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When Edy Phelps falls hard for her best friend, she knows nothing can come from it. Forget actual chemistry, or the fact that she cherishes his mother more than her own; centuries of tradition say that Hassan will grow up, marry the girl his parents pick, and forget his best friend: the dancer with the bursting smile. Except he can't. In a world erupting with possibilities for the boy with a body of steel and dreams of the NFL, everything seems promised while nothing at all is; when he's denied the girl he wants most.
Two hearts. Two families devoted through generations of friendship. Could Edy and Hassan really risk all that? And yet ... how could they not?
This book offered a whole new world of forbidden love. Well, not exactly forbidden but, it’s forbidden. Religions. Forced destiny.
The characters are wonderful. The writing is good. But the plot is pretty cliché, in some sense. The typical grew-up-with-these-four-hotties-and-no-you-can’t-touch-me. As usual, she started a different person and ended a different one.
Speaking of endings, I need the second book now. The ending is too much of a cliffhanger.
About the characters: Edy is pretty much self-absorbed most of the time. And Hassan is the cliché alpha jerk. The twins are adorable, and so is Lawrence. Wyatt, on the other hand, have something else going in. That much is easy to notice but as I said, Edy is a little bit selfish so no, she can’t see that. Through all these flaws, all of them are wonderful.
The setting is one where everybody is rich except for the new guy.
Honestly, I can’t understand how the title is related to the story. Okay, everybody loves Edy. And the girl on the cover isn’t even close to what I imagined Edy to be.
The story is beautiful. Telling a life of a family of immigrants, a dysfunctional portrait family, a great camaraderie, and a suspicious boy next door. The writing is good, the characters are wonderful, and the plot itself may be cliché but keeps you going.
Reviewed by: Reneth