By: Elizabeth Reyes
Release Date: September 6, 2010
Series: The Moreno Brothers
Seventeen-year old Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her single mom is sent to jail. She’s forced to move, leaving behind everything she’s ever known, including her best friend Sydney. Lost and bitter in a new school, her one goal is to save money and move back home. Then she meets Angel Moreno.
Enigmatic but gorgeous, Angel is almost too good to be true. Except for one thing, his archaic belief that guys and girls can never be “just friends”. The problem? Sarah’s best friend Sydney is not a girl.
With their unexpected romance intensifying to places neither ever experienced, how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?
This book really intrigued me because the characters were Hispanic, and that to me is rare and I saw it on Amazon and had to check it out. I was pleasantly surprised that this book did not disappoint at all. Memories of typical male Hispanic machismo were definitely present, but they have their reasons. I loved reading about it though, very interesting. I wouldn’t say this is a young adult book; it’s more labeled for mature young adult, so keep that in mind if you are going to read this.
We meet Sarah as she moves to
to live with her aunt and cousin because her mother was just sent to Jail in for
embezzlement. She leaves her best friend
behind Arizona . Who is not a girl, that’s a very big part of
this story so make sure you remember that.
She starts school and on her very first day is mesmerized by a boy who
her cousin points out to be Angel Moreno, one of the infamous Moreno
Angel is a very strong minded macho guy who is part of the football team and doesn’t believe that girls and guys can be friends without there being something extra involved. It just can’t happen in his eyes. Well he runs into Sarah again and they start getting together. Things digress and their relationship intensifies but the entire time she neglects to tell him that Sydney is actually a guy and not a girl as Angel assumes. You know what they say about assuming. So the longer time goes on the harder it is for her to tell him the truth.
Lo and behold Sydney shows up one day and sure enough Angel catches wind about the meeting and you can only imagine what happens next. Yup out comes the macho man with his idea of girls and guys not being able to be friends. You really feel for Sarah though because really she hasn’t done anything wrong they really are just friends. But Angel can’t take it and he becomes very stubborn about it.
Throughout the whole book there are backstories going on with other characters which I’m sure leads to the following books, which I will start reading shortly. But I loved all the characters, especially Valerie her cousin, I can totally relate to her and she just really reminds me of myself sometimes at that age. There’s also Sofie the Moreno brother’s younger sister, she seems so sweet and I can’t wait to read more about her either. Overall this book and this series seem to be very promising and I can’t wait to sink my teeth into them.
I love the cover how sweet and innocent Sarah looks, but I don’t know about the guy he’s cute but really not how I pictured Angel. But I’m still digging it because hey they look good together regardless.