Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai

Hurts to Love You by Alisha Rai
Publisher: Avon
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Full length (254 pages)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Quince

Being bad never felt so good, in the third novel in Alisha Rai’s sexy Forbidden Hearts series!

Well-behaved women don’t lust after men who love to misbehave.

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Gabriel Hunter hides the pain of his past behind a smile, but he can’t hide his sudden attraction to his friend’s sheltered little sister. Eve is far too sweet to accept anything less than forever and there’s no chance of a future between the son of a housekeeper and the town’s resident princess.

When a wedding party forces Eve and Gabe into tight quarters, keeping their hands off each other will be as hard as keeping their clothes on. The need that draws them together is stronger than the forces that should shove them apart . . . but their sparks may not survive the explosion when long-buried secrets are finally unearthed.

Big revelations, family secrets, closures, weddings and hot sex scenes; you name it, Hurts to Love You has it. The third installment in Alisha Rai’s Forbidden Hearts series features Evangeline Chandler and Gabriel Hunter. The two of them have known one another for a very long time. Evangeline has had a crush on Gabriel since forever. Gabriel suddenly realized that little Evangeline has grown up to be incredibly beautiful young woman, but there were complications which made their love forbidden. I enjoyed watching them try to stay away from each other but once that wedding party forced them to spend time together in close proximity, that’s when everything changed.

Although this is part of a series, Hurts to Love can be read as a standalone. Besides Evangeline and Gabriel, I met a lot of secondary characters from the first two books in the series. Each of the secondary characters is either part of her or his family and they all bring a wonderful dynamic into the story. Ms. Rai did a great job in capturing complex family relationships and all the revelations surely helped in that. Actually, I liked reading more about Eve and Gabe’s families and their interactions than just about Eve and Gabriel’s romance.

My biggest issue with their romance was their lovemaking scenes. It wasn’t because they are not well written or very hot, they are; I missed the sensuality and tenderness from them that should have been there. Instead, they were more about sex and less about lovemaking. For me that did not fit well because Evangeline and Gabriel’s feelings were presented as something much deeper than just pure lust.

If I put the sex vs. love aside, I found this story very entertaining. It is a feel good story and I am glad that I read it.


  1. Glad to see you enjoyed this one! I really liked the first book but haven’t gotten around to reading past it yet. I like all of these secondary characters too and look forward to finishing out the series. 🙂

  2. Debra Guyette says

    This books looks amazing. I would love to read them all now.

  3. Very poignant, honest review. I like that and yet the reviewer made the story sound interesting and inviting too.

  4. I love the whole forbidden romance trope. Love who you love, screw societal expectations! 🙂 Great review.

  5. I liked the review and would love to read the book.

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