Thursday, August 14, 2014

Book Spotlight : When You Were Mine (A Moreno Brother's Novella) by Elizabeth Reyes

When You 
Were Mine
A Moreno Brother's Novella
Elizabeth Reyes

August 4th, 2014



When her head was screaming “enough,” her hopeful heart continued to whisper “wait.” 

It's the only way Valerie Zuniga can justify her ongoing addiction to the amazing but ever, elusive Alex Moreno. Mesmerized by the profound connection neither has ever quite understood, Valerie accepts their crazy relationship for what it is—non-exclusive.

That is until the incredible highs no longer numb the sting of the intense lows. 

As tasteless and slippery as pride can be, for Alex it's always been the hardest pill to swallow. 

Faced with a final ultimatum, the choice is a no-brainer for Alex. Despite his insanely busy life he's determined to prove to Valerie, that not only is he ready to commit, it's what he's always wanted—to claim Valerie as his exclusively. 

But just as it kept him from admitting his real feelings all those years, will his obstinate pride once again step in and ruin things just when they're finally getting it right?

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Lindy's Thoughts:

Ms. Reyes brings the "Sexy Factor" to her stories every time!!! Wow, I wonder if there could possibly be any man out there that is sexier than Alex Moreno?!!! As you know, if you follow my blog, I am a HUGE Elizabeth Reyes fan! Why am I such a huge fan?!!! Well, for one, her books are sinfully addictive, give me butterflies in the pit of my stomach every time, are authentic, real, and relatable, and make me an emotional ball of nerves! The Moreno's are my number one favorite fictional family of all time! 

Every time I get to open up another book by Ms. Reyes', I can't help but smile from ear to ear, because I feel like I am unwrapping a very precious and valuable gift! When I read Alex and Val's first story, Always Been Mine, I fell in love with this passionate, and crazy-in-love couple, who had such a torrid on again and off again relationship with one another. When I heard about their novella, I was excited to revisit these two amazing characters. Let's face it; Alex and Val together are steaming hot! They bring the passion, the fire, and sparks whenever they are in the same room together. Now whether they can't keep their hands off of each other or are fighting like cats and dogs, can differ from day to day. However, one thing remains the same, and that is their deep love and need for one another. 

In When You Were Mine, we get to learn about Alex and Val's relationship during their college years. Unfortunately, it was filled with massive miscommunication, insecurity, and bad decision making on both of their parts. It was painful seeing these two fight so much, when as the reader, we got to see how deep their love for one another was, and how the mistakes that they were making repeatedly, could have easily been remedied. I was frustrated with Val and Alex, and wanted to jump in the story, and shake the both of them! The ending was a cliffhanger, yet if you've already read, Always Been Mine, then you know how their story ends. 

My Rating:

I highly recommend, When You Were Mine, by Elizabeth Reyes!!! I give it 4.5 Fiery, Passion So Hot It Could Burn Your House Down, Hottie Alpha Moreno Filled Stars! If you are a romance addict, I am pleading, no begging you, to pick up a book by Elizabeth Reyes! You will be guaranteed a wild ride like no other; with unforgettable characters, and a breathtaking and passionate all consuming love story!

Mikki's Review:

Eeeeep!!! Holy cliffhanger Mamma! Thank God I already knew how their story was going to end or else I would have no nails left!! If I could describe Alex and Valerie's relationship in one world it would be ... INTENSE!!!!! These two had my heart beating fast from beginning to end! I would suggest reading this series in order so you get to know all these amazing characters. Book hangovers guaranteed!

When You Were Mine is a prequel to Always Been Mine. We learn more about Alex and Valerie's relationship, which is like 4th of July fireworks! Sweet Baby Jesus! The chemistry between these two is addictive. One minute you are fanning yourself, and the next minute you just want to scream at them!  These two can sure be stubborn at times! They are so much alike! No wonder that they struggled with their feelings for each other. They had many obstacles to overcome to make their relationship work. They had to live and learn from their mistakes, but there is no question that the love that they share is powerful. This was a great addition to this series, and it made me understand many things about Alex and Valerie's torrid relationship. I Loved it!!!!!!

I discovered Elizabeth Reyes thanks to her Moreno Brothers Series. Her covers are GORGEOUS!!!! That's what caught my attention in the first place when I saw the first installment, which is Forever Mine. After reading it, I knew that I had found something special. And, like they say ... the rest is history! She is one of my top favorite authors and I don't even need to read the blurb of her books anymore ...
She writes it ---> I read it!!!!

Her writing style is PERFECTION, her characters are ADDICTIVE, and her stories are UNFORGETTABLE! Every new reading journey is a roller coaster of emotions. I often say that it's not enough to just read a book. You need to FEEL it! I cry and laugh with her characters. I wish I could jump into the story at any time and give them a hug to comfort them, a hi-five to celebrate with them or to be able to twist some ears when these alpha males won't listen to what their girls are saying! Right, Alex?! LOL!!! My heart beats for all these characters that Elizabeth Reyes has created and I love them all to pieces! I was happy dancing when we got a little peekaboo scene with a 5th street member. Don't you dare blink!!! You are going to miss it! 

If you are looking for a reading escape packed with emotions, I highly recommend any series from Elizabeth Reyes!


I give, When You Were Mine, by Elizabeth Reyes 4.5 page-turning, passionate, exciting stars! 

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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. Keep up with all her upcoming books/events/signings by visiting her Website

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1 comment:

  1. sounds like a wonderful series. I haven't read any books by this author, but you ladies are very convincing :)


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