Monday, 3 September 2012

Forbidden Passion by Ruth Gogoll

From the moment Kim saw her new boss, Sonja, she was smitten. There is just two problems though. Number one Sonja is straight, number two she is married.

When Kim and Sonja have to share a hotel room and a bed at a conference, they have a night of glorious forbidden passion. Sonja acts anything but straight and married. Kim is on cloud nine. That is until the following morning. Sonja in a rather cruel and heartless way tells Kim, they will never have more than just that one night. It is never to mentioned again. Kim is bereft. How can she continue working with Sonja anymore feeling the way she does? Sonja’s aloof indifference is just sheer torment and agony to Kim.

Sonja begins to blow hot and cold with Kim. Kim just doesn’t know where she stands anymore.

Putting aside her own feelings, Kim feels all is not well with Sonja. As time passes Sonja begins to look ill. What is going on in Sonja’s marriage, she’s obviously unhappy in it? Kim begins to feel that she doesn’t know Sonja at all. Will there ever be any chance of love for her and Sonja?

Another wonderfully well written and exciting romance from Ruth Gogoll. The book is fairly long, so I allowed plenty of time to read it. Which was just as well, I couldn’t put the book down. It’s a page turner from start to finish. This is more than a straight forward romance. There is an element of mystery and intrigue through out the book. It held my interest completely through out the whole of the story.

Kim is openly a lesbian. She has set her heart and desires on Sonja, an outwardly straight married woman. But there is much more to Sonja than meets the eye. She is hiding a deep dark secret, one that could bring her life grinding to a halt and everything she’s worked for ruined if the secret should be exposed.

Both Kim and Sonja’s characters are multidimensional and interact well with the rest of the cast of equally appealing characters. The story has many twists and turns along the way. Including a few surprising detours. The scenic descriptions are excellent and I felt as though I was among the characters as one of their friends.

There is an opening for a sequel, I’m hoping we won’t have to wait too long, if one is on the cards. These characters have lots more to say.

The book has been translated from German. I wouldn’t have known if I hadn’t read it, it’s so well done.

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