Forbidden Pages: Books Of Illicit Love Thrill, Delight Forbidden love affairs almost never end happily ever after, but even so, these three books about the intensity and force of illicit love are meant to be savored for eternity.
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Forbidden Pages: Books Of Illicit Love Thrill, Delight

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ROBERT SIEGEL, Host:

Illicit romance is the theme of the debut novel by William Coles. "Prelude" won rave reviews when it was released in Great Britain.

C: all the books end badly, but that's part of the fun.

WILLIAM COLES: And how does it all end for Portnoy? It ends badly, just as these tales always do. But that, though, is the very nature of illicit love and why we can't get enough of it.

SIEGEL: For more stories of love, illicit and otherwise, you can visit the summer book section of npr.org.

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