03 January 2012

Book Review: Making You Mine (Moreno Brothers 5)

Book Details

Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 582 KB

Book Summary

Always in control, the meticulous and professional Salvador Moreno is thrown for a loop when the newly hired bartender Grace Zendejas suddenly invades his family’s restaurant, and infuriatingly, his every thought. For the first time in his life, Sal is fumbling. But after recovering from a few blunders he discovers his feelings for Grace run much deeper. 

Things begin to heat up between him and Grace, but then the ever-perfect Sal does something even his brothers never did—screws up royally. Now he’s scrambling to cover up a mistake he knows could cost him dearly. As his relationship with Grace grows even more serious, Sal's secret is a ticking bomb, threatening to destroy the one thing he now lives and breathes for—his relationship with the love of his life—Grace.

Book Review

Rating: 5/5

Making You Mine is my favorite Moreno Brothers novel. I had to find this one before I started all of my reviews, as I have said, I was on momentum. Sal is my favorite character among the brothers – he’s very anal, a level-headed person and very reasonable until he fell in love with Grace. Now, Sal understands what the fuss and the stuffs his brothers were doing when they were in love. Touché!

Grace is someone who wants to prove she can do something, but because of her age and her looks no one takes her seriously. I don’t like that Grace’s character was manipulated by her mother and until the end, she didn’t seem to mind it. There were occasional no’s, but they were somewhat weak, and usually she just lets her mom have her way.

Their romance takes into turn when Alex gave Grace the shot she needed – not the one that she wants but close to it, and open for the possibilities of letting her inside the kitchen. She was basically shoved into Sal’s quiet and organized world.  They found themselves in love with each other – and they were in for an amazing ride of their lives.

However, one drunken night at Vegas, Sal made a mistake. A gruesome mistake that can cost him his relationship with Grace. Can the cliché, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas work on him?

Our old friends from the previous books are here, we get to see how they are doing with their lives. Angel & Sarah have a successful branch in the Marina, Alex & Valerie are having a family, Sof & Eric are engaged, Romeo & Izzy are doing fine as well. There’s a newly added Moreno, Vincent – whom I am looking forward to having his very own story in the future (REALLY HOPING).

The Epilogue is phenomenal. It was just wonderful to see how the Moreno couples were doing after a couple of years and see a whole new generation of Moreno’s. Plus a short story about Angel and Sarah’s journey in conceiving their very own baby.

Making You Mine may not have the amazing glow of a young love in Forever Mine, but this is a story for first love as well. Splendidly mixed with lies, betrayal, sacrifice and misunderstanding, Elizabeth Reyes once again made a fantastic story that will melt your hearts.

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