Why can't I find love 1

I am not allowed to love you / Dark love Vol. 1

When first love is forbidden ...

The 16-year-old Eden is annoyed: She should spend the whole summer with her father, who has married a new woman. After all, he lives in Los Angeles, so Eden hopes for hot afternoons on the beach and cool parties. However, she would never have dreamed of what awaited her there: namely her absolutely impossible new stepbrother, 17-year-old Tyler. He pokes his way through the well-kept welcome party, insults everyone, including Eden, and leaves with the door slamming. Eden is both repulsed and fascinated by him. Because his emerald green eyes reveal that somewhere in him there is a very vulnerable soul that is armored with extremely rough appearance. And even Tyler seems to be attracted to Eden against his will ...

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When first love is forbidden ...

The 16-year-old Eden is annoyed: She is supposed to spend the whole summer with her father, who has married a new woman. After all, he lives in Los Angeles, so Eden is hoping for hot afternoons on the beach and cool parties. However, she would never have dreamed of what awaited her there: namely her absolutely impossible new stepbrother, 17-year-old Tyler. He pokes his way through the well-kept welcome party, insults everyone, including Eden, and leaves with the door slamming. Eden is both repulsed and fascinated by him. Because his emerald green eyes reveal that somewhere in him there is a very vulnerable soul that is armored with an extremely rough appearance. And even Tyler seems to be attracted to Eden against his will ...

First sentence

"If there's one thing I've learned from movies and books, it's that Los Angeles is the coolest city with the coolest people and the coolest beaches."

My opinion

"Dark Love - I mustn't love you" is the first part of the Dark Love series by Estelle Maskame. This series is hyped what social media has to offer, and not only in America, but also here. There was no getting around this book this summer. And yes it got me too. Not only that I think the cover is cool and it takes you straight to Los Angeles and it just exudes summer feeling. The story really pulls you under its spell, too.

I have to say I really grew fond of Eden and Tyler. Although you have really difficulties with Tyler at the beginning. But that's typical for books that revolve around such a love-hate relationship. Nevertheless, the story just carried me away. All the supporting characters have grown dear to my heart and I hope they too will get their story told at some point.

What makes this book so special is the topic that is covered here. It's just something different than all the other Young Adult and New Adult books have dealt with so far. So the tension runs through the whole book and I am very excited about the solution to this problem.

The writing style is just fresh and relaxed and captivates you from the first to the last page. You are just drawn right into the story.

Although I have to say, yes I would need one more part to find out how things are going with Eden and Tyler now and how they want to solve their problem, two more volumes. Oh man, what else is there to be told by the two of them. Well, I'll be surprised.

Conclusion

A great start to a series that is definitely addictive and rightly deserves to be hyped. It also covers a slightly different topic than we have read a thousand times now. I give it 5 out of 5 stars.