Saturday, May 9, 2015

Book Review: Defining Love (Volume 2) by Elizabeth Reyes

Defining Love
Volume 2
by Elizabeth Reyes

Release Date:

May 12, 2015 


New Adult
Contemporary Romance

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2nd into the 3 part romance serial.

Denial is a dangerous part of desire. Aaron offers Henrietta a position at his business and she takes it—despite the intense connection they felt the day they met. 

While neither can deny they're feeling something, both are in committed relationships with someone they love profoundly. Neither would ever dream of acting on something that's clearly just a physical attraction. 

But sometimes your mind takes longer to accept what your heart already knows . . .

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Our Review of Defining Love Volume One Here

Lindy's Thoughts:

Volume Two of Defining Love picks right up where the first volume ended.  Aaron couldn't get Henri out of his mind.  So, he sets up the opportunity for Henri to begin working at his business.

Now with both Aaron and Henri seeing one another day to day, the dynamic between them begins to shift.  They begin sharing their personal lives with one another, and a friendship quickly blossoms.  Simultaneously, attraction and deeper feelings begin to develop.  Options are going to need to be weighed, decisions made, and consequences dealt with.

Things begin to pick up in the second volume of Defining Love.  We get the dual perspectives of Henri and Aaron which brings to light where they both are mentally and emotionally concerning their individual relationships, and feelings toward one another.  The intense connection between Henri and Aaron grows exponentially in this volume.  The sexual chemistry and anticipation of the inevitable raises to an all time high. 

My Rating:

I give, Defining Love, Volume Two, by Elizabeth Reyes, 4 Emotional Infidelity, Electric Sexual Chemistry, On the Edge of Your Seat Filled Stars!  I can't wait to see how Henri and Aaron's story will end!

Ro's Take on this Journey:

Defining Love, Vol.2, by Elizabeth Reyes is the sequel in this serial.  This novel takes off with an explosion of excitement!  The entire series is done in alternating views from Aaron to Henri.  We know what each is thinking at all times.  The pace is written so well that you are swept into each new perspective so rapidly that you can't put the novel down.  

Aaron and Henri both have had an overwhelming attraction to each other since they first met on New Years Eve.  Neither has made any move, and stayed in their respective relationships.  Yet, each has emotionally left their relationships for the other.  Aaron finds a way to manipulate the situation to get his unaware sister, Bea, to bring Henri into his business as an employee.  Once that begins, all bets are off!

The two begin a cat and mouse game of sorts with each other, and at the same time, guilt is pouring out of each of them to do the right thing.  Neither crosses the line physically, but emotionally they have to face the facts! Their requited love becomes intense to say the least, and once these two unleash their passion, there is no stopping them.  You will feel for them and their significant others.  The pain they suppress and their partners endure is palpable.  Your hearts will ache for all of them.

This novel brings them all into a realization about themselves and each other. Aaron has had a pretty privileged life, and finally realizes that the woman he has fallen in love with has scars that run very deep.  He tries to help Henri.  He sees her beauty inside and out.  The question is:  Can Henri see herself through to the future, and leave her guilt and shame behind her.  This is a fast paced, fascinating read!

My Rating:

I give, Defining Love, Vol.2, by Elizabeth Reyes, 5 Incredible, Electrifying, Hot, Controversial, Hopeful, Amazing Life Journey Stars! 

Mikki's Review:

This new series, which is a serial of three volumes, by Elizabeth Reyes, is a new reading experience for me. I don't handle cliffhangers well. When a book ends that way I count down the days until I can get my hands on the rest of the story! Elizabeth Reyes' writing style is amazing and you get attached to her characters pretty fast. You always wish you can have more time with them.

This second volume picks up exactly where the first one left off. Henri has accepted an offer to go work for Aaron. She's not sure how well she will adapt to this new job, but one thing is sure, her new boss is making her feel things she should not feel. They are both in serious relationship with other people and the more time they spend together, the more they are attracted to each other. Aaron proposed to his longtime girlfriend, but the spark in their relationship as disappeared. Henri is like a breath of fresh air in his life. He is blown away by her ideas and the dedication that she has for her work. As days go by, Henri and Aaron realize that the feelings that they have for each other are mutual. What will happen next?

I knew going  into this second volume that the ending was going to leave me at the edge of my seat! We get a dual POV that describes perfectly what Henri and Aaron are going through.  Keeping their feelings a secret from each other, and from others, is difficult. Insecurities are starting to surface and it's becoming harder for both these characters to stay connected with the people they love. Even if nothing happened between Henri and Aaron there is some emotional cheating going on. I really don't know how I feel about this. In my opinion, if you don't love somebody anymore you should let them go. I have heard that you can love two people at the same time, but not with the same intensity. Henri and Aaron are in that situation. They both love the people they are with, but they have a bond between them that is stronger than anything they have ever felt.

This was a great continuation to Henri and Aaron's journey. I can't wait to see what's next for them. I am positive that the last volume of this series will be an emotional one. Even if they find happiness together, the people that they love at the moment will have a broken heart.


I give Defining Love, Volume 2, by Elizabeth Reyes, 4 fascinating,  page-turning,  listen to your heart stars!

About the Author
Elizabeth Reyes is a USA Today Best Selling Author of The Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, Fate and Desert Heat romance series. 

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  1. Looks like she really gets the feels going for this segment.

  2. This sounds like a great installment in the series! Looks like you are all addicted to it! Hope things continue that way!

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  3. Looks like you're all enjoying this series. Nice.

  4. This sounds like another great read! Another series I must check out! Do love a book that keeps me on the edge of my seat.

    Wonderful reviews


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