Oct 5, 2012

Always Been Mine (The Moreno Brothers #2) by Elizabeth Reyes

Book Description:
After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she’s far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She’ll resist him even if that means using the one thing that’ll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man.

Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity, he never realized how much he’d missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now, he’s determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger, a danger he blames himself for.
Christina's BookReview

“The one thing I've always liked about that boy. As much as I hate his body language screaming he owns you, with him next to you ain't no one gonna mess with my little girl.It may as well be written on his chest in neon lights.” 


Alex Moreno is your average ladies man. With a football scholarship and the weight of taking care of his family’s restaurant Alex isn’t ready for a commitment. That doesn’t stop him from wanting to be with Valerie, though. She doesn’t seem interested in commitment either and can deal with him disappearing once in a while. Or so he thinks. 

Valerie is sick of the heartache Alex causes her. She won’t be one of those chicks that know her man is cheating and turn a blind eye. There is a reason why he disappears weeks at a time. Alex isn’t what Valerie thinks. Unfortunately he won’t reveal his secret to her. With her mind made up Valerie finds the courage to walk away from the man she loves. No matter what Valerie will never let Alex come back.

A year later when both are forced to face each other they aren’t expecting to feel want and desire. Both will have to come to terms with the truth and learn to heal.

When trust is lost can it ever be regained? Can these two overcome the miscommunication?


The second book in the Moreno Brothers series is Alex and Valerie’s story. We meet both in Forever Mine. I don’t know about anyone else but as soon as Alex was introduced I was in rush to get to Always Been Mine and I was not disappointed.

Alex is just like Angel from Forever Mine. He is possessive and he is overprotective. The only difference with this story is Valerie. Valerie is madly in love with Alex but she has the strength needed to deal with him. She didn’t let him bully her around and didn’t let him decide how she was going to deal with things. I do admit she frustrated me with all the lying and keeping secrets from Alex. I understood she didn’t want to deal with Alex’s behavior but these were her ex’s and it was a problem.

Because of Valerie being who she was and having the personality to deal with Alex you see a different part of him. His change from being a ladies man to being hopelessly in love with Valerie makes you love him. Their story is a perfect example of the saying: “You don’t know what you have until you lose it.”  I for one am happy that they got their HEA.

I also liked getting a glimpse into Angel and Sarah’s wedding and new life as well as Romero and Isabel’s relationship. I can’t wait to read their story in book 4.

Forever Mine (The Moreno Brothers #1) Review HERE

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