"must read Chick-Lit"
Working as hard as Sylvia Amenabar did through the years to
become one of the up and coming reporters was finally
paying off. Doing what she needed to get the story made her
feel alive, being out there searching for leads for a story
that could make her "A Star" is just right around the
corner. And of course the other favorite thing to do in
life is hanging with her three best friends, Adriana, Juli
and Tori. They all had the same things to talk about, men,
sex, and being single; just hanging and having great fun
with her girls. These three friends are the only ones that
she can share her deep secrets with. And the other great
thing, Carlos Ramirez, the man in her life. Carlos is a cop
and one that doesn't give up easily as Sylvia finds out. He
wants to find out what makes her tick, how to get inside
and find a way to capture her heart forever. As things heat
up with Carlos, a story breaks from his past. She wants to
uncover what happened, but when she finds out one of her
best friend's boyfriend could be in the middle of it makes
it even harder. Sylvia needs to figure out, is a story more
important than the ones she loves? Is the scoop worth
tearing apart so many lives, including hers? Is her job
worth losing the man she loves?
Carlos Ramirez knows how short life can be and wants to
make what future they have strong and full of life and
love. After he was shot in a case that had gone bad, Carlos
will do anything to brake down the walls that surround
Sylvia's heart, to show her that he is the man for her. But
all of that comes to a pause when a story brings back a
tragic event in his life that make Carlos wonder if Sylvia
has her life in order, her priorities in place, a story
cannot keep you warm at night, tell you they love you more
then anything, can it? As time goes on and she gets more
and more into the story the bridge they had between them
becomes wider and wider. Can Carlos get her to realize that
her job isn't everything, that life is short and if you
keep putting your job before the ones that love you it will
come up and bite you in the end?
I loved, loved this story. I came into this series on this
book. That is the only bad thing I can say about this
story. Sylvia, like many woman out there, find out that
when you are trying to have a career and a lover, friends
and family sometimes can be more than one person can take.
Sylvia had fought to get where she is now in her career and
it was starting to pay off. She has become one of the up
and coming reporters in the sultry city of Miami. She has
three of the best girlfriends anyone could ever ask for.
They share everything, boyfriends, sex, just life. Then
there is Carlos the man she is seeing and starting to fall
for. Carlos has one of those jobs that can be scary, high
risk, he is a cop. But when Carlos is shot in the line of
duty, he starts to see that life can be short and you need
to live each day to the fullest and you job is just a job,
not your life. He wants to unlock the door to Sylvia's
Heart, to see what makes her tick, to built on what they
have because he is falling in love with her and wants more.
Can he get Sylvia to see that there is more to life then
her job? And it doesn't help that the big story she is
chasing could include one of her best friend's boyfriend.
Can Sylvia figure out that her job isn't her whole life
before she loses the ones she loves? I now look forward to
getting my hands on the other books by Caridad Pineiro.
Reviewed by Nicole Harvey
Posted September 11, 2007
Four single girls + four sexy men = Trouble for one confirmed
bachelorette who just wants to hang with her amigas!
Reporter Sylvia Amenabar loves her vida loca. Just months ago, she and her three best friends -- Adriana, Juli, and Tori -- were happily single, hoisting mojitos at their weekly get-together. Now, everything's changed. All four women have sexy men in their lives -- and Sylvia's not sure she likes it that way.
Ever since handsome cop Carlos Ramirez took a bullet for Sylvia after an investigative report went south, she's been fighting their intensifying attraction. Sure, he's gorgeous and great in bed -- and nearly died for her -- but Sylvia has sworn never to let a man be in a position to break her heart the way her father did by abandoning her and her mother.
Besides, who has time for the whole relationship dance? Sylvia's got a reputation to maintain as Miami's hottest new journalist. But when her latest assignment threatens to smear Adriana's boyfriend, Riley, and too-good-to-be-true Carlos, and her mother is hell-bent on reuniting with her father, Sylvia finds that life and love and family aren't things you can control!