Forbidden Passion

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Forbidden Passion

Book 3 in the Demonborn series

Marlena Bender is on a camping trip with her mother and older sister when they are attacked by what looks like a gang of young boys.  The boys are really young demons.  To kill the woman and two young girl’s is the boy’s rite of passage.  Expect the one that is supposed to kill Marlena can't do it. Instead he takes Marlena and runs with her to safety instead.  No one believes her when she tries to tell them that demons killed her family, they think it was the shock of seeing her family killed.  Marlena is sent to live with an aunt in a different town.  Now she is back in Mysteria.  She is a doctor and working at the Mysteria Mental Hospital and also at Blood Core as a researcher.  She believes that the cure for evil can be found in people’s blood.  The main reason she came back to Mysteria is to find out who killed her family and why.  Dante Zertlaw is Mysteria's new sheriff.  After he saved Marlena when she was a child, he was forced to leave the only family he has ever known and hides from them.  Now he is back.  He is determined to keep the towns people safe from the paranormals that live below the city.  The town’s people have no idea that there are werewolves, vampires, and demons living and working with them.  He tries to keep the peace between the two worlds.  Dante knows he is in big trouble when he learns Marlena is back in town.  He is trying to find out who is killing women and burning them.  When he finds out that the killer is looking to make Marlena his next victim, he knows his plans to stay away for her will not work.  Dante needs to stay close to Marlena in order to keep her safe.  But the attraction they feel for each other keeps getting stronger the more they are together.  Will Dante be able to keep Marlena safe without her finding out his secret?  If she finds out will she still love and want him?

This is the third and final installment in Ms. Herron's Demonborn series.  What a great way for this series to end.  I hated that this was the last book as this was a very entertaining series.  I hope to see more paranormal books from Ms. Herron and I highly recommend this series to all who love the paranormal romance stories.

Book Blurb for Forbidden Passion


Fueled by her family's murder years ago, Dr. Marlena Bender has devoted her life to understanding violent criminals. But when a serial killer in this small Southern town starts taking the lives of women in diabolical ways--leaving trophies of his kills on Marlena's doorstep--it all hits too close to home. Terrified, Marlena turns to the only man she can trust...the man who saved her life.


Sheriff Dante Valtrez would move heaven and earth to keep Marlena safe, but he's not the savior she thinks he is. A dark legacy runs through his blood and a dangerous secret lies within him. Now a fierce, hot, ruthless desire draws Dante and Marlena together--as a demonic force from his past threatens to rip them apart, destroying everything they hold dear.

Night Owl Reviews Mar, 2010 4.75