Her Forbidden Hero (Hero Series #1)

Her Forbidden Hero (Hero Series #1)

by Laura Kaye
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Her Forbidden Hero (Hero Series #1) by Laura Kaye

Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye

She's always been off-limits… Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend's little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco's not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he's not about to let her see the mess he's become. …but now she's all grown up. When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can't stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa's not looking for protection--not anymore. Now that she's back in his life, she's determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622669240
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 05/14/2012
Series: Laura Kaye's Hero Series , #1
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 25,809
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Laura Kaye has written nearly a dozen books in contemporary and paranormal romance. She grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her lifelong fascination with the supernatural and storytelling. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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Her Forbidden Hero 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 242 reviews.
bookholiday More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this story. There was so much to like. very good book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Unlike a lot of quick romance novels, I think Kaye did a good job in connecting her readers with her characters. Because of their history it didn't feel like they fell in love too quickly or unreasonably. Unfortunately the ending felt rushed and a bit silly, but overall this is a much better read than I thought it would be.
sandy4lee More than 1 year ago
Besides being an excellent romance, this book tells about an important problem our heroes come home with. Loved this book!
Hesperia_Loves_Books More than 1 year ago
What a fantastic read that has quickly landed itself on my Favorites of 2012 list! If you are looking for a contemporary romance that has beautifully written characters, tons of sexual tension & a love story that will capture your heart - then look no further than Her Forbidden Hero. Marco Vieri is such an amazingly well written & developed character. He was member of an Army Special Forces unit until he was injured and became unable to serve. His injuries have left him feeling like another person & unable to do simple things that he has always taken for granted. He no longer recognizes himself and worse, he doesn’t like who he has become. He has shut out everyone close to him and refuses to let anyone in. His hurt, guilt, longing, despair & anger were so palpable that I wanted to go through the pages and comfort him. When Alyssa comes back into his life he is torn between the person he used to be & who he has become. Alyssa (such a great name ;), LOVED it!) has the world at her feet. She has just graduated college & she’s back in her hometown looking to land a job where her longtime friend, Marco works. She has loved him for as long as she can remember and wishes that he could see her as more than just Brady’s little sister. After being sheltered & protected for most of her life - she wants to show everyone that she is independent and can stand on her own feet. She has finally come out of the shell that years of abuse, at the hands of her father, put her in and wants desperately to show Marco the woman that she has become. Her spunk, spirit, empathy & love, for Marco, radiated off of the pages for me and helped me fall in love with her just as much as him! Marco & Alyssa’s story is not an easy one, but that makes their ending so much sweeter and more deserving. The issues that, as an injured soldier, Marco must deal with on a daily basis were excruciating. His journey to find himself, to make peace with the things he cannot change & to accept his differences, had me in tears. The love, compassion & understanding that Alyssa showed him during this journey, had me bawling like a baby. Her Forbidden Hero is a magnificent story about love & acceptance and has earned a well-deserved spot on my Favorites of 2012 list. I know, that if you read it, it will be on yours as well! Well done Laura Kaye, well done!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Marco is struggling with PTSD and Alyssa moved to where he is after graduating college. An amazing love story about a girl who has always been in love with her older brothers best friend, struggling with their past and trying to figure out their feelings for each other. Must read!
PurdueLiz More than 1 year ago
Falling for your friend's brother or your brother's friend? What girl hasn't done that? Her Forbidden Hero finds Alyssa having fallen long ago for her older brother's best friend, Marco. Marco, a tortured war hero who's changed from when Alyssa knew him. Once again, Ms. Kaye pulls you quickly and deeply into her character's lives and makes you root for them, root for their "forbidden" love. After falling for Caden (Hearts in Darkness) and Owen (North of Need), I should have expected to lose my heart to Marco too. A compelling love story you won't want to miss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am not much for romance novels, but with a Military back ground, this one caught my attention. Marco was a very well written ptsd veteran. I grew to love him quickly. Aly is an amazing match for him. It makes me wish that my war torn friends will find a girl like that to help them with their nightmares. This bookhas opened my eyes to a new selection of books. My only complaint..... it ended to soon.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Excellent story. I loved all of it. The heroine was beautiful, hard working, sweet and witty. And the hero was HOT. I loved the way the author told the story of ptsd. And the lake scene (yowza)! Amazingly sexy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What isn't to love? He's a war hero, her brother's best friend, her protector (then & now) and needs some protection of his own to get past his battle scars.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this plot and characters! Well Done! Short and sweet but I didn't feel like it was too much info too fast! Good sex scenes!
IproCNJ More than 1 year ago
Laura Kaye has done it again! Beautifully written story. Once I started I couldn't put it down
Patty1CA More than 1 year ago
I would love to read more stories like these. It was sad but really great. Its like a learning lesson all in one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Being in a military relationship I felt this totally caltures the mans point of view and also shows how the woman tries to deal with it!! Its the perfect example of give and take and love always brings people together
Buzziebee More than 1 year ago
this was a great book! I loved how Laura Kaye describes the characters so you can actually see them in your mind! I have to agree with another review...the lake scene was waaaaay hot!
GraceDZ More than 1 year ago
Thank you, Laura Kaye, for Marco! I've read all of Laura Kaye's published work up to date, and I know well enough now that anything new from her I must read right away! I savored every bit of Her Forbidden Hero. Ms. Kaye shines again in creating a story with the right balance of angst, steam, and heartfelt moments, while introducing a well-developed cast of characters with a familial sense of quality. Meet Alyssa Scott. She's fresh out of college, stubbornly independent, adores her older brother Brady, and has been in love with her brother's best friend for a long time. Marco Vieri...holy hotness *fans self*!!! What can I say about him? With brown hair, blue eyes, long fingers, and a lean-chiseled body, Marco is a loyal friend through and through. He was in the army special forces and nightmares torture him every night. He hasn't seen Alyssa in a few years, but now notices how she's all grown up when she starts working in the same bar. Both of them have changed and both want to protect one another, but is it OK to give into their feelings? One of my favorite aspects of this story is the dynamic relationship between Marco, Alyssa, and Brady. Through memories and flashbacks, we find out why these three ended up growing close, and why they care and look out for each other. Marco and Alyssa...whew! They butted heads at times, but that's because it's obvious they love each other in more ways than one. These two seriously had to sort out their feelings, especially Marco, who has issues he doesn't want Alyssa to know about. It all just makes this into a friends-to-lovers story one should not miss! I was left smiling so big my cheeks started to hurt! Oh, and should I mention Marco plays the guitar and drives his grandfather's black '67 Mustang? He takes very good care of it too. Man, I love a talented, sexy guy with a hot, classic car! Now, do you understand why I need to fan myself? Holy hotness, indeed! :)
Marulett More than 1 year ago
Who hasn´t been in love with your big brother´s best friend (or your friend´s big brother in my case)??? That is the premise of the book, Laura Kaye can write romance books in a compelling way. I was hooked from the first page and couldn´t put it down until I turned the last page on my kindle. The characters are easy to relate to and are not the same people they were a couple of years back. Marco is a tortured war hero and Aly is his best friend littler sister, the problem is she is no longer little. I really enjoyed this book and can´t wait for Kaye´s upcoming work :) Pick it up, you won´t be disappointed!!
DeeMcGee1 More than 1 year ago
I'm a huge Laura Kaye fan and she hooks me again with a unrequited love between Marco Vieri and Alyssa Scott. She creates a great back story between the two friends and you become invested in their lives. The angst level in the story is perfect, never anything too over-the-top. Laura is fantastic at building the sexual tension slowly between her characters. By the time they finally hook up, you are squirming in your chair! Laura Kaye's sex scenes are among my favorite of all time. Definitely pick up this awesome read. And then pick up the second book in this series, One Night with a Hero. You'll fall just as hard for Alyssa's brother, Brady Scott.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was an enjoyable wonderful romance. It is short at only 151 pgs on my nook but wow I read this in two days! So loved the main characters Alyssa & Marco. Couldn't help feeling so sad for the pain Marco had been carrying around. I was very happy with the ending of this story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a tad short but i definitly enjoyed the story line. Loveddd ittttt!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Only 150 nook pages, i finished the book in a few hours. Nothing too deep but likeable characters that you want a happy ending for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved the story and how it ended. The only thing I was sad about was that it was over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the believability and just right complexity of the characters. Couldn't stop reading.
SnjDebi More than 1 year ago
Ms. Kaye has done it once again! A sexy, heart pounding story that makes us feel for the characters! Brava Ms. Kaye! Brava!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this book awesome story line between Alyssa and Marco totally awesome loved the whole story loved how they got together showed a strong woman thanks for this amazing book
kimberlyfaye More than 1 year ago
One of the things I want to do this year is tackle the backlists of some authors I've read and enjoyed recently. I started with a Brazen book, because really, you just can't go wrong with them. I'm glad I did, too. I might be kicking myself for waiting so long to read this book, but I'm glad I read it when I did. I enjoyed this book so very much. I love books about military men. I'm a sucker for the "best friend's little sister" trope. I love a strong female lead. And I'm a sucker for unexpected emotional responses while reading. Her Forbidden Hero had all of these things. Her Forbidden Hero is the story of Alyssa and Marco. They've known each other for years. Alyssa's big brother, Brady, is Marco's best friend. They served in the military together. Now Marco's home and he and Alyssa are working together. She's always had feelings for him. He always considered her a little sister, but things are starting to change now. She's not the little girl he remembers. She's grown into a strong, determined woman who wants to make her own way in the world. I loved Alyssa. She's the kind of strong female heroine I love in books. She was independent and thoughtful. I enjoyed how protective she was of Marco, how she put his needs above her own once she realized he was suffering from nightmares as a result of his PTSD. It takes a special kind of woman to be there for a friend, especially when she obviously doesn't want anything in return. Her biggest concern was his well-being. She truly was selfless. Marco was a tough nut to crack, but I knew Alyssa was just the woman to do it. Her actions weren't overt or calculating, but just her being around and the connection between them was enough to start chipping away his walls. The characters in this book were complex wonderful. It was obvious how much they cared about each other, even when times got tough. Their road was definitely bumpy, but I enjoyed being on it with them. There was just the perfect amount of angst. There were also tons of feels and a heartwarming connection between characters you can't help but root for. And, being a Brazen, it had a few steamy moments, too. This was a fantastic contemporary romance. Now, excuse me while I go devour the second book in this series, One Night with a Hero.