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Peek Inside Her Forbidden Hero

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that...and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay...

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She’s always been off-limits…

Former Army Special Forces Sgt. Marco Vieri has never thought of Alyssa Scott as more than his best friend’s little sister, but her return home changes that…and challenges him to keep his war-borne demons at bay. Marco’s not the same person he was back when he protected Alyssa from her abusive father, and he’s not about to let her see the mess he’s become.

…but now she’s all grown up.

When Alyssa takes a job at the bar where Marco works, her carefree smiles wreak havoc on his resolve to bury his feelings. How can he protect her when he can’t stop thinking about her in his bed? But Alyssa’s not looking for protection—not anymore. Now that she’s back in his life, she’s determined to heal her forbidden hero, one touch at a time…



 "A lovable heroine, a sexy hero, and writing so delicious you'll want to savor every word." ~Susan Meier, author of The Tycoon's Secret Daughter

"What a fantastic read that has quickly landed itself on my Favorites of 2012 list!  If you are looking for a contemporary romance that has beautifully written characters, tons of sexual tension & a love story that will capture your heart - then look no further than Her Forbidden Hero."  ~Hesperia Loves Books

"A wonderful love story about overcoming a painful past and embracing life with a wonderful 'make you cry happy tears' scene that makes Her Forbidden Hero a hit in my book. I highly recommend!" ~Sizzling Hot Book Reviews - voted by readers as Sizzling Read of the Month for May!

"Her Forbidden Hero is a tantalizing love affair....Laura Kaye is magnificent with the written word....You absolutely must read" ~The Readiacs

A TOP PICK!: "Kudos to Ms. Kaye for writing this amazing love story because it became one of my top reads this year. The storyline in this book is so realistic and filled with so many raw emotions....If you are looking for a good, heartwarming romance to read, then this book is just for you." ~The Romance Reviews

"HER FORBIDDEN HERO satisfies with a tender and emotional romance that makes for a heartwarming read....It will absolutely appeal to fans of deep emotion in romances - especially those who appreciate tortured heroes. Marco's devastated soul grabbed my heart immediately and still hasn't let go." ~Romance Novel News

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622669240
Series: The Hero, Book 1
Release Date: May 14, 2012
Page Count: 225
Imprint: brazen
Genre: contemporary, military/men in uniform
Tropes: best friend's little sister, forbidden love/off limits

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By • Lisa • September 12, 2013



I've been on a bit of a brazen book binge of late I think I've needed my sweet but sexy fix. So when I saw that this particular story was written by Laura Kaye author of 'Hearts in Darkness' I was hoping for a a five star special, what I did discover was a novel with a jumble o ...more

By Karla May 19, 2012

4 ½ Stars!Oh my, what a sweet, emotional read. Laura Kaye does the tortured hero so well, and Marco fits the bill to a “t”!! He’s angry, confused, and the last thing he needs is more drama in his life, but that’s exactly what he gets when Alyssa walks into the bar where he works looking for a job. S ...more

By Crystal~BIG book addict~ September 26, 2013

3.5 Stars!

Okay, I am going to keep this one short and sweet! I loved the story line but I had a hard time feeling a strong connection between Alyssa and Marco. Marco has some major inner demons and physical problems that he must overcome since being medically discharged from the Special Forces. Alys ...more

By Lindsay May 21, 2012

I loved this book.

The characters, their lives and the situations they found themselves in were completely realistic. It was easy to identify with the characters and they were so well written that you could almost believe they were real.

Alyssa was a strong heroine that knew what she wanted and what ...more

By KatLynne May 23, 2012

4.5 Stars

She was his best friend’s baby sister. When she was twelve, her life changed drastically. Throughout her entire youth he had helped her brother, Brady, keep her safe from a source that should have been her haven. Being five years older, both Brady and Marco had postponed their military care ...more

By Gitte TotallyBookedBlog May 19, 2012

I have such a girlie crush on Laura Kaye and her books...they are just so yummy and her characters always leave my heart in a puddle on the floor!!! I love love LOVED "Her forbidden Hero"...Marco (*yummy sigh*) and sweet adorable Alyssa..

This story is one of friendship, first love, tormented souls - ...more

By Saly June 02, 2012

I really enjoyed this. The hero was scarred because of his last mission for Special Forces and his brain wasn't screwed on right and the return of his best friend's sister Alyssa wasn't something he needed. Alyssa expected the old Marco, but he was changed and didn't want her to see that he wasn't h ...more

By MsRomanticReads May 16, 2012

This is my third Laura Kaye book and she never disappoints to write heart-warming stories about characters who seem to exist apart from everyone else and just want to find a place where they belong, someone they can belong to. In this story, the hero, a protector and friend finds himself in a role r ...more

By Heather January 02, 2013

I really liked this book. It has the brooding, hunky, alpha male. An independent, nurturing and hurting female. Put them together and BAM! Smokin' hotness!

Our Alpha male is Marco...
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Marco has returned from Special Forces duty in Afghanistan. He was injured in the line of duty and suffere ...more

I really enjoyed this, I'm a sucker for "falling for brothers best friend/best friends sister", this was just what I needed at the moment. Alyssa and Marco were wonderful. Alyssa was strong and determined, with her abusive past and her brother, Brady, and Marco taking care of her. But now grown up a ...more

By Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer* March 16, 2015

ahhh, this one was mostly just sweet, imo. Yes, there is lots of angst, with every page I was almost shouting "KISS HER" because they both wanted it sooo bad, it just took a little time to them to come around to my way of thinking, lol. I actually have had this book on my tbr list forever, but I pic ...more

By Awilk -never sleeps- September 03, 2013

Laura Kaye is an author who has never let me down. I love her voice. She takes real characters and makes me just fall in love with them.
The hero, Marco, was perfect for me to fantasize over. A returned soldier who has come back from war with problems, only to fall in love with his best friends littl ...more

By Laura June 10, 2012

4.5 Stars

”His fingers caressed her skin in a slow slide she felt everywhere."

Wow! I fell fast and hard for this one! Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye is a deliciously addicting story of temptation and attraction. A temptation so intense, I found myself sitting up, clutching my kindle, beaming, and g ...more

By Heather June 18, 2012

I received this book for review at Book Savvy Babe blog.

Author Laura Kaye doesn’t disappoint with her latest contemporary romance, Her Forbidden Hero. In Her Forbidden Hero, Alyssa Scott has returned to her hometown to find a job and hopefully reconnect with her childhood friend, her brother’s best ...more

By GraceMyBookSnack May 19, 2012

Thank you, Laura Kaye, for Marco!

I've read all of Laura Kaye's published work up to date, and I know well enough now that anything new from her I must read right away! I savored every bit of Her Forbidden Hero. Ms. Kaye shines again in creating a story with the right balance of angst, steam, and hea ...more

By Michele ~ la Smoocherina May 22, 2012

I love Laura Kaye's writing. It's easy to read but not dumbed down. That's not an easy balance to reach. She writes great heroines and Alyssa was no exception. She had plucky and heart, which she wore on her sleeve. I wanted to smack Marco a few times, but that's ok, he wanted to smack him self. The ...more

By Brandie May 17, 2012

My second Laura Kaye book, and I'm a fan for life. I loved this book, devouring it in two days. Kaye has an amazing way of writing love stories that suck you in from the beginning and don't let go. I instantly fell in love with Alyssa and Marco. (view spoiler) ...more

By Crystal ♥ RBtWBC July 03, 2012

Her Forbidden Hero is just another fine example of why you’ll never be disappointed when you pick up a book from Laura Kaye!

Fresh from college Alyssa Scott returns to her hometown full of hopes and dreams but not a lot of money in her pocket. But she has a plan and getting a job at Whiskey’s is just ...more

By Fanny October 22, 2015

Her Forbidden Hero es el primer libro de la serie The Hero de la autora Laura Kaye y tiene como protagonistas a Marco y Alyssa, amigos desde que eran niños.
Cuando empece a leer esta historia no me imagine que llegaria a gustarme tanto pero me sorprendio muy gratamente.
Este libro es el segundo que le ...more

By Snow December 17, 2015

This was just beautiful.

just like in the movie "Jerry McGuire", when Tom Cruise starts with his groveling monologue ending it with three most overwhelming and heart filling words: "You complete me."
and Rene Zellweger simply tells him: "You had me at hello..."

that's what I felt while reading this - ...more

OOOOHHHH the scene at the lake was HOT! Alyssa and Marco were perfect together! It took a while for these two to come full circle but, when they did it was swoon worthy. If you are into hot alpha males and all that implies, give this book a try. ...more

By .Lili. June 01, 2012

Overall I enjoyed the book but I felt like something was missing. It almost felt a bit rushed to me. The dual POV pushed it to 4 stars- drives me nuts when books aren't. It was a good quick read. ...more

By Carla-Book Monster Reviews June 07, 2012

Alyssa Scott has come back to her hometown in hopes of starting a new future and putting down some roots. She's also looking forward to seeing Marco Vieri again. Alyssa has always had a crush of her older brothers best friend. But when she finally gets to see Marco again, she realizes he's not the m ...more

By Sara June 19, 2012

What can I say about Aly and Marco besides I love their story!

I love stories where the H/H have a past, they know one another and have secretly liked each other or at least one has. Alyssa has been in love with Marco for years when she and her brother would escape their home for his. Years later wh ...more

By Sara June 17, 2012

My Blog: HarlequinJunkie Romance Reviews

A touching story of a tortured war torn hero Marco returning home injured from the war zone and reconnecting with his childhood friend Alyssa.

Alyssa had a tough childhood; growing up Marco her brother’s best friend has been her guardian and her salvation. Alys ...more

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Laura Kaye

About the author

NY Times Best Selling, USA Today Best Selling Author

Laura Kaye

Laura Kaye is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over twenty books in contemporary romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense, including the RT Reviewers' Choice Award Winner for Best Romantic Suspense of 2014, Hard As You Can. Laura grew up amid family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses, cementing her life-long fascination with storytelling and the supernatural. Laura lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and cute-but-bad dog, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.

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