Avon / January 26, 2016 / $7.99 print, $5.99 digital
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 . . .
The latest Beverly Jenkins’ novel, Forbidden, is a stimulating story that unfolds in the backdrop of the Old West, featuring a hero whose appearance doesn’t reflect to the world a major part of him. He’s a hero torn between the life he’s been able to have thanks to the lottery of genetics and the life he begins to crave for himself when he falls in love.