Blog Stop, Review & Giveaway! Defining Love Vol 1-3 by Elizabeth Reyes

Blog Stop, Review & Giveaway! Defining Love Vol 1-3 by Elizabeth Reyes

Blog Stop, Review & Giveaway! Defining Love Vol 1-3 by Elizabeth ReyesDefining Love (Volume 1-3) by Elizabeth Reyes
Also by this author: Suspicious Minds, Again, RAGE, His To Guard, Uninvited, Lila
on Vol 1 (05/05), Vol 2 (05/12) & Vol 3 (05/19)
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Reading Diversely
Format: eARC
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Being friends before becoming lovers makes for stronger relationships.

Aaron and Henrietta can certainly attest to this. It takes time to develop the kind of deep relationship each is in. Both are committed and fiercely loyal to a lover they each consider their best friend.

Then one night Aaron and Henri meet.

After a single conversation, neither can explain the profound connection they’re feeling. Is it intrigue? Lust? How can one chance meeting—one conversation–possibly have them questioning everything they ever believed about love?


Denial is a dangerous part of desire.

Aaron offers Henrietta a position at his business and she takes it—despite the intense connection they felt the day they met.

While neither can deny they're feeling something, both are in committed relationships with someone they love profoundly. Neither would ever dream of acting on something that's clearly just a physical attraction.

But sometimes your mind takes longer to accept what your heart already knows . . .


Their hearts have belonged to their significant others for years . . . and then they met each other.

Doing the right thing means cheating is not an option.

So it's time to decide.

Should Aaron and Henri stay with the ones they love or take a chance on something so extraordinary it's impossible to even explain—understand.

Making such a life-altering decision is truly scary.

But even more scary than that?


Defining Love. Which is the forever kind?


Being a huge Elizabeth Reyes fan, I didn’t even bother to read the synopsis for any of these serials to know I wanted to read them.  When I heard she was writing them, I didn’t hesitate to get them.   Elizabeth has a special way of telling her stories, she tells them with her whole heart and soul and Defining Love was felt in mine.

What I admired right away was that Elizabeth was not afraid to tackle controversial subjects in these bookettes. She took on these topics and handled them with great care.  

Written as a duet, the dual POV gave this story an extra pack in the punch when it came to feelings.  Both Henri and Aaron did not shy away from what they felt for each other.  We were also able to see their internal struggles as they transitioned from the comfortable and safe to achieve the life and happiness they both truly wanted.

When two people are meant to be, nothing will stand in the way.  True love will prevail.

Another standing ovation for Elizabeth Reyes! Defining Love gives us a romance of the times, with diverse topics, diverse characters and one hot romance.

5 hearts

tagexcet“What about you? Anyone special in your life?”

The sweet smile fell for a moment, but she recovered quickly then nodded. The immense jealousy that gutted me so instantly not only surprised me but had me sitting up straight.

“Eddie,” she whispered then smiled, but it wasn’t as genuine as her earlier smile when she referred to Mia and me being perfect for each other. “We were friends for a long time, too, before anything happened.”

Unable to so much as force a smile, I stared at her silently. Of course she was spoken for. Of course someone had claimed her already, despite how young she was. In the short time I’d known her, I’d come to discover what an amazing young woman she was and how easy it felt to talk to her. She made me feel comfortable when I spilled my guts about all the aspirations I had for this business. And it was heartwarming to see the genuine enthusiasm not only when she spoke of her own goals for her future but when I spoke of mine.

Swallowing hard, I fought the unreasonable anger that she hadn’t mentioned her boyfriend before. She’d told me about everyone else in her life. Why had she left this out? “Is he back in California?”

Those sweet brows narrowed and she shook her head. “No. Edi’s my roommate.

The one you met today.”

It didn’t register at first. Then when it did, it still didn’t make sense to me. Surely I’d misunderstood. I stared at her, speechless. She couldn’t be saying what I thought she was saying. Was she pulling my leg or did she misunderstand what I meant by someone special? But then her comment all but jumped at me. The one I’d been too inundated with jealousy to focus on earlier. We were friends for a long time, too, before anything happened.

What happened?

It was the burning question, but I couldn’t bring myself to ask, so instead I said the only thing that came to mind. “Oh. So you and Edi . . . are . . .?”

I couldn’t say it. It didn’t seem possible. I had nothing against the lifestyle, but I would’ve never believed Henri to be gay. I knew it was none of my business, but I would’ve thought Bea or Eileen might’ve at least mentioned it. I was still ready for her to laugh and say she got me, but she wasn’t even smiling now. Instead, she just offered a nod. “Yes, we are.”

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Defining Love Vol. 1

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 Defining Love Vol. 2

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Defining Love Vol. 3

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Elizabeth ReyesUSA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer to her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel Forever Mine (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has now published 9 full length novels total and fast at work on the next. The excitement her Moreno Brothers, 5th Street, and Fate series have garnered has far exceeded her wildest dreams. It is with as much excitement that she’ll continue to put out books related to these series as well as introduce brand new ones very soon.

In 2014 she will take her next step in the exciting world of writing and publish her first traditionally published book with Simon & Schuster/Atria. But she will continue putting out self-published books as well.

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