Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I really, really enjoyed this book! After Gio I was kind of hesitant about going into this book. The concept of Gio was really just not my thing so now I am really happy that I liked this book. Just so you know, this review might be a bit short.
Here's the synopsis:
"Womanizer—check. Cocky—check. Dangerous—checkmate.
Staying away from him was indisputably the sensible thing to do. The problem? She wasn’t just drawn to him; she was utterly mesmerized...
Charlotte Brennan is no stranger to heartache and mortification. Her past is full of both. So when amazing and incredibly intense Hector Ayala, literally jumps into Charlee’s life, her walls are immediately up. Letting her guard down and sharing her past and deepest secret is not happening. Charlee is not looking to get her heart crushed once again. However, her willpower proves to be no match for Hector’s mesmerizing pull.
Guilt is a profound emotion to deal with and no one knows this better than Hector. So when he gets the chance to make up for a past indiscretion that’s been gnawing away at him for months, he takes it. Doing so means he’ll also have to pass up pursuing Charlee, the only girl he’s ever been so fascinated by. But his inability to explain why they could never be has him dealing with a new kind of guilt—the guilt of knowing he is unwillingly breaking her heart."
Okay, first thing first, if you have not heard of Elizabeth Reyes, then you all need to get out from under that rock and go pick up one of her books! She is such an amazing author! The first book I read of hers was Forever Mine from the Moreno Brother's series. After that book got 5 out of 5 stars I was hooked. I do recommend that you start with Forever Mine.
So this book was....interesting. I really wasn't expecting the couple in this book. Now Elizabeth Reyes always has the most amazing male protagonists, and female's as well, but this time the female was someone totally different from all the other female protagonists in Reyes's books. At first, I was turned off a little because of that, and that's the reason I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars, but as I got used to Charlee I really started to like her. I ended up cheering for her and really, really liking her. I really liked how Reyes changed up her character's a little bit.
I loved in this book how there was something that people of this generation would consider somewhat nerdy-chess. Yet, in this book they made it out to be something that the cool guy played. I really lied that. Occasionally I play chess but I'm really bad at it so I stopped playing. This book made me want to play really bad, and it was so much fun to play when I did play, even though I lost (once again).
I feel as if Elizabeth Reyes went a little out of her comfort zone with what she usually writes, in this book. I really liked all the differences in her plot and characters that this book had. I feel as if Ms. Reyes's writing is starting to change in her books in this series.
I can't wait for Abel to come out! I am hoping that it comes out soon so I can read about the oh-so-amazing Mr. Abel. ^_^.