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.
Can a relationship work between a 20 year old man and a 28 year old woman??? Listen to this to find out!!! The twists and turns of a fab story that keeps on the edge of your seat!!!
What did you love best about Noah: 5th Street, Book 1?
I love how the friends in the story stick by each no matter what. That is how friends and family should be, devoted.
What other book might you compare Noah: 5th Street, Book 1 to and why?
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.
What about Coleen Marlo’s performance did you like?
I felt like a friend was telling me a story about something that happened to someone she knows.
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I actually felt strongly about getting motivated about getting your life back in order.
Any additional comments?
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!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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...
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
Loved this book so much, I have read it multiple times. Now have the audio. The reader's voice is not my favorite, but she does a good job. I will probably listen again some day.
Veronica withdrew from her life to be with her dying mother. Her best friend talks her into joining a gym to get back in shape. Handsome Noah finally gets his chance to be a trainer, and is assigned the two friends. Veronica is 36 pounds overweight and in terrible shape. Noah gently and carefully helps her to lose weight and get into shape. They are very attracted to each other but he is much younger than she is. Noah is intent on a relationship but Veronica is hesitant. Smoothing out their differences and problems make a good story. Love the writing and supporting characters.
Loved the story of how Noah won Ronie's heart. Want to read more of these men.
In the tradition of Reyes style, the heat infused with sense of humor and the sweet loving moments, all combined with a sense of family, to make this book series one readers will wish they're a part of.
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!