"4.5 stars. Top Pick. Readers will love this book from the very beginning! The characters are so real and flawed that fans feel as if they're alongside them. Malpas' writing is also spot-on with emotions."--RT Book Reviews on The Protector
"[Jake and Camille] together were great. Although both have their pasts and demons they came together and it was a joy to read...This is the first book I've read from Jodi Ellen Malpas, but she's has become a favorite in one read."
--Night Owl Review on The Protector
"Unpredictable and addictive."
"The Forbidden is a gut-wrenching tale full of passion, angst, and heart! Not to be missed!"
"A brave, cutting-edge romance. While not for everyone, this is a worthwhile read."--Library Journal on The Forbidden
"A brave, cutting-edge romance...This is a worthwhile read."--Library Journal on The Forbidden
"The Forbidden proves that Jodi Ellen Malpas is not only one of the romance genre's most talented authors, but also one of the bravest. In this raw and honest portrayal of forbidden love, Jodi delivers a sexy and passionate love story with characters to root for. The Forbidden is easily my favorite read of 2017!"--Shelly Bell, author of At His Mercy
"The Forbidden is the kind of novel that is almost impossible to not fall in love with. It is beautifully written and compelling"--Once Upon a Book Blog
"The Forbidden is a gripping book that will have you tearing at the pages. I couldn't stop reading. I give Jodi so much credit and props for going there and not shying away from this subject that makes so many uncomfortable. I am giving this book 4.5 out 5 stars."--Take Me Away to a Great Read Blog