His brother loved her...
When Kayla Grey travels from Boston to Montana, the last thing she expects is to find her life in danger from a sudden, treacherous blizzard. And after she’s rescued, she certainly doesn’t expect to share heated, fireside kisses with the handsome, blue-eyed cowboy who saved her life. But then she discovers her hero is the very person she’s flown so far to find—he’s the brother of the man who’d proposed marriage mere weeks before dying in a tragic accident.
Montana rancher Cal Bartlett devoted his life to his younger brother, Liam. Ten years older, he’d raised the kid, giving him everything his heart desired, including the top-notch education that helped Liam win his job as a foreign correspondent for a major newspaper—a job that got him killed two long, bleak years ago.
But now Kayla—the woman his brother loved, a woman Cal shouldn't desire—has come to ask a favor. She’s heard the whisper of a rumor that Liam is alive—held in a secret prison, deep in the jungles of the tiny nation of San Salustiano. Kayla’s determined to travel to the dangerous, war-torn island with Cal, on the pretense of a romantic vacation, but in truth to search for clues. Together, they’ll risk their lives on the slim hope that Liam might still be alive.
It’s an impossibly risky and dangerous journey—and the dead last thing either Cal or Kayla expects is to fall in love along the way....
Set in 1998 in Asylum, Montana, San Salustiano, and Boston, Massachusetts, Forbidden is a full length novel of 50K words or 212 pages. It’s the first in Brockmann’s two-book Bartlett Brothers series.
Forbidden was originally published in 1997 by Bantam Loveswept.
After childhood plans to become the captain of a starship didn’t pan out, Suzanne Brockmann took her fascination with military history, her respect for the men and women who serve, her reverence for diversity, and her love of storytelling, and explored brave new worlds as a New York Times bestselling romance author. Over the past twenty-seven years she has written sixty novels, including her award-winning Troubleshooters series about Navy SEAL heroes and the women—and sometimes men—who win their hearts. In addition to writing books, Suzanne Brockmann produces feature-length movies: the award-winning romantic comedy The Perfect Wedding, which she co-wrote with her husband, Ed Gaffney, and their son, Jason; the thriller Russian Doll; and the rom-com Analysis Paralysis. Her latest movie, Out of Body, a rom-com with paranormal elements, for which she co-wrote the script with Jason, is currently being screened at film festivals. Suz has also co-written the YA Night Sky series with her daughter Melanie, and is the publisher and editor of an m/m line of category romances called Suzanne Brockmann Presents. In 2018, Suz was given the Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award from the Romance Writers of America. Her latest novels are King’s Ransom (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #13), SEAL Camp (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #12), and Out of Body, all available in print and e-book from Suzanne Brockmann Books, and in audio from Blackstone Audio.