Sunday, September 22, 2013
Read from September 20 to 21, 2013
Listened to Book on Audiobook
We knew Romero's romance wouldn't be an easy one but the ins and outs of Izzy and Romero made me dizzy!
Prim and proper middle school teacher Isabel Montenegro always runs the opposite direction from men like Ramon Romero. A foul-mouthed, uneducated, loose cannon has no place in her careful plans. But instead of running away, Isabel is completely captivated. The intensity of his nature, while a bit daunting, mesmerizes her in ways she can’t begin to understand. She’s unwilling to walk away—even when her instincts are screaming at her to run.
Romero has no idea what he's getting himself into when he first kisses Isabel. Shocked at the passion she invokes in him, he believes he can keep his usual short fuse under wraps. Falling fast and hard for someone so flawlessly sweet only makes him more aware that he’s far from perfect. If she is ever witness to his biggest imperfection, he’s sure she’ll bail. But when her meddling sister does the worst thing imaginable—bring other men between him and his Izzy—that fuse is lit and all bets are off.
Can two people who are worlds apart teach each other how to love, or will the reality of their differences drive them apart?
Elizabeth Reyes makes each book in this series better than the last ...and to top that she makes each book unique and individual to the MC.
Though out the series there was anger issues in most (not all) of the male MCs. This book would have been a great place to introduce anger management to make the characters even better mates for their women. My second issue was how much of a doormat Izzy was to Pat and Pat's huge turn around right at the end. People just don't change their spots that quickly regardless of the trauma they may have been through. But this is pretty much the only criticism I have for the book.
ER's characters are always easy to connect with as she does a great job of fill out their backgrounds and letting us in theirs. I knew exactly what each character was feeling and how valid their feelings were to them. I enjoyed how we got more insight into Sal who to date has been very much in the background.
The intrigue aspect of the plot was great, I would have enjoyed seeing Romero do more of his PI work with this and have a bit more suspense built up with it. In someways it felt like the tie up at the end was rushed. This could be resolved in the next book. I have noticed some of my issues with past books in the series were addressed in the next book through one of the other character's aspect.
This is a solid 4 bear read for me. I wanted to give it 5 bears but the few issues I did have made me rate it 4 bears. I recommend this book as well as the entire Moreno Brother series. I have totally enjoyed it and can't wait to read the next one. If you haven't been introduced to the brothers Moreno and their group of friends I suggest you don't wait another day. These are well written easy reads..don't miss out.
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