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3.79  ·  Rating details ·  13,429 ratings  ·  947 reviews
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 twenty-eight 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 Ve ...more
Kindle Edition, 341 pages
Published March 1st 2012 (first published January 1st 2012)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★
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FREE on Amazon US today (10/19/2015)

Stand-alone book 1.

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 twenty-eight 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
Stacia (the 2010 club)
Mar 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) by: The SM girls
Cheers for a romance novel cover that looks adorable.

I can't find any of these over-used stereotypes in sight :

1. Headless Man - Apparently, readers don't want a face to ruin their image. It's too bad I prefer a gorgeous face to a hot body. What's the point of a good body if you can't look someone in the eye?

2. Shirtless man w/winking nipples - Don't believe me? Take a spin through someone's romance book list. Let it be said that I'm a nipple aficionado (talk about a bitch to get the spelling ri
Just My Bucking Book Blog

Don't read unless you have read the book. There are spoilers ahead.


My emotions for this review are seriously summed up with this gif!!

I honestly thought this book was an utter load of bullshit. The blurb sounded interesting and when I read it, I assumed there would be lots of training session's and gym time between Roni and Noah but after four or so chapters Roni magically lost 40 lbs pounds and wasn't overweight any more or feeling down about herself.

What? No, seriously, what?

How was it possi
Abbi Glines
The guys on 5th Street are just as fantastic as those Moreno Brothers. I adored Noah. I ended up losing two nights of sleep because I couldn't put Noah down. The romance between him and Roni is so incredible sweet. Well… and incredibly hot too. A must read for all romance readers. FYI: Reyes ability to create the best alpha males out there is alive and well with the 5th Street series. I can't wait to read Gio.
Apr 30, 2013 rated it did not like it
The hero and heroine are living together as roommates and have this wonderful bonding thanksgiving night but the next day he goes and has sex with OW.

The heroine in this book ruined it for to come..
• Lisa •
Mar 07, 2013 rated it it was ok
BLUURGH how do I rate this book?

First things first, this book was FREE, I'm amazed that authors who put together well written books do this, so Thank you author, its very kind of you.

So Where do I start? This book had a mish mash of feelings for me. There were bits I LOVED, bits I liked and some parts were just ... ok ish.

Veronica has just lost her mum to cancer, following this difficult time she found herself depressed and overweight. she is encouraged by her friend to join a local gym to get
Georgina ☽ themalf0ydiaries
This was such a fun read. The story wasn't much but it pulled me out of my reading slump so I guess it was good enough. I LOVED Noah! He was such a cute/perf male character. I like Roni. I thought she was really annoying at times, like hell, just do him girl and get this over with. The only real problem I had, was that we didn't get a good description of how the characters actually looked. I don't even know what hair Noah has but I can tell you exactly how Gio looks, this was kinda annoying. And ...more
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to ♥Rachel♥ by: Monday Smut Club
I had a lot of fun reading this sweet romance about finding love in unexpected places!

Veronica and Noah meet when she is forcibly taken to a free training session at the gym Noah works at. He's the trainer assigned to whip her back into shape after she's put on forty pounds. Veronica puts this weight on while caring for her sick mother during a lengthy illness. Her mother finally passed, and she's dealing with depression over that and basically having no life after putting everything on hold. S
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Love Love Love this book!!! It gave me that excited tingly feeling as soon as I started it, I knew it was going to be FAB-U-LUSH....and it WAS YAY!!!! Had to pull an all-nighter cause I could NOT put it down. This is my first E. Reyes book and I can't believe I've been missing out!!

This book had everything that ignites my passion for reading, it was beautiful.

The intensity, the build-up and the passion was amazing. It made for a beautiful journey that had me on that emotional roller-coaster tha
Mar 07, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Smut Monday Fun
”Everything tastes better covered in whip cream.”

Noah by Elizabeth Reyes was pure sexy, yummy fun! I simply jumped in, let my guard down, and enjoyed the ride! Ha! Okay, just warning you now, everything sounds a bit dirty on Smut Mondays! :D

Veronica (Roni) gets dragged into the local boxing gym on a free week pass for a snap-out-of-your-depression-get-fit workout session by her best friend, Nellie. Veronica has been in a dark hole ever since her mother’s death and needs a push and a pull to get
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Story starts of with Veronica, our 28 year old heroine has lost the excitement of living amongst the living..make sense? probably not. She is 28, gained 40 pounds has no friends except for Nellie, and doesn't leave her house.
Then her friend talks her into joining a gym, after practically begging her, she agrees.
Noah, is our 19 year old trainer.

Because Veronica mentions her dad, the one she never met came to america to work and sent money to his wife and kids b
Mar 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Arlene by: Smut Monday Club
Shelves: adult, romance, read-2012
I’m not sure what I had more fun with… reading Noah and just enjoying the story or jumping into this book with the Smut Monday Club. XD This really is what Goodreads is all about – at least to me. It’s about finding a group of girls that share the same interest in reading material and organizing book dates that not only make the reading experience enjoyable but hilarious as well. I really had a good time. :D

Now about the book. Wow! Elizabeth Reyes sure knows how to create an alpha guy that’s sm3
After her mother's death, Veronica "Roni" Cruz has spent the last several months depressed and steadily gaining weight, which adds to the depression. Her best friend is tired of seeing her continue to hide at home and forces her to try a free week of training at 5th Street Gym.

Noah Quintanilla has been waiting for his chance to become a trainer at the gym, he is not sure if training a sad looking Roni is a the opportunity he is looking for but is willing to put all his effort into it. What begin
Samantha Young
Mar 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Great read! True escapism. I was in a bit of a reading funk and 'Noah' (mmm Noah) pulled me out of it with its smooth, addictive prose, likeable characters, electric chemistry and believeable romance. Definitely going to be picking up the next book in the 5th Street series when it releases. Definite must read for contemporary romance fans :-)
Jul 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story- It was sweet and fun and I just loved Noah. I liked Roni too, I just found my self wanting to yell at her at times to get past here reservations and just go with it! Overall an enjoyable read- can't wait to read Gio's story next!
Mar 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2012
I am sitting here staring at my computer trying to figure out what to say and honestly the only thing I can think about is Noah! Every time I think about this book I get stuck on him. He was just the best parts of every alpha male I have read thrown into one. He really made this book for me. The story was good as well, but I did have a few hang ups throughout that I just couldn't ever let go. I did enjoy reading about 5th Street and I am really interested to hear Gio's story. I am a huge sucker ...more
CD {Boulder Blvd}
There was too much juvenile angst and immaturity in this novel; I was skipping pages due to excessive inner dialogue and cringing during points in this book. I like an older woman/younger man perspective and I have read a number of them that really worked for me. This one just didn't.

Besides the looks department, Noah did have some really good qualities that you want a hero to have such as loyalty to his friends and a strong work ethic. However, when you are trying to show that age doesn't matte
Feb 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyable!

Roni was sometimes really immature, and Noah was sometimes a little too perfect, but entirely enjoyable.

And the author has a very strange writing style. Kind of... summary-like. It's like certain parts were rushed, but they were for scenes I didn't really want to read about anyway (get to the good stuff!), so it didn't bug me.

Would recommend!
This Hero is NOT FOR ME! I like "a Hero" who knows what he wants and go after it with "HIS ALL HEART AND SOUL" Sadly this hero slept with another woman right after having developed feelings for the heroine..and the reader has to "even read about that awful scene...i don't know but its nothing more disgusting and undermining the romance to read about Hero and heroine's developing love for one another and BAM! Reading him having sex with OW right after having a beautiful time with the heroine!

Jun 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. really enjoyed this book! I am not sure why my thrill for the book surprised me because my goodreads friends (who rarely go wrong in their recommendations) have been trying to get me to read this book for awhile. But my enjoyment of this book and how into the characters I was a nice unexpected treat. I didn’t want to put this book down; I need to finish it. Noah was a perfect escape for me.

This story is a sweet romance, a wonderful build to a beautiful ending and along the way it is
May 19, 2012 rated it liked it
Here is the thing, while I did like this book, I was equally bored with it. IMO it lacked the dialogue needed between the characters to really bond with them. I liked them sure, but didnt really care about what happened with them. I wasnt sucked into the book, I was just reading along. Many scenes that could have been played out were skimmed over. For instance rather then having some deep discussions, the author just wrote that they had some. We dont know what was said, or what was so profoundly ...more
Kellie Maddox-Ward
Apr 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hot-sports-men

Loved Noah
Loved Roni
Loved their chemistry
Loved the story
Loved the character depth
Loved the secondary characters

Yep just Loved it.
3.75. Stars
Okay I am back to refine my original review since I was able to spend the weekend absorbing everything about the story. Here we go!

For starters, I just can't seem to get Noah & Roni out of my head. Their connection, relationship, & personal hardships really got to me. Being the same age as Roni really allowed me to understand all of her hesitations with the age-gap. I wouldn't dare imagine dating a 20 year old right now. At the same time, I would have seriously fallen head over heels in love wit
Tessamari ♥Many Waters...♥ ~ Sweet Spot Book Blog
4.5 Stars :)

What is it about alpha males? Seriously, Ms. Reyes seems to know how to create a perfect one each and every time. Case in point, Noah. What to say, what to say. Hmmmm... Noah is a boxer. He's strong, sexy, sweet, & protective. All the things I love in a leading male. The only drawback for our heroine, Veronica, is that he's only nineteen years old to her twenty eight. However, with that said, he's been through a lot and he rarely came across as just a teenager. Unfortunately, it take
Not sure why I gave it 4 stars initially, but it may have been because Contemporary Romance was new to me.

True fiction as the heroine loses something like forty pounds in six weeks. That's a universe I want to live in.

Hero is insanely sweet even if he does some stupid things. Heroine is there/
Sheryl C. Nash
Jan 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Please, i already know i'm sooooo gonna enjoy this book...the only problem i forsee is waiting for it to come out!!!!
Noah is a 19 year old personal trainer who is also an up and coming boxer. An orphan who was in foster homes, he lives for the ring and the gym. Veronica Cruz has lost her mother to cancer. Depressed, she has put on 40+ pounds on her 120 lb frame. So her friend, Nellie, does what any good friend would do. She forces to a gym where she got free one-week passes. Of course, Veronica is not particularly pleased that this gym is more of a boxer's gym then say the local one at the mall. Noah has been ...more
Jan 01, 2012 rated it liked it
Though i have some mixed feelings about this book I really did enjoy it. Compared to the Moreno Series, though it didn't live up to some of the books in that series, Noah was definitely getting there! So, lets talk about the good and the bad.


-Noah, I just loved Noah! To me he was just as swoon-worthy as any Moreno brother, but there was more to it. Noah had enough alpha male and sweet guy in him to make it work. I loved how he staked his claim with Roni, but the moment any doubt or problem
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