Forbidden by Karen Erickson

Forbidden by Karen Erickson
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (117 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, M/F/M, F/F, M/M, Ménage, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4.5 Cherries
Review by Fern

He always wanted what he couldn’t have…

Playing With Fire, Book 1

Forbidden desires, secret needs…that’s not what girls are made of. At least, that’s what Michaela’s past boyfriends told her when she revealed her darkest, dirtiest fantasies. She knows she’s better off without the exes, but she’s lonely—and horny. It doesn’t help that her roommate, Austin, is the most gorgeous man she’s ever laid eyes on. Too bad he’s bisexual…or so he says.

There’s a reason Austin hasn’t been with a woman in a long time. The only one he wants is Michaela. He’s fought his attraction for months, waiting for a sign, desperate to show her she’s everything he wants in a lover. One illicit kiss leads to an explosive night of sex that leaves her wanting more—yet afraid. But Austin is a patient man, more than willing to tear down her boundaries piece by piece. Exposing her to pleasures she’s never known.

Trust leads her to whisper her most deeply held fantasy. One that rouses a new emotion Austin didn’t expect: jealousy. Possessiveness. He’s the only man he wants in her life. And he’ll do whatever it takes to prove it…

Warning: Contains m/m sex, m/f/m sex, naughty, delicious punishments and naughty, delicious everything. It’s filthy good.

Forbidden is a story that is just as the name implies. How can a bi-sexual man reveal his love to a roommate that he’s crushed on her for years without scaring her away? And better yet, how does she break free from what society has taught her are the acceptable ways to go after what she truly wants and needs sexually? The answers will make you wriggle and squirm, and when Austin and Michaela finally break-ground and come together, boy-oh-boy, do things get hot!

Normally, I don’t drool over bi-sexual men that wear eyeliner and spend more time in the bathroom getting ready than I do, but I’ll gladly make an exception for Austin! He is sizzling, and I couldn’t wait for the moment when he finally got to make love to the woman of his dreams. Michaela is one lucky girl, not that she’s all that bad herself! Years of hiding what her secret desires have turned her into someone she doesn’t recognize. By trusting Austin, she’ll learn that it’s okay to be sexually explorative. Kink is kink, and desire cannot be measured for everyone in shades of vanilla.

Forbidden is a must read for those that like their erotica hot, with moving characters that stick around long after you’ve finished the story. I cannot wait for more in this series and plan on reading more of Ms. Erickson in the future.


  1. Thanks for the great review Fern! You made my day. I’m so glad you enjoyed Forbidden — and Austin! 🙂

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