Author: Jacquelyn Frank
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date : October 30, 2012
From New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Frank comes this first book in The World of the Nightwalkers—an exciting and sensual new spin-off series in which the Bodywalkers, an ancient race of the night, battles the evil forces who prey on them.
The unexpected happens in an instant. On her way to work, secretary Docia Waverley hurtles into a crashing crossroads, and she quickly begins to suspect that things will never be the same. Then, when a tall, blond, muscular stranger intervenes on her behalf, telling her it is his duty to protect her at all cost, what is just a feeling turns to proof positive. That is, as long as Docia’s savior doesn’t turn out to be a crazed kidnapper.
When Ram finds Docia, he has no doubt that she is his queen. But as this golden warrior sweeps in to protect her, he feels something more than body heat every time they touch. He is overwhelmed by a searing connection that goes deep into the twin souls inside him. A desire rises in him that is forbidden—this woman is his queen, the mate of his king, his leader, his best friend. And yet Docia is so vulnerable and attractive that she awakens a hunger in Ram that is undeniable, a carnal craving he cannot yield to . . . not without risking the very survival of the Bodywalkers.
Forbidden is the perfect mix of past and present (especially for lovers of ancient Egypt like me). When Docia finds herself given another chance at life she jumps at it, but it comes with a catch, it comes with another soul. But of course it's not just any soul. It may be the most important soul to come back from the Ether for hundreds of years.
Ram can tell just by touching Docia that she is something special. But she is promised to someone else, she is promised to his King. Which will rule in the end, Ram's desire to possess Docia and the soul that lives within her, or his duty and loyalty to his king and best friend? His decision gets harder and harder (in all ways you can imagine) as he spends more time with her and finds out the truth about the beautiful souls within her.
I can't wait to see what's next for this group of Bodywalkers - it'll be hard to beat the first book - this will be a definite favorite for the year.