be business partners. However, their relationship is shattered due to a tragedy, but their heirs, Livvy and Nicholas, have to continue the business.

They meet only once a year but on Livvy’s birthday, they spend a night together, and that kindles the spark of forbidden romance between them. Livvy becomes a recurring character in Nicholas’s life, and they are forced to deal with the baggage from their past to move on. 

Wrapping Up

These novels are our top picks for the best forbidden romance, but that isn’t to say there aren’t other top-notch forbidden romance novels to read. If you’re looking to explore the genre of forbidden romance, these books listed above are a good place to start. And if you’ve been a fan of forbidden love stories, these books will expand your knowledge and show you how far and deep forbidden love can go.

Good luck on your journey to awakening your fantasy of forbidden romance!

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