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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  130 ratings  ·  88 reviews
He was reckless, hotheaded, and bad.

A tattooed god was once my best friend. My first love. My reason for existence.

But his vanishing act created a hole inside my heart.

Today, he’s the famous son of one of the wealthiest men on the continent.

I never thought I’d see him again… and much less in Las Vegas.

Dominic Cruz, whom I’ve spent the last fifteen years fantasizi
Kindle Edition, 136 pages
Published September 25th 2018
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Evelyn Dotson
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
A fast paced read that will have you cheering for Dominic and Isabella. I received this book as a gift and am leaving a voluntary review. Isabella flies to Vegas with her friend Natasha, who is getting married. The groom’s brother, Dominic, is Bella’s once best friend who deserted her with no explanation. Old feelings arise when they meet again. What will occur between the two? Problems arise for Natasha and Derrick? Secrets come out that might cost Dominic his family and business…discover what ...more
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it

I really wanted to read this book after reading the blurb for it. It sounded like a really promising story. Who doesn’t like a good story with a hot, tattooed guy who’s sweeping the woman of his dreams off her feet in Vegas?

By the end of it, I have to admit that I felt a little confused, and possibly bipolar. The idea of the story is very good. It follows Isabella as she joins her friend, Natasha, on a trip to Vegas where Natasha is supposed to get married. As it turns out, Natasha is marryin
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
Vegas Bound didn't tickle my fancy. There were sweet moments between Dom and Bella that would make my heart sigh from happiness, but not enough of them for my liking. The storyline had a lot of promise. Girl is in love with her best friend. Best friend up and cuts girl out of his life with no explanation. Girl comes face to face with best friend years later and confronts him. Those three things pulled me in like a mouse to cheese, but the cheese left me unsatisfied.

The pacing of the story was wa
Britt The Hatters
Sep 20, 2018 rated it it was ok
One thing I hate doing more than almost anything else is having to give a book a low rating. So bear with me here and let me break it down for why Vegas Bound just didn’t do it for me and also what I did like. This is definitely a fast read, but even for a fast read the pace was set at breakneck speeds right from the start. Everything was moving so quickly it almost felt like it was more a race to the finish line than a book.
I felt like I never actually got to know or form any kind of connectio
Aug 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of HEA second chance steamy romances
Vegas Bound - a review by Rosemary Kenny

With no cheating and a guaranteed HEA, Summer Brooks tells of a second chance romance between former high school sweethearts Dominic Cruz and Isabella. Their backgrounds could not be much more different, as he's from a mega-wealthy family, while hers are decent hometown folks who've brought her up to be her very best self. The pair are separated when the Cruz's move away for good due to business expansion overseas, leaving poor Isabella to cry alone in her
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was my first Summer Brooks book and it certainly won't be the last. I, thoroughly, enjoyed the characters and their interaction with each other. Dom & Bella were best friends in school and after his father made it big in business, they moved away. Ten years later, they once again meet at her best friend's wedding to his brother. The instant connection reappears, past feelings reoccur, but before the wedding of her friend happens, family issues come forth. The end results pushes them closer. ...more
TamaraLynne Stewart
Sep 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Summer Brooks knows how to glue the books to your hands I swear I never want to put them down I read this book for ARC for my honest opinion I feel honored and privileged to be able to read some of her books before they come out it's a great experience 🙆 keep up the great work Summer I'm a fan for life I can't get enough of your books 📖📕📔💞💖💗👊😁
C Gray
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dom and Bella were best friends back in school until his dad hit it big and was in the limelight and they moved away. Now ten years later Bella is on her way to Vegas for her coworker and best friend Natasha’s wedding to Derrick, Dom’s younger brother. As things from there past unfold and come to light, Dom and Bella not only become closer than before but help each other out, but will it be enough in the end??

I love how this story was written in collaboration with Summer’s readers. It’s amazing
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed Vegas Bound, it kept me on an emotional roller coaster the whole time while reading this book! I loved Dom and Bella love story. I’m glad things worked out for them in thee end!!! I can’t wait to see what this author have instored for the next book!!

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Emily Pennington
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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While Isabella’s elementary students worked on their math problem, her co-worker and friend Natasha called her out of the room to “gush” over the Vegas trip they would soon be making. Natasha and Derrick were going to be married, although the high profile attention, due to the billionaire fiancé she had snagged, was sort of wearing Natasha down a bit now. She was hoping after they were married, the attention might die down a little. Isabella was not as comfortable about the trip as she tried to ...more
Aug 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Ms. Summer Brooks is an Author that only publishes top quality books for all of us romance reader's. Seriously, I have been a reader and fan of her work for quite some time and what impresses me the most about her is her ability to take you right into the storyline as if you are there and she crafts such realistic characters time and again. I have no idea how her mind can create such captivating books; but I am grateful none the less. Vegas Bound is a second chance love story that is completely ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it liked it
If I were rating this story in the original venue in which it was first distributed, as an email serial, one chapter per day, I would give it 4 1/2 stars. When looked at on a chapter by chapter basis and understanding the limits of a daily serial it is a great story, but as a book I can't give it 4 1/2 stars. In a book I would have expected more character building and more world building. In this state we hardly get to know Isabella and Dominic. We are expected to suspend belief and understand t ...more
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
by SharonRW

Imagine losing the love of your life. Then your best friend, Natalia, falls in love with his little brother, Derrick. Imagine being ripped away from the woman you love before you get the chance to tell her. A few years later, your younger brother falls in love with her best friend and you know you will see her again. Then you walked into the Casino that Dominic and Derrick own where the wedding was to take place and you see Dominic, see your first love and the love of your life, the m
Julia Red Hatter Book Blog
Sep 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Vegas Bound is a rollercoaster of emotions and second chances. I really liked this quick, sweet read! Dom and Isabella were best friends growing up after some shady crap went down, Isabella never heard from Dom again. Isabella is in Vegas with her bestie getting ready for their wedding. As the maid of honor Isabella has to make sure everything goes great even though the brother of the groom is her old best friend. Shenanigans, emotions, and sexy time happen in rapid pace and make you lose yourse ...more
Lesley Robson
Oct 01, 2018 rated it liked it
3 1/2 stars
I love second chance romances but unfortunately I just couldn’t gel with this one. I thought the storyline was ok and it had the foundations to go places but it just wasn’t consistent and seemed rushed and like there was something missing plus it was confusing in places. I really liked Bella and Dom I was rooting for them from the beginning , I liked their chemistry and how they still had it after all those years apart. Once you finally got the back story as to why he stayed away you
United Indie Book Blog
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Reviewer: Lesley
Rating: 3.5 stars
I love second chance romances but unfortunately I just couldn’t gel with this one. I thought the storyline was ok and it had the foundations to go places but it just wasn’t consistent and seemed rushed and like there was something missing plus it was confusing in places. I really liked Bella and Dom I was rooting for them from the beginning , I liked their chemistry and how they still had it after all those years apart. Once you finally got the back story as to w
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Another great read from Summer Brooks. Isabella a teacher, is the maid of honor/ bridesmaid to her best friend Natasha who's getting married in Las Vegas to Derrick Cruz a billionaire. Derrick Cruz is the younger brother to Dominic Cruz a billionaire whom Isabella was friends with and had a crush on in High School but when his father got rich and famous, Dominic "ghosted her" when he was in college. When Isabella and Natasha arrive at the hotel they meet Derrick and Dominic in the lobby. Dominic ...more
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Oh man this book was full of deceitfulness (not made by Dominic and Isabella), misunderstandings, heartbreak, hope, anger and so much more. I flew through the pages and was happy that I gave this author a chance. I haven't read anything by Summer and I wasn't sure what to expect but now I can't wait to read more.

These two started in life as best friends and get separated by distance and lies. She was heartbroken and when her present throws her together with her past she knows that things are ab
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Dom and Isabella have known each other since they were children. She was an introverted child with no friends and was always bullied until Dom came to her rescue. He always looked out for her until his father finally found his glass ceiling and moved out of the neighborhood. His father looked down on Isabella feeling that she was not good enough for his son. When Dom got into a drunken fight with a boy that he did not remember, his father used it as an excuse to remove him permanently from town. ...more
Douglas Williamson
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ten years ago, Dominic stopped talking to Isabella suddenly and unexpectedly. Now they meet again at a wedding and sparks fly.

This is something of a second chance story, with two best friends coming back together after a long and unexplained (at first) absence. Can they come to trust each other again and build on the relationship they had in the past? The story has a lot going, like the wedding and the mystery of why Dominic disappeared, which present major obstacles for our couple. There are a
Lynne Cuda
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Summer Brooks is fast becoming a favorite author. This story about a lost childhood friend showing up at a friend's wedding 10 years later is an interesting story. Isabella did not know why she stopped hearing from Dom all of a sudden but he broke her teenaged heart. Ten years later she'll be seeing him at her best friend's wedding as he'll be the groom's brother. How should she act? The scenes between Bella and Dom were a little confusing as we were supposed to believe she was angry she hadn't ...more
Amanda  B Gillespie
Sep 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
As much as I do not like writing reviews with low star ratings, I felt I had no choice with this book. I had a hard time connecting with the characters and felt lost from the first chapter. The timeline didn't seem to work and I couldn't figure out how it started when she was 12 and it seems like they were separated near that time and then when they see each other somewhere between 10 and 15 years later there's some automatic love hate relationship that's comes to a head at her best friends upco ...more
This author is new to me, but I love Vegas stories and bad boys, so I took a chance and read the book. If you enjoy short reads with a second chance and HEA this book is for you. Dominic and Isabella (Bella) shared a past and the two being put together for her BF wedding to his brother is just the icing on the cake. They want answers that lead to more questions, there are family issues (again) that threaten their chance at a HEA and the wedding, but they are older now and as they become closer t ...more
Miss Piggy
Aug 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
Something of nothing

I received a free copy of this book however all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own.
I really wanted to enjoy this book but I found it quite hard going, not the storyline but the writing style. It is written in the style of two peoples PoV, which I normally love, but I found that in this case there was just too much repetition of the same points but with a slight variation as it was from the other persons PoV. I could have forgiven most of it as I was finding the book enjoya
Rachel Peterson
Aug 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Honestly when I started reading this book yesterday I thought it was going to be my normal reads but I was so wrong!
Vegas bound is an adorable story that puts a type of love out there you don't really expect but when you read Dom and Bella's story you realize that it has been a soulmate feeling that only continued to grow and become stronger than before.
His determination to show her that he means every word and his feeling are the real thing.
I'm not a fan of the brother or father but sadly with
Jennifer Soppe
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is one book you are bound to love.

Isabella, a grade school teacher, is headed to Vegas for her best friend's wedding and runs into Dominic, brother to the groom and friend from another life. As their story progresses the reader gets sucked into the drama of their past, the roller coaster of their present, and the fogginess of their future. Summer Brooks has crafted her tale with care; including a hefty dose of mystery surrounding events from the past, a sprinkling of obstacles to overcome a
Julianne Macneil
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. I really liked this second chance romance between Dom and Bella. Bella's best friend was getting married in Las Vegas to Dom's brother. Dom and Bella went to school together and were best friends until Dom's father got rich and moved the family away. Dom and Bella continued to talk until Dom disappeared and she never knew why. When they meet again, Dom knows he can never let Bella go again. Bella wants to know what happened and Dom knows he has to tell ...more
Helgaleena Healingline
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was a roller-coaster ride into a happy ending. And the way was paved with sizzling sex.

It just so happens that Bella's fellow school teacher and good friend has gotten engaged to her old crush's younger brother. She's planning to endure the glitz of Las Vegas for Natasha's sake. But the moment she and Dominc Cruz are in the same space, everything they've planned is turned on its head by their rekindling passion.

Love will out! And so will the truth behind the family fortunes. Hang on for s
Aug 17, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Talk about being kicked to the curb. Man, this is one interesting bad boy right here. There's more action and drama in this page turning bombshell that keeps you on your toe as the suspense grows thicker. The characters are well developed and believable. Their personalities are unique and strong with each individual traits that play off one another perfectly. The scenes are so graphic and detailed it pulls everything together and really makes the storyline pop. With al
Misty Goan
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic intriguing second chance romance. Two best friends Dom and Bella, secretly in love with each other but to afraid to tell the other. Then one day Dom just disappeared and broke Bella's heart left with losing her best friend and the boy she was in love and no explanation. Years later in Vegas for her best friends wedding who happens to be marrying Dom's younger brother Derrick. When Dom sees Bella he is determine to win her back and protect her and this is were the heart of the story b ...more
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