He was my friend. My lover.
My ultimate undoing.
I'm exiled. Banished from the concrete jungle I call home and forced to spend my summer on my uncle's farm.
That's where I met my step-cousin, Tobias, a guy who takes the strong, silent type to the next level.
We were told to stay away from each other. Bad influences, they said.
But, as we'll soon discover, all we have is each other inside the brutal and dangerous world of the Midwest Alphas, an illegal fighting tournament that promises fame and glory for the victor.
Tobias is the local favorite to win it all, but his competitors will stop at nothing to keep that from happening. Including going after the one thing he wants more than winning.
I trust him when he says he won't let anybody put their hands on me.
Nobody but him.
Forbidden includes the complete Midwest Diaries trilogy: Untouched, Unbroken, and Undying, plus the extended epilogue Sanctuary.
The storyline read like a YA Romance, but with dark underground fight themes. I found it interesting that Claire’s horrible dominating stepfather actually did a wonderful deed by forcing her to stay with his brother Charlie in the middle of nowhere to get her act together.
At seventeen, Claire was strung out, rebellious, in love with her stepbrother Rick, and sported bruises from him.
What started out as an odd living arrangement with her step-uncle Charlie and step-cousin Tobias, turned into a second chance for Claire as she was able to turn her life around with their influence.
I liked the way the author gave Claire and Tobias a chance to go through different stages of growth as they dealt with their issues and problems.
Lots of dark drama when her stepbrother Rick returned to claim Claire and assert his twisted influence on her.
By the third and final book, the drama had ramped up along with the violent lifestyle Tobias lead with his underground fighting and thirst for revenge.
An exhausting journey for this young couple who fought really hard for their HEA.
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.