Alice Montalvo-Tribue lives with her husband and daughter in New Jersey. She has a bachelors degree in communications and is currently working on her masters degree. She spends most of her free time reading, writing, and when the weather permits lounging out on a beach.
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?
Translation of love gripped at my heart strings! Ellie with her armored heart and Victor with his sweet compassion. All Ellie wants is to follow her life plan without distractions. Victor is drawn to her and determined to win her over. Everything about this story is perfection. I was lost in their journey. I wept for them. I giggled with them. I was overwhelmed with a sense of longing and love. This story is in a category of its own. It is not a copy of other books. It doesn't follow the usual script of strong, dominating man meets wounded female, and they fall deeply in love almost instantly. This is a story of a wounded female and a pop star finding love in a book store. This is a story about two people trying to overcome their pasts in order to have a future. Sure, she resists her feelings of love... Don't we all? But in the end, love must conquer all, right?