Review – Forbid Me


Forbid Me


Immortal Vices and Virtues: Shadow Shifter Bonds #4


Ines Johnson


Paranormal Romance


When Loyalty Clashes with Desire, True Love Roars

My pack thinks I’m stoic. In truth, I’m a murderer who has never shaken off the scars of my first kill when I was a child. Once my life was forfeit, now it belongs to my King. And when the Panther King orders me to retrieve his mate from the chaos happening on Earth, I do it without asking questions.
That is until my first whiff of the woman who my panther believes is his fated mate.
She will undoubtedly be my queen.
But does my loyalty rest with the crown the king, my best friend, wears?
Or at the feet of a witch whose touch is forbidden to me?


4stars rating

This was my first dip into this author’s writing, and let me tell you, I really enjoyed it! The writing was super descriptive, which took a chapter or two to adjust to, but then I was zooming through the story.

We’re back in this awesome world we already know and love, but we’re on a wild ride this time because we don’t just stay put at the Crossroads. And as an additional bonus, there are tons of familiar faces popping up here and there 😀
Just a heads-up, there might be a bit of a timeline confusion at the beginning (as the Tartarus portal hasnt opened yet), but I quickly got my bearings.

Stella and Oz are one of my favorite couples in this series. They embody everything that fated mates are about—loyalty to the other, protection, and love. And no, while there is instant attraction, Oz has to work for Stella’s love, as she’s been burned before. They both have scars, inside and out, but the other sees and accepts them.
Of course, we would not have a book if there had not been some confusion, lack of communication, and interpretation errors 😉

I devoured this book in practically one sitting. The pacing is perfect, with a great mix of action and character moments. It’s a lot to unpack, but the story flows so smoothly you never get lost.

I voluntarily read an advanced reader copy of this book, and I can confidently say it’s another fantastic addition to the series! I definitely recommend it!