A Bookworm's Guide to Forbidden Love for Romantic Readers ...

By Holly

A Bookworm's Guide to Forbidden Love for Romantic Readers ...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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SLAMMED IS SO GOOD y'all should read it


Will read it. Sounds interesting


I second the Bronze Horseman! Beautiful story. The best love story I've ever read as well!


My favourite of all time and I wonder why it's not on here is "The Bronze Horseman" by Paulina Simmons. First book in a trilogy and I truly believe the best love story ever written. I'm surprised it wasn't on the list. It's amazing!


Slammed series are the best


Update : just finished reading unteachable at 1:30 in the morning and omg I'm crying right now. These books are killing me


I love 'The Truth About Forever' - all of Sarah Dessen's books are brilliant!


Slammed is a really good book! Thank you(:


Just read slammed and OMG that is a total must read you guys NEED to read it pronto !!


Definitely vampires academy, so far the forbidden romance between Dimitri and Rosé is unforgettable ;)


And Work for Me. Absolutely love that one


I love forbidden love!! A good book on wattpad is Mr. Dad. But I love the ones on the list too


Colleen Hoover is my fav author. Love her


Sorry I meant in regards to The Thorn Birds.


My mum read and watch the TV series when she was a teenager and since then always said that if she had a daughter she would call her Megan :)


The Well of Loneliness by H. Radcliffe Hall. It was written and published in the 1920's about a young well to do woman who gradually realised that she was a lesbian. It was promptly banned ! Many years later it became available in the U.k. It really is a thinly disguised autobiography. I have read it twice over the years and found it very sad and poignant. Great piece of literature !


I've read the thorn birds and it's one of my favorite books


Every teen girl should read Sara Dessen books, they address a multitude of problems and REALLY puts things into perspective




*sighs* I will deifnitely be on the lookout for some of these. ;-) Sooooo many of them sound deliciously intriguing. I always love a good book recommendation; Thank you!


Thanks for the options




I got to read these.


8. Delirium By Lauren Oliver


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