Ellie Brooks has spent the past two years of her life building barriers around herself that are guaranteed to keep people out and her demons in. She doesn’t want to get close to anyone for fear of being hurt again. When she meets Latin superstar Victor Garza, she is shocked at how quickly he is able to penetrate her armor. She doesn’t want to let him in but can’t deny the chemistry they have. He has the potential to heal her wounds and open her heart but she isn’t sure she can let him. Will love be enough to keep them together or will Ellie’s past prove to be too much for the pair to overcome?
Elle first appeared to me to be a girl who was unsure about getting her heart broken again. Originally, I thought she was just in a romantic funk for two years – turns out – it was a self-imposed refusal to date.
She’s emotionally bankrupt, she’s a difficult character for me to read but that’s what makes it so fun. She’s not the same person she was at the beginning of the book to the end. There is so much growth there. She tries with all her being to keep Victor at arm’s length and I wasn’t sure why. I did have to read to about 85% to find out the truth and it did get frustrating to read about her and felt frustrated for Victor.
To his credit, Victor is an utter gentleman. There are times where his attitude and his agitation at the situation bubble over the surface and yes, it’s horrible and scary to read but it all becomes clearer when the truth is all put on the table.
The mother in law is written perfectly, there is an instant dislike and distrust. What a writer to make me feel those things just from the picture created by words.
This is a great book of second chances at love. Sometimes you need that leap of faith. He really is her Knight in Shining Armor and I love the lead in characters to the next book.
I was kindly provided with a free copy of this book from the author to provide an honest review. Receiving this book for free did not influence my opinion nor review.
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