Cover: 4 (I would have given a 5 if the cover model had tattoos like hero)
Genres: Romance, Erotica, Suspense, Mild Violence
Published: October 19, 2016
Read: February 5, 2017
My Rating: 5
Standalone 125 pages
Told in dual first peron perspectives
Series: related to Quake; Quiver; next is Delve; Tied; coming soon Delude
Forbidden Romance – Stand Alone
He was my brother’s best friend and seven years older than me.
He was a tatted up bad boy, indulging in one night stands like they were going out of style.
So why did I want to tear his clothes off every time we got within five feet of each other?
She was only eighteen years old when we met for the first time.
She was a good girl who avoided guys like me, but that didn’t stop me from picturing all the things I wanted to do with her– do to her. She was too young though, and my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t let things go where I wanted. I couldn’t touch her–couldn’t taint her with my darkness. I knew it could never happen. It would never happen…
but it did.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Delve is by author Jacob Chance.
Delve is my first novel by Jacob Chance. I thoroughly enjoyed it and was equally impressed. From my reading experience, I haven’t read many male authors who could pull off romance and erotica that doesn’t read like porn. Jacob Chance did a great job!
This book’s premise is one we have seen many times. Heroine’s older brother is best friends with hero. I have to say that this novel didn’t bore me. The author wrote in a way in which I didn’t roll my eyes once. The heroine, Kenna, was sassy and bratty at first. However, once I got to read her POV, I understood her character better. Kenna was awesome. She was emotionally strong for what she dealt with. Kenna was also smart, caring and beautiful. A perfect match for our hero, Derick.
Derick was a stereotypical, sexy, arrogant alpha. However he was so sweet when it came to Kenna. Except when he was being a jerk. Hey, all heroes can’t be perfect. What fun would that be? 😉 Anyway, once I had a better understanding of what kind of person he was on the inside, I fell in love with him. Derick has been in love with Kenna from the first moment he met her when she was eighteen years old. Unfortunately, he was not only several years older but he was her brother’s best friend. Right there says ‘off limits.’
The chemistry and sexual tension between these two was believable and palpable. Explosive to say the least. And once they finally gave into their attraction…..seriously?…..my Kindle nearly melted. Hot damn! Kenna and Derick had a few obstacles to overcome. Circumstances were not easy for these two. Also, there is a suspense aspect hanging around in the background that kept me on my toes just waiting for trouble. I’ll tell you that aspect wasn’t resolved and I believe it is continuing through to the next book, Delude.
There is some mild violence. And as I mentioned earlier there is suspense in which I inferred was carried over from Quake and Quiver. I haven’t YET read those books but I will, soon. Those books are parts one and two of Kyle and Janny’s story who also make appearances in Delve. (Kyle is Kenna’s brother) I need to catch up with this series because Delude is releasing soon!
Something else I’d like to add is that there is a short novella, Tied, that brings us to Vegas for the wedding weekend of Kenna and Derick. I am going to read that soon as well. That novella is available now.
Ok, I have one more last thing to add. It’s actually more of a fun fact that the author will appreciate more than anyone. I was so lost in this novel, I chose read and finish it instead of watching the Super Bowl. So I hope that confirms how much I enjoyed reading Delve.