The Flame Must Burn: Small-town Interracial College Summer Romance (Forbidden #1)
The hottest summer brings the first flames of love.
Love is dangerous. It collides with culture, and culture is defied with rebellion.
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She promised herself to me.
Ryder is the small town’s local college boy.
It’s summertime, and he’s at the beach when he sees a young, college girl.
Their eyes lock together.
Intrigued by her, he wants to approach her but she quickly disappears.
Disappointed he returns home, but he sees her the next day in his summer class.
Good girls don’t fall in love. They only obey.
From a traditional Middle Eastern family, Cyrah is a young foreign-exchange student.
She’s studying abroad in a summer program of the small-town.
Intimidated by her beauty, Ryder begins writing love letters to her.
She is flattered but tries to steer clear from him.
But then an incident happens that draws these two star-crossed lovers together.
Slowly, she begins breaking all the rules and reciprocates the same feelings.
But summer doesn’t last forever though, and Cyrah has to leave.
Their love story is forbidden.
Recommended for fans of Misfit and Eleanor and Park.
This is the first book of the Forbidden series, a spin-off of the Red series. This is the story of Red’s parents, her maman and baba. A prequel standalone. It can be read without reading the original series. The story explores two star-crossed lovers, family dynamics, international romance, and first loves. A romantic suspense with comedy, be prepared for an epic love story.
FORBIDDEN SERIES: SPIN OFF OF RED SERIES
Book #1: The Flame Must Burn (Cyrah & Ryder’s Standalone)
Book #2: The Deepest Cut (Ismat & Dara’s Standalone)
Book #3: Heart of Flame (Mina & Reza’s Standalone)
Book #4: The Darkest Flame (Azmi’s Standalone)
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