"A Dangerous Quest Leads to Unexpected Love"
When Zareen, a Verbot Virgin, is Chosen to enter the Temple
of Time and retrieve the stolen talisman destined to save
her world, she knows that her journey will be perilous. One
misstep can lock her inside the Temple's grounds
forevermore. She must be on her guard at all times. Armed
with blessings and strict instructions on what is and what
is not allowed, she sets forth.
Her quest isn't easy. Faced with creatures both seductive
and scary, vague directions and no map and no clue of
what's 'normal' in the Temple's grounds, Zareen has to
trust her instincts to see her through the day. Help comes
in many forms, and danger in more than that. And when the
end comes... the most difficult question of all must be
Does Zareen want to leave the Temple after all?
This is one of those stories that is difficult to qualify
as a romance, though it most assuredly is one, because so
many 'typical' romantic conventions are so easily and
completely eschewed. The hero remains a mystery for many
chapters. The plot is action centered rather than
emotionally oriented, meaning that this isn't one of those
books to read if you're looking for melodrama and pounding
heartbeats, but the fantasy is well written and intricately
plotted. The romance itself is gradual, sweet and
seductively believable. Action-packed and full of twists,
TEMPLE OF TIME: FORBIDDEN is a fun and unpredictable read
for any fantasy romance enthusiast.
Reviewed by Ann Leveille
Posted April 29, 2004
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 19, 2006