Romeo and Juliet isn't the only story out there about forbidden love. There are plenty of modern romances that are equally as intense. If you're interested in reading about students falling for teachers and men falling for married women, here are a few of the most romantic books about forbidden love that should keep you entertained for hours on end:
1. Slammed by Colleen Hoover
If you love the relationship between Aria and Ezra on Pretty Little Liars, then you'll love this forbidden romance. It starts off with a teenage girl dealing with the death of her father. When she meets her attractive new neighbor, there's instant chemistry between the two of them, and she feels like her luck is about to change. Of course, life is never that easy, especially when you realize the man you fell for is actually one of your teachers.
2. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
This story is about the forbidden love between a woman and a priest. It's a great read for those of you who like stories set in the olden days, because the majority of the novel takes place in 1915 in Australia. However, it spans several generations, into the post World War II era.
3. The Truth about Forever by Sarah Dessen
This book was a New York Times bestseller, so you know it's going to be fascinating. It's about a girl who is suffering from a death in the family, rejection from her boyfriend, and strange friendships. However, once she meets a boy who's her unlikely match, her entire life changes. This book is not only entertaining, but it will make you think about your life in a whole new way.
4. Something like Fate by Susane Colasanti
If you want a lighthearted YA novel to read that won't take up too much time, then this is the book for you. It's about a girl who falls in love with her best friend's boyfriend. As long as you don't mind love triangles, this book should keep you interested until the last page.
5. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
This is a classic novel that was written back in the 1800s. It's about an affair between a married woman and a charming officer. There's even a movie adaptation of the story that came out in 2012 that stars Keira Knightley and Jude Law.
6. Unteachable by Leah Raeder
Here's another book about a teacher and student relationship. This time, it's about a girl who hooks up with a stranger at a carnival, and can't stop thinking about him after he leaves. However, once she realizes the he's her new film class teacher, her life becomes much more complicated than it's ever been before.
7. Stepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
As you can probably guess by the title, this book is about a girl who falls for her stepbrother. Even though she knows that he's trouble, she can't fight the way that she feels about him. If you're interested in this novel, you should be warned that there is some graphic content contained in it, so you should only read it if you're a fan of intense sex scenes.
There's nothing hotter than two people defying the odds by making their unconventional relationship work. What's the best forbidden love story that you've ever read?