During the time of Rome’s powerful rule, the emperor sends his army into a land ruled by Druids and into a battle of magic, lust, and greed in which two unlikely lovers become entwined in a romance that crosses boundaries. Cary’s unashamedly watches the breath taking Roman as he baths never believing she would get caught watching him bath. Her attraction to him is wrong because he is an enemy of her people and she is their princess. Maximus captures his little voyeur and in the process he is captured by her beauty and overcome with the undeniable attraction between them. He is determined to have her but what will happen when he discovers the one woman he desires most in the world is the princess of the Druid clan he is ordered to eliminate? Carys believes she is meant to love her Roman, but will destiny allow her to keep her man?
Christina Phillips will enchant the reader as she takes you back to the time of magic and mayhem in a romance between two mortal enemies and the tantalizing emotions that could destroy both of their lives. The characters keep the reader deeply entrenched in the mesmerizing plot and within a time period that you will not want to leave even when you reach the last page. Forbidden is a delightful read and one you are sure to enjoy if you like historical romance with a lot of sizzle and a dash of magic that will take your breath away. Enjoy!
He was a master of seduction – but no match for the magical allure of the woman he wanted most
Carys knew from the moment she first spied on Maximus in his naked barbarian glory that he was a dangerous Roman centurion – his taut, battle-scarred flesh marking him as a fearless warrior. But her desire for him was as undeniable as it was illicit.
Charged by his emperor to eliminate a clan of powerful Druids in Britain, Maximus never expects his mission to be thwarted by the clan’s ethereal princess, Carys, his daring voyeur. Falling under her spell, he doesn’t realize her true heritage – until he captures her heart as well as her body.
As Carys’ loyalties are twisted, and freedom is no longer her single-minded obsession, an avenging former lover threatens to crush Maximus’ people into oblivion. Now Carys and Maximus must overcome the devastation of war and face the ultimate sacrifice if their forbidden love is to survive.
Previously published in 2010