Sunday, May 17, 2015

Book Review: Defining Love (Volume 3) by Elizabeth Reyes

Defining Love
Volume 3
by Elizabeth Reyes

Release Date:

May 19, 2015 


New Adult
Contemporary Romance

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Book 3 in a 3 part romance serial. 

Their hearts have belonged to their significant others for years . . . and then they met each other. 

Doing the right thing means cheating is not an option. 

So it's time to decide.

Should Aaron and Henri stay with the ones they love or take a chance on something so extraordinary it's impossible to even explain—understand. 

Making such a life-altering decision is truly scary. 

But even more scary than that? 


Defining Love. Which is the forever kind?

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Our Review of Defining Love Volume One Here
Our Review of Defining Love Volume Two Here

Lindy's Thoughts:

The finale of Defining Love was superb!  It was full of anticipation, romance, and love, as well as rejection, remorse, and guilt.  Everything played out between Henri and Aaron.  They both had decisions to make, and we got to see the after effects of those choices.  All of my questions were answered, and an epilogue beautifully gave us a look in to all of the major characters lives.

Volume 3 was my favorite in this serial.  It was the longest segment, and yet I read it the fastest!  There were plot twists, surprises, dramatic situations, and a ton of passion.  We learn what love means to Henri and Aaron, and how their are different types of love.

I highly recommend the Defining Love Serial.  While the content was different than what I've read previously by Ms. Reyes, this story was still told in her signature style that brings realistic and authentic characters to life, and delivers a story that is addictive and full of entertainment! 

My Rating:

I give, Defining Love, Volume 3, by Elizabeth Reyes, 4.5 Emotional, Red Hot Passion, "The One," Forever Love Filled Stars!

Ro's Take on this Journey:

Defining Love, Vol. 3, by Elizabeth Reyes, was a multi-faceted novel filled with well-rounded characters, written in dual perspectives.  Ms. Reyes has yet again filled the hearts of many readers with a serial that touches each of them on so many levels.  She is able to touch the lives of a nation of peoples with her open minded, fertile imagination, and compellingly, passionate story telling.  Ms. Reyes has delved into so many taboo subjects with a fine tooth comb, and given her readers a window, if you will, into the world of compassion and empathy.

I have nothing by high praise for this phenomenal writer, on so many levels.  I have not only been honored to read and review her books, but also grateful for meeting such a wonderful, kind, human being.  Ms. Reyes will touch your hearts, make you feel the pain and joy of her characters, and make you want to be that person who can really make a difference in this world, by just being compassionate and aware.

Kuddos to Defining Love!  This third volume tied up all the lose ends, gave the readers answers to all the important questions, and opened hearts by example.  This novel will help others to realize that there is hope, and bad doesn't always have to win out.  People have so much good in them, they just have to reach down deep enough to find it.  I am sure you will feel this novel to the core, as I did.  I definitely recommend this serial as a must read on everyones' list!

The Queen of Romance, and now the Empress of Hope, who with her carefully sculpted novels has brought us hope for the future for all races, genders, and those who have to be pieced together due to the cruelties they have experienced in their difficult journeys, has done it again!

My Rating:

I give, Defining Love, Vol.3, by Elizabeth Reyes, 5+ Wonderfully Written, Sexy, Funny, Heart Warming, Heart Breaking, Full Circle, Essential Story/Life Telling Stars!

Mikki's Review:

The Defining Love serial, by Elizabeth Reyes, was a surprise to me. I'm not really a fan of serials, but the author did a fantastic job at making me love them! This was an interesting and fascinating way of reading a book. I'm looking forward to giving more serials a chance. If they are going to be released like Defining Love was released (1 book per week), I am totally going to buy and read more serials as of today. Elizabeth Reyes tried something new and I loved it! 

It was fascinating to see the evolution of Henri and Aaron's relationship. It took me a bit of time to get really comfortable with this new concept, but as soon as I finished the second volume, I could not wait to read the conclusion to this passionate love story. I don't want to spoil anything for people that have not read the previous books yet. What I will say is that Henri and Aaron have a journey filled with obstacles. They no longer can deny the feelings that they have towards each other. Both of these characters will have to make decisions that will not only change their lives, but the lives of the people that they love. 

The title of this serial is exactly the reflection of Henri and Aaron's relationship. They embarked on a journey together and side-by-side they discovered what the real meaning of love is for them. It was thrilling to see that they each had a very different definition of love, but they ended up wanting the same thing. This volume was packed with twists and revelations. It was everything I hoped it would be! It gave me all the feels and I was left with a big smile when I read the Epilogue.

Defining Love was very different for me. It was like a breath of fresh air! There are so many books out there to read. I'm always looking for my next exciting reading escape! I have found it with Defining Love and I hope you love it just as much as I did! 


I give Defining Love, Volume 3, by Elizabeth Reyes, 4.5 intense, passionate, captivating, find your soulmate 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. The best was last, sounds like. Nice reviews, ladies! I like what you said, Lindy, about it being so good that though it was the longest; you read it the fastest.

  2. I love the way you do your reviews especially the flowery ratings :) I haven't read this series yet, but it's under my radar now. I have yet to read a good romance book lately, here's to hoping. Lovely review!

  3. Lovely reviews! I am really enjoying the sound of this book. Sounds like a good romance to get lost into!

  4. It is great to see that you all enjoyed this final installment. This series sounds like one I'd enjoy myself.

    Naomi @ Naomi’s Reading Palace

  5. Glad to see the final installment really came in strong.

  6. So glad you loved this series. I adore the covers.


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