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Gio

(5th Street #2)

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3.99  ·  Rating details ·  5,275 ratings  ·  354 reviews
New Adult/ Contemporary Romance

When tragedy strikes in the ring, Giovanni Bravo falls into a deep depression, walking away from his dream of boxing to train instead. He agrees to a two month get-away, helping train Felix Sanchez, his high school best friend and now welterweight champ of the world. Once at Felix’s lavish boxing complex, he’s reunited with Bianca Rubio, som
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Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published May 21st 2012
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Abbi Glines
I adored Noah- the first book in the 5th Street series. But I can tell you that for me, Gio blew it out of the water. This is an incredible read. I'm a big fan of angst and Reyes delivers in Gio. It's steamy, heart-breaking, romantic, and touching all rolled into one. This is the kind of story that stays with you long after you've finished it. It'll become one of your favorite rereads.
Stacia (the 2010 club)
So...Gio. So...Gio. Soooooo....Gio.

I'm not sure what to say.

Usually, this type of reaction comes from me not being able to express how a book made me feel because it was incredible. In the case of Gio, I'm finding myself unsure how to convey that I liked a book fine without making people think I didn't care for it.

We'll start with the cheating

Call it a spoiler if you want to but I can't. Any time a person picks up a book about a trigger subject, it's probably a good idea for them to know ahead o
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Georgina ☽ themalf0ydiaries
I could have liked this book so much. Gio was such a likable character, even from the first book he was my favourite.
In this book we have Felix, Gio's old friend that's coming back to 5th street so he can train with him. Then we meet Felix's girlfriend Bianca, the girl that Gio was secretly crushing in high school. Gio & Bianca share a connection, they feel strongly attracted to one another. At first they try to fight it, but as the time passes they start to fall for eachother.

" No matter what
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Christie«SHBBblogger»
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Coco.V
Sep 06, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Laura
Mar 21, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Laura by: Smut Monday Club
Welcome back to 5th Street! This touching and sexy series centers on a sweet, masculine, loyal, and loving bunch of guys who call the 5th Street boxing gym their home away from home. Book two in the series tells the story of one sinfully “delectable”, green-eyed beauty that is Giovanni Bravo!

This book opens with one hell of a sad, painful punch to the gut that sends Gio’s world spiraling into darkness and depression. The man may have left me dazed with those sparkling eyes, but it was his pain,
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Alexis *Reality Bites*
Spoiler Free Review
4.5 STARS
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Setting: Los Angeles, Ca. and Big Bear, Ca.
Series: 5th street book #2
As a man, NEVER EVER leave your girlfriend home alone with your male friend. Why? Because love has no respect for persons and can strike at anytime.

" No matter what, this won't end well. You know that right?" - Noah in Gio

When Giovanni Bravo delivers a deadly punch in the ring he spirals into a deep depression leaving his family and friends very worried. When Felix Sa
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Crystal Navarro
Aug 19, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, romance
I finished Gio at 3:30 in the morning after saying I was only going read one more chapter (I was at the 75% mark), and I have slept on it trying to decide how I felt about his and Bianca's story. My emotions are still all over the place, bouncing around over how exactly I should feel. Torn? Torn is probably about the only word I can come up with.

I'm holding off on assigning the star rating until I've finished this review.

First off, the glaring reality is that Gio is not just a book about love,
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Kay
Jun 14, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a tough one to rate since the whole cheating issue is not to my liking nowadays. But I did feel all the emotions involved here and I think it was spot on to how someone would actually feel or deal with in real life. I just think that Gio & Bianco should have come clean rather sooner than when they did. Also, the whole van situation was effed up. Noah from the first book was probably the only smart one throughout this whole book and I appreciate that. Overall, I did enjoy this and I give ...more
Amelia
I'm almost embarrassed to admit I even read this, but whatever... It was free, I downloaded it without looking at it properly and I hate deleting stuff unread. I probably should have though, because I hated it. Meet the characters:

Felix - AKA Cheating Asshole, although why the others are so sanctimonious about this when they're cheaters too is beyond me.

Bianca - supposedly incredibly sweet and innocent, except actually she's just stupidly naive. Actually, make that stupid and naive. No one is th
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Lori V.
May 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-2012
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Bethany
Feb 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Bethany by: Smut Mondy Club
I will be dreaming of green eyes tonight!
Laura
Sep 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well I loved Noah (the first in this series) but I loved Gio even more. Elizabeth Reyes writes adult contemporary as well as young adult books. I have read some from her Moreno brother series, one of which I wasn't keen on. Although Gio is 'adult contemporary', it does still feel like a YA book as all the characters are aged around 21 (although we don't actually get told their ages in this book but I am going on their ages when Noah ended!). There are no explicit love scenes until near the end o ...more
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Mar 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
Elizabeth Reyes never disappoints! Her style of writing in the 5th Street series just flows so easily and picks you up for the ride. It stays centered and to the point without always including all the, sometimes, unnecessary side stories. This makes 5th Street a refreshing change because it focuses intently on the 2 main characters and their journey, which makes it that more real and emotional.

This is the second book in the series and Reyes had me hooked once again with Gio..yummy lush Gio with
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Jennifer
This is definitely a MUST Read!!!!! I enjoyed this one better than Noah (but also enjoyed Noah) I felt the connection and love story between Gio and Bianca came together faster then Noah and Roni's did. This one was also a little bit steamier:) I like my Steam:) I do have to say I am really liking this series by Elizabeth, but I didn't really have any doubts since I absolutely LOVE the Moreno series. I can't wait to read the next book.
Mary Mckeever
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
After reading the views on this book it made me kind of leary about reading it. I decided to read it despite the reviews and I have to say the "cheating" in this book isn't what people claimed it to be. I didn't think anything bad about Gio and Bianca's story. It was almost like Bianca and Felix were just friends with benefits because they weren't "together" hardly at all in the whole darn story. She was practically single. So I. Other words. READ THIS BOOK!
CT
Mar 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fighters


I forgot how much I liked Noah's book so this one was unexpected as it did took me awhile to get into. But once I was, I was absolutely absorbed by the building romance of Gio and Bianca. The only problem? Felix, AKA Biancas boyfriend AND good friend of Gio. The twist at the end... Now that came out of nowhere!!! Loved the unexpected!!!

"No matter what, this wont end well. You know that, right?"
Jane super booklover📚
I don’t like the cheating thing and the way they handled it. I do like this series.
Erin
Mar 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
I went back and forth about what my rating would be for this one, because this book left me very conflicted. I enjoyed Noah's story and was looking forward to Gio, but it was not at all what I was expecting. It had the feel of a story that was trying to be like Thoughtless only wrapped up into a shorter book, so it took me by surprise. This wasn't your standard romance with the characters falling immediately in lust and not able to keep their hands off each other. It was more of a slowly-develop ...more
Jude
Apr 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Gio is the second novel in the 5th street series, you don't really need to read the first book to catch on but I highly suggest you do! Noah - Noah being the first book in the series - was great, but Gio was just Fantastic! So far this series has been so good, both books have followed unique storylines and I have yet to find a book by Elizabeth Reyes to disappoint me, they're all wonderful!

Bianca is the girlfriend of Felix, a hot and very famous boxer, whom she is totally in love - That is, unti
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The BookWhisperer
Mar 08, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series
Oh Elizabeth Reyes, you do it again. You made me fall in love with another character from 5th Street.
What I loved about this book is plenty but I’m only going to mention a few. I loved the character Gio. Within the first few pages, your heart hurts for him and you long to take that pain away. When he decides to help train Felix at one of Felix’s boxing complex, life starts to look just a tad bit better. And it looks a whole lot better when he is re-introduced to Bianca. I loved his noble self w
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Vickie***
Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dual-pov, freebie
I've read all the other books already. I was planning on skipping this one because of it's cheating.

Now in the beginning I found Felix to be a big douchebag. Of course Bianca, in the beginning, was ignorant to his man whorish ways. I did kind of warm up to him in the end. I'm not 100% sure about him, but my judgement has changed since the beginning.

As much as I liked the story, I had one conflict with Gio and Bianca's relationship. Before Gio and Bianca hooked up, Gio was very close to having se
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Mari
Dec 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, series, matureya, boxers
Ive been a fan of Elizabeth Reyes since I started the Moreno series, I admit I skipped Noah. But I didnt feel that gap reading this. Gio and Noah are best buds so the constant interaction was there and I could feel the closeness even if I missed the first book.

Admittedly, I thought I wouldnt like the similarity of some themes to a certain book. BUT I was pleasantly surprised, I LOVED it. Gio this boy is all heart, I loved he feels things a lot to heart. Gio is just a great guy he blows it out of
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Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
I love this series. It is definitely one of my favorites and it has made me a HUGE fan of Elizabeth Reyes.

I started this series out of order by reading Felix, Hector, Abel, Noah and then finally Gio. Loved Felix until I read Hector then loved Hector until I read Abel and I really loved Abel. I liked Noah in his book but grew to love him more in the other books.

Gio...I actually liked Gio more than I thought I would. I really loved his story but I had a HUGE problem with how Gio and Bianca handl
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Mrs Darcy reads
May 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: my-favorites
Gio was such and emotional ride that I found myself up at 2am because I HAD to find out what happened next. The story plot was amazing that I found myself laughing then tearing up and then sighing the next moment. Its safe to say that my family probably thought I went crazy. Miss Reyes' writing was so heartbreakingly beautiful you can't help but feel the same emotions as the characters.I also loved that Noah always had Gio's back no matter what. Gio joined my list of wonderful and swoon worthy g ...more
Tracy Kellies
Dec 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am seriously falling in love with the guys on 5th Street!

What an intense, drama filled romance. I loved Noah in the first book but Gio, oh Gio... He is such a sweetheart!

Bianca and Gio find themselves in a very sticky situation. The chemistry between the two is so palpable. They try to fight their attraction for each other due to their loyalty towards Felix (who is Bianca's boyfriend and Gio's friend) but they inevitably give in to the carnal desire to be together. What follows is an emotion
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Spoiler Whore-Momoa
May 23, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: elizabeth-reyes
I'm kinda hesitant on this story. Don't like cheaters in no way of form but I still enjoyed the read. Gio and Bianca go about their secret love in a bad way and I didn't feel sorry for neither when it was revealed even though Felix was no good himself. It was sweet, it was sad and in the end it turned out all good.

Maybe it's me but I gotta feeling that Able and Nellie might hook up? Hmmm...Ms. Reyes???

And happy to report that she will go back to the Moreno clan with Vince and Rose's story which
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Rachel Wheeler
May 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved It!!!!

I'm new to Elizabeth Reyes but I am definitely hooked to her!!! This book was filled with forbidden and antsy moments...which I love and live for.

The Van*** Sigh... Anyone think of the Coffehouse floor??? (Thoughtless)

Yeah...I am not for intruding on another friends territory but in this case how can you not love GIO????

Can't wait to see who is next?? I guess from here I am heading over to her Moreno brothers series... Yumm I have heard they are Delicious... So we will see ;0...

Ha
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Betsy Hillendahl
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book did not disappoint!!! Once again Mrs. Reyes did a fantastic job!!! I do say that I now want a Felix book and I can't wait for Abel and his love interests book!!! That one is gonna be too good with the serious Abel!!! I need another one and I need a Rose and Vinny book from the Moreno series NOW!!! man I love this author!!! I need to find me a sexy man like hers!!!
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“I hate fucking pussies like that." Felix reached out and shook Hector's hand. "Good for you, man. I would've cracked him too." He turned and pointed at Abel. "Let me know if you need help with that. I'll donate to the cause. We'll call it 'Cracking Down on Future Fucking Douchebag Wife Beaters of the World.' Can't think of a better charity.” 5 likes
“The only thing you have to promise me,” Bianca had her sexy siren eyes stare going and Gio loved it, “is wherever I end up, it’ll always be with you.” 2 likes
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