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(Boyle Heights #3)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  243 ratings  ·  40 reviews
NINE (Boyle Heights series #3)

After years of gravitating to douchebag players with no more to offer than a wildly good time and zero promises, single mom Drew has graduated to dating a real man. He's the responsible, mature kind—willing and able. To offer her and her daughter a real future.

Then along comes Nine.

More like a ten, is her first thought when introduced to the t
Paperback, 368 pages
Published June 22nd 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Claire Robinson
Jun 28, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: shit-hot-series
2.5 - "You're the kind of guy I used to be always be into... until I grew up." Stars.

I have been dying too read this book since the end of Beast, my low rating isn't due to my expectations being met in regards to writing quality, but the story-line itself. I am sure all authors when putting their work out there for others to read and judge are hoping to illicit a reaction from a reader, unfortunately on this occasion all my reactions fall pretty much on the negative side of the scale.

I can sum u
Claudia Arensdorff
🔥🔥🔥SUPER HOT 🔥🔥🔥

Drew and Nine story was electrifying, I can just feel all those sparks every time they come together. I love Nine's cocky, playful, sexy personality 😍😍 and even though Drew and Nine are total opposite, they're very attracted to each other. But they have many obstacles that they need to over come and communication is one of them. This was an amazing and captivating story so if you have NOT read it, so it NOW.. 💖😍
Love N. Books
Jul 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ivy's $0.02:

Elizabeth Reyes is my favorite author. Her writing captivates my ever emotion. I’ve read all of her books and I’m always amazed at how they just keep getting better with each one she puts out. This is book 3, of her Boyle Heights series. A spinoff of her 5th street series but also includes crossovers from her other series.

Nine has it all: humor, angst, boundless swoon moments and hot sex scenes. Seriously I was ready to wake up my husband.

Drew has always been attracted to the hot,
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really love Elizabeth Reyes’ writing. I always love her characters and their stories. Nine and Drew were no different. I loved their connection and chemistry, even though they both fought it for their own reasons. I liked how things built slowly with them. He was deliciously alpha, and I loved every possessive bone in his body....just like all of Elizabeth’s heroes. Loving this series and all the amazing characters. Can’t wait for Orlando’s story next.
Jun 28, 2018 rated it really liked it

I found this next book in the Boyle Heights Series to a good slow burn.

Drew thought she was on her way to happiness, now if she and Brad could just settle on a home and take the next steps. That is hard when he is away more than he is home. A single mom to a sweet girl, Drew has new priorities in life. She has an instant attraction to the Bad Boy Alpha friend of her besties soon to be husband. But she knows better than to go there again, she has to think a
Books Laid Bare
Jul 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
A story that gave it’s leading lady not only a lot to think about but also a handsome incentive to make the right decision!
Single mother Drew thought she had her future mapped out but all that changed when her bestie introduced the delicious Nine into her life.
Nine was everything, Drew shouldn’t want but that didn’t mean that the attraction wasn’t instantaneous… with a daughter to think about and an existing relationship that was withering, Nine was a complication that she hadn’t anticipated a

Nine is part of the Boyle Heights series, but each book can be read as a standalone and I do truly mean this as this is my first book in this series and I started right here, with Mr. Nine himself. Love the way he got his nickname, though I agree with Drew he is more like a ten. Settling for Mr. Perfect isn’t always your best option when you are trying to be responsible for your daughter and future. I loved the way reality lingo was used to speak around the little one, it was quite laughable. I
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

After having spent a little bit of time with Nine and Drew in Beast, I was excited to read their book. Nine was everything I was expecting it to be. It was classic Elizabeth Reyes. It had her signature alpha male and strong female with a plot that kept me reading.

Nine was the typical single man who wasn’t looking for commitment…until he met Drew. She was his game changer. He didn’t know how to show her he
Mar 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: review
Nine was a lot funnier than I was expecting, and I loved it.

Beast was quite serious and heavy, so Nine was very refreshing. Literally lough out loud moments with this one.

Nine is exactly Drew's type, so that's why she knows she should stay away from him. Though her protests are half-hearted, and her actions contradict her words.

The more time these two spend together, the harder it becomes for Drew to deny that maybe this time she should go for it.

While Nine usually doesn't go for the serious thi
Serena Worker
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nine and Drew are opposites and although there’s an attraction, they won’t ever happen, Drew has standards since having a kid and having to grow up, although Nine was exactly what she would have gone for she can’t now, she’s in a relationship.
Nine and Drew continue to see each other due to wedding commitments, Drew starts to see a different side to Nine, and Nine sees how easy it is to talk to Drew.
Things start to change between Nine and Drew with both denying that it’s anything more than friend
Sophie (slovenianbookworm)
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Elizabeth Reyes is one of my favourite authors. I have read three books from her 5th Street series and loved them all. Her stories are engaging, characters are well-liked and you can't help but turn pages as you read. It's almost impossible to stop reading once you start!

I have to say I didn't read the previous books in this series (all of them are standalones though) but I wanted Nine since the moment I saw it on NetGalley.

The beginning was for me confusing. Maybe it would help if I read the tw
Harv Virdee
Jul 01, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another masterpiece

I am speechless ... Oh My God! Nine was so good I couldn’t put it down ... the suspense almost killed me my mouth was dry my hands were clammy ... I can’t wait to see what you have in store for O.... love you 😍 please never stop writing I can’t express how much I loved Nine poor guy he’s most definitely a new fave of mine xxx
Joyce Martinez
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elizabeth has done it again. Created characters who you love and feel you are part of their world. Nine was such a complex man and Drew brought out the good in him. Once they both got over there insecurities and realized it was love at first sight they could be each other’s future. I also love the places in the story when previous characters make an appearance and get a snippet about what they have been up to. Anxiously waiting for Orlando’s story.
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book stole all my attention and I couldn't be happier!!!!
Nine is a 10!!!

This man is so confident and cocky and playful and flirty and oh man on hot piece of yumminess. I fell, fell in absolute LUST Ummm I mean LOVE, yes LOVE with Rudy, aka Nine!

The buildup was AMAZING!!! Elizabeth Reyes has me hanging on each and every one of her words!

Drew and Nine are truly a couple I can see placed on my top 10. The book is truly that good. I laughed and then I got anxious and worried, not t
Angel Hatfield
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very seldom did Drew go out and let her hair down and it turned out disastrously> While out she got a call from her daughter Chelsea was in the ER with a raging fever , then her friend Ali almost got raped and Ali’s boyfriend Beast took matters into his own hands. Than the blinding reminder of the kind of guy -Nine- she used to fall for leaning against her car. He was epitome of her weakness: a dangerously smug tattooed bad bo, she had no business thinking about what he’d be like in bed. After m ...more
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5/ 5 stars

I'm not new to Elizabeth Reyes but I'm new to the Boyle Heights world. And although this book has a lot of the other characters' stories, you can read it as a complete standalone. But having read this and seeing what happens to some of the characters, I'm super curious to go back and read the other books to get the full story of their journey, specially Leo and Annie's.

Nine first appears as the typical bad boy, sleeping with a girl every other night, never having been in a re
Romance Rehab
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
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I’ve always loved Elizabeth Reyes’ books. We Were One is probably my favorite, but Lila and Beast were also pretty freakin’ spectacular. I was very pleased to find that Nine was another satisfying, emotional addition to my Elizabeth Reyes keeper bookshelf.

One thing that Elizabeth Reyes does better than tons of other authors is creating a satisfying, interesting backstory for her characters. I ofte
Apr 08, 2019 rated it liked it
This is not my first book from this author but it is the first book I've read in this series and it was a good read. Nine made me wish I had read the previous books so I would have been more familiar with the side characters because they also play a major part in this story and it made me feel as if I was missing some things when it came to them. There were things I liked and disliked about this story. I really hated Daniele's nickname Drew, but it was something I could deal with. The chemistry ...more
Jun 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Nine is Reyes at her best. A hot, alpha hero with heart. A strong, likable heroine. Plenty of angst, steam and either miscommunication or misunderstanding. It doesn't always work out perfectly, but for me it did in this book. The only thing I would change is getting the couple together sooner. In the last 2 books I've read from this author the couple doesn't get together until past the 50% mark. In this case, atleast Nine and Drew were worth the wait. Watching their attraction grow and deepen in ...more
Jo Lawless
Jul 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
Can I have Nine of Nine? Oh, Wait. That won't work. Read to find out why. ;)
Reyes definitely has the ability to make me wish I was a cougar. Not that Drew is. She isn't....don't want to mislead. Just that I might go all cougar like on a real-life Nine. I'd still want to slap him a couple of times like I did this Nine but that might be fun :O When I didn't want to shake them, Drew and Nine had me smiling and laughing...and giving out some serious sighs. And Orlando is coming. Can I say my jaw dro
Felicity 'Flick'

I loved everything about this book. From beginning to end and even the snippet of Orlando I absolutely loved. The emotions and feelings running through the book were all well done.

5 stars for an amazing read, kept me on my toes throughout. I’ll be sharing with my friends.

I look forward to the next book and I can’t wait. I absolutely love all of Elizabeth’s books. I look forward to always reading them.
Aug 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Like every book of Eli’s I absolutely love it! I was on the edge the whole reading. The story remind me a little of ABEL and Nelly (my favorite 5th street) but I think Nine was over the top and won my heart!! Eli’s are the best reading always, that’s why I waited a long to read this book cause I knew when I start it, I wouldn’t put down, and although I had to (cause life interferes) I was anxious to get back to it!!! I can’t wait for Orlando’s story!!
Jul 01, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

This was a good book. I didn’t give it 5 stars because the couple didn’t get together until the end and then the book seemed over. Plus they kept their hook up a secret but there was nothing about their friends finding out. I just the book rushed to end right after Nine and Drew got together.
denise avalos
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nine out of five stars!

Great read for any woman who likes a fine wine ;-)
We all love a bad boy and with Nine you can't help but to feel a frustrated attraction. You know he is a player but cannot wait for him to be loved by Drew. Great drama, sweet moments and suspense at the right moments. Not to mention a hilarious read!
Kara Anders
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is probably one of my favorite books by Elizabeth. The banter between Nine and Drew had me cracking up and I couldn’t put it down. I definitely recommend it if you want some fun between characters and some drama thrown in. I didn’t expect Nine to be the way he was so it made it that much better! It was a fun, easy read and I can’t wait for the next story!
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved his story!!

I always like Drew and glad Elizabeth gave her a story. Nine was beyond my expectations for Drew and Elizabeth picked a super hottie for her. Thank you. I enjoyed this book and wished it didn’t end but hoping to get a more in O’s book. Hurry, I’m read to read more!! ❤️❤️❤️
Aug 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nine..... my new book boyfriend/husband/baby daddy <3

I loved this one beginning to end. I knew from the moment I read Nine's first smarta$$ comment in Beast that Nine would be my man... and I was right!!!

I love the bad boy turned to mush when he falls in love guys - and that is exactly what Nine is :)

It was also great getting Drew's story and I think her and Nine were perfect together.
Sep 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing

Since reading Elizabeth's work over the years, she just ups the ante EVERY. SINGLE. TIME! I am never disappointed in what she does.

Once I have digested all that is NINE and Drew, I will finish my review as I literally just closed the kindle on their story.
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Nine is not as intense as Beast was. It was easier mentally to read. Elizabeth Reyes makes you fall in love with me characters and root for them as if you are their friends or family. Nine does the same. Totally worth reading.
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