New Release & Review – Forbidden Lyrics by Jodie Larsen @jlarsonauthor @inkslingerpr

Book & Author Details:

Forbidden Lyrics by Jodie Larsen
Publication date: February 19th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance

ForbiddenLyrics_Full.jpgFalling in love with your best friend’s little sister is never a good idea. Getting caught kissing her, that’s even worse.

I watched Lizzie Donovan grow up – from pigtails and scraped knees to pouty lips and lush curves.

It wasn’t until one night nine years ago in the front seat of her car, with her lips on mine, that I realized what I was feeling was far more than friendship.

Of course, I felt her brother’s wicked left hook shortly after.

One promise was all it took to push her away.

Not anymore.

This is my chance.

I have three months to convince her that she’s the song in my heart and we’re more than just forbidden lyrics.


I should tell you right off that this is the third book in the series.  However, if you haven’t read the others, it won’t affect your enjoyment of this story but it will give you some background into the other band members’ relationships.

This book is written with such a light touch, that it just pulled me along for the ride, and before I knew it, the journey was over.  But what a blast it was!  I loved it.  Even the lack of communication.  Even the overbearing, overprotective brother.

These are wonderful characters entwined in a tender love story.

Frankly, books like this are why I read romance.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.




The house lights dim, leaving the whole place practically in darkness. A hush falls over the crowd as if the lack of light was in control of their voices. Pretty sure we’re the only table that knows what’s about to happen.

The steady beat of a drum, counting out a punishing rhythm break through the silence. A bass guitar joins in, followed closely by two more guitars. It’s a pattern I’ve heard all my life. Each instrument getting its turn to take the spotlight before coming together as a whole.

A spotlight cuts through the darkness and every girl in the room loses their mind before rushing the stage. Flashes from cell phones compete against the swirling lights illuminating the dance floor. The four of them stand there, perfectly comfortable in their surroundings, taking command of the area. Kade winds at the girls in front while Myles struts his stuff along the right side of the stage. You can barely see Pax’s head above the drum set, but every once in a while, you sneak a glimpse of his smile.

But that’s not what I’m focusing on. No, I’m drawn to the one standing off to the side, keeping a constant rhythm and not drawing as much attention to himself. Damn. If I thought Breck looked good sitting on a bar stool, he looks a million times better with a spotlight shining directly on him.

purchase links

Amazon (Universal Link)

About the author

Jodie Larson is a wife and mother to four beautiful girls, making their home in northern Minnesota along the shore of Lake Superior.

When she isn’t running around to various activities or working her regular job, you can find her sitting in her favorite spot reading her new favorite book or camped out somewhere quiet trying to write her next manuscript. She’s addicted to reading (just ask her kids or husband) and loves talking books even more so with her friends.

She’s also a lover of all things romance and happily ever afters, whether in movies or in books, as shown in her extensive collection of both.

author links

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