Ooooooooooooo!!!! how I LOVE L.A.!!!! =) not only do I picture every scene like a live image in my mind, but I happen to remember my early childhood living (go figure) on 1st st :)! yes, 1st St and New Hampshire in Downtown L.A. The building doesn’t even exist anymore! But I enjoyed this book so much and learned a valuable lesson: AGE DOESN’T MATTER. Not for love at least.
Noah Quintanilla is an absolute delight of a character. How come a kid, with no background of affection from his parents (any parents whatsoever) can understand the true meaning of love? And Veronica…ha! what can I say about Veronica? she’s the kind of woman I would like to be in a sense of commitment with myself. She is absolutely resolved in finishing her training, losing weight, regaining her life and making the most out of it, cause she realizes the only way of overcoming her grief, is with determination. Noah plays a great support role in her re-born and in the process, he hopelessly falls in love with her.
I felt so alive reading this book. I LOVED their romance, hated Veronica’s denial tho, but I kinda put myself in her shoes: WHAT WOULD I DO WITH A GUY 7, 8, 9 OR 10 YRS YOUNGER THAN ME!!!?? Oh God I honestly don’t think i could even imagine that. I’m not saying it won’t happen, but i completely understand her reluctance. I have to say this is a book that will keep you on the edge every page you turn, mostly because it is not your average hot-steamy-lets have sex and get it over with- book. NO! it points out the importance of understanding HOW and WHEN to love somebody not only based on their physics, looks, and “coolness” but mostly on true feelings; understand you can love somebody regardless of an age difference. That’s what I think is the best part of this book. Noah’s maturity, not forgetting how old he is yet acting when needed like a real man should. It’s emotional and so realistic you actually end up wishing HE was real. It happens more often than what you think.
If you haven’t had the opportunity of reading any of Elizabeth’s stories, mark “Noah” and the whole 5th Street series as a MUST this year. FABULOUS doesn’t even start to describe how this book is.