Today I’m giving away a print copy of Wrong to Need You, the second book in Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Heart series to one lucky commenter. Entering is as easy as leaving a comment. Winner will be listed here this week. Good luck!
UPDATE (12/14): The winner is ADELE BUCK
Congrats, Adele! Please email me at contact at smittenbybooks dot com with your snail mail address to collect your book. Also, don’t forget to include the title in your email. You have 3 weeks claim your prize.
**US residents only
Release Date: Nov 28, 2017
Series: Forbidden Hearts
Heat Level: Hot
Imprint: Avon Books
Alisha Rai’s writing is just so easy that you get lost in the story. There is a hint of realism laced in that I can appreciate with each one of the stories. I loved how the author tackles the complex family dynamics for both Sadia and Jackson.
Sadia is way more complex than just a struggling widow. Just thinking of the book’s description, I felt like this was going to be the typical deceased husband’s brother coming in to save the day kind of story. Instead, Sadia and Jackson’s relationship is heavily influenced more so by who they are as individuals. Sadia is deeply hurt that she lost her friendship with Jackson throughout the years. She hated that he left after being shamed for a crime that he didn’t even commit in the town. Even though she was married to Paul, she felt alone and needed that friendship.
Jackson’s pain runs deep. His family feud with the Chandlers (Hate to Want You) probably left him most scarred than any of the other characters. His returning is to try to heal some of the wounds but his love for Sadia is conflicting with his flighty personality. He has always loved her but she was married to his brother. I kept wondering how Sadia never picked up on it when everyone did.
More secrets are revealed and some of the conflicts are wrapped up so nicely that it takes away from the story. We learned who really committed the crime that Jackson was accused of and even then it is sort of weak and just makes the excuse for everyone to forgive him and move on.
I love that Sadia is open sexual and is not afraid of what she likes. It makes her so much more real and authentic as a character. Jackson slowly evolves from a man who likes to stay to himself to integrating into his own family and accepting the love given to him.
I look forward to the next book in the series. I’m sure we will get more dirt and scandal from this family.