Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Author Elle Wright

New Book Release The Forbidden Man: 
An Edge of Scandal Series Book #1

Today I am spotlighting Author Elle Wright. Her new release The Forbidden Man is now available for purchase at any book retailer. Go grab your copy now! I have mine...

I received a copy of The Forbidden Man last week for promotional purposes. I started reading and could not put it down. I finished the book in a day and a half. Yeah, it is that good!! Elle Wright delivers pure romance, great characters, and an amazing storyline, leaving her readers entranced and wanting more. Just a little inside scoop: Book #2 in the Edge of Scandal Series releases in November. You can preorder your copy on amazon.com today. I already did! 

THE FORBIDDEN MAN by Elle Wright (July 28, 2015; Forever Mass Market; The Edge of Scandal #1)

Sydney Williams has forgiven her fiancé, Den, more times than she can count. But his latest betrayal just days before their wedding, is too big to ignore. Shocking her friends and family, she calls off the engagement. She walks out on Den...and into the arms of his brother, Morgan.

Known as a player, Morgan Smith has secretly spent years fighting his feelings for Sydney. When Den's latest dirty deed leaves Sydney devastated, Morgan can't stop himself from coming to her rescue. What begins as friendship quickly escalates into all-consuming passion. Despite their intense connection, Sydney would rather deny her desire than come between brothers. But as Morgan is determined to make Sydney his, Den won't give her up without a fight...

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Here is an excerpt:

“Are you still feeling cold?” he asked, adjusting the heater and finishing off the contents of his flask.

“Actually, I’m feeling pretty hot.” She jumped when he started coughing. “Are you okay?”

He wiped his mouth. “I’m straight.”

“You sure?” Syd studied his face as she smoothed her hand over his back.

“Yeah.” He closed the flask and tucked it back into his pocket. “It’s the liquor.”


“The bourbon.” He patted his pocket. “It’s making you hot.”

“Somehow I doubt that,” she mumbled.

“What?” he asked, leaning in closer.

I doubt it’s the liquor. “Forget it. I’m cold again.” She burrowed into him.

“You want me to make you hot?” he asked.

Her eyes flashed to his and her lips parted.

“I meant . . .” He cleared his throat and shifted in his seat.

“Uh, I can turn the heat up.”

“No.” She forced a smile and lowered her gaze. “It’s fine.”

When his hand caressed her cheek, her eyes closed of their own volition. Time seemed to stand still. She felt his warm breath on her skin above her lips. “I think—”

She dug her nails into his knee. “Maybe you should call Kent again. See where he is.”

He slid his thumb down the side of her neck.

She exhaled. So this is what Terry McMillan meant when she waited to exhale?  “Because this isn’t going anywhere good. You’re acting like you want to kiss me and I know that’s not true,” she joked.

He clenched her hair in his hands and tugged gently.

“How do you know that?”

She searched his eyes. “Do you? I mean—do you want to?”

“I do—and so many other things.”

She let out a nervous giggle. “I think you’re feeling the effects of that gasoline you’re drinking, Morgan.”

His gaze dropped to her mouth as his hand crept up her thigh and rested on her hip. She jumped in surprise when he squeezed. “Actually, I don’t believe I’m drunk enough,” he said. “At this point, I know exactly what I’m doing, which means I’d be held responsible for my actions.”

Syd placed her hands on his stomach and felt his taut muscles tighten in response. “Den would kill you. So would Red.”

Morgan traced her lips with his thumb. “It may be worth it. Let me . . .” Then, his mouth was on hers, drawing a low moan from her mouth. The simple touch of his lips to hers set off a fire in Syd that seemed to burn brighter and hotter with every second.

She wrapped her arms tightly around his neck as he continued to assault her senses with his kisses. He slid his tongue across her bottom lip, demanding entrance, which she happily granted. She gripped a fistful of his hair as he pulled her onto his lap. He rocked into her, introducing her to his rock hard erection. She braced her other hand against the window as she grinded into him. He trailed hot, wet kisses down her throat and cupped her breasts in his hands. As his thumbs traced her nipples, she cried out and he captured her cry with his hot mouth.

Reluctantly, she tried to pull away, but he latched onto her bottom lip with his teeth and sucked. He obviously wasn’t ready for this to end . . . neither was she.


About the author:
Born and raised in Southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor, Elle learned the importance of reading from her mother. It was also her mother who, later on in her life, gave Elle her first romance novel: Indigo by Beverly Jenkins. From that moment on, Elle became a fan of Ms. Jenkins for life and a lover of all things romance. An old journal she wrote back in college became her first book (which she still wants to publish one day).

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My Review:

First off, let me start out by saying the dedication had me in tears. Such heartfelt words by Author Elle Wright to her beloved mother. I felt the emotion she was obviously experiencing, behind each word she used to describe what her mother is to you. I know her mother is very proud!

I received a copy of The Forbidden Man before the release date for promotional blitz purposes during the release week of the book for my blog. I wanted to read the book before my post in order to give my honest opinion to my readers. I started the book and finished it within a day and a half. I couldn't put it down. 

The story and characters are so well-written and developed; I fell in love with them all. Sydney, the main character of this particular book has been through a lot and feels obligated to stay in a relationship with the man she's engaged to be married to because he saved her life. She is finally fed up just weeks before her wedding after receiving a phone call from the woman he has cheated on her with over and over again. Finding comfort in her best friend, Sydney's world is flipped upside down. Putting herself first for once in her life creates family drama, but yet, she takes a chance on "true love". Rethinking her decision, Sydney goes through the motions while bringing her close friends and family along with her, especially Morgan, the man she has fallen passionately in love with. 

If you are an avid reader looking for an amazing romance novel, The Forbidden Man is everything you could ask for: passion, desire, sexiness, love, friendship, loyalty, drama, and happy endings. Elle Wright breathed life into her characters and their journey of the unknown called love. I was seriously jealous of Sydney because Morgan is THE MAN! If you are a fan of Beverly Jenkins, you will simply love Elle Wright. She is playing hardball and has hit a perfect home run with the first installment in the Edge of Scandal Series, The Forbidden Man. I dare you to check it out for yourself. You won't be disappointed; but hooked, highly anticipating the next book. 

I hope you support Elle Wright's new release by purchasing her book and telling a friend. Let's help make her book a best-seller! And once you read it, please leave a review so others will know your thoughts. Reviews are important...

Until next time, Be Inspired, Be Encouraged, & Be YOU!!!

Purple Hugs,
KeKe Chanel


  1. OMG! Thank you so much, Keke!!! Thanks for hosting me and posting such an awesome review!

  2. You are very welcome Elle!!! I wish you nothing but the best. God bless you!