Veronica Cruz has been through hell and back. After disconnecting with the world two years ago to be at the side of her dying mother, she's left alone, unemployed, overweight, and feeling a decade older than her 28 years. When her best friend coaxes her into joining the local gym to ditch her depression and rejuvenate her life, she meets Noah. Assigned to help Veronica lose weight, Noah is everything she expected a young trainer to be - perfectly chiseled, supportive, and motivating. Add to that, he's incredibly sexy. He's everything she's ever looked for in a man. What she least expected was for him to fall for her, but he has. There's just one glaring problem: Noah is eight years younger.
Noah Quintanilla has his eye on a boxing title - someday. Down for a few months with an injury, his maintenance-boy pay at 5th Street Gym won't cut it. He's finally given the opportunity to train. The catch? His trainee is an out-of-shape woman with a free week pass. Taking on the challenge, Noah stumbles into one of the closest friendships he's ever known, and before he knows it, he's in love. But Veronica's not having it - the age difference is too much. Their platonic relationship means having to watch her date other men - something that would make him crazy. Believing he's the man for her, Noah sets out to prove that age is but an illusion and that there's more to him than just a number.
©2012 Elizabeth Reyes (P)2013 Tantor
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"A good read!"
I love how the friends in the story stick by each no matter what. That is how friends and family should be, devoted.
I have read a my fair share of books and can't remember of one that compares. This is a refreshing story since I haven't read one similar.
I felt like a friend was telling me a story about something that happened to someone she knows.
I actually felt strongly about getting motivated about getting your life back in order.
This is good read. I like that this is a refreshing story, different. There is a lot of drama. This is for drama junkies. Happy reading!
"AHHHHHH! So frustrated!"
This has so many great great qualities. The only thing I really didn't like was the lack of smexing. It is supposed to be a romance novel... where was the romance... These two great characters just revolved around each other for so long... that the only smex scene between them was the very very very last chapter! I mean like the like 7 sentences.! I was sooo p.o. The angst was so so... No heart pounding moments. You already know these two will hook up... it is sooo obvious, especially when he moves into her house...but come on... NO smexing at all. Well Noah did...once...just not with the MF character. Frustrated.
Narration was great...
Credit because of lack of smexing... you really think you are gonna get hot smex scenes but no...
Can we just take a minute to appreciate how absolutely amazing this book was!! Noah and Ronnie's story had
Me hooked from the beginning! Can't wait to read book 2!
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