Sunday, June 3
By: Elizabeth Reyes
Series: 5th Street Book 2
My Copy: Ebook provided by the Author
More about this book:
When tragedy strikes in the ring, Giovanni Bravo falls into a deep depression, walking away from his dream of boxing to train instead. He agrees to a two month get-away, helping train Felix Sanchez, his high school best friend and now welterweight champ of the world. Once at Felix’s lavish boxing complex, he’s reunited with Bianca Rubio, someone he remembers only as the girl with the innocent doe eyes back in high school. Her refreshing, cheerful demeanor not only takes Gio’s mind off his troubled conscience, he finds himself falling for her fast and hard. The problem—Bianca is Felix’s girlfriend.
Having a sexy, famous boyfriend has its perks, but they come with a price. Bianca not only has to deal with the ongoing tabloid rumors about her boyfriend hooking with other women, but also his constant absence when he is on the road. So now that Felix will be in town for two whole months to train for his next big bout, Bianca is thrilled. He’s even asked her to move into his cabin while he's there. But when he leaves for days at a time to promote his fight, Bianca spends time getting to know Felix’s gorgeous new trainer and good friend, Gio. Increasingly drawn to his sweet smile and smoldering green eyes, she finds herself saying and doing things she normally wouldn’t.
As it becomes more and more difficult for each to resist the other, Gio crosses the line between them. He hopes that one kiss will alleviate the overwhelming temptation and clear both their systems, but it does just the opposite. Their temptation suddenly becomes an obsession—a dangerous obsession that can only lead to heartache—for everyone.
Oh Elizabeth Reyes, you do it again. You made me fall in love with another character from 5th Street.
What I loved about this book is plenty but I’m only going to mention a few. I loved the character Gio. Within the first few pages, your heart hurts for him and you long to take that pain away. When he decides to help train Felix at one of Felix’s boxing complex, life starts to look just a tad bit better. And it looks a whole lot better when he is re-introduced to Bianca. I loved his noble self when he was falling for Bianca and knew he couldn’t because it was his friends’ girl. (Although, I will say that I didn’t feel like I got to know Bianca as well as I did Roni in the first book, Noah.) And I loved his naughty behavior when he realized that it didn’t matter she was Felix’s girl! You could tell right from the start of who belonged with who and you just wanted them to fight for it; to fight for that love.
I loved how the 5th street gang made several appearances in the book and how you got to catch up with their lives. It makes you realize that they are all inter-woven as a family. I hope she continues having them all make appearances in each story.
Thanks Reyes for another great book and I am really looking forward to the next one.
~BookWhisperer Reviewer MC~