Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes
First in the Moreno Brothers series
Sarah’s life is turned upside down when her mom is sent to jail and she is sent to La Jolla, California to live with her aunt and cousin. She leaves her best friend Sydney behind and it’s the last thing she wants to do. She wasn’t expecting to fall for anyone especially not swoon worthy Angel Moreno. Angel is a lady’s man and he doesn’t do serious relationships until he sees Sarah. Angel believes that boys and girls can’t be just friends. He doesn’t know that Sydney is a girl and Sarah is struggling to find a way to find to tell him. This is considered Mature YA. Not New Adult although I think this would appeal greatly to fans of New Adult. I went into this book thinking it would be like Perfect Chemistry. I absolutely love Perfect Chemistry and it’s one of my favorite YAs ever. The tale was beautiful and since Angel is Mexican I was hoping he would sweep me off my feet like the Fuentes boys did. This book is nothing like Perfect Chemistry at all. There are no gangs, no Mexican talk, and just random teen drama. This book is complete and total fluff. You can’t read too much into this book because it’s not one of those books to be analyzed. The characters though were infuriating.
The main female character is Sarah. Whooohooo!
A female lead with my name and exact spelling which I don’t come by all too often in the genres of books I read. I thought Sarah would be awesome and that she would be fleshed out, but she lacked depth. I couldn’t connect with her at all. She’s just plain flat out stupid. She’s way too trusting of people to the point of sheer stupidity. The whole coach incident that was supposed to be the climax was laughable and I thought Sarah was just so stupid.
She honestly needs to reevaluate her life and her perception of people.
Kick-Butt Heroine Scale: 7.5
The main male character is Angel.
No, not that kind of Angel. Hehe I couldn’t resist. Anyway Angel is no Alex. Sadly. I don’t know exactly how I feel about Angel. Angel is a he-man all the way, but he isn’t an attractive he-man. Sometimes alpha males are really hot, but Angel isn’t one of them. Angel is just OK. I do have to agree with him with the guy and girl can never be just friends thing.
Swoon Worthy Scale: 7.5
The Villain- BWAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA! Yes, CAPS is necessary. That was the saddest excuse of a villain. He was just thrown in the give the story some substance. It was completely pointless.
Villain Scale: 4
I loved all the side characters. They were so much more interesting than Angel and Sarah. Sofia and Eric’s relationship was so cute and I can’t wait to read about their story. But let’s face it Alex and Valerie’s drama was the most interesting thing in this whole book. I can’t wait to read about them because I like Alex and I think he’s awesome. Romero was really funny and was good comic relief. Sydney wasn’t half bad and he was a good friend, but I wasn’t all that interested in him.
Character Scale: 8.5
This isn’t a bad book at all. In fact I enjoyed it. It was good fluff and typical YA contemporary with some sexy time thrown in. I liked the ending and it was a lot more believable than some endings, but it was still farfetched. This is self-published so there were a lot of mistakes throughout, but they weren’t that bad and only occurred every now and then. I’m definitely interested in the series and I’ll be checking out Reyes’s other works.
Cover Thoughts: I think the cover is cute and the guy on the cover is actually pretty cute. I like it. It’s cute and fluffy just like the book.
Forever Mine Prequel
It was a cute prequel. Nothing all that great and nothing terrible. Not the best short story I’ve read, but certainly not the worst. It was a good insight into Sydney and Sarah’s friendship.
You can read the prequel on Elizabeth's blog here
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