Tuesday, February 12, 2013

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - "Hector" by Elizabeth Reyes

SUMMARY from Goodreads:
Charlotte Brennan is no stranger to heartache and mortification. Her past is full of both. So when amazing and incredibly intense Hector Ayala, literally jumps into Charlee’s life, her walls are immediately up. Letting her guard down and sharing her past and deepest secret is not happening. Charlee is not looking to get her heart crushed once again. However, her willpower proves to be no match for Hector’s mesmerizing pull.

Guilt is a profound emotion to deal with and no one knows this better than Hector. So when he gets the chance to make up for a past indiscretion that’s been gnawing away at him for months, he takes it. Doing so means he’ll also have to pass up pursuing Charlee, the only girl he’s ever been so fascinated by. But his inability to explain why they could never be has him dealing with a new kind of
guilt—the guilt of knowing he is unwillingly breaking her heart.

Elizabeth Reyes is a great writer. She writes with a clear and honest voice. She has made these boys of 5th Street so adorably irresistible. The problem I have with this book is the character of Charlee. I really wanted to like Charlee but she behaves in such an immature manner - constantly jumping to conclusions and running away (or threatening to go home), it became annoying. She certainly has reason for her insecurities, but her unwillingness to give Hector the benefit of the doubt became tiresome. I really wanted to like her. I like that she is a chess genius. I like that she is both innocent and daring. She has the whole geek-chic going on. She is my kinda gal. Unfortunately, her bad behavior was disappointing and overshadowed her charm.  

It is worth reading this book if just to get to know the delectable Hector...he's worth you time and money.  Yeah, to the 5th Street boys!

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