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by Barbara McMahon

Forbidden Brother
Download The Forbidden Brother (Romance) epub
ISBN: 0263196283
ISBN13: 978-0263196283
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Barbara McMahon
Language: English
Publisher: Harlequin Mills & Boon (May 4, 2007)
ePUB size: 1243 kb
FB2 size: 1886 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 892
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Laura Parkerson is a reputable art critic and gallery owner. Jordan Brodie, is a very charming and fun loving artist who courts Laura. She is swept off her feet and they become engaged. About two months later Laura finds Jordan in bed with another woman and she terminates the engagement, a fact that is kept secret from Jordan's family. The next day Jordan dies in an automobile accident. Jordan has an identical twin brother, Jed, who is building a bridge deep in the Amazon basin of Brazil. It takes nearly three months for Jed to learn of the tragedy and to discover he is the executor of his brother's estate.

Jed and Jordan's parents are both famous artists but very poor parents. Mother is a painter and father is a sculptor. At a very early age Jordan demonstrated much potential as a painter and is doted upon and spoiled. Jed received little love or encouragement. As adults Jed becomes very successful while Jordan wastes his life and talent while capitalizing on his charm and his mother's generosity.

Laura was very hurt by her fiancé's betrayal and is slow to allow involvement again. Jed is convinced Laura continues to pine for his deceased brother. The story line involves little twists and turns that keeps the reader engrossed and interested as Laura and Jed deal with their mutual attraction, mutual distrust, and familial difficulties.

Ms. McMahon does an outstanding job with this work. I like the way she kept her cast of characters relatively small, thus enabling each character greater than usual development. Ms. McMahon kept everything very believable and consistent throughout, with one exception. Had she done just a little bit of research she would have realized that the Amazon basin brackets the equator.

Near the equator the sun rises and sets at approximately the same time every day year round. Longer and shorter days are noticeable only at latitudes greater than about 20 degrees north or south. Consequently, the following two statements are factually incorrect: (1) "That's summer there [Amazon Basin] and we work long hours while daylight is plentiful." (2) "Winter in the Amazon is not much different from summer, except for shorter days." Well, we can't all be perfect all of the time.
just one girl
thank you for this book , i am enjoying it very much
i can't see smaller printed books so when i found this book i was thrilled
It has a good story-line but it was slow reading. It didn't pick up until the middle of the story. Would like to have seen more excitment/drama.
i love it so much. it is a great book i could not put it down for even a second that is how great it was
Laura has not only had to deal with the death of her fiancé Jordan, but also learning that he had been cheating on her. Being a kind hearted person, she keeps the news of him cheating to herself to spare his parents further pain. Three months after Jordan's death his twin brother Jed shows up to take care of the estate. Laura is intrigued by Jed not just because he looks like her ex, but because of the man he is. She starts spending time with him since she is an art dealer and agreed to do the inventory for Jordan's paintings. As time goes on, Laura finds herself becoming very attracted to Jed. He also is taken with Laura and hopes that someday she could see him for him and not see his twin brother when she looks at him.

Unfortunately this was one of the most boring books I've read. Laura is kind of a bland character. She goes to work and does her job and sometimes goes sailing. Jed has a little more depth to him since there is family drama and he feels like he is the black sheep of the family. He did not become a successful painter like his famous parents or like Jordan was trying to be. But he still doesn't stand out as a great male lead. The conversations Laura and Jed have are boring and nothing overly exciting happens throughout the story. They work on pricing the estate paintings and wonder if the other one might like them. That's about all that happens. There are a few surprises, but they are so far in between that they don't help to make the story good. There are a few kisses, but nothing overly hot or exciting there either.

I was glad when the book ended. It was a little too bland and boring for me.