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HarperCollins, Jan 24, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
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She should not exist.

He should not love her.

Claire Brennan has been attending Emerson Academy for two years now (the longest she and her mom have remained anywhere) and she’s desperate to stay put for the rest of high school. So there’s no way she’s going to tell her mom about the psychic visions she’s been having or the creepy warnings that she’s in danger.

Alec MacKenzie is fed up with his duties to watch and, when necessary, eliminate the descendants of his angelic forefathers. He chose Emerson as the ideal hiding place where he could be normal for once. He hadn’t factored Claire into his plans. . . .

Their love is forbidden, going against everything Alec has been taught to believe. But when the reason behind Claire’s unusual powers is revealed and the threat to her life becomes clear, how far will Alec go to protect her?

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I actually liked the writing style. - Goodreads
How many cliche plot twists do we see. - Goodreads
The plot is good and the characters are engaging. - Goodreads
Claire is instantly smitten, but Alec is hard to read. - Goodreads
Still, I know weak writing when I read it. - Goodreads
There were several plot twists that made me go, "Whoa! - Goodreads

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User Review  - eomalley - LibraryThing

Forbidden by the mother-son writing team of Syrie James and Ryan M. James is currently not part of a series – but I really hope it becomes one! In this angel/nephilim story we meet Claire Brennan, an ... Read full review

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User Review  - AnnaAbner - LibraryThing

The story started out a page tuner I could not put down, but by the middle I was skimming to the end just to see how it all wrapped up. I think the James' are wonderful storytellers, but this ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Syrie James is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Nocturne; Dracula, My Love; The Secret Diaries of Charlotte Bronte (Great Group Read, Women's National Book Association; Audie Romance Award, 2011), and the international bestseller The Lost Memoirs of Jane Austen (Best First Novel 2008, Library Journal.) Translation rights for Syrie's books have been sold in sixteen languages. An admitted Anglophile, Syrie loves paranormal romance and all things 19th century. She lives in Los Angeles and is a member of the Writer's Guild of America.

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