Furbidden Attraction by R. O’Leary – A Book Review

Posted January 25, 2020 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reviews / 0 Comments

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Furbidden Attraction

(A Cursed Romance – Book 1)

by R. O’Leary
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

PNR, Shifter, HEA
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down & Dirty

Despite the ‘tongue in cheek’ title, this HEA shifter romance is a rolicking ride with plenty of humor, heat and action to keep the pages turning.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

Shot and left for dead, shapeshifter Jack needs to find out who wants him out of the picture… preferably before the sexy veterinary tech he kidnapped manages to escape again.

Louisa moved to Raven Falls to make a better life for herself. But “better” isn’t working out so well. Her apartment is a dive, her boss might as well be possessed, and the sweet dog she brought home isn’t actually a dog. Not that the exceedingly attractive naked man in her bed isn’t a step up—but it would be nice if she knew who the hell he was… or how he got there.

Jack has always put his clan first and his desires second—until Louisa. Her dark curls and warm, vanilla scent ignite a fire within him that he can’t quite shake. Sure, he can transform into a seven-foot monster, but he deserves love as much as the next guy. Knee-deep in a dangerous investigation, memories missing, and a bullet wound in his shoulder, Jack doesn’t have time to dawdle with a certain brunette… even if she is waving a baseball bat in his face.

Unless he takes her with him.

Kidnapped and pissed off, Louisa wants nothing to do with the sexy shifter and even less to do with his secret world of monsters and nightmares. But the longer she spends with Jack, the less she can deny the odd pull between them, or that he might just be the “better life” she was looking for all along.

Thoughts on Furbidden Attraction

The cover and the title of this entertaining book give off the vibe that this will be one of ‘those’ novels… the kind that you read for simple enjoyment only, not expecting a plot or any sort of depth. There is nothing wrong with those books, I read plenty of them, but THIS is NOT one of those novels.

Far from it. Despite the cover and cringe worthy title, this book is flat out hilarious – and quite interesting plot wise. It ebbs and flows, dragging the reader through a brand new world with new rules, different mythology and a creation story that leads to the drama and angst suffusing the world today. In this pain and loss, drops a human… and a shifter who just happens to change into a dog.

It’s delightful, hot, intriguing and far more emotional than I was expecting. And this is just BOOK 1! While a HEA is attained for these two star crossed lovers, the metaplot is still brewing, leading to other HEA’s and far more action.

Favorite Line

She had moved to Maine to get away from people, but this was getting ridiculous. Well, not all people. Just her shitty ex, and her boss, and everyone she’d ever met. Okay, all people. (1%)


  • Surprisingly complex.
  • Good use of Multiple POV.
  • Great Character Development.
  • Downright hilarious – the interactions between characters are sooo funny!


  • Need more info on Louisa, who is she really?
  • Horrible cover and title for the content, but still funny.


Third Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type

HEA, Episodic for series


R (Mature content)

Romantic Dynamic


Character Age Range


My Final Verdict on Furbidden Attraction

5 out of 5 Stars

This book comes out of nowhere, smacking the reader with an in-depth story that weaves and flows around a plot that promises both danger and romance. It’s well done, funny and free on Kindle Unlimited.

Published January 30th, 2019
360 Pages 

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