Are you a fan of forbidden love romances? Think about Romeo and Juliet…only instead of the lovers dying, they overcome their obstacles and have their happily ever after.
Forbidden Love Romances
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See, the things of it, I enjoy reading this trope but I’ve rarely seen it in clean or Christian fiction. If you enjoy these types of books, I have some contemporary forbidden love recommendations for you.
To Win A Prince by Toni Shiloh
Can she stop herself from falling before she’s too far gone?
As a fashion aficionado and best friend of the queen of the African island country Ọlọrọ Ilé, Iris Blakely dreams of using her talent to start a sustainable clothing line to help citizens in impoverished areas and honor the country’s resources. But when she discovers that Ekon Diallo–the man who betrayed her best friend—will be her business consultant, the battle between her desires and reality begins.
Ekon Diallo has lost everything: his princely title, his material possessions, his friends, and the respect of his fellow Ọlọrans. To pay for his actions against Ọlọrọ Ilé, he’s forced to assist the charismatic Iris Blakely–but he can’t allow his heart to distract him from regaining his status.
Though they come from vastly different worlds, Iris and Ekon are both determined to reach their goals, and the only way to do that is to work together—if they can just keep their hearts from getting in the way . . .
Read my full review of To Win A Prince
A Love So True by Delaney Cameron
She thinks of him as a friend. He’s loved her since high school.
She’s holding on to the past. He’s worked hard to overcome his.
Brooks knew better than to fall in love with Jaclyn. She’s a trust fund kid, and he’s from the wrong side of the tracks. Guys like him never end up with girls like her. His head understood the rules. His heart was another story.
Forgive and Remember: A Christian Romance (Greater Life Romance Book 1), by Robin Merrill
A new kindergarten teacher. The five-year-old’s single dad. All that stands between them is one heavy secret.
Shelby Beaton is brand-new to the small coastal town of Hartport. She’s not running from her pain. She’s running toward an opportunity to serve God at Freedom Academy.
When danger threatens the small school, Lincoln Kallock brings his security team to protect the students. He quickly notices his daughter’s new teacher. She’s beautiful, kind, and brave.
She wants nothing to do with him. But fate keeps pushing them together, and despite her icy walls, she starts to warm up to him. Can he convince her to share her burden, so he can help her heal?
Her Brother’s Best Friend (Love Off Limits Book 2) Kindle Edition, by Hannah Jo Abbott
Emily Franklin is a five-star chef, but outside the kitchen, she doesn’t see herself as anything special. Navigating the wedding world as her best friend’s maid of honor, she’s certain it’s the only wedding planning she’ll be doing.
Cole Sanford is cool and confident and could have any girl he wants. At least that’s what everyone thinks. Truth is, he’s terrified to commit to a relationship. It doesn’t help that the only girl he can think about is his best friend’s sister. He knows better than to risk the friendship, especially in the middle of his job as best man.
When the maid of honor and best man are asked to plan a couples shower, Emily and Cole find themselves spending a lot of time together. Between cake tastings and menu planning, their mutual attraction is hard to hide.
Can Cole overcome his fear of a relationship and admit his feelings, or will they be forever stuck in the brother’s best friend zone?
My first book will also be an off-limits romance as part of the Orange Valley series. The first book releases on February 24, 2023.
His Perfect Match (Orange Valley Book 1)
Communications consultant Brianna McPherson would have a much better chance of rallying her fledgling business if her family would stop sending her customers who believed in the barter system. She needs paying clients or will have to close her firm.
Daniel Hutchinson’s church is in trouble. He has less than three months to get an influx of members or close their doors for good. When a friend suggests the free help of a brand manager, he jumps at the chance. He never expected to fall for the feisty consultant.
The last thing she needs is another non-paying client. Especially not the handsome pastor who’s messing with her head and making her feel all kinds of ways. If they can’t make this partnership work, they’ll both be out of a job.
But what if there’s something greater at stake? Like an unforgettable love.
Have you read any of these contemporary off-limits romances? What books would you add to this list?