Abel – 5th Street #4

Abel

Coming off the worst divorce in the history of marriages, Nellie Gamboa’s looking to let loose and make up for years of neglect. When months of building sexual tension between her and the young hot boxing stud, Abel Ayala, finally peak, she makes him an offer no man would refuse.

No promises. No demands. Just pure unrestrained passion.

Abel’s training for the biggest fight of his career. He has no time for a social life, much less a relationship. So this arrangement couldn’t be more perfect. A beautiful woman asking him to help her alleviate her neglected desires—no strings attached. What more can he ask for?

As the lines between lust and something much deeper, begin to blur, Abel finds himself in an even bigger fight.

The fight to regain control of his now demanding heart


*Fanning myself*

Elizabeth Reyes did it again. I mean really, was there ever really any doubt?

Abel Ayala is Hot Hot Hot. His body – oh man! I mean he has to be fit – he is about to face the biggest fight of his life to try and take the Heavyweight title. He is so intense that he needs to blow of a bit of steam. When this is offered to him on a plate by Nellie Gamboa – well how could the man refuse. Just out the other side of the divorce from hell, Nellie has shaped up and reinvented herself. She wants to loosen up and reckons a no strings attached, hot sex affair with Abel will help her do just that. Their respective best friends Roni and Noah are up in a heap. They don’t believe they can do this without one of them getting hurt and fear what that will do the their friendships and the group dynamic.

Both Nellie and Abel are at pains to tell them they are cool with this arrangement. So when pictures show up in the tabloids with several women hanging out of Abel and Nellie has a couple of dates and Abel see’s her kiss someone else, its all cool. Right?

Haha yeah whatever!! Sparks are gonna fly and you are gonna want to be around to watch the fireworks!! With Abel meant to concentrating and keeping his head in the game how is he gonna cope when some serious shit hits the fan?

This has to be Elizabeth Reyes best book since…. well her last book. I first read Forever Mine, the first book in the Moreno Brothers Series way back last year and loved it. Then I read the second one and that was my new favourite. Well it has gone on like that ever since. Elizabeth is the Queen of angst and romance, she really is. If you have ever read one of her books, well I am confident in saying if you have read one you have read them all, I am pretty sure you will agree.

I was biting down on my fist at one stage in this book saying “no, no, no Nellie don’t do it” I was that caught up in it. Did she do it? She just might have – I guess you will just have to read it and find out.

Unputdownable. Thats what this book is. I only started it yesterday afternoon and finished it about an hour ago. The only problem is now we have to wait for the next one. Before we get Felix’s story though we get Brandon’s. Remember Brandon? He was in love with Sofie way back in Sweet Sofie, which don’t get me wrong I am dying to read but I haven’t had enough of my 5th Street boys yet. God I would love to live inside Elizabeth Reyes’ head.

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Noah (5th Street #1)

Noah

Meet Veronica Cruz, or Ronni as you will come to know her. At only 28 she has been virtually severed from the rest of the civilisation. After taking a career break to care for her dying mother, Veronica is now in Limbo. Her mother passed away now she doesn’t quite know what to do with herself. She wants to go back to work but has put on 40lbs and there is no way she is going back looking like that. She has turne into a frump, her clothes don’t fit her and she feels she has aged 10 years.

Enter Nellie, Veronica’s best friend. Nellie has brought Ronni a present, a pass to 5th Street. A Gym in East LA that isn’t like all those other gyms, full of love me do’s and exhibition artists. Nellie got two free 1 week passes. If her weight is the thing that is holding Ronni back from living her life then they would just have to do something about it.

Noah Quintanilla works at 5th Street, the well-known boxing Gym. He is just holding out for Jack, the Gym’s owner to let him start training, he is ready and anxious to start. Things start looking up for Noah when Jack tell him today is his luck day. He points to the two ladies and tells Noah to get to work.

Underneath the baggy clothes and extra few pounds Noah see’s not only a determination and motivation he never expected to see from Veronica but also into the heart of someone who is fast becoming one of the closest friends he has ever had. When circumstances find Noah renting a room for Veronica, he just can’t help the feelings that continue to grow. It’s not all one-sided either, but Veronica is adamant that with an 8 year age gap – there is just no question, it’s a non issue they cannot have a relationship. With Nellie’s own life hitting the skids Veronica has even more time on her hands, and now spending time with Noah not only at the gym but at home as well, she has to continually fight the feelings that just keep building in her.

After losing all her excess weight and deciding it was now time to get her life back on track, Veronica starts to make plans about going back to work and reviving her social life. With a big fight on the Horizon after months out of action due to an injury, Noah gets stuck in to his training, though is distracted every time someone tries to make a move on Veronica in the Gym.

Can Noah keep his head in the game? Will his attraction to Veronica spell disaster for his boxing career? Can Veronica stop thinking about Noah’s age for long enough to listen to her heart or is she so hell-bent on believing a 20-year-old couldn’t be on the same page as her that she may just throw away the best thing to ever happen to her?

Welcome back Elizabeth Reyes, we have missed you! Hot off the heels of the delectable Moreno Brothers we are now in East LA with the boxers of 5th Street Gym. Wow, what my imagination can do with the tasty descriptions of these boys. I’m fanning myself here as I write. If you were a fan of the Moreno Brothers then you will just love 5th Street. We meet Noah, Gio, Hector and Abel. Four boys sure to get the heart beating faster.

All the intensity we have come to expect from Reyes is there in spades. You can almost feel all the emotions bouncing off the page (or in my case screen ;)). Noah has it bad for Ronni, but what the hell can he do to get her to see that he is ready. He might only be twenty, but when you were brought up the way he was age doesn’t mean shit. She has to realise that life experience doesn’t come with age, hell there are men out there ten years older that aren’t half the man he is at 20. But how is he going to make her see that. Veronica can’t help the building attraction or how she feels when she is with him but there are other things she has to concentrate on first, like getting back to work, reviving her social life and get her confidence back.

As the lines start to blur with, good night kisses and lingering hugs – how will Noah react to Veronica’s social life plans. Will he manage to get her to give in to her heart, prove to her that age is just an illusion or is her stubbornness and her dinners with her ex going to break Noah’s heart and ruin the best relationship he’s ever had?

I absolutely love this book, and the best thing is that when you read this there are two more waiting for you. I have read them and I can’t recommend them highly enough. I started Noah on Friday and finished Hector today, and already I am pining for Abel. It is due later this year and Elizabeth Reyes assures me its her longest book. I for one can’t wait!

You can buy Noah on Kobo Amazon, Barnes and Noble and iTunes

To read about the Moreno Brothers or the interview the wonderful Elizabeth Reyes did with me when i reviewed the series click here