Review: The Temptation (The Forbidden Series Book Four), by Samantha Sommersby Reply


3 out of 5 Stars

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Welcome to The Forbidden series. Although this is book 4 of the series, it wasn’t terribly hard to follow, but there were some things that may have been better understood had I read the earlier books. With that said, it had an interesting storyline, which focuses on Jake Madison, who was inadvertently changed into a werewolf while being rescued by a pack after a rock climbing accident a year earlier. Jake is still trying to come to terms with who he is and embrace his wolf. It isn’t until after he rescues Allison Connelly, a Forensic Psychologist and a Human, that he is finally able to do that while they’re both trying to keep the pack members safe from a Rogue Were who is, apparently, coming for one of the pack members.
There are a few storylines within this book, and I did enjoy it. As with most paranormals, this story contained some steamy bedroom scenes.
The series seems to have good potential, so if you are into multiple types of paranormal creatures, it would be best to start at the beginning before getting to this book.

Reviewed by Vampire Fan

Our blog was given this book in exchange for and honest review.


There’s a fine line between man and beast…one only the heart can cross.

A year ago, Jacob Madison got more than he bargained for during a rock-climbing trip to Yosemite. A freak accident left him badly injured, at the mercy of the elements—and the wolves who rescued him. If it hadn’t been for them, he’d be dead. He’d also still be human. Now he’s back, hoping to find out who he is and what he’s become. Instead, he finds smart, sexy Allison Connelly.

A forensic psychologist, Allison is newly divorced and proudly standing on her own two feet…until an unexpected storm shears off the snow bank she’s standing on. She plunges down an icy ravine, thinking she’s heading for oblivion. Then she lands in the arms of a tall, dark Texan. Jake.

Brought together by circumstance and bound by passion, secrets from their past threaten their future before it can begin. And somewhere in the mountains lurks a rogue were turned serial killer. Whatever the danger Jake’s inner beast poses to Allison, there’s only one way to protect her—unleash it. Even if it costs him her love.


About the Author:

Samantha Sommersby left what she used to call her “real life” day job in 2007 to pursue writing full-time. Sam’s background in the psychiatric field is apparent in her work and allows her to bring a unique perspective to her characters and stories. She currently lives in southern California with her husband, son, and cocker spaniel, Buck.

Her husband is a social worker who works with abused children. He’s an avid sailor who loves to surf, and you’ll find bits of him in every hero that Sam has ever written. Her son is wonderfully sensitive, with a sarcastic sense of humor. He plays the piano, composes his own music, is a competitive fencer, and worships video games. On the rare occasion when Sam manages to set aside some play time for herself, you’ll most likely find her reading a book, at the movies, or out wine tasting.

Although she’s written a variety of genres, Sam happily spends most work days immersed in the world of the Forbidden, a world where vampires, werewolves, and demons are real, where magic is possible, and where love still conquers all.


Twitter: @SamSommersby



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