REVIEW : All The Forbidden Things by Lesley Jones

September 9, 2019

When all that you want, is all that’s forbidden…

I’ve known him my entire life.
Before marriage.
Before fatherhood.
Before betrayal.
Now, he’s one of rock’s bad-boys trying to be good.
Trying to be the best father he can for his daughter.
He’s my brother’s best friend.
He’s my boss.
He has a wife.
Max isn’t mine to have, but I want him all the same.
And I haven’t survived all that I have to not go after what I want.

Her story is a tragedy, mine’s a publicity disaster.

Just when I needed her most, she walked back into my life, and the timing couldn’t be worse.
With a newborn baby, a divorce, an album to record, and a world tour to plan, I don’t need the distraction.
She’s off limits.
She’s my best friend’s little sister.
She’s my nanny.
Billie’s a golden drop of sexy sun on a grey autumn day, tempting me into the light and a life full of possibilities.
A life not meant for us.


He’s a married man. He’s my boss. He’s my brother’s best friend. He’s all the forbidden things. But I don’t fucking care.


MY REVIEW

This is my first read by Lesley Jones and I thoroughly enjoyed this story. I am not one for reading blurbs, so I went into this one blindly and was intrigued from the very first chapter. I had no idea what was going to happen or where this story was going to go but I was hooked and wanted to know more.

Max is a fantastic father and his love for his sweet baby girl Layla is adorable. His “wife” and baby mama on the other hand is not so great. I am far from being on Team Whitney. Despite everything going on in Max’s life he has a fantastic support system when it comes to his family, friends and bandmates.

Billie has experienced so much trauma for her young age. From the tragic loss of her parents, to the horrors she experienced at the hands of her former employer. She has a new job and Max is her boss. They’ve known each other forever, Billie’s older brother is Max’s best friend and bandmate. She’s also had a crush on the man since she was a child.

Max and Billie had a ton of chemistry. This book was heavy on the tension and the steam when it came to those two. Billie was super sweet when it came to Layla, she loved that girl as if she was her own from the very beginning. I loved that despite everything Billie had experienced she was a fighter and she didn’t let the past ruin her future.

This story is full of forbidden things. If you’re looking for angst, drama, steamy, a sweet baby girl, great family dynamics, a nanny and a Rockstar and an age gap (she’s 22 and he is 38) this is definitely one for you.


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