02 January 2012

Book Review: Romero (Moreno Brothers 4)

Book Details

Author: Elizabeth Reyes
Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 415 KB

Book Summary

Prim and proper middle school teacher Isabel Montenegro always runs the opposite direction from men like Ramon Romero. A foul-mouthed, uneducated, loose cannon has no place in her careful plans. But instead of running away, Isabel is completely captivated. The intensity of his nature, while a bit daunting, mesmerizes her in ways she can’t begin to understand. She’s unwilling to walk away—even when her instincts are screaming at her to run. 

Romero has no idea what he's getting himself into when he first kisses Isabel. Shocked at the passion she invokes in him, he believes he can keep his usual short fuse under wraps. Falling fast and hard for someone so flawlessly sweet only makes him more aware that he’s far from perfect. If she is ever witness to his biggest imperfection, he’s sure she’ll bail. But when her meddling sister does the worst thing imaginable—bring other men between him and his Izzy—that fuse is lit and all bets are off. 

Can two people who are worlds apart teach each other how to love, or will the reality of their differences drive them apart? 

Book Review

Rating: 3/5

After reading the first three Moreno brothers with Romero in it, I was looking forward for this book. But I was in for a very big surprise. I saw Romero as someone who is funny and cracks out a whole lot of joke, however, readers saw a different kind of Romero this time: he was not perfect, especially when he’s drunk (which we all know), he was really possessive (I don’t think he trusts Izzy), and has scary anger management issues that I think should’ve been addressed by the author more properly. With that kind of issues, you cannot just sit in the internet for an hour and get some tips. I think he needs professional help.

On the other hand, I love his uncles, and through some flashbacks, readers will understand why he is rough sometimes. This book is an emotional rollercoaster ride. Romero can be really hot-tempered (Alex would be ashamed with his temper outbursts) then vulnerable. There were new characters whom you would love, and would love to kill as well. I so hate Pat, I could say she deserved what she got.

The story reminded me of Beautiful Disaster, where a nice relationship suddenly becomes too overwhelming and unhealthy. There was a part of me that agrees with Izzy’s family when they thought Romero is too violent, and can hurt her. I know Izzy believes that he would never, but angry people can just be blind and deaf when they flare up. Anyway, the book is a nice read but I wouldn’t count it as one of my favorites in the Moreno Brothers series.

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