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I Don't

(Enamorado #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  1,776 ratings  ·  282 reviews

Whatever you want to call it, the bride-to-be won’t be at the church on time.

Walking away from her fiancé was the hardest thing Ava has ever done. After all, the sexy and charming Mateo is everything she's ever wanted—and more. But she needs to protect herself—and her heart—before it’s shattered once and for all.

Mateo has no choice but to let her go. H
Kindle Edition, 268 pages
Published April 3rd 2017
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Ella Fox Hi Angela! Each of the 5 books will be about separate couples. Mateo and Avelina's story belongs just to them. No cliffhanger! :-)

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Megan  ~The Never Ending Book Basket
Ella Fox continues to be an author that sits at the top of my favorites list. I have read each and every one of her books, and I cannot get enough of her incredible and all-consuming stories that she continues to give me. The way that she throws me so fully into every single story she creates makes her books, her writing, and her characters something I can truly not get enough of. Every one of her stories has become a favorite of mine with the perfect blend of feels, romance, and sizzling heat s ...more
Love N. Books
Apr 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
ellie's $0.02:

Sometimes amazing accidents/surprises fall into my lap. And I usually hate surprises. I Don't fell in my lap unexpectedly and I definitely am not hating.

This one is told in the present and present and past and past and present... but not future. We start with the present with a flare of Mateo that I wasn't sure where this book was headed and why he was being such an alpha douche. Well. With the brilliant foreshadowing. Maybe exceptional eye shadowing too, but I'm not sure. The stor
Apr 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This was everything I don't typically read, but somehow I loved it. Mateo is sweet and swoony and stubborn and just EVERYTHING. I love mean boys, but Mateo had me reconsidering for, like, half a second. This whole damn family is just so...perfect.

Loved the mystery element and Ella's writing style. Can't wait to read more about this fam.
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing


descriptionThis cover is very pretty. The ring is a good representation of the story. The composition is good. It has interesting typography. I especially like how the flower petals and ring are weaved into it.description

descriptionI ADORED every single second of this book. It was fantastically well written. It was nicely paced. Had an interesting and intricate plot. This is one of those books that goes back and forth from the past to the present. I'm usually not a fan of that because I end up more invested in the present than
Jennifer Kyle
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 STARS

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Ella Fox delivers an enjoyable read about a heroine named Ava who has asked her finance for a break and has been living on her own for the past nine weeks. The story is pretty delightful as the hero is Spanish and his English though formal works for this sexy hero named Mateo. Mateo is tired of waiting on Ava to come to him and has decided he’s given her enough time. You see, Ava was in an accident and only remembers bits and pieces of what took place and has turned her b
Astrid - The Bookish Sweet Tooth
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
✬✬✬ 3.5 "Mi Tesoro" Stars ✬✬✬

Review @ Vanilla & Spice Books

When her (supposedly ex-) fiancé shows up at her work out of the blue Ava doesn't feel a small amount of hurt and resentment. And when Mateo announces that he is done waiting for her to come back to him, that her time would be up and it would be time to talk her anger knows no bounds. He never accepted the end of their engagement a couple of weeks ago so he has come to reclaim his runaway fiancée.

"I have acceded to your wishes an
Gi's Spot Reviews
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Major WOW!!! Ella Fox blew me away with this book! I can honestly say I'm truly enamorada with the book and series (those brothers are just as promising as the PERFECT Mateo!!!).
Sweet Baby Jesus, that man was beyond everything! Everything he said (and being a Latin girl myself, the Spanish totally got me hot!) to his actions and unshakable love and devotion, he really couldn't have been written any better! Top ten best-book-boyfriend right here!!!
I ADORE this story so very much and can't wait f

Title: I Don't
Series: Enamorado #1
Author: Ella Fox
Release date: April 3, 2017
Cliffhanger: No
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I Don't is the first story in the Enamorado series, each one starring one of the five Cruz brothers as the leading man.

Mateo is your typical Alpha type hero from the start. He has the protective, possessive, and persistent vibe coming off of him in waves. But he also is incredibly sweet at the same time, very loving and adoring of our heroine Ava. I think it was his
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved this!!!!! Mateo was so sweet, the love he had for Ava was beautiful! Now Ava, at first I was thinking she is crazy for pushing this man away but we knew something had happened but didn't know what that was. When you find out you understand and feel for her. I won't go into details what happens cause honestly when I first started I wasn't sure what it was going to be. The book is 100% safe. They are with no others while apart. The story was sweet, sexy and sad. I really felt for Ava! I'm ve ...more
Apr 05, 2017 rated it liked it
3 -it was ok- Stars

This story had all the technical components of a romance story that I am always drawn to. A chasing H that never gives up no matter how hard the h makes it for him. A bit of "who-dun-it" mystery. Wonderful secondary character(s) build up and lead-in to future stories in this new series. And the sexy, hawt Spanish language to wet ones appetite (mucho Bueno for Jewelsy).

But there is truth in the saying; "it was too perfect". I found myself yawning a lot. Then I skimmed a little.
Aug 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own-but-not-read
4.5 Stars!

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Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it

★3.5 STARS★

Most brides can’t wait to make the trip down the aisle, but such is not the case for Avelina Saez. In fact she has expressed her need for space from her would-be husband. After what he deems a reasonable amount of time, Mateo Cruz is back to collect his bride, and he’s not taking I Don’t for an answer.

There was much intrigue to be had with this less than harmonious couple. Mateo’s devotion to Ava is both unwavering and unquestionable, which is why I was completely intrigued by her re
Mateo is a FANTASTIC hero. His love for Avelina is infinite.
Completely safe but also completely boring and unoriginal
L.J. Shen
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All the stars.
Ella Fox's words are magic, and I cannot wait till the next book in the series comes out.
I really enjoyed this book. The early part reminded me a lot of the old Harlequins, except without all the cheesiness. Mateo is one hot Spanish hero who is off the alpha meter. He has this formal way of speaking that just amped the hotness vibe. Man oh man, he is delicious. He is also determined that Ava is not going to get away from him. She’s broken their engagement but he’s just not getting the message. I enjoyed reading the different ways she tried to get rid of the ring and how it kept show ...more
Three Chicks
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars!!
Review by Lisa Kane

When I was a teenager (and still do occasionally) I read Harlequin romances. Now before you think to yourself how corny were they, they transformed themselves in the 80’s and 90’s to hotter versions of their once strictly vanilla selves. I still find myself picking one up-there is something about them that I love.

I Don’t starts out like a Harlequin. Avelina is a runaway fiancé. She survived a devastating car accident, lost a big chunk of her memory and for the last
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 Mateo is Love Stars! Full review to follow! Thank you Ella!
A little birdie told me...
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Loved this one! Mateo is the perfect book boyfriend! <3 ...more
4.0+ RATING - An enjoyable read! This book reminded me a bit of a Harlequin book, you know, sexy Spanish hero who will do anything to win his woman back... and he's a billionaire too, lol. Yeah yeah, don't judge!

The hero was too perfect for sure but I overlooked it because I loved his devotion, his accent, his sexy ways... The heroine got on my nerves a little bit but that's typical for me. I found the writing to be very readable and even though I usually hate flashbacks, the way they were used
What a romantic story! Not to mention how loving and sweet and protective H was! He was always there for h since they fell in love four years ago.

However, you had to be patient with the first several chapters or you'd miss a great story. And don't blame h, it was not her fault either.

Wish there's a longer epilogue!
Jac K
Aug 22, 2020 added it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited, dnf
DNF @ 35%
I may come back to this, but right now don’t have the patience. I had read this would have OTT, drama-llama meddling OW/ family drama, but it’s just not working. At this point we still don’t know what’s going on, Aveline has called off their engagement and keep saying he’s a liar, and never loved her, but doesn’t explain it. It also hints at some loss of memory/amnesia issue, but I think from only one night, which is weird. At chapter 4, it starts flipping back to 4 years prior filling
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: billionaire, safe
Went in knowing it’s safe - shoutout to London.

Correction, for me, it’s more a safe with exception because H is not celibate since meeting h by default. This is why I don’t like couples knowing each other from childhood, especially when the H is older and the heroine is a child because the nature of their relationship changes to become sexual. It isn’t immediately.

Mateo (H) found out about his father’s existence at 14, when his mother passed in a freak accident. She withheld the pregnancy of Ma
Sam~OTT Alpha Male Addict~
Apr 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 only for Mateo stars

Spoiler Alert Beware

Although I love a heroine good chasing, I felt that Avelina was too spiteful and too hard to get up until she got some of her memories back. A lot of things made me frustrated:

1.) Who the ef Franchesca was, why she hated Avelina so much and why the ef did she have so much power in the book. For a girl who's supposed to be the youngest brother's girlfriend she has some crazy villain powers. And she got away with a lot of things. TF?

2.) Avelina's mother
Apr 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: april-2017
Going into I Don't, I had no idea what to expect. The blurb had captivated me from the off and matched with a STUNNING cover I was desperate to read. What I got from I Don't though was sheer brilliance. A whole hearted read that latched itself onto me and held strong. This is the first book in a standalone series and I'm so addicted to these characters now I honestly can't wait for more.

Ava & Mateo have an undeniably hot, intense, passionate relationship. Ava is strong and sassy. Mateo is prett
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I Don't is a super steamy, suspenseful novel, which is told in flashbacks and present day. We meet Ava and Mateo. Ava asked for space and Mateo has finally reached the point where he's done giving her the space she needs.

Mateo is ALL the things. He's an alpha, and all that entails. He's possessive, hot, and so utterly in love with Ava, and just wants to understand. Ava, I had some trouble warming up to. When it finally happened, I fell in love with her. Nearly as much as Mateo loves her. She's
I thought this story started out so well. I enjoyed reading about how she kept returning the engagement ring. I was intrigued and wanted to find out why she called off the wedding. I also loved all the Spanish lines --- Mateo is so sexy.

The thing is, around 50% into the book, I was getting cheesed out with all the professions of love and forever. And gosh, the MC's have lots and lots of sex. (I was getting tired of reading about all the coitus. Hahaha.) The flavor of the book by this part of th
Maddy's Reading
Apr 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
Ava and Mateo are madly in love and going to be married when She has an accident. She chooses to break her engagement and wants both to do with Mateo. However, Mateo is done giving her space.
Their love is one of fairy tales, forever kinds. However certain circumstances were created that caused her to doubt his love.
This is a story of everlasting love, friendship and family. There are lot of memorable characters. Ava and Mateo are amazing and so passionate together. We have only has a glimpse o
The best part of this nonsense story was the hilariously bad use of the Spanish language
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