Kat Roberts has a plan. Love doesn't fit into it.
Move to England.
Study at Cambridge.
Become a history professor.
See? No room for dating or love. Life is going exactly according to plan….until she met him one snowy night in an English pub. Tristan Kingsley, the future Earl of Pembroke. He's as gorgeous as a god, funny, sweet, and oh-my-god that accent… With a chiseled jaw, bewitching eyes, and a voice as smooth as a glass of brandy…he's every woman's dream. He tempts Kat to leave her carefully laid plans behind as she falls head over tea kettle for this British playboy.
Tristan Kingsley went into the bar that night to avoid the duties of his future as a titled lord. When a gorgeous American girl kisses him on a dare from her friends, that kiss turns his world upside down. Oh, he's used to having exactly what he wants: women, money, notoriety. But now he wants Kat. In his arms, in his bed—and the more time he spends with her, the more he wants her in his life. Tired of shallow, social climbing English debutantes, Tristan can't get enough of his brilliant, sweet Yank.
But not everyone is happy with the situation. His father, the Earl of Pembroke, has other plans for Tristan, and getting rid of Kat is number one on the list.
If you thought this was a fairytale of a girl finding her Prince—er, Earl, and living happily-ever-after…then prepare yourself for one heck of an American Revolution.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is bloody brilliant! Kat Roberts is finally at a place in her life where she’s starting to feel secure. Her parents divorced when she was young and she’s always lived with her dad, moving around quite a bit, never really sure how long she’d be in one place. Now, on her 19th birthday, she’s out with friends she knows she’ll at least be around for the next 3 years since they’re all students at Cambridge. She feels the need to step out of her comfort zone now and have a little adventure in her life. Though she really doesn’t “step” but more like literally “falls” right into the arms of the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. Tristan Kingsley is so out of her league though. He’s part of the aristocracy and a well- known playboy. Kat’s barely had a boyfriend. Yet, there’s something about him that makes her feel like she should take the chance. They have so much in common- the way they view the world, their interest in historical items, they’re both from divorced homes. Their relationship has barely begun when they leave for the holidays, each heading home to meet their parent’s new love interest. From the title you can see where this is going, right? Wow! I can’t believe I almost passed up the chance to read this book. I’m not a fan of cliffhangers and this is the first in a trilogy but there is no way I am missing the rest of this series! Kat and Tristan are such likeable characters. Kat, though inexperienced and shy, is a tough, smart girl. Tristan, though a little rebellious and a playboy, is really a nice and thoughtful guy. The entire story is superbly written. You will be immediately drawn into this story so don’t fight it. Just read and enjoy the ride.
FORBIDDEN by Lauren Smith Kat Roberts has been all over the world, her father travels all the time, but for the first time, she’ll be able to stay put for a few years while she studies at Cambridge. She has never had any sort of real relationship, because she knew she’d have to move, but she has made a few friends already. While celebrating her nineteenth birthday at a local pub, Adonis walks in. Actually Tristan Kingsley who seems like God’s gift to womankind, at least that’s what everybody is whispering at the pub. Kat, against all odds, is so dazzled, that she just goes and talks to him, then kisses him. She is a virgin, not model material, but for some reason, she fascinates him. Neither character acts as expected, and I found that refreshing; Kat and Tristan appear very different but they are much more alike than they could have thought. And the blossoming romance feels like it should, with its sense of wonder, awe, and wild passion. As the subtitle suggests, Kat and Tristan will have to face considerable hurdles, and I cannot wait to see what happens next!