· Old West Book 1 · Sold by HarperCollins
101 reviews
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USA Today bestselling author Beverly Jenkins returns with the first book in a breathtaking new series set in the Old West.

Rhine Fontaine is building the successful life he's always dreamed of—one that depends upon him passing for White. But for the first time in years, he wishes he could step out from behind the façade. The reason: Eddy Carmichael, the young woman he rescued in the desert. Outspoken, defiant, and beautiful, Eddy tempts Rhine in ways that could cost him everything . . . and the price seems worth paying.

Eddy owes her life to Rhine, but she won't risk her heart for him. As soon as she's saved enough money from her cooking, she'll leave this Nevada town and move to California. No matter how handsome he is, no matter how fiery the heat between them, Rhine will never be hers. Giving in for just one night might quench this longing. Or it might ignite an affair as reckless and irresistible as it is forbidden . . .

101 reviews
A Google user
December 2, 2017
This novel is such a great example of the awesome story telling talent of Beverly Jenkins. I now own over thirty of Ms. Jenkins books and I have never been disappointed in the reading of any of them. I have not only been entertained by her stories, both historical and comtemporary, but I have been educated as well on historical facts about black america. The main male character of Forbidden, Rhine Fontaine, appeared in an earlier novel Through the Storm, and I have often wondered where he ended up after the Civil War ended. This story revolves around his life choices and his involvement with a wonderfully strong and capable woman, Eddy Carmichael, that he rescues from certain death in the Nevada desert. This is a spellbinding story of love, redemption, and perseverance that strengthens not only this couple and their relaltionship, but enriches the community that embraces them.
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Ruth Watson
February 7, 2016
Beverly Jenkins always knows how to pull you into the story and stay interested till the very end. This story of black and white is a deep look into history and is full of fun and adventure.
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July 2, 2021
This author is a great story teller, with detailed descriptions of characters & time settings. She really paints a picture for her readers & keeps you interested in that respect. However, if you are like me, you're looking for those intense, sexual, mind blowing encounters between two people that leaves steam on the pages & other places as well...this book definetly won't scratch that itch. In my opinion this book is best for teenagers, not adults.
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About the author

Beverly Jenkins is the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Library Association, the 2017 Romance Writers of America Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as the 2016 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award for historical romance. She has been nominated for the NAACP Image Award in Literature, was featured in both the documentary Love Between the Covers and on CBS Sunday Morning. Since the publication of Night Song in 1994, she has been leading the charge for inclusive romance, and has been a constant darling of reviewers, fans, and her peers alike, garnering accolades for her work from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, People Magazine, and NPR.To read more about Beverly, visit her at

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