Series: Of Love #1
Published by Independently Published
Publication Date: April 15th 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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Ellie Brooks has spent the past two years of her life building barriers around herself that are guaranteed to keep people out and her demons in. She doesn't want to get close to anyone for fear of being hurt again. When she meets Latin superstar Victor Garza, she is shocked at how quickly he is able to penetrate her armor. She doesn't want to let him in but can't deny the chemistry they have. He has the potential to heal her wounds and open her heart but she isn't sure she can let him. Will love be enough to keep them together or will Ellie's past prove to be too much for the pair to overcome?
I close my eyes, committing the moment to memory. The moment where he managed to turn the darkest part of me to light.”
Elizabeth, or Ellie Brooks, is a 30-something IT specialist who lives her life in her own protective shell. Ellie, had not only her heart, but her spirit broken by a former lover, and in turn has erected the strongest walls to protect her. She is determined to never give that part of herself away again.
It isn’t until fate would have her bumping into Victor Garza, Latin superstar and delicious man-candy, that Ellie starts to feel something she has buried deep within her.
I think if you pay attention, you’ll notice signs everywhere. The universe is always trying to tell you something.
and despite Ellie’s initial response to run, Victor starts charming his way into Ellie’s life, and the walls that Ellie erected around her heart start to crumble.
He is pulling me further in, making himself my center of gravity.
Victor is incredibly sensual and even Ellie, who avoids relationships and romantic entanglements , finds it hard to keep him at bay. But there are a ton of obstacles in their way: Victor’s career, Ellie’s self-preservation, and a few people that would stop at nothing to see them two apart.
I LOVE Victor. He was unlike any other musician I have read about. Most of them are bad boys with seedy pasts and a penchant for slutty women. Alice went against the grain and Victor is no womanizer. Thank the gods, there are good guy musicians out there! He is incredible patient with Ellie and I loved how perceptive he was of her feelings and how to work around her resistance.
Ellie, well Ellie is kind of a hot mess. She is independent and successful at a job she hates, but she is so incredibly sad. It isn’t until Victor comes in and colors her world, that Ellie finally starts living. He is the strength to her weakness.
Translation of Love was steamy, romantic, and very entertaining. I had a hard time connecting to Ellie at first, but she grew into her character and I really enjoyed where she ended up. And Victor, well Victor is sexy, sweet, and not hard to love.