Worlds Collide: A Love Forbidden (Heart of the Rockies, Book 2) by Kathleen Morgan

A Love Forbidden (Heart of the Rockies, Book 2)
by Kathleen Morgan
Copyright 2012
Revell Books
ISBN: 9780800719715
From the publisher:
Moved by a compassionate heart and the desire for adventure, twenty-year-old Shiloh Wainwright impulsively accepts a teaching position at the White River Indian Agency in northwestern Colorado. Eager to use her skills to help improve the lives of Ute Indian children, she looks forward to a fulfilling, independent life on the Colorado frontier.

But her new job isn't what she imagined it would be, and Shiloh soon finds herself caught in the cross fire between the Utes, their unyielding Indian agent, and a demanding US government. Her unexpected encounter with a half-Ute childhood friend, Jesse Blackwater, only complicates matters as they battle their growing feelings for each other amidst spiraling tensions that threaten to explode into a catastrophic uprising.

My Thoughts:
Kathleen Morgan is such a talented writer. I've read many of her books and have enjoyed each and every one unfortunately A Love Forbidden was not one of my favorites. This series started off with a bang in the form of A Heart Divided with perfect chemistry between the characters, great message in what I felt to be a very entertaining Christian romance. Book 2 I'm afraid suffers from the dreaded sophomore slump. It's not the characters, both Shiloh and Jesse are very likable and I wanted them to overcome the obstacles that were in their way and rekindle their friendship. It was very interesting to read about the conflict between the US government and the Utes but since this is labeled as historical romance I wanted more of Shiloh and Jesse's back story! I would have loved to have read more about their interaction as a young girl and boy and just HOW they became to be such strong friends rather than the short prologue showing why Jesse left the Wainwright ranch. My feeling is it would have made it more believable for her to have been held up on him so far into her adulthood like she was. There are bits and pieces of both their past's scattered throughout the book but in spite if it all I thought when I turned the last page that there was so much more I wanted! I'm not saying this is a bad book because it isn't, but I suggest A Heart Divided if you're looking for a great romance by this author. I'm very much looking forward to reading book three in this series and hopefully find out what's going on in the lives of the other Wainright siblings, Nick and Jordan!

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“Available May 2012 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars 

*I received my complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for posting my review for the tour. I was not compensated in any way.*


  1. I felt the same way, Renee. Too much politics. But the romance was so good when it was there. Which sibling is the first book about? Maybe I should give it a try.

    1. It's about Cord! I loved it, the romance was there in spades! ;-)

      xoxo~ Renee

  2. It was interesting reading an account of the government's treatment of the American Indians that really does show the whole affair in the negative light it should be put into. Growing up, we never learned much about what the US government did to the American Indians. I also appreciated learning about another tribe I had never heard of before.

    What captivated me about this book was the seeming deadlock that it nearlys ends in. Shiloh cannot give up God and Jesse cannot give up his Indian blood. Shiloh is so willing to compromise but just needs Jesse to relent and allow her to continue to practice her faith. I have to admit that the "forbidden love"/"come from two worlds" aspect that continues through many great love stories really held my interest too.


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