Warning: Do not attempt to read this book before bed if you work tomorrow unless you like looking like a zombie on too much caffeine.
I started reading Forbidden last night and figured I'd read 'til I started getting sleepy, usually 20 pages more or less does it for me. It didn't quite work out that way I turned the last page just as the sun rose this morning. It was that good. I got totally lost in the story and lost track of time, it's been awhile since that has happened.
Forbidden by Zoe Winters is book 5 in The Preternaturals series. Yes, it can be read as a stand-alone. I promise you won't get lost when characters from previous books in the series are introduced. A bit of a warning though once you're done you're going to want to read the earlier books just because their stories sound so intriguing.
There are actually two parts to the story of the former nun turned vampire Angeline and Father Hadrian. The first a novella titled, "Mercy" and is included in the book as a prequel. Thumbs up to Ms. Winters for that move.
Sixty years after turning Father Hadrian into a vampire Angeline is back in Forbidden only now she is an angel! Nice move huh?
Despite having a new life Angeline is not over Hadrian and has been keeping tabs on him from heaven. Father Hadrian is not your typical evil spawn of Satan vampire but he has managed to make some enemies and when he is attacked despite it being forbidden Angeline comes down on them well like an avenging angel and that's when the story heats up.
Forbidden is a great read, I highly recommend it and am looking forward to the next book in this series.
(reviewed 19 days after purchase)