All tagged Forbidden/Taboo
Guilt-ridden and traumatized from causing the drunk-driving accident that killed her brother, Annabelle is barely scraping by. Committed to paying her parents back for medical expenses for her own treatment, she’s abandoned pursuit of her Masters to work a low-paying catering job. Enter Luke Klein: strung out on drugs and fallen from grace in the wake of a heinous scandal, he is Klein Enterprises ’s prodigal son. At an upscale wedding where Annabelle is tending bar, the inebriated Luke writes her a check for $10,000 on the spot, then offers her a small fortune to quit her job and keep playing along.
Late bloomer Edy has been in love with her bestie, Hassan, since she stopped thinking boys were gross; but as the only girl in her clique, her four overprotective footballer friends see her as one of the guys. When the less privileged Wyatt moves to town, Edy’s surrogate brothers conspire to keep him on the fringes of their exclusive world, forcing Edy to reevaluate her allegiance to her crew.
Julia grew up on Muriel Avenue—the women-owned, women-run street of houses inhabited by an exclusive set of “sluts” (who are, more accurately, well-paid escorts with uncommon agency over their professional sex worker lives). When she learns that her best friend (also the daughter of a slut) was raped by one of her mother’s Johns, she plays a dangerous game of revenge that sets her on a course toward a double life that creates tension among her normal teenage things—her post-college plans, the crush she has another girl, and her sweet, stable boyfriend.
Serial killer Lana is busy avenging crimes from her own past when she chance-meets Logan, the righteous FBI profiler tasked with finding the killer. She is torn between finding justice (continuing the kills) and finding peace (a happily-ever-after with her agent) amid her conflict about whether a HEA is even possible should she allow Logan to find out the truth.
Yves, an underemployed writer who blogs about her sexual exploits, is approached by closet fan Elijah, an editor for a big deal publisher. They both stand to gain if he helps launch her to literary stardom, so he leads the conversion of her popular sex blog into a memoir. The writing process forces Yves to face her inner psyche, and her dubious relationship with sex, while juggling the expectations of people she’s not ready to face. Her critical mother, an abusive ex, and intense attraction to the sexy artist, Julian are complicated by a double life she begins to lead with Elijah when he leads her to open an unexpected Pandora’s Box.