Author: Natalie E. Wrye
Publisher by: Independent
Genres: Adult Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance, Mystery, Romance, Romantic Suspense
When Trevor Cassidy steps foot on a bus to "Nowhere," Tennessee, he boards with a singular purpose: to leave the life he led behind.
A desolate girl on the ride catches his eye, but he wants almost nothing to do with the ten-foot invisible wall that she's built around herself.
But when calamity strikes deep inside the Tennessee forest, Trevor and the lonely girl, Kat, must learn to trust each other if they want to make it back to civilization intact.
Breaking down Kat's walls will prove to be the hardest thing Trevor's ever done, and on top of that...she's hiding something: something that may threaten their very existence, their dwindling survival.
But how does Trevor uncover Kat's hidden agenda without bringing his own to light?
Paradise Forbidden was another mysterious, yet unique romance from Natalie Wyre. There was something lyrical about the writing and it kept me entertained. I wanted to know what know more about the mystery that was part of Kat and Trevor’s story.
I went into this story knowing very little about it. Kat is a writer, a travel journalist, and her career is something that she loves. She puts everything into her job but when she’s unexpectedly fired, Kat is at a lost. Kat was the type of woman that spoke her mind. She was smart and absolutely could hold her own, but this new Kat had somewhat lost her fire. She decides she needs a break from her life and she books a bus ticket out of Tampa and heads to Tennessee.
On her trip she meets Trevor Cassidy. Trevor is gorgeous, blonde, and a complete mystery to Kat. Trevor is initially drawn to her Kat’s beauty and presence but their first interaction wasn’t very friendly. During their bus ride the two share a few secret glances and passing thoughts but they have little interaction. You get to see inside both Kat and Trevor’s minds. When an unexpected event happens the two are forced together.
I didn’t anticipate Kat and Trevor’s predicament. It threw me for a loop but I really liked how it was unfolding. You are well aware that they each have secret but I really wondered about the who, what, and why. The two together were like oil and water at times. They were both so stubborn and sarcastic but they were so much alike. You could feel the chemistry building between the two. Trevor wanted to pursue that spark but Kat had a lot of anger and mistrust in her, so breaking down her barriers would not going to be an easy feat.
While I did enjoy this book, there were elements of the story that I wish had been developed a bit more. I wanted to see more romance between the two characters. It was
I nod, never breaking eye contact. And how could I? With Trevor looking at me like that, there’s no chance that I can move, let alone breathe.
Every time our gazes cross, a shift takes place. It moves the air around us: swirling and circling, interlacing and enclosing. It weaves through us, wrapping us to each other: binding us… with this… need.
I can see in Trevor’s eyes all that I feel.
The apprehension. The latent confusion. That undeniable… need.
And there it is again: that needling… annoying… disturbing and somehow strangely consuming sentiment that we need each other. I don’t want to need Trevor. I don’t need him to need me, either.
Whatever it is that exists between the two of us, it is inescapable: invisible but potent. We’re two stars on a collision course, orbiting each other, dancing around another… until the inevitable happens.
A cosmic boom that threatens to rain destruction… or beautiful stardust, and I’m not sure which it will be, so I make a decision right then and right there.
The decision… to get out.
Get out while I still can: while I can spare us both the explosion that is bound to happen. While I can avoid the disappointment that will ultimately follow.
While I can spare myself Trevor’s discovery of my deceit.
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