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When Rose tagged along with her big sister to a baby shower the last thing she expected was to meet a guy. But this wasn’t just any guy. This was the exciting, sexy as sin, way out of her league black sheep of his family--Vincent Moreno. Even more surprising, this heart-stopping bad boy seemed interested in her.

Fate always had a way of interfering in Vince’s best-laid plans. His forced attendance to his annoyingly perfect cousin’s baby shower was no different. He was sure to be bored out of his skull, but instead, he met sweet little Rosie Zendejas.

What begins as a unlikely friendship between two very different people turns into one of the most intense and passionate relationships that neither ever saw coming. But just like it had so many times in Vince’s troubled past, Fate steps in once again, threatening to take away the one thing he can’t seem to even breathe without now—Rose.

Mature YA - New Adult. Fate is a Moreno Brothers spinoff series. All books in the series are stand alone and can be read separately without the need to read the others in the series.

324 pages, Kindle Edition

First published December 12, 2013

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Elizabeth Reyes

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Elizabeth Reyes is a USA Today Best Selling Author of The Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, Fate, Looking Glass, De Luca Boys series' and two stand alone novels Desert Heat, & Defining Love.

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Note to readers, I don't do dark, tragic or kill off main characters no matter what it might seem like. Just keep reading and trust me you'll ALWAYS get an HEA from me!

Moreno Brothers:

Forever Mine - New Adult / Mature YA

Sweet Sofie - New Adult/ Mature YA

Forever Yours - New Adult (Angel and Sarah's follow up (college story!)

When You Were Mine - (A prequel novella to Always Been Mine)- New Adult

Always Been Mine - Adult contemporary

Romero - New Adult- Adult contemporary

Making You Mine - New Adult
(with bonus Angel and Sarah short "Only 8 days") *Tearjerker

Tangled - (A Moreno Brothers holiday novella) Featuring Romero and Izzy

Tall, Dark & Obnoxious - Adult Romantic Comedy- short featuring Izzy's uptight sister and Romero's obnoxious uncle.

5th Street:

Noah - Adult Contemporary

Gio - New Adult

Hector - New Adult

Abel - Adult Contemporary *Tear Jerker

Felix - New Adult *Tear jerker

Blindside - Adult contemporary short featuring Noah and Roni

Fate series:

Fate - New Adult

Breaking Brandon - New Adult *Tear jerker

Suspicious Minds - Adult contemporary

Again - New Adult/Adult Contemporary *MAJOR tear jerker

Rage - Adult contemporary

His To Guard - Adult contemporary

Uninvited - Adult contemporary

Boyle Heights series

Lila - Adult Contemporary

Beast - Adult Contemporary

Nine - Adult Contemporary/RomCom

Orlando - Adult Contemporary

Looking Glass

Girl In The Mirror - Adult Contemporary/psychological thriller

We Were One - Adult Contemporary *MAJOR tear jerker but TRUST ME! ;)

De Luca Boys

Remi's Choice - Adult Contemporary - Love triangle MAJOR angst - cheating but hailed one of the BEST love triangles written.

For more up to date info visit her website at www.ElizabethReyes.com

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Profile Image for Azet.
1,021 reviews228 followers
December 29, 2020
I think "Fate" is the sweetest book i have ever read by Elizabeth Reyes.I fell in love with Vincent and Rose in "Making you mine" and i really wondered how they would make it through all the obstacles.Watching them fall in love as young teenagers was bittersweet,their love was unlike any other force on this world and they knew that they belonged with each other.Vincent Moreno is the very misunderstood badboy from the wrong side of the tracks and strives to redeem himself and prove himself worthy of Rose.Rose Zendejas is an athlete who is sure of her future and dreams and knows the golden-hearted man Vincent truly is.As a hero Vincent stole my heart with his badass attitude,loyalty and extreme care for his family.Despite thinking that Rose has chosen another man-he still strived to survive the battle in Iraq to get back to his beloved Rose and fight for her heart.Jeez how his eternal and undying love for Rose made me cry-it was soooo romantic!Vincent`s brother Lorenzo is one funny dude and i can`t wait to read his story in "Suspicious Minds".He is one badass Moreno himself!I love the Moreno family-how they all get together and support and care for each other in all situations.That`s what a family is!

Tracing her lips with the tip of his finger, Vince allowed the beauty of her words to sink in. “I own these, forever?”

She took his hand and placed it to her soft still naked chest. “You own me body and soul, Vincent. There will never be anyone else for me, ever.”

-Vincent and Rose
Profile Image for Jenn.
1,016 reviews246 followers
November 19, 2013
This highly anticipated new book is a great kick start to a new series by Reyes. I LOVE that the Moreno family line is carrying on in this spin off series from the Moreno Brother series. If you have not read the Moreno Brothers series first...then WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

This family is such a highly entertaining, funny, overbearing, bossy/possessive, loving and a caring group of characters that it makes me want to be a a Moreno myself. If ever there were a book family, with extended relatives, that I would ever want to belong to, it would be the Moreno's. You really need to read the Moreno Brothers series before reading Fate to really fully get and appreciate the family dynamics.

What I love about Fate:
1. Rose & Vince
2. The entire Moreno clan & pseudo family members
3. Flipping between Now & Then time periods
4. The cover of this book... LOVE LOVE LOVE it
5. Vince is a military man (I love books that involve the military being as I grew up an Army Brat myself)
6. Bra w/Mom convo
7. The Reunion
8. Lorenzo AKA: Enzo
9. The epilogue -This family just cracks me up during this.

Quote's I liked:
"His fingers had traced her lips so many times, I own these forever, and then her unequivocal response. You own me body and soul, Vincent. There'll never be anyone else for me ever."

"... Being in his arms like this felt heavenly, and she prayed he couldn't feel her heart punching through her chest."

"I don't do cheese but this family is relentless."

About the book:
We first meet Rose and Vincent in Making You Mine as they meet at a Moreno family baby shower. They are both in high school and start a relationship over one summer. Their story is a side story in that book. In Fate we get to see parts of that story and how it went after Making You Mine ended. Rose and Vincent's relationship has never been easy. Vincent lives 2 hours away and follows the rest of the Moreno men in the traits of jealousy and being possessive. lol
He's working out a way to be with Rose in the same city when things go down hill for him and all of a sudden he finds himself in the Army. Rose works for the Moreno family business and is off to college to play soccer. Which she is awesome at. Her and Vincent go through a long trial and they both are trying to over come the heartache and struggles that come their way because of this. At some point in the story Enzo becomes a good friend and confidant to Rose, which I loved, as Rose finally figures some things out and what to do next. (He turns out to be such a great guy.) Also during that time something happens with Vince, as the family is on pins and needles awaiting answers, he uses the memories of Rose to fight his way back to her... to where they both belong, with each other.

I loved this book. I cried in the prologue, the epilogue and parts in between.

Profile Image for Sheryl C. Nash.
1,714 reviews431 followers
February 11, 2013
I must admit, i was actually REALLY dissapointed with the story... i was SOOOOOOO looking forward to Vince and Rose having been given snippets of their budding relationship in the past books, but somehow, their story kinda just fizzled in this book... sure it was very emotional but other than that i never really connected with Vince OR Rose :( Still love the author and her work though!!!
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986 reviews1,096 followers
October 13, 2012
Nice start to this spin-off series from The Moreno Brothers! I was looking forward to Vince and Rose's story and was not disappointed. I really enjoyed how the author had us in the present initially and then brought us back in time to see how their story played out from the two different points of view. She actually intertwined the previous story-lines into this book, something she's done before, and does very well.

It had the usual amount of angst that one would expect in a young adult read, and that wonderful feeling of first love. Vince and Rose grew nicely into their relationship, and when they took things to the next level, it was something that they both thought long and hard about before moving forward. It was handled responsibly...nice job Elizabeth Reyes.

I'm curious to see where this series goes next, and I only hope that as it moves forward, we will always have the Moreno's and Romero hovering close by! I've grown to love these characters and I'm not ready to let them go!
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2,704 reviews459 followers
October 4, 2012
I can't wait to read Vincent and rose's story EDIT 26-6-2012 I want even more now that there is a cover <3 HURRY UP I NEED NOW <3

Edit 03rd oct 2012= I was so so so looking forward to Rose and Vincent story and miss Reyes didn't let me down I loved it. The only downside is I want more from the now then the past but I get why Elizabeth did it the way she did. I want the 2nd book in the fate series now!!!!
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251 reviews5 followers
June 26, 2012
This book was a disappontment for me, unfortunately. I have loved the Moreno brothers for the most part and I thought I would enjoy reading the first love story of their cousin, but Vincent and Lorenzo drove me crazy in this book, so much so that it distracted from Rose and Vincent's story. I am used to Elizabeth Reyes' alpha males, but these two just bugged me! I thought their whole attitude towards Rose's relationship with Ben was over the top. This was true from the initial introduction of Ben and Vincent, to a couple years later when Vincent spoiled everything and isn't even in the picture. Lorenzo threatens to tell Vincent that Rose is in contact with Ben. Seriously?

Also, Rose's illness, the anemia thing...this seemed to add drama and I kept thinking something big was coming, yet it was merely a way to keep Ben in the story and create conflict about their relationship. And then for Vincent to reappear on the scene and once again assert his overbearing attitude into the situation was obnoxious. Not sexy alpha but obnoxious.

It also seemed as though we were meant to believe Vincent decided to head to Iraq because he thought that experience wouldn't be as bad as his heartache over Rose. That seems a little insensitive to the real troops, but maybe that's just me. Also, what age are we to believe these folks are living in that the alternative to jail is enlistment in the military? That whole part of the storyline rubbed me the wrong way. Romero pulling strings to get him sent off sooner? Come on! And the medical discharge reason was vague, and we were never given a clear picture of what actually happened to Vincent's arm. Is he now disabled? It did not appear so later on.

There were a few other editing issues in the story that distracted me:
*I haven't gone back to read, but I could swear she didn't get a Baloo when they went to Disney because he was from an older movie, yet later in the story she had a pink Baloo bear.
*Rose's mother is watching a 'novella' on TV? Isn't a novella something that is written?
*The injections Rose is supposed to get are twice a week, yet this is referred to as bi-weekly. I looked this up and it can mean twice a week, but also means every other week which is what I know it to be. How can this word have two entirely different definitions? Anyway, I don't think she should have used it for this.

Last point of issue for me was Rose's mom and her supposed reason for being such a bad mother. The reason given was just lame, in my opinion, and a real low point for the story. It also made some of the crap that happened in Grace's story seem, I don't know, less? In that whole book their mother was a problem, but reflecting back on it now knowing her reason, changed the tone of it or something. It's hard to explain.

This review is disjointed for sure, but so was this story. I feel bad being critical of this story because I really have enjoyed this author for the most part. This one just didn't hold a candle to the others. Or maybe I'm just over the alpha male stories. There is a line between being a sexy alpha male and an abusive man. Vincent seemed like the type of guy who could end up abusing his wife.

I don't recommend this one, but if you're invested in the Morenos you will probably want to read it anyway.
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Profile Image for Morgan.
521 reviews262 followers
October 8, 2012

Readers were first introduced to Rose and Vincent in Making You Mine (Moreno Brothers #5). As soon as I finished reading Making You Mine, I wanted to get my hands on Rose and Vincent's story. I did a happy dance when I learned that Fate was available on Amazon Kindle. I knew a little bit of Rose and Vincent's backstory going into this novel, but I learned a lot more about the characters from reading this novel.

I recommend starting with the Moreno Brothers series because it is an amazing companion series, but you definitely don't have to start with the Moreno Brothers series. You could pick up Fate right now without any prior knowledge of the characters and your reading experience would be just as enjoyable. The author flashes back and forth between Rose and Vincent's past and present lives so you learn all about their past in this novel.

Fate was a great romance novel for "mature" young adults. It's a story about faith, fate, and love. It's about growing up and doing what's right. Told in Rose and Vincent's alternating perspectives, readers get great insight into the main character's minds.

A lot of the time, I learn the most about the main characters from their inner thoughts and dialogue, but I learned the most about Rose and Vincent through their actions. I learned about their character, their morals, their fears and insecurities, and their vices through their actions. I think it says a lot about the author's talent that she was able to do this.

Elizabeth Reyes is an extremely talented author. One of the best things about her novels is that they appeal to "mature"young adults, adults, and everyone in between. Appealing to such a diverse crowd is not an easy thing to do, but she does it flawlessly. I like to consider myself in the "in between" category, and I'm so glad that I've found a dependable author who writes for that genre. I say dependable because you can always expect something great from Elizabeth Reyes. She hasn't let me down yet.

My one and only "complaint" about Fate is that the characters are separated for a large percentage of the present day portion of this novel. I enjoyed this novel and I definitely recommend it so the separation didn't prevent me from enjoying this story, but I wish I could have seen them together more in the present day.

I gave Fate (Fate #1) by Elizabeth Reyes 4 STARS (3.5 STARS). Fate is a must read for anyone who has read the Moreno Brothers series by Elizabeth Reyes and a must read for anyone who hasn't.

PS: I think Ben and Lorenzo both need to get their own story. :)


Profile Image for Ann.
1,804 reviews29 followers
October 8, 2012
4.0 Stars. Very sweet sexy romance. Elizabeth Reyes is an auto buy for me and she never fails to deliver a great story. Vince and Rose are such an adorable couple. Rose is a sweet girl but its Vince who shines in this story trying to overcome his bad boy lifestyle as the story develops. It’s a tough uphill climb to stay out of trouble when trouble has been his middle name for so long. He fights to make the right choices and he wants to make those choices to be better for Rose. He has such a big heart and his love for Rose is endearing. Even though Vince is a cousin he’s all Moreno (bossy, crazy in love, passionate, possessive and over the top jealous). There’s some definite heat here and even though Vince and Rose are just beyond high school age when their romance heats up, I don’t consider this YA, more like NA. The only thing I found I didn’t like about this bk was the quickie resolve with Rose and her mom. It just didn’t seem believable given how rotten a mom she’d been to Rose throughout Sal’s bk (Making You Mine) and most of this one. I did enjoy the Moreno family playing a part in this story; those Moreno’s (and Romero and his family, who I consider almost a Moreno) are always soooo entertaining. This was a great start to a new series and I can’t wait to see what’s next.
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2,011 reviews87 followers
October 10, 2012
Wow. This book was fantastic. Although I had no doubt. I loved the Moreno Brothers so I knew I was going to love this one. I was so excited when I heard she was writing this book. I fell in love with Vince and Rose in Making You Mine. This book is a continuation of their story. I love the alternating POV's and the time changes. I was really happy to read about Vince and Rose, but it was also great how she incorporated all the Morenos into this story. This is definitely a MUST READ'!!! I can't wait for the next book in this series:)
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1,022 reviews506 followers
October 9, 2012
I honestly didn't think it was possible, but Vincent Moreno stole my heart. I now have a Moreno tie. Alex and Vincent. Hmmm....the thoughts are spinning. Two Moreno's, one me. Could be interesting. Sorry. I have a gutter mind.

Anyway, Fate tells the tale of Rose and Vincent. They met at a baby shower in Making You Mine. Rose is Grace's younger sister. Grace is Sal Moreno's wife. Vincent is Sal's cousin. Am I confusing you? I hope not. I just want to give you an idea of who everyone is and their ties to the Moreno's. At the time they met, they were both in high school. Well, this book tells the story of what happens after the baby shower to the present.

I liked Rose in MYM, so it was no surprise that I connected with her in this book. What I really liked though, was seeing her character grow. We see them become adults. Rose is a really focused person. She's loyal, dedicated, and when she loves, she loves deeply. She's pretty innocent when it comes to boys, but Vincent is just the guy to steal her heart.

Vincent Moreno....I knew he was going to be a character I would love. He's had a bit of trouble in the past, but really wants to turn his life around. After he meets Rose, he's even more determined to make his life better and stop getting into trouble. Needless to say, because of his past, Sal puts up some pretty hefty rules. Rightly so in my mind. Even after he and Rose are in a committed relationship, Vince can't seem to shake that dark cloud of trouble that looms over him. What happens next, well, you'll have to read to find out. I will say this, Vince makes a choice to help his brother, but it ultimately hurts him.

I'd like to briefly mention that I was THRILLED to see the cast of the Moreno's return in small bits. I missed those guys and gals. I am excited about the development of The Fate Series. I'm guessing we will get Lorenzo's story and while I didn't initially like him, he definitely grew on me. I can't wait to see what kind of girl will capture his heart.

One of the things I loved the most was how the story developed. We start off in the present, but we go back and get to watch their relationship grow. Their love for each other stays strong. Yes, they have challenges, but they never lose their feelings for each other.

Elizabeth Reyes is one of my favorite authors. She really knows how to dig into your heart with her amazing characters. I was so happy that she created this spin off. The Moreno Brother's Series is fantastic and I was sad to see it end, so this series made me happy again. *sigh*

If you are a fan of Mature YA Contemporary Romance, Elizabeth Reyes is a must-read author for you.
Profile Image for Bryanna Nicole.
706 reviews34 followers
October 10, 2012
4.5 Stars

Vincent. One word but the reason why I loved this book. Elizabeth sure makes those Moreno's easy to love. They are possessive, loving and male too an extreme tee. Just how I like them ;) Adding up all those qualities and being a Moreno military man is BAM, insta-love for me! So yeah, I think you get it. I'm having a crazy cougar love for him! He might even surpass Alex Moreno.

I didn't really care for the then/now story line but it wasn't that big of a problem. The only real problem I had was wanting more. I want to know what happen between the last chapter and the epilogue. The little misunderstanding could have been very easily solved but it made the characters who they were, especially Vincent. They both needed a little time for maturing and Elizabeth did it perfectly. The actual relationship was very sweet. If I was being nitpicky (which I am sometimes), then I'd say that there were things/moments that I don't particularly love or like, but I didn't make a big deal of them because the rest of the story made up for them. For example, Grace's constant mothering. Yes she's her older sister but at the end of the day was Sal really different? He had little issues too but she overlooked them. Also Ben. Sometimes... Okay most of the time, men don't want to be just friends. No one is really that naive. At then end of the day, none of these things were huge enough to annoy me.

Enzo was like a mini (more bad boy-ish) Vincent. I do hope he gets a book soon but anything by E.Reyes is welcomed though.
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497 reviews64 followers
October 8, 2012
Gosh I've missed the Moreno family. Vincent and Rose's love story was great. It was great to watch their story build together from age 15 to about 20. I can't wait to read more about Vincent and Rose's life together and maybe even Enzo.
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147 reviews19 followers
November 12, 2013
Loved! this!!! 5 stars. I Loooove Elizabeth Reyes style of writing, totally Loved! the Moreno Brothers & was sooooooo happy to learn (today!) that she had written a spin-off series *Happy Dance* : )
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2,194 reviews289 followers
February 2, 2020
Quick(ish) Review
This is only OK for me, as this is a “not exactly my cuppa” type of story, so take this as you will. Vincent and Rose meet when he’s 16-17 and Rose is 15, and continues on until they’re about 17 and 19 or so. The age isn’t that clear. Vincent has been in trouble, dealing drugs and getting into fights, and generally being a hothead with poor decision making skills. He meets Rose, the *sweetest girl in the whole world* who makes him want to be a better man. It’s pretty much YA romance with sex, and an OTT alpha male with serious jealousy/possessiveness issues.
There’s angst galore and it is completely due to their immaturity. I struggled with the urge to tell Rose to get the hell away because the jealousy dove headfirst into irrational territory, but if that’s a plus for you, there’s plenty of it. Vince occasionally needs a good slap upside the head, but again, the lack of maturity fit the age of these characters. Also, I can’t help but feeling that perhaps if I was familiar with the earlier series (this is the first of a spinoff), that perhaps I would have more affection for these two knuckleheads than I did coming into it cold.

If angsty, jealous OTT alpha males in teenage form are your jam, you may enjoy this more than I did. But another book off the Mountain is always a plus, so onto the next.


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Profile Image for Gitte TotallyBookedBlog.
1,996 reviews917 followers
January 19, 2013
We first met Vince and Rose in the Moreno Brothers series, specifically in ‘Making you Mine’ (book #5). However, you can read Fate (Fate #1) the spin off as a stand-alone. In my personal opinion though I cannot recommend the Moreno Brother’s series highly enough and it will always be one of my favourite Mature YA series when I need that fix in between reading other genres. Elizabeth Reyes is without doubt one of the most talented Authors there is in this genre for that fix. So go pick the Moreno Brothers up then go get Fate and you will lose a piece of your heart to these characters…no question!

In Fate we get to hear both the voices of our main characters Vince and Rose. I thought they were very well written and the past and present changes were flawless and gave so much insight making re-connecting with all the old characters again instant and I had an immediate connection with Rose and Vince.

My only negative is that there wasn’t enough of Rose and Vince together in the present, too much of their relationship was handled through text messages and I felt the ending was rushed. I wanted more of them together especially after all the drama and everything they went through.

In Fate the message is clear from the outset. It’s a beautiful story of love, honesty, trust, forgiveness and wanting to change for the better for not only the person you love but ultimately yourself.

So we have our Rose. She is such an adorable, innocent and level headed girl. At no point did she annoy me, as her age was a huge factor in her actions, in my opinion. We are with her through her years of becoming an adult and experience all her first which was so romantic and sweet.

I loved Vince, he had me completely and because of this I thought he got a real bashing at times in this story which had me frustratingly annoyed with just about every character at one stage or another. He was gorgeous! Unfortunately, he was so misunderstood and almost written off by everyone. Yes he had a dodgy track record but nothing major yet he was first and foremost blamed or pointed at as a wrong doer. I have to say I almost wasn’t sure whether at the end, he got the redemption he was owed nor the respect he actually deserved and was entitled to. Yeah that’s how strongly I felt for this character!

Together Rose and Vince made sense. They evened each other out. They were meant to be!

Overall I really enjoyed this story, I thought the twists and turns it took were romantic, tense, and emotional also I loved that we got to catch up with all the Moreno’s.

I knew there was a reason for why I automatically one-click when this Author releases a new book! I cannot wait for the next one in this series or any other book for that matter by Elizabeth Reyes.
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1,459 reviews71 followers
October 5, 2012
Here goes the Moreno clan once again... and all that I can do is...

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What makes the Moreno clan irresistible:
1. They are all swoon-worthy
2. Very alpha male - Christian Gray material (but they're not sinfully rich as him)
3. Players, but when they find the woman for them, they stick to one
4. Very possessive - their girlfriends cannot possibly have friends who are boys.
5. Bad boys you wanna turn good.
6. They love their families, have great relationships with them.

What makes Vincent different from them?
♥ He's an uber bad boy - he does stuffs I don't think any of the Morenos has ever done before. He reminds me of the boys from the Perfect Chemistry Series - well, who doesn't want a bad boy who promises to change?

But when promises are broken, and doubts starts to arise? When the one you love offers no explanation and chose to walk away? Will you let go as well? I have always enjoyed reading Elizabeth Reyes' Moreno series, and I'm glad she decided to continue and didn't stop with Sal. Fate is all about Vincent (Sal's cousin) and Rose (Grace's sister) who met during the baby shower.

The story starts with Vincent in Iraq.


There was some flashbacks and their story was told. I like their story not because it was once again a love-at-first-sight type but I think they pushed that instant attraction aside and allowed things (yes, love) to grow gradually. Their friendship blossomed and when the both of them were ready, they jumped into the next step.

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They survived the long distance relationship with constant communication coupled with trust - but then something happened. When no clear explanation given, Vincent broke Rose's heart. Fate separated them in the most painful way. Can fate bring them back together?

This is a story of love that waited, and bloomed; crushed and withstood the test of fate and trust. I just love it, and yes, Vincent is a nice incentive on a cold night :)

Thank you Ms. Elizabeth Reyes for sharing another Moreno, I am looking forward for the next one.

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1,198 reviews
May 15, 2016
I never doubted that this book wouldn't be as amazing as all her other books, not even for a minute. But I was still surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. It seems each book she writes gets better then the last!

When I heard there was going to be a spin off to the Moreno Brothers series I was so happy. I followed her blog, twitter and Facebook page on a daily basis just waiting for more teasers and news about when it would come out. And when she finally gave the news that it was out, I screamed and quickly bought it. And then for some reason, I didn't read it as soon as I thought I would. It's not because I didn't think I would enjoy it but because I knew it wouldn't last. I waited so long for this book and I realized that when I finished Fated, I would have to wait another year for the next book. So I tried to savor the book, I tried to wait a little while till I read it. It only lasted about three days and then I gave in. And while I still have to wait a year for the next book I'm so happy I read the book now.

Rose and Vincent were minor characters in the last book in the Moreno Brothers series. In that book they were friends but we didn't really get to know what was going on between them. I was always curious about them so I was so happy we got to read their story first in the new series. Rose is exactly how I pictured she would be. She's so sweet, innocent, and a really selfless person. It was great to see things from her perspective especially when it mentioned certain things from the previous book. And Vincent is so misunderstood it's not even funny. Everybody writes him off as the trouble making kid who's always disappointing his family when almost 98% of the time he didn't even do anything.

From the first page, I was in love with this book. I couldn't put my kindle down the moment I started and after finishing the book I felt so happy and giddy with how things turned out. Fate has some steamy moments that I 'm STILL thinking about, made me laugh, and even made me tear up a bit. And it was great to see the Moreno Brothers in this book, even if it was only for a little bit. If you haven't read the Moreno Brothers series I highly recommend you check it out. You don't have to read it to read this series though, but I don't think you want to miss out on an awesome series right?

*This review also appears on my blog World of Books
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Author 8 books126 followers
November 24, 2016
Vince has to prove to his parents that he's changed. That he won't be getting into trouble selling drugs or fighting. When he sees Rose, he can't help but feel that maybe if he does it for her, that maybe he could be worthy of her. But there is much stacked against him and now not only is he proving to his parents he's changed, but to his family, Rose's family, and himself.

Rose knows Vince is a good guy. She can see it in the way he is with her. He's charming, kind, and genuinely cares. His remorse for his past is evident. So she takes a chance on him, but he happens to get himself in worse trouble then she ever imagined. And now he's gone. Can she forgive him.

Vince is a cousin of the Moreno brothers and his book is a bad boy changing his ways sort of story. He tried to do good for Rose. Tried to be better for her like she deserves. I think the fact that the author shows us a different life then we're used to in love stories was great. We don't read a lot about thugs and the life they grow up in where they try and better themselves. Most drug stories turn out as the friend is into it. No happy endings or hope. She did a great job with showing how the neighborhood influences kids and what some don't ever see in their life time.

On top of that, she gives hope to us. We want Vince to do better. We want him to quit screwing up. He's a good guy and we see how he cares for Rose and how Rose sees him with flaws and all and still believes in him. The author really gets at your heartstrings with these two characters and I loved their story. Can't wait for more.
October 8, 2012
Vincent! You're now one of my favorite ex-bad-boys!!!

I was so curious on how Vincent and Rose's relationship would go. They just seemed both so innocent and young in Sal's story that I was very interested on how their love story would progress. As it turns out, it was pretty innocent, sweet and hot at the same time. It's also kinda serious if you look at Vincent's life. The plot is really awesome. I appreciate the "THEN AND NOW" parts.. they made the book more interesting. It's rare that I read novels wherein the girl and the guy texted A LOT.. and I have to say, this one worked for me. They were very cute even if they're sometimes cheesy. They were also very heartfelt and I felt as if they were real people. I don't love Vincent's protective streak, but I don't hate it as well. He absolutely changed for the better. It's a good example of a guy who changed because of a purpose. It was a good that he got because I think it made him mature. The people around them is so good and they were very helpful to Rose and Vince. I love how the story started and ended. It all worked out and it's quite outstanding.

I miss the Moreno brothers.. I'm happy I read this one since it made me feel very good inside. :)

5 stars!
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770 reviews219 followers
March 10, 2013
As much as I like reading Ms Reyes's books and I have read almost all of her books, I have to admit that this book was not as good as I had expected it to be. It was predictable and just too slow for me. I was so bored the whole way through.

Besides, I didn't feel any connection to the characters. I think Rose was just too sweet to be true. Too forgiving and just too plain. Nothing exciting about her. And Vincent, like most of Ms. Reyes's heroes, was a bad boy. He was a bad boy who had trouble controlling his temper. I normally have no problem reading about hot bad boys, but Vincent didn't spark my interest. His alpha man act was just a bit weird. What was so wrong when Ben hugged Rose? Too possessive if you ask me.

And the steamy scenes were just awkward. One minute they were talking and out of nowhere, they were doing it. I didn't find the sex scenes hot, just strange and unnecessary.
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October 4, 2012
I wait eagerly for Reye's books. yesterday night, I was up until 4 am reading Vince and Rose's love story and I loved every moment of it. Umm its a 4.5 starrer for me as nothing can compete with ROMERO. However, Vince comes a close second. he he. Vince is cousin to the Monero brothers. But I found him more like Romero. His love for Rose, his possessiveness, jealousies... everything reminded me more and more of Romero.

I love reading those stories where love changes one for the good and brings out the good attributes in a person. And to understand what love really means during teenage years and not try to deny the pull of love even more admirable. Now, I am waiting eagerly for Lorenzo's(Vince's younger bro) story...
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186 reviews5 followers
February 27, 2017
Wet blanket heroine who is sister's a previous Reyes wet blanket heroine falls for idiot muscle-chops-type- Reyes hero
Can you guess what happens? Reader spends time and money on a soap opera plot.

Now I'm happy to say, I was given a copy so I didn't waste cash. Do NOT waste your time or money on shit like this
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84 reviews19 followers
October 3, 2012

OMG! OMG! Elizabeth Reyes never let's me down!! Great book!! I loved rose and Vince!! U rock Elizabeth!:))
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Author 4 books22 followers
October 6, 2012
Vincent's story needed to be told! I'm gad that he was included in the Moreno novels.
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75 reviews3 followers
October 30, 2012
What a decent young man he turned out to be. He proved them all wrong and was committed to his family. Lovely young boy.
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