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Friday, November 21, 2014

Book Review: Maybe This Christmas (O'Neil Brothers #3) by Sarah Morgan


Maybe This Christmas
O'Neil Brothers #3
By: Sarah Morgan
Published: Oct. 28, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin
Source: Publisher
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GR's Summary:


"Uplifting, sexy and warm, Sarah Morgan's O'Neil Brothers series is perfection."—Jill Shalvis, New York Times bestselling author

This winter, ex-skiing champion, reformed heartbreaker and single dad Tyler O'Neil has only one mission—making sure his daughter, Jess, has the best Christmas ever. The fact that his best friend, Brenna, is also temporarily moving into his chalet at the overbooked Snow Crystal resort is a delicious distraction he's simply going to have to ignore. Theirs is the one relationship he's never ruined, and he's not about to start now. 

Ski pro Brenna Daniels knows all about the perils of unrequited love—she's been in love with Tyler for years. But living with him is absolute torture…how can she concentrate on being his friend when he's sleeping in the room next door? Then when Tyler kisses Brenna, suddenly the relationship she's always dreamed of feels so close she could almost touch it. Could this be the Christmas her dreams of a happy-ever-after finally come true?


O'Neil Brothers Series:
My Review on Sleigh Bells in the Snow Here
My Review on Suddenly Last Summer Here





My Thoughts:

I've been looking forward for several months to reuniting with one of my favorite fictional families, the O'Neils!  When I read Sleigh Bells in the Snow, I fell in love with a family that felt as if they could walk right off of the pages.  Walter, Alice, Elizabeth, Jess, and of course the gorgeous O'Neil Brothers, Jackson, Sean and Tyler, all made a lasting impression on me.  Not to mention Kayla, Elise, and Brenna, the ladies that lusted after them!  In Sleigh Bells, we got Jackson and Kayla's story, and from that point on, I was highly anticipating Tyler and Brenna's story.  In Suddenly Last Summer, we got Jackson's twin brother Sean's story with Elise.  As you can imagine, my desire to read Tyler's story grew even more!  Therefore, when I finally got to read Tyler and Brenna's story, I was beyond excited.  

The beautiful setting of Vermont during the holidays, set the perfect mood for family, friendship, and romance.  I completely escaped in to the setting of Snow Crystal Resort.  I could imagine the tall snow covered trees, "powder days" perfect for skiing and riding snowmobiles, holiday decorations and cheer everywhere, as well as time spent with family and close friends.

Tyler is learning to navigate the life of a single father to a young teenage daughter.  He struggles with wanting to be a good father, but feeling lost when it comes to communicating with her.  Jess loves her father and wants what's best for him.  She encourages him to start dating, and has the perfect woman in mind for him; his best friend Brenna.  

Tyler and Brenna have been best friend's since they were four years old.  They bonded over their shared passion of skiing, and have always been there for one another.  Tyler would never do anything to put their friendship in jeopardy, and doesn't allow himself to think of Brenna beyond friendship.  Little does he know that Brenna has been in love with him for most of her life.  Everyone knows it, except Tyler himself.  Kayla and Elise come up with a plan to put the two of them in close contact on a daily basis, hoping that Tyler will realize how perfect Brenna is for him.  Tyler's mother, Elizabeth, along with his daughter, Jess, do what they can to assist with the cause.  Will Tyler realize that Brenna is his perfect match, or is friendship all he feels towards her?

Maybe This Christmas was a sweet romance.  Tyler and Brenna had a strong foundation of friendship, and she was already like an adopted addition to the O'Neil family.  I enjoyed the interactions with  the two of them, as well as with Jess in the mix.  It was wonderful seeing how Kayla and Jackson were doing, as well as Sean and Elise.  Some of my favorite parts in the story also included Brenna, Kayla, and Elise  talking, and confiding in each other.  I was a bit frustrated with the fact that it took Tyler so long to figure out his feelings toward Brenna.  There were some great love scenes, but I would have liked to have seen them happen earlier in the story.  The ending of this story was perfection!  It was magical, and everything that I had hoped for!!!  


My Rating:


I give, Maybe This Christmas, by Sarah Morgan, 4 Sweet, Romantic, Holiday Wishes Do Come True Filled Stars!  Read the O'Neil Brothers Series if you are looking for stories that will warm your heart, entertain, make you smile, and laugh out loud!




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About Sarah Morgan:

USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy contemporary romance and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as ‘a magician with words’ by RT Book Reviews, she has sold over 11 million copies of her books. She has been nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA© Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award twice; in 2012 for her book ‘Doukakis’s Apprentice’ and 2013 for ‘A Night of No Return’. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their ‘Top Pick’ slot. 

As a child Sarah dreamed of being a writer and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream. 

Sarah lives near London with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.





Cover Reveal: Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August



Rebound
Boomerang #2
By: Noelle August
Publisher: William Morrow 
My Review of Boomerang Here


Gr's Summary:

Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang. 

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials, into chaos. 

Three years ago, Adam married his high school love—and then lost her in a tragic accident. Now, the heartbreak and guilt he’s tried to bury with work and women begins to take over his life. 

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. She’s got one chance to prove to her father that she deserves a place in his empire by grabbing control of Boomerang and taking Adam down. 

But as Alison moves in on him, armed with a cadre of lawyers and accountants, she discovers there’s much more to Adam and Boomerang than meets the eye. Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? It appears so, unless Adam can forgive her for wrecking his life and trying to steal his livelihood. But Alison hopes that old adage is right. Maybe love can conquer all.



Cover Reveal : Blindsided (By His Game, #1) by Emma Hart


Emma Hart's brand new series BY HIS GAME starts off with this explosive first book Blindsided!

Blindsided
By His Game, #1
by Emma Hart

Release Date:
January 12th, 2015

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Synopsis:

From Emma Hart, the New York Times bestselling author of the Game series, comes a brand new series where the game is realer, the tension is tighter, the sex is hotter, and the stakes are the highest of all… 

Two people. Two agendas. Two games. 


What happens when the out-there It-Boy of football meets the secret It-Girl of fashion? 


As the daughter of Hollywood’s sweetheart, Leah Veronica can’t even buy a coffee without finding her face on a magazine stand, so it’s no wonder she’s launching her first fashion line in secret. With it debuting at New York Fashion Week in just under a month, extra time in the spotlight is the last thing she needs. 


The son of the best quarterback the league has ever seen, filling legendary shoes as the L.A. Vipers’ quarterback was inevitable for Corey Jackson. So was meeting Leah Veronica—the first girl to hand him his ass without putting a hair out of place. 


Getting the handsome, prickly blonde into his bed becomes his number one goal. But getting the sexy, over-confident footballer the hell away from her becomes Leah’s—at least until she realizes the best way to do that is to give him what he wants. 


If only it was that simple. 


When Corey discovers who she is, and private photos of Hollywood’s finest find their way online, everything they thought they knew is thrown into disarray. 


And when secrets are exposed and hearts are shattered, they have to figure out if they’ve been blindsided by love or reality, and if it’s worth running the extra yard to win the game they never meant to play.




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Excerpt:

Leah’s Great Aunt Ada has been staring at me all night. I’m hovering somewhere between cute and creepy, because she has the most adorable little grin she shoots my way whenever I catch her looking. Crow’s feet appear at the corners of her eyes, and her cheeks flush just a little. 

I think she might have a crush on me. 

Again, hovering between cute and creepy. 

“Aunt Ada. Will you please stop looking at him like he’s dessert?” Leah sighs, taking Ada’s plate from in front of her. 

“Stop hooking up with Bert? Whoever is Bert?” Ada replies, looking genuinely confused. 

I quirk my eyebrow, and Grace leans across the table. “Hearing aid, Ada.” 

The old woman blinks, then slips her hand into her pocket. She pulls out a small, nude-colored device and fits it to her ear. “Now, Lele, what was that you were saying about hooking up with Bert?” 

Lele? 

Leah catches my eye and gives me a death stare. “I didn’t say anything about Bert. I asked you to stop looking at Corey like he’s dessert.” 

“He isn’t?” 

I cough into my hand. 

“Ada, it’s late. I think you should, perhaps, go to bed now.” Grace winks at me and stands. 

“But we haven’t danced.” 

“People don’t dance at dinner now, Aunt Ada,” Leah tells her. “They eat, they drink, they go home.” 

“Well, how boring. You young’uns don’t know how to have a good time.” 

Grace swoops Ada out of the kitchen with her still muttering about ‘kids today.’ 

“Oh, they do,” Leah murmurs, loading the dishwasher. “They just don’t invite old people along.” 

I grin. “Do you need any help?” 

She shakes her head instead of answering me verbally. She hasn’t said a fucking word to me since she rebuffed my offer of a date. Even through dinner, she managed to contribute to the conversation without directing a single sentence at me. 

And it’s slowly starting to really, really piss me off. 

I watch her scrape the plates into the trash then bend over and put them in the dishwasher. Her dress rides up her legs, the hem hovering at the very top of her thighs. If she bends over another half an inch, her underwear will be fully exposed to me. So will her ass, and if she’s that kind of girl, maybe her pussy, too. 

My cock twitches at the thought. Fuck—I want to go over there and see. I want to flick that stupid fucking dress up and see what kind of underwear she wears, and if that doesn’t make me hard imagining it… 

“Are you staring at my ass?” she asks, her words slicing through the silence easily but sharply. 

“On a scale of one to ten, how honestly do you want me to answer that?” 

“Very honestly.” My eyes coast over her smooth skin. “About a fifty.” 

She slams the dishwasher shut and turns. “Seriously? Is me telling you to cut the crap an open invitation to ogle me?” 

“No, but you wearing a dress that short and bendin’ over is.” 

Her lips thin. “And you wonder why I won’t go out with you.” 

“Maybe I’m not bothered.” 

“Yeah?” She rests her hands flat on the table opposite me and leans over. “So why’ve you been looking at me all evening like I’m a math puzzle you can’t figure out?” 

“Because you confuse the fuck out of me.” I hold her gaze. “One night you don’t want me. The next, you’re in my arms, fucking whimpering into my mouth. Then not even twenty-four hours later, you’re tellin’ me where to go. That’s why I keep looking at you.” My eyes drop to her tits. “That and you’re hot as hell.” 

She stares at me until I bring my eyes back up to hers. “Wow. And that right there is why I just told you ‘no’ when you asked me out.” 

She pushes off the table and stalks away from me. 

“What the hell are you so mad for?” I get up and follow her out to the back yard. “You’re the one sending me more messages than I can keep up with!” 

“Then this is the last one!” she yells, turning to face me. “No. That’s the message, Corey, all right? I can’t go out with you. I cannot be seen in public with you. I do not need the media craziness that will come with being associated with you.” 

“You’re Grace Veronica’s daughter. They photograph you getting a coffee, for fuck’s sake!” 

“And that’s why I don’t need more attention!” She runs her fingers through her blonde hair. “I just don’t, okay?” 

“Why? It makes no sense.” 

“It does to me.” Her eyes soften and she wraps her arms around her waist. “It’s dangerous for me, okay? I can’t explain why, so you have to accept that as it is. You have to take my no for a no and just leave it alone.” 

“See, that’s where the problem is. I can’t,” I say, moving closer to her. She doesn’t move. “I wanted you the moment I saw you in the bar. I wanted to fuck you, Leah. I still do. I’d love nothin’ more than to have your body beneath mine right fuckin’ now. But you turned me down with that sassy mouth of yours, and now I’m intrigued by you.” 

“Intrigued by me? There’s nothing to be intrigued by. I’m pretty boring.” 

“You’re wrong,” I mutter, dipping my face close to hers without touching her. “I want to get under your skin, darlin’. I want to consume you. Even if it’s only for a night. I want to finish what I set out to start when I walked up to you in that bar.” 

“You can’t.” She swallows. 

“I can and I will,” I echo her words from earlier. 

“I won’t leave you alone, Leah. I will pursue you until I get what I want. Until I get you.” 

“You won’t. Get me.” 

I cup her jaw and brush my nose along it. “I want you, Leah. And I always get what I want.” 


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About the Author



By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies - usually wine - and writes books.


Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.
She likes to be busy - unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Thursday, November 20, 2014

Book Review: When We Met by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee



When We Met
By: A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee
Published: November 4, 2014
Publisher: Berkley Romance
Source: Publisher
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GR's Summary:

Today’s premiere New Adult authors combine their talents to tell four original stories from inside one house.


When four girls decide to live off campus together as juniors at a college in Michigan, they expect it to be their best year yet. Little do they know, it’s a year that will change the rest of their lives. 


BEHIND HER EYES by A.L. Jackson 

Unable to live down her ex-boyfriend’s deception, Misha is determined to avoid betrayal. When, the new guy next door, Darryn starts to get under her skin, her defenses start to crumble. But trusting Darryn seems impossible, especially if he’s not sure he can trust himself. 

SAVING ME by Molly McAdams 

On the outside, Indy is always ready for a party—but inside she’s breaking. Kier makes a weekly routine of saving the girl next door from herself on Saturday nights… but when will she be ready to remember him on Sunday morning? 

FOULING OUT by Tiffany King

Working at a sports bar, Courtney has become a pro at sidestepping propositions from arrogant jocks—which makes her a more elusive catch for campus basketball star Dalton than he expected. But when he falls for the saucy waitress, Dalton will have to rethink his game plan to prove he’s not the jerk Courtney expects. 

BENEATH YOUR LAYERS by Christina Lee 

In order to ace her fashion internship, Chloe must team up with local college dropout and set builder, Blake—much to her chagrin. But after some "hands-on" experience, Chloe will have to ask herself if Blake factors into her carefully laid plans… 



My Thoughts:


When I saw that an anthology was coming out with so many amazing New Adult Romance Authors, I had to read it!  I love these authors and have read many of their books!   So, I was pretty much guaranteed an amazing anthology!  I'm happy to say that they delivered an entertaining, fun, and swoon-worthy anthology!

In When We Met, we meet Misha, Indy, Courtney and Chloe, four college roommates and close friends.  They are all attending the same college in Michigan.  Misha and Indy are both dealing with broken hearts, humiliation, and angst over two guys that they though cared about them.  Misha though Hunter had strong feelings for her, but he took her virginity, and used her in the worst way possible.  He recorded them having sex, and showed it off to all of his friends.  So when Misha meets Darryn, a gorgeous and arrogant neighbor of hers, she doesn't know if she can trust him.  Darryn feels protective of Mish and is determined to prove that he is nothing like Hunter.


Indy was with her boyfriend for two years, until the day she came home early from a visit with her family, and caught him in bed with someone else.  To top it off he is now engaged to the other girl, who is pregnant with his child.  Indy decides to party her troubles away by drinking herself in to oblivion.  Kier, takes care of her and puts her to bed after each drunken episode, but she never remembers him the next day.  He's harbored feelings for Indy for a year and a half, but will she ever get over her ex-boyfriend?  


Courtney and Chloe work crazy hours at their jobs.  Courtney is surprised when she runs in to Dalton, her childhood best friend and crush. He is the head star of their school's basketball team, and will most likely go pro.  Courtney thinks he abandoned their friendship many years ago, and that he's arrogant and a womanizer.  Dalton doesn't understand Courtney's animosity towards him, and has nothing but great memories of their friendship.  He plans on proving to Courtney that he is not what she thinks he is, but will she gave him a chance?  


Chloe works hard at her job/internship in a clothing store, and loves her boss Jaclyn.  However, she can't say the same for the bosses gorgeous, yet frustrating and rude nephew, Blake.  Then Jaclyn pairs Chloe and Blake together for a project.  Blake thinks Chloe is uptight, and pretentious, but as these two get to know each other they realize that their perceptions of one another were wrong.  Both Chloe and Blake are bogged down with responsibilities.  Will their new found understanding of one another lead to something more?


Each of these stories was written with each authors unique writing style, and yet they all blended well to make a great anthology.  The first two stories had more angst, and were about healing, finding strength, and new beginnings.  The second two stories were lighter, had to do with misunderstanding, and making false judgements and assumptions.  All four stories were about coming of age, growing up, learning from mistakes, and becoming your own person.  They all had romance, steamy love scenes, and made me swoon!    

My Rating:

When We Met was fast-paced and an addicting read.  I thoroughly enjoyed all four stories in this romance anthology and would highly recommend it.  I give, When We Met, by A.L. Jackson, Molly McAdams, Tiffany King, and Christina Lee, 4.5  Healing from Heartbreak, Strength, Growing Up, and Finding Love Filled Stars!!! 






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A.L. Jackson is the New York Times bestselling author of Take This Regret and Lost to You, as well as other contemporary romance titles, including Pulled and When We Collide. 

She first found a love for writing during her days as a young mother and college student. She filled the journals she carried with short stories and poems used as an emotional outlet for the difficulties and joys she found in day-to-day life. 


Years later, she shared a short story she’d been working on with her two closest friends and, with their encouragement, this story became her first full length novel. A.L. now spends her days writing in Southern Arizona where she lives with her husband and three children. Her favorite pastime is spending time with the ones she loves. 






Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies, fried pickles and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening. 






USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.





Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip gloss, salted caramel everything, and believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job. 








Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway : Felix (5th Street, #5) by Elizabeth Reyes



Welcome to our Blog Tour stop for 
Felix by Elizabeth Reyes
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Felix
5th Street, #5
by
Elizabeth Reyes

Release Date:
November 13, 2014

Source:
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ARC received for honest review

Synopsis:

They say the only good thing about hitting rock bottom is that it can't get any worse . . . or can it? 

World famous boxing champ, Felix Sanchez, had it all—the fame, the fortune, and all the women any man could ask for. When the hours of partying followed by hours spent in court and in rehab begin to outnumber the hours he spends training, losing his title comes as no surprise to everyone. The world assumes he deserved to lose it. 


Only those closest to Felix know the real truth behind his sudden downward spiral. And if Felix has his way, no one else ever will. With an uncertain future ahead of him, he heads back to his roots—5th Street—the gym that started it all for him. It's where he meets the humble but mighty little Ms. Ella. 


The only times Felix had ever decided to forgo the usual meaningless fling and try a real relationship he was burned badly. Now the adorable but tenacious self-defense instructor has him considering this love thing one more time. 


Then just when he begins to worry that his past is letting his possessive and jaded heart get the best of him, he's blindsided in the most brutal way—he's brought to his knees—to what could be the one low in his life he may never recover from.



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Lindy's Thoughts:

The 5th Street Series is a gem. It is a rare treasure in which every single book and character is unique and memorable. These stories completely hook you, until you find yourself addicted, and craving the next one. I literally have each of these books on my bookshelves of favorite books. These characters have buried themselves so deeply in to my heart, and I love each and every one of them. Felix was outstanding. It was the most emotional story in the series, and I wasn't expecting how it would wreck havoc on my emotions. I cried throughout this story, and it resonated deeply in my bones. What a beautiful story! Ms. Reyes is a one of a kind author. She is brilliant in the stories she creates. Her characters feel so real! 

After reading Gio's story, Felix was my least favorite character. The way he cheated on Bianca and lacked respect for woman was a real turn-off. In the beginning of his story, we see him leading a life of excess. He is wealthy, sleeps with a variety of women, makes bad decisions, and doesn't seem to appreciate all that he has. When he meets the dynamic "Little Miss Ella," everything changes! 

Ella has had her share of tragedies. She lost a sister to gang violence, a mother to Cancer, and has fought to bring self defense classes to her neighborhood, after her brother's girlfriend, Sonia, was raped. She is a woman full of integrity, grit, loyalty, and strong will. Ella has been working at fifth Street teaching her classes alongside Sonia and her best friend Carmen. She has become close with Nellie, Charlie, and Drew. She has avoided meeting Felix, because of the rumors that she has heard about him. However, Felix is set to be working at 5th street for an extended period of time. When Nellie introduces the two of them, sparks fly! Felix has never met any woman like Ella, and the more he learns about her, the more she intrigues him. Ella gets to know the real Felix, and loves who he is. These two have a lot of challenges to overcome. Can they get through it all? 

My heart broke for both Felix and Ella. We learn about a secret tragedy that Felix had to endure. This tragedy was soul crushing, and after it was revealed, I understood Felix more. I realized that while had made some mistakes, he grew up, and we all know how tragedy can change a person's life forever. I respected Ella, and admired her character. She was unbelievably strong and resilient. Together, Felix and Ella were a perfect match. I loved how sweet and gentle Felix was with Ella. He cherished the person she was and every moment that they spent together. I loved how beautifully Felix and Ella fit together! 

It was awesome getting to see Noah, Roni, Gio, Bianca, Hector, Charlie, Abel, Nellie, and all of the babies! The 5th Street Family is very special to me, and I enjoyed how Ms. Reyes wrote the Epilogue by alternating the guys perspectives! Ms. Reyes always writes the best endings! 

Rating:

Felix was a story with depth, humor, romance, sex appeal, chemistry, and friendship! Felix and Ella's characters were extremely likable. This is a story that everyone will be able to relate to. It was beautiful and memorable! I give Felix, by Elizabeth Reyes, 5 Extraordinary, Emotional, Empathetic, and Erotic Stars! 5th Street Fans, you're in for one very special and memorable story! If you haven't read anything by Elizabeth Reyes, what are you waiting for? She's one of the best storytellers and is at the top of my favorite authors list!!! 



Favorite Quote: 

"When they truly love you, they love hard. You'll feel it and there will be no question about it. True love at its purest is something that cannot be faked, not even by the best cons out there." (ARC Pg. 329)

 ~Ella's Mom





Ro's Take On This Journey: 

Felix, By Elizabeth Reyes, is part of the 5th Street Episodic Saga, that will resonate to the deepest depths of your soul. You will sob, you will laugh, you will sigh, and you will cry out with pleasure!!! 

Yes Ladies, Eli, The Queen of Romance, has once again set the reader in a tail spin, and you will land out of orbit!!! I read Felix in one sitting. It was authentic, dynamic, inspiring, and tragic. It will hit you hard and knock you out! Only Elizabeth Reyes could write a saga like this, make each character so intriguing that you can't put it down, then go on to the next episode and do the exact same thing with a new character, all over again! She is amazing!!! 

Felix is known all over the world. He is a womanizer. He see's a skirt, gets an opportunity, and says, "Why Not?!" He loses one agent after another because of his volatile personality, womanizing, and trouble following him at every turn. His agent keeps telling him to slow down and stop jeopardizing his career. Felix is obstinate and does things his own way. What the reader doesn't realize is that his pain runs so deep, that he doesn't care what happens to himself or his career, because avoidance is better than having to feel. Felix has a lot of hidden heartache that only his immediate and 5th street family know about. The reader learns about the real heart and soul of the man that is carefully hidden behind the ever present facade. 

Ella is a wonderful character. She is well rounded, has a huge heart, a genuine personality, full of love for everyone, and is a dignified, honest, beautiful young woman. This character is the kind of person everyone wants in their lives. She lives with so much pain, and spends most of her time talking to her deceased mother to help her make the right decisions in her life. Ella had a sister that was murdered when she was young, her mother died of breast cancer, her brother's girlfriend Sonja, got raped, and a father that can't deal with any of it who has become a hoarder. Ella starts a self defense class for women and Nellie brings it to 5th Street. Ella has big ideas that include a breast cancer awareness walk at 5th street that will be highly publicized because of Felix, Abel, Hector, Gio, and Noah. 

After 2 years of avoiding the likes of Felix, Ella comes face to face with the boxer, and things change for both of them in a big way. Neither one of them look back once their torrid romance gets going. Ella is determined not to become another notch on Felix's big listed belt, and Felix is determined to do whatever it takes to win over the beautiful Ella and prove that he isn't the man she thinks he is. These two fascinating characters and their families have a lot in common. The more Felix learns about Ella, the more he knows he has to have her, because she is different from any other woman he has ever known. There are a lot of ups and downs, but there is always the calm front Ella portrays in order to be grace under pressure. She is resilient, calming, nurturing, loving and kind. She is authentic and that is what gets under Felix's skin. 

Felix and Ella make a dynamic partnership that will leave the reader reeling. Don't miss out on the wonderful saga filled with will passion, love, secrets, heartache, and soul mates. You won't regret it! I guarantee all of Eli's followers that they will devour every mouth watering morsel of this book, as if it was being spoon fed to them, one delectable secret at a time... 

Rating: 

I give Felix, By Elizabeth Reyes, 5 Boundless, Passionate, Soaring, Life Changing Stars!!!







Mikki's Review: 


It's with tears in my eyes that I write this review. This story was an emotional roller coaster ride of emotions, and it made me cry more than once. But that is not the reason I have tears rolling down my face. It's because this is the final installment of a series that has owned my heart since the first time I read the first installment. Elizabeth Reyes' 5th Street series has completely stolen my heart and I feel like Noah, Gio, Hector, Abel, Felix and the whole crew are more than fictional characters. They are a part of my life. They are my family. They have made me live so many beautiful emotions. I have suffered of many books hangover and I was caught many times rereading these books. When people ask me what makes me read a book more than once, I always answer the same way. I reread it because I want to feel every single emotion just like I did the very first time I read it. And, that is exactly the feeling that I get when I go back and read these books. My stomach is full of butterflies, my blood is on fire and I'm an emotional mess every.single.time. Elizabeth Reyes' writing style is captivating and unforgettable! I have been waiting for this book for a very long time! I knew that this last installment was going to be big! It's freakin' EPIC!!!! I had high expectations for Felix. Elizabeth Reyes' delivers every.single.time. 

Prepare to meet the Pride of East Los Angeles and Mighty Little Miss Ella. When these two are introduced at the 5th Street gym, the last thing they expected was to fall for each other. Felix has been burned in the past, but Ella makes him want more. As the days go by, their relationship grows into an intense and passionate love story. When unexpected obstacles come knocking on the door, will the world famous boxing champ recover from the punch that life decided to deliver? 

I have to admit that I was not a fan of Felix. He was introduced in Gio, which is the second installment of the 5th Street Series. I felt weird not liking him because I knew that eventually he was going to get his own book. The fans of this series wanted his story, and I am so glad he decided to show up in the writing cave. The more the series was advancing, the more I wanted his book! I can't imagine him not having is own story now. Do you know why? Because it's my all-time favorite book from Elizabeth Reyes. When I read Abel's book it left me breathless. Nellie and Abel have been sitting nice and comfy at the top of my favorite couple list, but guess what? It's time to add two extra seats at the top of that list. Ella and Felix are moving in! They ROCK!!! These two have some SERIOUS hot chemistry!! *Fan Self* 

I loved every single minute of my reading escape! I read it in one sitting because I simply could not put it down! Ella and Felix have been through so much! I was a complete mess when secrets of the past were revealed and when life changing obstacles were heading their way. These are two individuals that fell hard for one another and never looked back. Their love is intense, passionate, romantic and breathtakingly beautiful! Their connection is so strong and their love is inspiring. 

When the new covers for the 5th Street Series were revealed I was ecstatic! I find that each of the covers represent these Alphas perfectly. When the cover for Felix was revealed I knew that that cover was speaking loud and clear. It showed me the REAL Felix. Strong, determined and he has a heart of gold! Ella was the perfect woman for Felix. She trusted him with her heart and even if they had to overcome some obstacles, he was always by her side. This story made me feel it all. I was even angry!!! Ella's ex-boyfriend, Grayson, completely made me lose it! I was ready to jump in my reading device and deliver two or three or ten virtual slaps! He made me so freakin' mad!!! You know who had a few memorable scenes? Hector!!!!!! Sweet Jesus! I love him to pieces!!! He made this story so much fun!

This was the best way to close the 5th Street series. The epilogue left me with a happy smile and, happy tears as well! It was such a beautiful gift for the readers that have been following these couples since the very beginning. The 5th Street Family will forever and always have a place in my heart. I see many rereads in the near future and I am crossing my fingers that all the 5th Street kids will get their own HEA. I'm especially crossing my fingers for a Jack and Reina book. These two could get in all kinds of good trouble! Gahhhhhhh!!!! Por favor!!! Please!!! Try to make an appearance in the writing cave?!?!?!

Rating: 

I give, Felix, by Elizabeth Reyes 5 emotionally charged, exciting, romantic, passionate, all-consuming stars!








The Way We See Felix & Ella:




Teaser:

For a moment, he forgot where he was. No one else existed but the two of them. He kissed her long, unable to get enough until she pulled away wide-eyed but smiling. 

"Felix," she whispered, licking her lips, then looked around casually--nervously. 

All right, so there were a lot more eyes on them now. He didn't give a shit, but he didn't want her to feel uncomfortable. So he settled for a hug instead of kissing her again like he wanted to, squeezing her tightly. "You have no idea what you do to me," he whispered in her ear. 



About the Author

"I write because I must. It's not a choice or a pastime, it's an unyielding calling and my passion." ~Elizabeth Reyes 

USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published five more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO and MAKING YOU MINE, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She's also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX the fifth in the series is scheduled to release November 13th 2014. Her Moreno Brother's spinoff series FATE includes FATE, & BREAKING BRANDON, there is also more of this series still to come. Her latest release and first in a brand new series is DESERT HEAT about the diverse but equally sexy Santiago Brothers living in Las Vegas. 

When she's not writing (which is rare)she spends as much time as she can with her husband of over twenty years, two teen children, Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat, Tyson.