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Forever Mine

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Author: Elizabeth Reyes

Published: September 6th 2010

Format: Kindle Edition , 335 pages

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Language: English


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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 o 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? And you haven't already, read the Forever Mine mini prequel on my blog!

30 review for Forever Mine

  1. 5 out of 5

    Stacia (the 2010 club)

    Authentic Conversation From My Teen Years Setting : A backyard hammock as a friend and I lounge around talking about our plans. Me : Whatcha wanna do today? Friend : Dunno. Go hang out at - name removed -'s house? I heard a few guys are gonna be over there. You know who might show up? Those two hot guys that - name removed - is friends with. Me : Okay. Let's do that. 2.5 stars So that's about what happened in the first half of Forever Mine. Except it happened with book characters and not me and Authentic Conversation From My Teen Years Setting : A backyard hammock as a friend and I lounge around talking about our plans. Me : Whatcha wanna do today? Friend : Dunno. Go hang out at - name removed -'s house? I heard a few guys are gonna be over there. You know who might show up? Those two hot guys that - name removed - is friends with. Me : Okay. Let's do that. 2.5 stars So that's about what happened in the first half of Forever Mine. Except it happened with book characters and not me and my best friend. But it didn't matter. The first half of this book read extremely pedestrian, as if you were just having another random day in your life and not actually getting to live vicariously through book characters who might be doing something far more exciting. Hell, I'm pretty sure my own life was infinitely more interesting than the life these characters were living. Maybe it's time to leak my own "Behind the Music" story to the world... Let's transition to the second half of the book : Lying about the sex of your best friend is NOT cool. If I had a friend from childhood who just so happened to be a guy, any new boyfriend of mine would have to deal with it. Period. I could see where things could get sketchy if you started hanging out with a guy after you had started a relationship if you were being secretive about it, but come on...a friend that you knew BEFORE you got involved in a relationship? Is there any reason you should need to hide that this friend isn't a girl? If you're that freaked out about how your boyfriend will react, you might be dating the wrong guy. I hate to insert the overused phrase "just sayin..." here, but if the phrase fits... Creepy Stalker Coach did make the story more interesting, but - I felt like this was sort of used as a reason to justify why Angel was borderline possessive. Because after all, if your girl is in danger, then you have a reason to be upset, right? I should have paid more attention to the tile of the book. You have permission to smack me. The title is Forever Mine. Yes, I stupidly walked into this one. Authors : quit pairing up kids in high school by making them promise "forever" to each other. Seriously. Stop it. I loved all of the side characters. ALL of them. Regardless of my feelings about this book, I will be reading the rest of the series because all of the additional characters out-shined the main characters. I'm excited to read about Sofia and Alex the most. This series can only go up from here. I've heard the other books are better and *wicked grin* they get steamier! This is an early writing from the author and I have read other books by her that were good. I'm going to cut some slack here and not keep any harsh feelings toward Forever Mine because many authors take a book or two to get into a groove. I know that this author can write a fun story with lovable characters. Noah was a great read. Reyes' style is easy to fall in to. She is capable of writing an exciting and sweet romance. Honestly, this is not the worst effort I've seen for a first book. There are no real big complaints from me. I actually liked the read fine...it was just a basic and enjoyable romance with not much else going on.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Katrina Passick Lumsden

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I end up with a lot of free Kindle books. The Moreno Brothers series ended up falling in my lap and the first in the series ended up being yet another book to throw on the "It could have been good, but..." pile. Forever Mine begins just like any other YA fiction story. After her mother is sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement, 17-year-old Sarah is sent from her home in Arizona to southern California to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin. On the first day of her senior year in a n I end up with a lot of free Kindle books. The Moreno Brothers series ended up falling in my lap and the first in the series ended up being yet another book to throw on the "It could have been good, but..." pile. Forever Mine begins just like any other YA fiction story. After her mother is sentenced to three years in prison for embezzlement, 17-year-old Sarah is sent from her home in Arizona to southern California to live with her aunt, uncle and cousin. On the first day of her senior year in a new school, she catches the eye of Angel Moreno, football god and general high school rock star. Angel's never had a girlfriend (of course not), but Sarah's captivating eyes snare him and he just has to get to know her better. The two meet shortly thereafter at a party and thoroughly cheesy, gag-inducing romance ensues. That's where the story begins to come together. Or fall apart, depending on your outlook. What I liked about this book: 1. Character detail. There is a catch that I will get into later, but Ms. Reyes definitely put more thought and effort into her character than some authors bother to. 2. Length. It wasn't so short that I felt like I hadn't really read much at all and, while it did teeter on the edge of being a bit too long, it ended quickly enough for my taste. Now let's talk about the problems with this story (warning: they are numerous). The most glaring problem is the characters themselves. While they were detailed and well-written in that regard, I just couldn't bring myself to like any of them. With perhaps the exception of Sarah's best friend Sydney, I found them all to be pathologically dysfunctional and irritating. We'll start with Sarah. Sarah is a weak, naive mental midget. Seriously, the girl is just plain dumb. She nearly gets herself raped hanging around with a teacher who literally everyone (including Sydney) has warned her about. Ms. Reyes briefly alludes to the fact that Sarah feels the way she does about her pervy-but-caring coach, Rudy because she never had a strong father figure in her life, but this issue is never explored further. While it could have served as an eye-opener or warning to other girls about the effect the absence of a father can have on a young girl, the entire incident was treated as nothing more than a setup for Angel to flex his super Latino muscles and rescue poor wittle Sarah from Coach Pedo. Aside from being completely stupid, Sarah is also dishonest. She spends three months hiding from Angel the fact that her best friend in Arizona is a guy. Why? Well, we return now to that whole "weak" thing I mentioned earlier. The girl has no backbone. She knows Angel won't like the fact that her best friend is a guy (believe me, I'll delve into that topic shortly), so instead of risking upsetting him, she just chickens out and continues letting Angel believe Sydney is a girl. Her cousin, Valerie, is continually nagging Sarah to tell him because she knows the longer the charade goes on, the worse the fallout is going to be, but does Sarah buck up and do it? Of course not. It's been a while since I've felt this venomous toward a female protagonist. I loathed Sarah. Angel. Where do I begin? Angel is a misogynistic, insecure egomaniac who needs serious therapy and an anger management class. At 17, he's shaping up to become what my younger brother refers to as a "Stair Pusher" (translation: a guy who pushes women down stairs). He loses his temper more often than is healthy for anyone, often over completely inconsequential things. If Sarah pays any attention to anything with a penis (aside from him, his family, and his friends), he becomes instantly enraged, asks her what the hell she thinks she's doing, and physically threatens the male. Reading Angel's reactions to other males was like watching a psychotic peacock on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The fact that some females find this kind of behavior endearing makes me a little nauseous, and while I'm sure some would defend Angel's actions by claiming he's just "overly protective", that excuse flies out the window when you consider Angel's reaction to Sydney. He is, of course, insanely territorial and angry. At first, he flat-out refuses to accept Sarah and Sydney's friendship (even after he discovers Sarah isn't "in love" with Sydney). When he meets Syndey on somewhat positive terms toward the end of the book, I kept waiting for him to cock his leg and piss on Sydney's shoes. Absolutely ridiculous. This is yet another YA "romance" that is shoving in young girls' faces the idea that a controlling, abusive relationship is somehow ideal. But he's just so dreamy. /Snark How does Sarah deal with the Angel/Sydney conundrum? By distancing herself from her best friend of eight years to appease lover boy. But it's OK because Sydney has a new girlfriend and she too is uneasy about the close friendship of Sydney and Sarah. /Sigh Me thinks Ms. Reyes knows a lot of very insecure people. The peripheral characters consist of cousin Valerie, Angel's brother Alex (Valerie and Alex start up their own romance), older brother Sal Moreno, a younger Moreno sister who is treated even worse than the Moreno boys' girlfriends, and Angel's two best friends, Romero and Eric. Eric is conducting a secret relationship with younger sister, Sofia which nearly gets him killed by Alex. Side note: I've read the second installment of this series, Always Been Mine and am working on the attached Novella, Sweet Sofie, and my reviews of those books will go into more detail regarding the bizarre, abusive treatment of Sofia. The parents/parental figures are predictably absent in this book, only appearing occasionally to either interrupt various shenanigans or to dole out life advice like they've been involved at all in these kids' lives...ever. This book just went completely off the rails and over the top....and pretty much every other euphemism for "too much" you can think of. It glorifies abusive relationships and is sexist on a level not many books can reach. Mostly because the sexism is subtle. I'll never understand how female authors manage to craft fictional girls who are so completely repulsive as to make it impossible for anyone with even half a brain to sympathize with them or their plight. Sarah brought all of her problems on herself, first by choosing to date an overbearing, irrational, violent douchebag, and then by deciding that dishonesty was just plain easier than telling the truth. A weak plot, sloppy writing (grammatical errors galore), loathsome characters, and disgusting behavior come together to make Forever Mine a thoroughly disturbing, infuriating read.

  3. 4 out of 5

    JD Switz

    Such a beautiful cover. Too bad the story isn't as beautiful. I'm not even halfway done and already I can tell where the story is going. Sorry, but withholding information about a male best friend from a boyfriend is not enough to hold this story together. Getting jealous about past relationships that had nothing to do with you in the first place isn't enough to hold this story together. Getting jealous over every little thing and detail about someone's life whom you've barely known is childish, Such a beautiful cover. Too bad the story isn't as beautiful. I'm not even halfway done and already I can tell where the story is going. Sorry, but withholding information about a male best friend from a boyfriend is not enough to hold this story together. Getting jealous about past relationships that had nothing to do with you in the first place isn't enough to hold this story together. Getting jealous over every little thing and detail about someone's life whom you've barely known is childish, especially when the teens in this story are old enough to know better. All we have here is a good-looking girl and a good-looking guy who are too insecure. Maybe that's enough for young high schoolers but, for me, it's pretty stupid. For someone who cares about Sydney the way that Sarah is claiming, there shouldn't have even been a secret to hide. Sydney's always been there for her when she needed him, and still is, so what's the problem? If he's that important to her as she says he is then Angel should be the one who has to accept that, not the one who's providing the ultimatum. Then she's the one who keeps saying she's leaving, so why is she letting Angel have so much power over her life? This is THE MAJOR PROBLEM I have with stories like this. Looks, although important, should not be the only basis to the actual story. Secondly, where's the so-called spark? I don't feel it between these two because of all the problems that shouldn't be problems getting in the way. That would be fine if they were sophomores. They're seniors! I've never known any seniors who've acted like this. You'd think that Angel would be ready and willing to abuse Sarah if he didn't get his way. It's petulant and childish, another thing that doesn't even bring enough support to the actual story....whatever the story is. Now I have to finish this just to see if Forever Mine can be salvaged. If these imaginary issues are the plot, then this is a big FAIL already. I'd take Beautiful Disaster over this any day. Oh, and both boys have WOMEN names. Angel. Sydney. Even playing that route is ridiculous. Thirdly, too may of them are in each other's relationships. Valerie giving Sarah advice about keeping a guy when she's fooling around with who knows who? Yeah. Okay. Then when she gets a Moreno, she's hooking up with Romero? I get that she's trying to protect her feelings, but who is she to say who Angel is when she didn't even know the Moreno brothers knew her all that well? Doesn't hold up. Then, what's with the wording? When you're telling us something that happened, there's no need to put it in dialogue when you've already said it happened. For example: 'She wasn't sure it was a good idea. She didn't know if she could keep it secret any longer.' "I'm not sure this is a good idea. I don't know how long I can hold this secret." Um, no. You've already told us this. Unless you're planning to change something about what you've already told us, there's no need to repeat it! This story, as a whole so far, is full of contradictions, inconsistencies, and the holes are just forming. And let's not even talk about the terrible grammar and lack of punctuation when needed. LATER... I'm a bit past the half point in the story and I'm still not satisfied. When Sarah was informed of Sydney's accident, why would she STILL keep lying about his identity? What if they said Sydney was dead? Would the alias still be important to her? I'm sorry, but I might have to discontinue this story and give it a big fat F. I may need time to finish this one, even though I know where it is going. Hell, it took me 3 days to even get this far. Now I'm just suffering through the rest. I need a break. Or I may not finish this one at all. LATER... I'm done with it. Seriously. I can't say I enjoyed it, either. This story just couldn't hold my attention the way I wanted it to and I knew exactly how it would go down. I won't be reading anything by this author anymore; of that I'm positively sure. It gets an F. Final answer, Regis.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Jess

    This is probably one of the cutest books I've read in a long time. This is my first book by Elizabeth Reyes, but I've already started on the second book in this series & have bought the rest of them. This book brought back soooo many high-school memories (some good & some bad), and truly made me feel like I was friends with the characters in this book. The good: I truly fell in love with Reyes' characters (I would love a Moreno man of my own). Like I said before, the author really makes you belie This is probably one of the cutest books I've read in a long time. This is my first book by Elizabeth Reyes, but I've already started on the second book in this series & have bought the rest of them. This book brought back soooo many high-school memories (some good & some bad), and truly made me feel like I was friends with the characters in this book. The good: I truly fell in love with Reyes' characters (I would love a Moreno man of my own). Like I said before, the author really makes you believe you are right there with them throughout the story. To me, this was a perfect summer read & just an all-round sweet story The bad: When the big climax happens (I won't spoil it for you, I promise), I really wanted to slap both Angel & Sarah. They were both sooo stupid at certain points, that I had to stop readying & take a break or be forced to destroy my kindle. Luckly though, this is not the majority of the book nor does it take the majority of the book for them to figure out what morons they were. Overall, I would rate this book a 4.5. It is going on my favorites list & I have to stop this review now, so that I can finish the second book. I would recommend this book to anyone who wants a fun, nostalgic, sweet book.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Ann

    7/27/2014 - 2.5 stars for the audio version. One of my favorite bks turns out to be a dud on audio. The voice the narrator uses for the guys in the story makes them sound like cartoon character meatheads. And she uses the same dumb voice for all the guys (Moreno's, Eric, Romero). UGH! Skip the audio version and read the bk. Such a diappointing shame. 9/22/2011 This series was the absolute best surprise. Have had this first bk for a while but kept putting it off, now I can’t stop telling people a 7/27/2014 - 2.5 stars for the audio version. One of my favorite bks turns out to be a dud on audio. The voice the narrator uses for the guys in the story makes them sound like cartoon character meatheads. And she uses the same dumb voice for all the guys (Moreno's, Eric, Romero). UGH! Skip the audio version and read the bk. Such a diappointing shame. 9/22/2011 This series was the absolute best surprise. Have had this first bk for a while but kept putting it off, now I can’t stop telling people about it. Gotta re-read Angel and Sarah’s story again . WOW! Elizabeth Reyes knocked me out with this one. The Moreno family is a hot, intense, passionate, fiery, interesting bunch. The banter between the brothers and their friend is hilarious. Make no mistake, just because Angel, Sarah and their crowd are senior’s in high school – this is no YA book. Or maybe it could be labeled VERY MATURE YA. By bk 2 of this series the group are all in their early to mid twenties and any YA label can be left far behind. Angel is H-O-T and sexy and his and Sarah‘s story is definitely one to re-read. The story makes the reader feel involved, the dialog is real and the characters make you care. This series is a keeper

  6. 5 out of 5

    Trini

    What a great start to this series! Sarah and Angel's story was so wonderful and beautiful I just want to hurry up and get to Alex and Valerie's story NOW so I can see them again. Angle Moreno is the unattainable jock that every girl dreams about. He's gorgeous, sexy, thoughtful, respectful,and responsible. Oh and Hispanic, my kind of guy! Having fun at school and hanging out with his friends he wasn't really looking for any kind of permanent relationship with anyone. He especially never thought What a great start to this series! Sarah and Angel's story was so wonderful and beautiful I just want to hurry up and get to Alex and Valerie's story NOW so I can see them again. Angle Moreno is the unattainable jock that every girl dreams about. He's gorgeous, sexy, thoughtful, respectful,and responsible. Oh and Hispanic, my kind of guy! Having fun at school and hanging out with his friends he wasn't really looking for any kind of permanent relationship with anyone. He especially never thought he would fall so hard and so fast for the new girl in school, Sarah. It's Sarah's senior year and she is adjusting to so much since moving to California to live with her aunt while her mother is incarcerated back in her home town. Missing her best friend Sydney like crazy she really isn't looking forward to the attending a new school. Her plan is to get through the first semester at La Jolla High School until she turns eighteen in January then move back to Flagstaff and live with Sydney's family. This all seems like a good idea until her relationship with Angle gets pretty serious. Now she may be having second thoughts about retuning home until Angel finds out that Sydney is actually a HE and not a she. Like most Hispanic I know Angle has a very huge problem with Sydney being a boy. He also feels that it is impossible to have a platonic relationship with a boy and of course imagines the worst about Sarah's friendship with Syd. This series is going to be one of my favorites. The Moreno brothers are very dreamy and so much fun to read. I know I'm going to read these book over and over again!

  7. 5 out of 5

    Jacob Proffitt

    I made it almost halfway before giving up on this story. It's engagingly written and the characters are evocative and interesting. It's a strong YA romance. Probably. But I can't get past Sarah. Her narrow-minded zeal to return "home" is naïve and emotionally broken. Her attachment to Sydney is weird, with key parts of it unexplained (like why isn't Sydney interested in the hot chick who practically lives in his pocket). And the answer to the last tease in the cover copy ("how long can Sarah keep I made it almost halfway before giving up on this story. It's engagingly written and the characters are evocative and interesting. It's a strong YA romance. Probably. But I can't get past Sarah. Her narrow-minded zeal to return "home" is naïve and emotionally broken. Her attachment to Sydney is weird, with key parts of it unexplained (like why isn't Sydney interested in the hot chick who practically lives in his pocket). And the answer to the last tease in the cover copy ("how long can Sarah keep Angel in the dark about the guy waiting for her back home?") is "way longer than I can tolerate and still respect her." She knows it's only getting worse the longer she supports the deception. And she graduated to outright deception very early. And everybody who knows about it is saying the same thing: that she had better tell him soon. So she's an emotionally broken coward and I find very little to engage me there and that's making it impossible to continue. But don't get me wrong. This is very well-written and I love the characters, primary and secondary. And the banter is good and the situation complex and Sarah is young and this is exactly the kind of weakness someone figuring life out will make. So I'm DNFing this "without prejudice" (i.e. rating) because a lot of my stopping is mood and personality based and I think a lot of people will really connect with this story and don't want to prejudice that based on my reaction.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

    SO DISAPPOINTED! From the reviews I read on amazon I thought this sounded like a sweet YA romance. NOT SO! Unfortunately too late I found out that it was NOT CLEAN and had horrible language. DID NOT even make it 1/4 of the way let alone finish the book.... and I DO NOT RECOMMEND!!!! THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE FOR YA?????? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? YUCK! Makes me so sad :( Can I give it NO STARS??? If I could I would!

  9. 4 out of 5

    Jude

    http://inbetweenwritingandreading.blo... Oh My God I LOVED this book!!! It was amazing!! I’ll stop gushing and go to the point: Reading the plot you can immediately associate it with the Perfect Chemistry novels by Simone Elkeles. Good Girl falls in love with Trouble Mexican boy. Yes, they do share this in common but they also could have not been more different. Angel – Main character of Forever Mine – is a Mexican boy that doesn’t know Spanish xD and he is a good guy, just a little bit of a Don J http://inbetweenwritingandreading.blo... Oh My God I LOVED this book!!! It was amazing!! I’ll stop gushing and go to the point: Reading the plot you can immediately associate it with the Perfect Chemistry novels by Simone Elkeles. Good Girl falls in love with Trouble Mexican boy. Yes, they do share this in common but they also could have not been more different. Angel – Main character of Forever Mine – is a Mexican boy that doesn’t know Spanish xD and he is a good guy, just a little bit of a Don Juan – he goes out with a few lotta girls – but when a girl with sad green eyes enters his life, everything changes. Meet Sarah, who just came to live to La Jolla in San Diego – I spend most of my time there :D!! – because of some problems her mother’s in, she’s determined not to get too attached to things because as soon as she can she goes back to Arizona to live with his Best Friend Sydney. But obviously things never go as planned. She’s soon completely and hopelessly in Love with Angel Moreno. But still, there are things both have to work out and discover that it is not easy to come clean and also to forgive. Angel and Sarah’s relationship goes really quick, too quick I’d say. I wasn’t buying it, but then they date more and more and more and some more and you just can’t help but thing they are PERFECT for each other. The story is predictable – you can tell how things are going just by the summary – but it still takes some twist and turns you just don’t see coming and how things unraveled is just beautiful. But I really think that what makes this novel so strong and powerful is the support characters. They are all just so beautiful and unique that they all make a chain. You take one out, everything breaks. Eric, the voice of reason and – in Angel’s words – dumb. Romero, the one that always gets drunk and says stupid yet hilarious things – in Angel’s words – dumber. Alex, Moreno bother number 2, total flirt, hot ‘till the ends, sparks definitely fly. Sydney, Sarah’s BFF and her voice of reason, he’ll always have her back. Valerie, fearless and she’s part of Sarah’s straight. Sofia, she adds the spark and also becomes your best friend. and of course there's Sarah, she’s so much worth than what she gives credit to herself and Angel, whom is determined to show her her beauty and also he’s afraid of what he feel, but is still giving it all to Sarah; he can be sometimes possessive and goes into “macho” mode, but he learns to loosen up. If you love Romance, some romance, a little bit of romance and some more romance, this is the book for you. I Loved it. I recommend it. I gush about it. I Loved it. :DD! [image error]

  10. 4 out of 5

    Atmika

    I am confused. I liked the book in bits and pieces. It is light hearted romance novel. It's not bad but there is nothing breath-taking about it either. SARAH Sarah is either too naive or just plain stupid. Everyone warned her about that coach yet she went with him alone to a secluded place. I mean she almost gets herself raped by that pervert. Being a "damsel in distress" is not cool anymore.Sometimes it makes sense but here it didn't. I like it better when the female character is strong and can s I am confused. I liked the book in bits and pieces. It is light hearted romance novel. It's not bad but there is nothing breath-taking about it either. SARAH Sarah is either too naive or just plain stupid. Everyone warned her about that coach yet she went with him alone to a secluded place. I mean she almost gets herself raped by that pervert. Being a "damsel in distress" is not cool anymore.Sometimes it makes sense but here it didn't. I like it better when the female character is strong and can stand up for herself. She also lied to Angel about her friend. She let him believe that Sydney was a girl. NEWS FLASH: Hiding the truth is lying She was scared about how he would react to it because Angel believes that a girl and a boy can never be "just friends." But lying is never a solution and really, so what if her best friend is a boy..? Just because she is in a relationship with Angel doesn't mean he gets to decide who she can be friends with. I didn't like her much. I couldn't relate to her. ANGEL I liked his name. That's all. He started out nice but as the story progressed he got irritating. He was just too insecure. Possessiveness is fine. It's actually romantic but there is a limit to everything. The writing is good. I like how the characters are written. There is depth in them. Also, I liked the secondary characters more so maybe I would read the other books in the series. Check Out My Blog For More Reviews.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Alexis *Reality Bites*

    I deeply enjoyed this fun young romance! Sarah and Angel are such a sweet couple, reading about their love was very touching. However I could not get pass Sarah's plans to move back to Arizona to be with her best friend Sydney i thought she was crazy to want to leave Angel especially after she decided to cash in her V card. Angel Moreno was HOT and so are is spicy Latino brothers. I can't wait to read Alex's bk next!!:) All the Moreno brothers have a very protective dominate personality i felt s I deeply enjoyed this fun young romance! Sarah and Angel are such a sweet couple, reading about their love was very touching. However I could not get pass Sarah's plans to move back to Arizona to be with her best friend Sydney i thought she was crazy to want to leave Angel especially after she decided to cash in her V card. Angel Moreno was HOT and so are is spicy Latino brothers. I can't wait to read Alex's bk next!!:) All the Moreno brothers have a very protective dominate personality i felt so bad for their baby sister Sofia =( she could not catch a break poor girl... I recommend this bk to anyone who loves YA Romance. But readers should kno this bk has mature content. On to the next Book!!:D Book Summary from GoodReads 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?

  12. 5 out of 5

    Spoiler Whore-Momoa

    I really enjoyed this story. It brought back memories of high school cause we had a set of Moreno brothers that we got all giddy for. High school drama and cute love story. Adored it.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Raine

    Good story about first love. A little angsty, but good nonetheless. I can't wait to read about Eric & Sofia and especially Valerie & Alex. Good story about first love. A little angsty, but good nonetheless. I can't wait to read about Eric & Sofia and especially Valerie & Alex.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Leea

    2.5 stars... This book had some serious potential. There was just some spark or something missing. I can't really put my finger on it. I just didn't connect with Sarah and Angel. Sarah and Angel had an instant connection, they were drawn to each other from the moment they met and that part of the story was beautiful to read. I found myself wanting more detail, why they felt that way about their budding relationship. Parts were choppy and time moved strangely, one moment it was daily then they jum 2.5 stars... This book had some serious potential. There was just some spark or something missing. I can't really put my finger on it. I just didn't connect with Sarah and Angel. Sarah and Angel had an instant connection, they were drawn to each other from the moment they met and that part of the story was beautiful to read. I found myself wanting more detail, why they felt that way about their budding relationship. Parts were choppy and time moved strangely, one moment it was daily then they jumped ahead a few weeks. Sarah: is a smart girl but I found myself shaking my head at her blindly following Angel and allowing herself to give pieces of her life away to him. Sydney... That really pissed me off and I wanted her to stand up to Angel. In the end relationships are about compromise, I just felt that Sarah mad more than her fair share. Angel: handson, outgoing, confident and in the end controlling. Not sure where he got the idea that his word carried so much weight but at times I really wanted to yell at him for finding such fault in Sarah's friendship with Sydney. It's not that Angel was overly controlling, it's just the idea that his influence made Sarah not want to share her friend with him, just rubbed me the wrong way. The cast of characters were funny and read like real life characters. I see so much potential with this series and enjoyed Reyes first book in her other series. Not sure if what I'm feeling is a new writer finding her footing or what but I plan on reading the next book in the Moreno Brothers Series.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jenn

    What made this book for me were the supporting characters. I loved the humor of Angel's older brother Alex, his two bffs Eric and Romero and the straight forwardness of Sarah's cousin Valerie. I didn't like that the author made Sarah too naive, or giving someone the benefit of the doubt, towards the end of the book. You'll see what I mean. I wanted to reach through the book and smack her upside the head. I did like that this book was done in 2 POVs, Sarah's and Angel's. Sarah and Angel have a ve What made this book for me were the supporting characters. I loved the humor of Angel's older brother Alex, his two bffs Eric and Romero and the straight forwardness of Sarah's cousin Valerie. I didn't like that the author made Sarah too naive, or giving someone the benefit of the doubt, towards the end of the book. You'll see what I mean. I wanted to reach through the book and smack her upside the head. I did like that this book was done in 2 POVs, Sarah's and Angel's. Sarah and Angel have a very strong connection (chemistry), sometimes it seemed it was more from his side than hers but the way it was written just worked. Sometimes to me it boarded on obsessiveness, but like I said, it just worked for the characters and Angel's possessiveness and over protectiveness. I was hoping for some swoon worthy words in Spanish from Angel, but that was not to be. In fact, he needed help in that department. lol I did find that I couldn't put this book down, even though I gave it 3 stars. It was a decent book and I really couldn't wait to see what other funny things would be said or done by the second hand characters. I did find myself laughing out loud here and there. Just for Alex, Romero and Eric, I would rate this at a 3.5.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Roksana

    I just can't believe how stupid this heroine was...she just ruined the whole book for me! She kept lying to the Hero about her friend "being a girl" when in fact he was "a man" and then upon the Hero finding out the truth..she would still be angry with him for not understanding her? What to not understand? that you have deceived him behind his back? The Hero was likeable and I actually took his side even though he was possessive and this was one of the reason's the heroine kept that from him, bu I just can't believe how stupid this heroine was...she just ruined the whole book for me! She kept lying to the Hero about her friend "being a girl" when in fact he was "a man" and then upon the Hero finding out the truth..she would still be angry with him for not understanding her? What to not understand? that you have deceived him behind his back? The Hero was likeable and I actually took his side even though he was possessive and this was one of the reason's the heroine kept that from him, but that did not give her the licence to lie about it and how would you feel if he would hide "a friend" whom he talked every day and had a close friendship? would you be very happy to find out that "he" is in fact a "she" I just could not stand her antics!

  17. 4 out of 5

    Toni

    Angel, Sarah, and Sydney... A love triangle or one huge miscommunication? Although the readers know from the get go that miscommunication was the case, Angel had no idea. That left my heart hurting for him. I loved this story! It was a great way to start of the Moreno Brothers series! A must read for everyone (and don't just stop with this novel because all of Elizabeth's novels are truly amazing)

  18. 4 out of 5

    Jenny - TotallybookedBlog

    I really liked this book. Was a bit steamy but I hate it when books go on for 400 pages about whether or not to kiss - arrgghhh get on with it already! Not so this book. I loved the characters - main and supporting. Overall a good read and I'm happily into reading the second one - oh those boys are divine!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Tamara Rose Blodgett

    I picked this up for free but had been wanting to purchase it because of the reviews but the cover didn't "say" YA so I didn't get past that. Wow! Wish I'd read it sooner! This author knows how to write the alpha-male. And I'm nuts for that type of male interest. That alone got the book shoved up to the four-star category. Do not spoon feed me the simp male, it will not work. Reyes crams Angel down our throats and I loved it! He's larger-than-life and never sugar-coats his feelings or intentions I picked this up for free but had been wanting to purchase it because of the reviews but the cover didn't "say" YA so I didn't get past that. Wow! Wish I'd read it sooner! This author knows how to write the alpha-male. And I'm nuts for that type of male interest. That alone got the book shoved up to the four-star category. Do not spoon feed me the simp male, it will not work. Reyes crams Angel down our throats and I loved it! He's larger-than-life and never sugar-coats his feelings or intentions, not a game-player. He knows what he wants and it's Sarah... But can Sarah commit to Angel? That is the strength of the story, there is a lot of intrigue about the past that causes Sarah to pause in desiring lasting relationships. She has one friend she can count on and one HUGE relationship that has failed. She needs to get back to what's familiar and not get entangled in something that may cause her further emotional torment. Or so she thinks. Ha! Reyes weaves a story that has two or three mysterious sub-plots which float to the surface throughout, keeping the reader engaged for the entire read. I read this book in one sitting. I hear book two is even better and I can't wait to read it. If you like alpha-males, romantic tension with a dash of intrigue/mystery, this is for you! One additional thing is the author doesn't keep this book "clean." There is REAL dialogue that people would actually use. It is not a sanitized version; I really dug that. Keeping it real, keeps me reading. Although the stories are not similar at all, somehow FM has the same "feel" as "Beautiful Disaster." People that liked that novel should like "Forever Mine."

  20. 5 out of 5

    Laura

    First loves can be filled with every emotion under the sun—heart bursting love, all consuming passion, awkwardness, joy, trust, and pain. Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes covers it all and much more. Angel is the star of this story, which is book one in a sexy series featuring the legendary, insatiable, and gorgeous Moreno brothers! Ms. Reyes really pulled me in and made me feel like a part of the family! With a big warm embrace, Angel charmed the hell out of me and Sarah! :D His world of family, First loves can be filled with every emotion under the sun—heart bursting love, all consuming passion, awkwardness, joy, trust, and pain. Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes covers it all and much more. Angel is the star of this story, which is book one in a sexy series featuring the legendary, insatiable, and gorgeous Moreno brothers! Ms. Reyes really pulled me in and made me feel like a part of the family! With a big warm embrace, Angel charmed the hell out of me and Sarah! :D His world of family, food, and friends filled with fierce loyalty, love and protectiveness filled these pages and embraced my heart. I adored how Angel communicated so openly with Sarah and his friends. His big, giving, open heart was the beat of this story and romance for me. But I cannot say the same thing for Sarah. I liked Sarah through much of the book, but around half way through her omission and lies turned to deception for me. A deception that went on for WAY too long! I would still recommend this story for the very oolala appeal of Angel and the warm introduction to the Moreno Family, but this installment disappointed my heart overall and even pissed me off at times! Can’t wait to meet the next brother though! :) Bring him on!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Adriana

    What can i say about this book that i loved so much...It drew me in straight away.. I loved that it was put in both Sharh and Angels point of view so you knew what their emotions were and what they were thinking.. I loved that yes it was a love story that it was not a typical girl gets hot guy and thats it there was complications that you dont normally see in love storys, like the complication with Sydney ohh and i loved the story that unfolded with Coach Rudy.I loved it that for a while it went What can i say about this book that i loved so much...It drew me in straight away.. I loved that it was put in both Sharh and Angels point of view so you knew what their emotions were and what they were thinking.. I loved that yes it was a love story that it was not a typical girl gets hot guy and thats it there was complications that you dont normally see in love storys, like the complication with Sydney ohh and i loved the story that unfolded with Coach Rudy.I loved it that for a while it went in a totally diffrent direction with Coach Rudy (Perv) .Also i loved that it also sets it up for Alex and Valarie and also Eric and Sofie...It had me hanging for more until the end. I loved this story i would recommend this to anyone. Elizabeth captured my imagination and my heart with this story.....

  22. 5 out of 5

    Gitte TotallyBookedBlog

    I'm swooning all over the place right now...I loved it! Forever mine is sweet, funny, romantic and very addictive. I had a hard time putting it down...I had to...but didn't want to! Personally I think that's the beauty of E. Reyes' writing because even though the premise of the story was at times predictable there were enough twists that I needed to know what happened next and I fell in love with every single character in this book, which is rare!!! Angel..so intense, so possessive, so protective I'm swooning all over the place right now...I loved it! Forever mine is sweet, funny, romantic and very addictive. I had a hard time putting it down...I had to...but didn't want to! Personally I think that's the beauty of E. Reyes' writing because even though the premise of the story was at times predictable there were enough twists that I needed to know what happened next and I fell in love with every single character in this book, which is rare!!! Angel..so intense, so possessive, so protective, so romantic!!! Sarah...so sweet, so innocent, so strong yet quite naive!! The rest of the gang: Eric, Romero, Valerie, Sydney and Alex - LOVED them... I am so moving onto the next book in this series like right now!!! E. Reyes YOU ARE FAB-U-LUSH!!!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Trisha

    wow, an amazing intense story about first love. Angel is so well done. He is fiery and fierce, intense and in love. And his jealousy is so natural for the age. He isn't overly possessive (I was worried he would be ridiculous but it was pretty reasonable). I also think Sarah's reactions to all of it were equally well done, very realistic. First love is intense and crazy and unreasonable. This was a very good story about it.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Laura

    I really loved this story of Angel and Sarah. I liked the relationship between them it seemed real and not forced. Although they have to overcome an obstacle, that should'nt be one, it happen and everything goes to shit. I highly recommend this series!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Very cute

  26. 5 out of 5

    Coco.V

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  27. 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    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. Angel doesn't believe in the ' girl and boy best friend' thing. He is always overprotective, so what will happen when he finds out the truth about Sarah's best friend Sydney, that Sydney is not a g 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. Angel doesn't believe in the ' girl and boy best friend' thing. He is always overprotective, so what will happen when he finds out the truth about Sarah's best friend Sydney, that Sydney is not a girl but a boy, and that he's waiting for Sarah to come back home? First things first. I didn't know much about this book, because i saw it on Amazon, and it was FREE on the kindle, and then i saw the cover and the title and i was like " Sold!". When i'v read the very first page i was immediately HOOKED. Couldn't stop reading it since then. To be honest, i wasn't expecting to like this book so much, but man, did it surprise me. It's been ages since i felt like a book really deserves 5 stars. Forever Mine is that kind of book. ***** 'When he said goodbye he pulled her aside, but still in plain view of everyone he gave her another mind blowing kiss.' ***** I fell in love with the characters very quickly. They were very realistic and well developed. I think they could be more described, but oh well. The main protagonist ( Sarah) was sweet, innocent, and so strong yet quite naive. But even though she was a little bit naive, i really liked her. Angel was so intense, very possessive, and overprotective, but he was romantic and caring at the same time. I have to say, i fell for this dude. Wish he could be real and all mine 'sight'. The rest of the 'more important' characters: Eric, Romero, Valerie, Sydney and Alex - LOVED them, ADORED them and LOVED all over again! Their friendship with each other was the 2sc most enjoyable thing to read about. I'm so glad that they have their own books and story's! I think Sarah's and Angel's relationship was a little bit rushed, but i'm ok with it. They make a WONDERFUL couple, and i love them together.! There were many romantic and sweet scenes between them, i really liked that. ***** 'Sarah pulled away and gazed in his eyes. “I love you, Angel.” Hearing her say it for the first time choked him up. “Say it again,” he whispered. Her eyes sparkled and she laughed. “I love you.” “I love you too, baby.”' ***** The ending was everything i wanted, although the author could explain a bit more what will happen with Sarah and Angel in the future. I was a bit scared, i have to admit, that this book was going to be one if those with the sad/tragic endings. But i'm very glad i was wrong. Overall, Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes was a fantastic read that i extremely enjoyed. Although it gad 1 or 2 small twists, i would not recommend it to readers who are more into action and that kind of stuff. This book is all romance, drama, and friendship, so again, if you'r not into that kind of stuff then i would highly suggest you don't read this book. But if you are, then i highly recommend you pick this up immediately and give it a go. Can't wait to read book 2 in the series. Favorite Quote: ***** “We may not all have a great start, you know, but it’s where you end up that counts.” *****

  28. 5 out of 5

    Jacqueline's Reads

    2 stars I should give a 1 star rating, but I thought that is kind of mean, considering the writing was okay, my main issue steams from the ridiculous plot Forever Mine is by far one of the most annoying reads I have come across in a very long time. Probably everything I detest in a book was written in. Sarah’s mom got sent to jail, so, Sarah is sent to live in another city with her friend Valarie. Sarah would rather stay home town and live with her guy friend, Sydney, but mom said no. Sarah is the 2 stars I should give a 1 star rating, but I thought that is kind of mean, considering the writing was okay, my main issue steams from the ridiculous plot Forever Mine is by far one of the most annoying reads I have come across in a very long time. Probably everything I detest in a book was written in. Sarah’s mom got sent to jail, so, Sarah is sent to live in another city with her friend Valarie. Sarah would rather stay home town and live with her guy friend, Sydney, but mom said no. Sarah is the new girl at school and catches Angel’s eye, but once Angel tells Sarah he doesn’t believe guys and girls can have a platonic relationship, Sarah thinks its best not to tell Angel her best friend, Sydney is a guy. Okay, so if I read the above summary I probably would have never picked up the book, but I didn’t, so I only have myself to blame. The reviews were mixed, but I still thought Forever Mine could have been a good read, BUT, I.WAS.WRONG. Let me state the obvious, I HATE IT when the MAIN PROBLEM (aka PLOT) can be solved in a matter of minutes, heck, seconds in this case! I thought Sarah and Angel’s relationship form fairly quickly, but I figure the whole book would be about the relationship, so I didn’t complain too much. The beginning was 100% fine, I liked Sarah’s back-story and Angel seemed to be funny and cocky, like I said, no complaining! Oh how quickly things can turn sour. The minute Sarah decides not to tell Angel that her best friend Sydney is a guy (because she is scared of Angel’s reaction), I think I seriously debated dropping the book. I actually paused and thought to myself, is this worth reading? The ONLY REASON why I kept on reading was because Sarah’s decision to keep the secret from Angel was so into the beginning of the book, I figure that couldn’t possibly be the only problem. YES, THAT WAS THE MAIN PROBLEM. I can’t believe I read hundreds of pages of Sarah not being able to tell Angel this, I mean, I rather Sydney be her boyfriend and she cheats on Angel, then, at least that secret was justified. Is Sarah a complete moron? I have so many other issues, but I don’t want to give it away, I just think Sarah’s actions are so unrealistic, no 17 year- old girl would do the things she does and still not be able to tell her secret. It just DID.NOT.MAKE.SENSE!!! Once I reached the climatic ending where the coach is involved, I can whole heartily agree on how STUPID Sarah is. I am not sure if I can move on to book 2, if it’s anything like Forever Mine, I may combust with anger. I DO NOT RECOMMEND EVER

  29. 5 out of 5

    Karen [Nose In A Book Blog]

    Check out all my reviews at http://noseinabookblog.blogspot.com/ Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes 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 Check out all my reviews at http://noseinabookblog.blogspot.com/ Forever Mine by Elizabeth Reyes 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? (GoodReads & Amazon Descriptions) This brought back the feelings and memories of your first love. The insecurities, the joy, the angst, the butterflies. While I did like Sarah, she seemed to be a little too timid and trusting. She did need to come clean about a few things long before she did. I can understand not wanting to give 100% disclosure on your entire life on your first date. However, that's no excuse for not coming clean. Angel. What can I say about Angel? *sigh* He is your typical HS big man on campus. He hasn't had a steady girlfriend... he hasn't needed one or wanted one. Then Sarah comes along. She bring out the protective and alpha male side to Angel. (I think it's because he is a guy and know how guys think...) He is very wary of any male showing any type of interest in Sarah. He might not have always behaved the best but let's not forget how most guys are at 17. I believe Elizabeth Reyes wrote an excellent first novel. It was fun and (mostly) light-hearted. She laid the foundation for continuing the series on the Moreno Brothers. Parts of their relationship do become rather intense and physical. Because of this and other mature situations, this book is for the Mature YA reader (I'd say 17ish and up). I own a copy of the book I would recommend for 17+ YA and Adult 5/5 GoodReads: It was amazing!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Milka Bago

    To read more of my book reviews visit, Crawling Over The Pages. I've read all the books in the Moreno Brothers Series except Romero's story and this is my favorite. I love the other books but this will always have a special place in my heart. I love Angel and Sarah and even though they have a mini story which is included in Sal's book, I still felt deprived of their story. It felt "bitin". I wanted more. It is so good that you'll want to find that special someone who'll make you feel loved and wh To read more of my book reviews visit, Crawling Over The Pages. I've read all the books in the Moreno Brothers Series except Romero's story and this is my favorite. I love the other books but this will always have a special place in my heart. I love Angel and Sarah and even though they have a mini story which is included in Sal's book, I still felt deprived of their story. It felt "bitin". I wanted more. It is so good that you'll want to find that special someone who'll make you feel loved and whom you'll love in return. Angel and Sarah's story will inspire everyone that true love is real and it can be found. It'll make you feel giddy and excited that you'll want to read it all over again. Angel is the perfect epitome of campus heartthrob - a playboy who found his perfect match and became a one-woman man after meeting Sarah. He is my favorite among the Morenos. I have read this books weeks ago and every time I remember Angel, it still puts a dreamy smile on my face. I fell in love with him the moment he was introduced in the book. I love Sarah. She's so unpretentious. She doesn't seem to notice how beautiful she really is. She doesn't want attention that's why she tries to be invisible. She always seem to look for a good attitude in an every person she meets. She doesn't dwell on their negative side. She always try to justify an individual if he/she acts badly. What I don't like about this books is the fact that Angel Moreno doesn't accept the idea that a guy and a girl can be friends without malice. For the record, I have guy friends too. I just find it absurd that he finds the friendship thing unacceptable. A guy and a girl can have a just-friends relationship without crossing the border line. This books tells how important communication is between a couple. A couple should avoid keeping things from each other. They should be open about whatever they feel. Anyways, you've got to read this books so you can meet the Moreno brothers together with Romero and Eric. I promise you'll enjoy their company.

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