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Saturday, 30 March 2013



Author: Eva Marquez

Published on: October 14th 2012

Published by: create space

Genre: YA romance

Series: sweetest taboo #1

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Isabel Cruz was fifteen years old when she met Tom Stevens. She was 15 when they started dating, and 16 when she lost her virginity to him. By the time she turned 18 and went to college, everything had fallen apart.

This hadn’t been an ordinary love, though. Not a love between two dear friends, or even high school sweethearts. This had been the most taboo sort of love there was: a relationship between a student and her teacher. Isabel started her high school career as a normal student, but set her sights on Tom Stevens as soon as she met him, and pursued him with an intense – and sometimes reckless – fascination. When he finally approached her after swim practice and told her that he shared her feelings, it was the start of a forbidden and dangerous relationship.

Join Isabel as she makes her way through this dark love story, hiding from teachers, lying to her parents, and defying the authorities to make a life with the man she loves. Watch as she discovers the wonders of love and romance, and the terrible betrayal of jealous friends. And cry with her when she learns the hard truth about life and the people in her world.

Sweetest Taboo is inspired by the true and tragic stories of students who fall in love with their teachers, and live with the hard truths of forbidden romances. In a world full of after-school specials on sexual predators, this touching book seeks a different path, casting both student and teacher in a gentle light, and showing that true love may lie at the base of even the most illicit romance

                            MY REVIEW!
 LOVE the most unpredictable and inexplicable emotion in the entire world. It is said that love happens and doesn’t care to whom. You don’t know with whom you would fall in love with or from where that person belongs, love just happens and one has no control over it. Well it is as true as the fact that “sun rises in the east”. But the biggest problem that the human kind goes through is that we are judgmental. We care about others affairs and don’t stop passing comments or judging people on what they do. And that is what this book deals about

The story is most common and IT happens in real life across the globe, and this fact cannot be denied. Teenagers fall for people older than them, and they might even be their teachers. But not all the relationships are true, and that fact cannot be denied. But, no one even wants to see it in a way that maybe just maybe it’s a true love. The past encounters of older people “using” younger girls for their satisfaction has clouded the mind of the society that when it comes to a relationship between and older guy and a younger girl, it is illegal and the girl is being taken advantage of. But it does not necessarily work like that, and that is what this book deals with.

I really enjoyed the book very much, it threw light on the most important topics about which people just made up their mind already and are not willing to change at all. To be honest, while reading I was being judgmental towards the actions and what Isabel actually did too. And i probably wouldn't have done the same as she did. Some of her actions didn’t suit me as for my mind rejected the very idea of what she was doing, stating it to be illegal or forbidden. This book forced me to change my point of view on the topic. Made me wonder, why not? as “what is world if not for  the way you look at it”.

I loved the book, it is simple great, just great and I would strongly recommend it for teenagers and even others, as it really gives an outlook on a topic people seem to ignore.

and 5 flowers because I loved the book very much!


Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, daughter of European immigrants, Eva Márquez has spent most of her life outside of her home country. At the age of five, Eva accompanied her parents to the United States, where the family settled permanently. After graduating from university, she went on to complete graduate studies in International Relations in Spain. Eva received her Master of International Studies degree from the University of Sydney and went on to work in the global health field in Sub Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Eva currently
resides in South Africa


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DISCLAIMER:  this book was given to me by the author in exchange of an honest review. My review in no way influenced by anyone



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