She buried her face in his shoulder as he held her. All that she could think was that she needed him. She needed his arms around her, needed him to hold her and?that they'd find a way to be together. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks - your quote
The idea of forbidden love is found between Nicholas and Etta. They come from families who are at war, as well as from different time periods. In Nicholas' time a man and a woman of different races was also looked down on.