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 misbehave.
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 longer apply.
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 princess.
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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Closing out the Forbidden Hearts trilogy with shocking reveals, Hurts to Love You is packed with emotion and soapy family drama. Eve Chandler has worked hard to ignore her forbidden crush on the housekeeper's son, Gabriel Hunter. But after the two spend a weekend together at her powerful family's lake house, their fling takes a serious turn. With a seriously hot hero—and an emphasis on found family and female friendship—this romance backs up the heat with plenty of heart.
The only thing more romantic than a wedding is the long-awaited consummation of love between two favorite characters in a series, and the enjoyable third installment to Rai's Forbidden Hearts contemporary series serves up both. When the formerly feuding Kane and Chandler clans reunite for a luxurious wedding between Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler, Eve, the youngest Chandler sibling, faces several days in the same place as her longtime crush, tattoo artist Gabe Hunter. Little does she know that he's been secretly lusting after her for years. But as the adopted son of the Kane family's hired help, Gabe has never felt worthy of the heiress. It's fun to watch timid Eve come out of her shell and risk exposing her true feelings in the days leading up to the wedding. True to Rai's style, family secrets and surprises add complexity to this strong story about how wealth and privilege can do as much to destroy happiness as to facilitate it.