Sunday, January 8, 2012| Posted by Gisbelle | at 8:26 PM |
Publication Date: December, 2011
Series: The Moreno Brothers #5
Always in control, the meticulous and professional Salvador Moreno is thrown for a loop when the newly hired bartender Grace Zendejas suddenly invades his family’s restaurant, and infuriatingly, his every thought. For the first time in his life, Sal is fumbling. But after recovering from a few blunders he discovers his feelings for Grace run much deeper.
Things begin to heat up between him and Grace, but then the ever-perfect Sal does something even his brothers never did—screws up royally. Now he’s scrambling to cover up a mistake he knows could cost him dearly. As his relationship with Grace grows even more serious, Sal's secret is a ticking bomb, threatening to destroy the one thing he now lives and breathes for—his relationship with the love of his life—Grace.
As much as I love this series, I have to say that I was very disappointed. The book itself is not bad, but not good either. It is too predictable since the theme of the book is too much alike the other previously published books under the same series. The story started by Sal meets Grace. They fall in love. Sal is jealous that Grace interacts with other guys. They break up because of Sal's crazy ex. They finally overcome the misunderstanding. The end. Sounds familiar? Well, yes! Angel's story and Alex's story, not to mention Romero's and Sofia's as well. Even there are some changes, but the structure is almost the same. Uncanny!
I do mean I did not enjoy reading this book. Unfortunately, the familiarity is too strong, which bores me and I did what I am ashamed of... wishing this book was shorter! At one point, I just gave the page a quick glance and skipped to another one.
There are going to be more books in this series, as the author assured us. Vinnie and Rose, probably the children of the Moreno. Just cross my fingers that the books do not follow the same structure. It is so unrealistic that everyone in the family is going to face the same destiny when it comes to romance.