- File Size: 754 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publisher: Crushing Hearts and Black Butterfly Publishing (January 12, 2014)
- Publication Date: January 12, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00HX1BD7I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,116 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Swagger is told in 1st person perspective from both Cruz’s and Roxie’s POV, and it works! If you are going to tell a story in 1st person, then you must stay in 1st person throughout, and the author pulls this off brilliantly. Cruz and Roxie are two broken individuals who met and fell “in like” as teenagers, but were ripped apart before they had a chance to get to know one another and develop a real relationship.
Flash forward 9 years later, and Cruz is back and to claim what’s his: Roxie! Both Cruz and Roxie suffer from some deep-seeded issues brought on by their parents. What I loved most about this story is they were both upfront with one another in admitting that they had issues even though it took them time throughout the course of the story for them to reveal what those issues were and begin to work on them so they could find happiness as a couple. This wasn’t a game of hide and seek and let me lie about my past because I’m afraid I may lose him/her, but it was a progression of two adults getting to know one another, developing trust, and ultimately growing to love one another. There were intimate scenes, but they weren’t gratuitous. They were about a coming together of two soul mates who desperately needed the love and support of the other person. There’s also a touch of suspense for those who enjoy a little mystery.
If you’re looking for a read with tender romance, second chances, and a happy ending, then this is the book for you.
The story of Cruz and Roxanne is one that had to be told. This is a captivating read examining love, strength and the power to overcome a lot of obstacles. The subject matter is one that a lot of people shy away from, but the writer does it in a tender and touching way. There were secrets in the book that had to come out, but that made the book very interesting. It pulled a lot of emotions from me from happiness to anger to anxiety on behalf of the characters and back to happiness. You will not be disappointed with this read and it has a great price right now of $0.99.
Tasha, Divas of the Serengeti Book Club
Cruz Montoya was arrested and sent to Juvenile Hall and that was the last time Roxie saw the boy who stole her heart. She hadn't seen or heard from him the whole time until he shows up at her motel. He still looked good, and made her heart pitter patter and skip a beat. Cruz suffered from child abuse and the night before he was arrested he had beat up his father finally had enough with the continual beating from his functional alcoholic father. After serving his time Cruz joined the military and served his time there. Now with a honorable discharge he is back to his home town and the only reason he came back was for Roxie, who has never left his thoughts. Thoughts of her helped keep him sane helped put him to sleep when the anxiety attacks kept him awake or when the night terrors woke him most nights.
The attraction is still their Cruz wants to go slow to give them both time to get to know each other again and give him time to reveal everything about his past and what happened to Roxie. Cruz soon realizes that he's not the only one who needs to reveal the struggles of the past. Roxie has kept the guilt of her sister's suicide close to her, putting up with her mother's hateful attitude out of a sense of familial loyalty. Cruz has a hard time dealing with Roxie keeping their relationship a secret from her mother, but understand her need for time especially with the anniversary of her sister's death approaching.
Roxie has kept her sister's diary in a lockbox to afraid to read the secrets of her sisters life, but being with Cruz gives her the courage to read it. She soon realizes that their is more to her sisters suicide then she ever thought. Can Cruz and Roxie deal with their own insecurities and move on and have their HEA?
Cruz just makes you want to hug him and love him, and Roxie is so strong but doesn't realize it until she finally lets go of her guilt. This book is a prime example why I love second chance love stories.
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