Sunday, January 8, 2012

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Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Format: Kindle
Publication Date: October 24, 2011
Series: The Moreno Brothers #4
Rating: ❤❤❤❤❤

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?

I was so excited when I finally got my hand on this book since I am a huge fan of Elizabeth Reyes. This is the first book I finished this year, so I was so thrilled that I chose this one and it was not any close to disappointment.

Frankly speaking I was a bit let down due to that last two books in the series did not live up to my expectation. When I finished the first book in the series, I was blown away by how great it was. Therefore, I really had a high expectation for this author. The other two books, event though they were not great, were not so bad after all. However, I am glad that "Romero" made me fall back in love with this series.

Speaking about this book, I feel connected with the characters. Ms. Reyes really does know what she is doing. Every expression is so meaningful. The characters are well-thought out. I specifically hate Izzy's sister, Patricia, to the bone, and I normally feel so when the characters are well-written. The way the author wrote about Pat is so clearly that she seems so real.

Maybe I am a bit a sucker for romance, but I really, really enjoy reading Romero and Isabelle. They are so different, yet so similar at the same time. How is that possible? :) But Ms. Reyes made it happen. Romero is, for one, not so romantic, but he is honest and loves Izzy for real. That what matters in relationship.

There are so points that I am not quite satisfied, unfortunately. Sometimes, Romero and Izzy have a fallout without logical reasons, which seems like there is no trust in their relationship. Izzy, on the other hand, is too weak to stand up to her bitchy sister. Not like it is possible that a grown-up woman would shut up all the time in the present of her sister, let alone when she is in a serious relationship. Another one is that there are a bit too many sex scenes, which might not be suitable for younger reader. Well, what can I say? It's adult contemporary romance. :)


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