FORBIDDEN OR FOR BEDDING?
FORBIDDEN OR FOR BEDDING? (3) by Julia James: Alexa is successful enough as an artist that she doesn’t really need to paint tycoon Guy de Rochemont’s portrait. But after one glimpse of his perfect features, she agrees to try. But the painting just won’t come together, mostly because Alexa has fallen hard for Guy. Once Alexa and Guy act on those feelings, her artistic muse returns. Unfortunately, Guy breaks off the relationship by announcing he’s marrying someone else. This one would have been so much better if the characters had spoken or acted more and thought less — there are too many two- or three-page sections of introspection that slow the story to a crawl.