By: Elizabeth Reyes
Series: 5th Street
Genre: Adult Romance
My Copy: Ebook from Author
About the book:
Veronica Cruz has been through hell and back. After disconnecting with the world two years ago to be at the side of her dying mother, she’s left alone, unemployed, overweight, and feeling a decade older than her twenty-eight years. When her best friend coaxes her into joining the local gym to ditch her depression and rejuvenate her life, she meets Noah. Assigned to help Veronica lose weight, Noah is everything she expected a young trainer to be—perfectly chiseled, supportive and motivating. Add to that, he’s incredibly sexy. He’s everything she’s ever looked for in a man. What she least expected was for him to fall for her, but he has. There's just one glaring problem: Noah is eight years younger.
Noah Quintanilla has his eye on a boxing title—someday. Down for a few months with an injury, his maintenance-boy pay at 5th Street Gym won't cut it. He’s finally given the opportunity to train. The catch? His trainee is an out-of-shape woman with a free week pass. Taking on the challenge, Noah stumbles into one of the closest friendships he’s ever known, and before he knows it, he’s in love. But Veronica’s not having it—the age difference is too much. Their platonic relationship means having to watch her date other men—something that would make him crazy. Believing he's the man for her, Noah sets out to prove that age is but an illusion, and there's more to him than just a number.
As you followers know recently BookWhisperer has expanded to a joint effort. As avid book devours I have partnered up with Miranda for reviewing here on The BookWhisperer. Thus you are not observing our first compromise. We are both dedicated Elizabeth fans. I have read every book from the Moreno series, as has Miranda and in attempted to avoid blood and tears we are both going to review Noah.
~JO BookWhisperer Reviewer~
As a dedicated fan to the Moreno series I know that any fan of Elizabeth Reyes will want the answer to one essential question; how does this series measure to the Moreno's series? All I can say is be prepared to fall in love all over again. Noah and Veronica are two amazing characters, and the sparks that fly when they collide will leave readers craving even more. The age difference was quite a unique aspect to build this story, but it really worked and I absolutely loved it. Noah being an adopted child and seeing so much at such a young age really evened the scale for these two characters. Once Veronica could see what she was missing it was all over for the both of them. This particular book was more like Always be Mine (book 1 Moreno series) with the story detail and slower pace as you build the characters and story from scratch, but I am hoping to see the series push on just like the other and build with each additional book. Reyes promises all of the same intensity and drive that we have come to love, and will leave you begging for the next book to hurry up and get here. I see that the next book is about Gio, and I this has me thrilled. As with the most recent Moreno novel that spotlights Sal; I am overly anxious for Gio's book with their similar personalities. Both of these characters exude a persona of quite and deadly; this make such a bitter sweet story when you get to see the peeling back of their layers. BOOKWHISPERER RECOMMENDATION!!!! BOOKWHISPERER FAVORITE SERIES!!!!!
~MC BookWhisperer Reviewer~
I second everything that Jackie wrote about “Noah” by Elizabeth Reyes. As soon as Jackie told me that Reyes had a new book out, I needed it and I immediately knew that it was going to be wonderful. It wasn’t let down. If you liked/loved the Moreno brothers series, then you will feel the same way about “Noah.”
I appreciated how Reyes made the characters struggle and cover up the their feelings for each other until they were about to bust from the seams. I added the character Noah to my list of fictional husbands (which also includes Alex and Sal.)
A MUST read!