Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Review: FOREVER MINE by Elizabeth Reyes

Summary: Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno.

Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl.

With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?

Reviewed by: Sandra L.
Rating: 4 stars

Review: When Angel Moreno first met Sarah, the first thing he noticed was her eyes. With that dashing smile of his, how could Sarah not be flustered around the big and handsome Angel? But being the new girl in school ain’t easy, especially when the hot guy is one of the cool, popular jocks. Oy, I hate that clique.

The famous Moreno brothers can have any girl they want. Who can compete with that? 

I absolutely loved the part when Angel showed up and pulled that guy off of Sarah. That pretty much did it for me. My heart did a triple-spiral; I love the protective hero type.

Even though Angel had never asked a girl out, his pursuit of Sarah was unrelenting. But Sarah could not bring herself to believe that the beautiful Angel could even be interested in her. She was basically the "plain Jane" most of us could relate to. In fact, she reminded me of Rachel Leigh Cook on She's All That. And Angel reminded me of Channing Tatum on She's the Man - so big, burly, and adorably clumsy.

From the very beginning, the reader feels the chemistry between Sarah and Angel.

"There was absolutely no way he'd be okay with her being free to see other guys, not as long as he was seeing her. And he planned on seeing her every chance he got." (56) How sweet! But my eyes practically popped out of their sockets as soon as Angel asked if they could be exclusive. What, so soon?! Angel was far too quick to advance in the relationship. Before you knew it, they were being very intimate. In fact, the story was a bit too sexual for a YA.

Of course, no love story is complete without the hurtful rumors and tension causing trouble for the couple. It is a story of jealousy, passion, excitement, and drama. I kept rooting for Sarah and Angel to work it out. I enjoyed every page of it.

I want more stories of the Moreno brothers.

On the TBR list: Moreno Brothers #2