The Forbidden Brother by Joanne Rock (Review)

The Forbidden Brother by Joanne Rock

One night of passion, mistaken identity…and unmistakable consequences!


The Forbidden Brother
The McNeill Magnates #7
4.5 out of 5 stars

I loved Jillian and Cody’s story!

Jillian Ross is a cancer survivor and a woman who is desperate to live her dreams by traveling as much as she can. When she accepts a scout assignment to get wealthy rancher Cody McNeill to let them film a movie on his property, she never expected her new life and chosen career path would get so complicated. But it does.

Cody McNeill doesn’t want to risk the privacy of his family for the sake of a film, but Jillian is persistent and determined to get what she wants—even if she has to get it through his brother and the rest of the family. What Cody doesn’t count on, however, is getting involved with Jillian on a personal level. But he does.

Personal conflicts, family secrets, unexpected passion, unintended consequences, and plenty of romance, drama, and mystery are abound in author Joanne Rock’s The Forbidden Brother. The story is rich in detail, populated with an intriguing cast of characters, and filled to the brim with realistic and deep-seated emotions and conflict.

Written by a skilled and talented author who knows how to weave every ounce of tension and drama into a romantic plot, The Forbidden Brother takes readers into the heart of the Wyoming McNeill family and rustles up the secrets they hold inside. Beautiful, heartfelt, and entertaining, The Forbidden Brother is an exciting addition to The McNeill Magnates series as it firmly sets the stage for all the drama and romance to come.

If you’re like me and you love family drama, sizzling romance, and soap-opera style plotlines, this is a book and series you need to check out. And if you do, rest assured because the next book in the series, Wild Wyoming Nights, just hit e-book retailers and will arrive in print at bookstores on August 7th.


Author: Joanne Rock

Series: The McNeill Magnates

Imprint: Harlequin Desire, 192 Pages

Genre: Romance | Contemporary | Western

Publication: July 2018

One night of passion, mistaken identity… and unmistakable consequences! 

Jillian Ross craves adventure. And she gets it when her new career as a film scout leads her to the ranch owned by the wealthy Wyoming McNeills. Giving in to temptation with the playboy McNeill causes havoc–since it’s actually his reclusive twin, Cody, she’s fallen for! Now she’s pregnant–and still can’t get enough of her reluctant rancher. Is this adventure just beginning?

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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t like. The author of over seventy books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly–love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.


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Deanna | OkieDreams

Deanna Lynn has been a substitute teacher, a baker, a website designer, a ceramic artist, a business co-owner and a sales and marketing manager for a ceramic shop in Oklahoma. She reads widely, laughs often and loves to talk about writing, books, and this confusing thing called life.

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