We Were One by Elizabeth Reyes
Now, first of all, let me start by saying that you don’t have to read The Girl In The Mirror to enjoy We Were One, or vice versa. Both stories stand alone nicely. And if you DID read The Girl In The Mirror, don’t feel like We Were One will be a blow-by-blow rehashing of the original story. Hearing things from Nico’s POV makes for an entirely different reading experience. (I guess what I’m trying to say is read both, or don’t. It’s totally up to you. You’ll like whatever you read, OK?)
Nico, for all his tattoos and bad boy accoutrements, is a “nice guy” hero. Now, don’t get me wrong: he’s alpha all the way. But he always treats his girl and her family with the utmost respect, and I really enjoyed that about him. I have a low tolerance for alphaholes.
It was also nice to read about a sexy, tattooed biker falling ass-over-elbow for the girl-next-door type (I would’ve said “sweet” girl-next-door type, but Maddie had a little bit of a wild side that I also found refreshing. No wide-eyed, totally innocent and naive heroines here, folks. Yay!)
The pacing of the story was nice, too. So often stories that span years can start to drag towards the middle, but that definitely wasn’t the case with this one. Dialogue also felt nice and natural—nothing stilted or weird sounding. There were also no boring info dumps to set up characters or settings, which I totally appreciated.
All in all, We Were One is a sweet, angsty, sexy story of first love and forever love all rolled into one. Two thumbs up!
Disclaimer: We received an ARC from the publisher at no charge.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
Crushes it! No rehab needed. This one is clean and sober.
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