Veronica Cruz has been through hell and back. After disconnecting with the world two years ago to be at the side of her dying mother, she’s left alone, unemployed, overweight, and feeling a decade older than her twenty-eight years. When her best friend coaxes her into joining the local gym to ditch her depression and rejuvenate her life, she meets Noah. Assigned to help Veronica lose weight, Noah is everything she expected a young trainer to be—perfectly chiseled, supportive and motivating. Add to that, he’s incredibly sexy. He’s everything she’s ever looked for in a man. What she least expected was for him to fall for her, but he has. There's just one glaring problem: Noah is eight years younger.
Noah Quintanilla has his eye on a boxing title—someday. Down for a few months with an injury, his maintenance-boy pay at 5th Street Gym won't cut it. He’s finally given the opportunity to train. The catch? His trainee is an out-of-shape woman with a free week pass. Taking on the challenge, Noah stumbles into one of the closest friendships he’s ever known, and before he knows it, he’s in love. But Veronica’s not having it—the age difference is too much. Their platonic relationship means having to watch her date other men—something that would make him crazy. Believing he's the man for her, Noah sets out to prove that age is but an illusion, and there's more to him than just a number.
Noah is extremely moral and has a lot of integrity. Which is sexy as it is but mixed with his possessive nature and fierce loyalty, he became the dream man for any woman. Roni was sweet and like-able. Great great read!
I have absolutely fallen in love with this book. I could not put this compelling novel down and found myself up at late hours of the night trying to finish it. I fell in love with the relatability of the main characters. I enjoyed knowing that they go through struggles that an average person might go through such as weight insecurity, age compatibility and etc. There is nothing outlandish or unattainable about it. It was pure realistic fiction.
The chemistry between Noah and Veronica is almost tangible. I’ve never read a book quite like this. I’ve been struggling to find a novel lately that is has original plot line. I would give this novel 10 stars if I could. I am EXTREMELY picky when it comes to the novels I choose to read let alone buy and place in my personal library. The fact that I am purchasing this book should speak volumes.
Side note: It excited me that the characters were of ethnic dissent. I loved that they were Hispanic. Too often I read books that are white washed. I am a black woman with no Hispanic heritage that again loves this book.