Note: This review is for the individual story. However, the four books have been joined into a box set – Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series.
She’s the tutor I hired to teach me Italian. She’s way too young for me, but she’s also gorgeous, bright and filled with a curiosity about life that I find incredibly refreshing. It’s fucking adorable.
I’m old enough to know better, but this pretty young thing tempts me beyond belief. And for the first time in my life, I can see myself falling.
Is this what it’s like to be pursued by an older man? The complete confidence, the lack of expectations, the sincerity? My God, it’s exhilarating.
Quinn Kingsley is totally unexpected. I’m moving to Italy in three weeks to teach English, and while I never expected something so real to develop between us so quickly, our chemistry is undeniable. There’s something so sexy about this back and forth he and I share. Flirting with this man is like playing with fire, and I’m bound to get burned.
Io sono attratto da te. I’m attracted to you, he tells me.
But is our attraction enough to get us through the complications of a massive age gap and an international love affair? Only one way to find out…
Point of view:
1st person. Alternating perspectives by chapter.
This was a cute wrap up to the series. I really like May/December and this fit the bill. Quinn (38) falls for his Italian tutor, Allesandra (22) right before she’s scheduled to move to Italy. This was short and sweet, a comfy listen that I’ve enjoyed numerous times.
There’s a little epilogue that sort-of wraps up the series. It’s obvious there was going to be another book or spin-off that included a long-lost Kingsley brother. As far as I can tell, that never came to fruition.
Joe Arden was great here, and the Italian was swoon-worthy. I liked Megan Tusing’s performance much better in this one than I did in the first two. I look forward to more of her narrations.
About the author:
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.
Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
You can connect with Ryan here:
About the narrator:
Megan Tusing is a West Virginia native now based in Brooklyn, Megan is an actor and Audie Nominated audiobook narrator. She has numerous credits in stage, film, and television. Additionally, she has recorded over 150 audiobooks with such publishers as Simon & Schuster, Hachette, Harper Collins and more. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theater from James Madison University. When not on stage or in the booth, she can be found knitting in the company of good friends.
You can connect with Tusing here:
Joe Arden is an audiobook Narrator of Romance and Erotica. Advocate for Respect, Equality, and Consent. You can find him on Twitter:
My Favorite Quotes
Even if she leaves me in the end, I have to be able to say that I did everything in my power to keep her. – Tempting Little Tease by @KendallRyan1 #ForbiddenDesires narrated by @megantusing @TheRealJoeArdenTweet