Enjoying San Francisco as a backdrop, the ghosts in USA Today Bestselling Author Diane Rinella’s 150-year old Victorian home augment the chorus in her head. With insomnia as their catalyst, these voices have become multifarious characters that haunt her well into the sun’s crowning hours, refusing to let go until they have manipulated her into succumbing to their whims. Her experiences as an actress, business owner, artisan cake designer, software project manager, Internet radio disc jockey, vintage rock n’ roll journalist/fan girl, and lover of dark and quirky personalities influence her idiosyncratic writing.
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on Oct. 24, 2013 :
When I read Love's Forbidden Flower, I thought that it was a pretty decent book, (I gave it a 4 star rating). So when Diane had sent me a message asking if I wanted to read the erotica novella that she had written to go along with the first book, of course I jumped at the option.
I kinda had the same problem with this book that I had with Forbidden Flower though. Lily's character seemed self-centered again. She kept pushing Donovan to do something that she was uncomfortable but she wanted to do something so she kept pushing him.
Taking that out of the review, this story was amazingly hot and well written. The sex between Lily and Donovan was off the charts!! There were some parts of it where I think I actually blushed at the amount of detail that Diane went into. But all in all it was a good read! I would rate this at 4 stars!!!
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on Oct. 24, 2013 :
I fell in love with the book. I was amazed at how she took such a controversial topic and exposed the real question about love. Who are we to put limits on who a person is supposed to love. Laws cannot and should not dictate our hearts and who we love.
She wrote Love’s Erotic Flower as a short novella to fill the gap of time between Love’s Forbidden Flower and Time’s Forbidden Flower. This novella lets the reader see the transition that Lily and Donovan made after their father died in the first book. It could be a stand alone read, but I highly recommend that you read the first book along with the novella in advance of the second book which is scheduled to be released soon.
In the novella, she lets you see how their love is explored and acted upon. It is humorous, sincere and very well written. Diane once again shows us her outstanding talent at taking a taboo topic and making us see the real issue………..LOVE.
I have had the honor of reading the second book, you won’t want to miss out on it. It closes the story for Lily and Donovan and leaves you with the answers you have had during the story. The ending is what I classify as a OMG moment when you fully understand what had happen in their lives that lead them to where they are now.
Diane does such a wonderful job giving you the pieces to this story as you go, but she doesn’t draw you a map. This isn’t a book you can predict the ending to half way through. Oh you might think you have the answers and know what is going to happen, but it is at those times she changes the questions and you start all over again. What I love most about this series is that the topic alone could turn many readers off. I only hope that the book falls into the hands of readers who can look past the surface and see the real truth to the story.
Do we as society have the right to tell someone they can’t love another person because of title, relation or to establish comfort in society? Do we have the right to tell a person they have to ignore their heart and live in a loveless marriage because that is what is acceptable? Yes this is a story of two siblings who were lied to, abused and mistreated by not only society but their own parents. I walked away feeling like I need to examine how I personally feel about others rights to love who they love. A heart can’t be controlled, it can be held hostage, it can be manipulated but it will continue to love who it loves.
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