At the age of twelve, Helen Mitchell loses her father to bowel cancer. She always dreamed of being a nurse and at the age of eighteen, she started training to pursue her career. David Thomas was handsome, funny and he adored her, and to everybody around them, they were the perfect couple. For Helen, there was always something missing. She had always wanted to feel the 'spark' that she had seen between her parents, something she did not feel with David. Marcus Edwards was thirty-eight when he started working as a tutor at the school of nursing. There was an instant, forbidden, attraction between him and Helen, which they tried to ignore, not least of all because of David. Based in Lincoln, 'Forbidden Love' is the first of a two-part series telling the story of a love triangle between three people, their attempts to overcome the odds, and the impact it has on their lives.