Forbidden Boy promised a summer full of sun, fun and of course, the forbidden boy. Hailey Abbott sure did make me fall under the spell of the ever enchanting beach. It was beautiful the way she described the beach and its surroundings and at the same time, being undermined by the Moores. I liked the way it all played out though it involved slight drama, as well.
I really liked the way the art and architecture was included in the story and yes, the eco-friendly undertones, too. It was all fresh, summery and sunny in the neighborhood of the Kahns and the Moores.
The book started out pretty well and the subtle incorporation of awkwardness in Remi wasn't lost on me. I actually appreciated the slightly-flawed hero. It is welcoming once in a while. Although, early on, Julianne did seem overly dramatic where Remi was concerned, it all got pretty mellowed down as the story progressed.
In all, Forbidden Boy was a good summer beach read. I think it's safe to say that I can always count on Hailey Abbot to give me a light and entertaining read.