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Always Been Mine

Always Been Mine

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by Elizabeth Reyes, Tanya Eby (Narrated by)

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After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she's far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She'll resist him even if that means using the one thing that'll stop Alex dead in


After one heartache too many, Valerie Zuniga vows to never let Alex Moreno hurt her again. A year later, she is forced to reunite with him at a party where one unexpected sizzling kiss tells her she's far from over him. No way will she allow herself to get sucked back into that torment. She'll resist him even if that means using the one thing that'll stop Alex dead in his tracks: another man. Alex is coming off one of the worst years of his life. He spent so much time wallowing in self-pity that he never realized how much he'd missed Valerie. That is, until that kiss. Now he's determined to get her back one way or another, and no other man will stand in his way. Especially after discovering that Valerie may be in danger-a danger he blames himself for.

Product Details

Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date:
Moreno Brothers Series , #2
Edition description:
MP3 - Unabridged CD
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Reyes is the author of numerous romance novels, including the Moreno Brothers series, the 5th Street series, and the Fate books.

Tanya Eby has been a voice-over artist for over a decade. She is an Audie-nominated and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. Besides narrating, Tanya spends her time teaching creative writing classes at the collegiate level, blogging, and working on her own novels.

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Always Been Mine 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 139 reviews.
Book_WhispererJO More than 1 year ago
Always been mine is the second Moreno Brothers book, but it is transitioning from Young Adult Romance to Adult Comtemporary Romance. In Forever Mine, we follow Angel and Sarah through love, laughter, and tears; with just a side salad of Alex and Valerie's wild sex craze. Always been Mine digs deeper into that romance, and finds that emotions run much deeper than the occasional hook up previewed in the first book. After a disasterous spy mission, Valerie has given up on the relationship she knows can and will never exist. Alex has proven to be the ultimate ladies man that will not be capable of settling down with just one woman, and she refuses to continue setting herself up for heartache. All the while, Alex has many things he is not proud of; including letting Valerie walk away. Valerie is the one person he wishes he could spend the rest of his life with, but he just let her walk away rather than tell her the truth. Now after a year apart the pain of her loss only seems to be increasing. If he could just find a way to get her to see how much he really loves her, and that he can be the a one woman kind of man. His opportunity comes at Sarah and Angel's wedding shower. This begins a rollercoaster of frustration when Valerie lies to Alex telling him she is seeing someone, and they can no longer be more than friends. Followed by a month of lies and secrets that will keep the readers infuriated with the characters. Valerie has spent this entire year trying to get over Alex, and made several mistakes. One of which turned into a controlling and psychotic boyfriend. When he begins calling her, and making corner her alone she begins looking for somewhere she can feel safe. It becomes evidently clear that the only pace she will truely feel safe is the one place she has vowed not to go back to. Always been Mine was very different from the Young Adult Romance that Forever Mine offered. This was anticipated seeing as how we were changing genres, but I think that it was also a little shaky as Elizabeth Reyes finds her Adult Romance groove. Overall, even with the transitioning occuring I it was an incredible read. I love how each book highlights one romance, but there is some much about beginnings and continuations of the romances prior. Reyes is one exceptional author; that offers story packed full of hot and steamy romance. As mentioned before I believe she is still learning and working out the kinks, but all around she has a very promising future. Great read!!
edcsdc More than 1 year ago
Perfect follow up to "Forever Mine". Characters from the first book get to take center stage, and boy do they ever! Strong development of relation ships and an exciting plot make this book impossible to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Many, many distracting grammar and word useage and spelling errors. Obviously immature main characters who have trouble recognizing and confronting their relationship issues. Villian pretty much a non-entity.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wonderful, loving, sexy.....enjoyed very much and over 1400 pages.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## WAIT, can we please just take a moment to pay homage to this enticingly beautiful cover? Holy cow, this guy is hot. Ok, now on to the book. I have to admit I had a hard time putting it down. I loved the writing style. The author did an amazing job with that. However it was too long for me. Too many misunderstandings, too many lies and too many half-truths. If she could've cut everything in half I would be singing its praises. As it stands, it just went on and on and on. I loved the hero Alex but didn't care much for the heroine. I didn't like that she thought it was OK to continue meeting up with her ex and keeping that from the hero once they got back together. This is my first book of this series (it stands alone and has a complete ending), but since I'm afraid they'll all be this long, it will be my last.
Kellie07 More than 1 year ago
A must read series. All books are linked together and if you read one you have to read all five! I read these books in just under 24 hours because I can't ever seem to want to put them down. Valerie's and Alex's story is one of the best because you don't know what is going to come around the corner. The guys seem like big meat heads but they do love their girls.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There was some cute moments to this book, and it had a lot of potential, but the grammar was so bad that I couldn't finish it. Glad it was free I would have disappointed to spend money on a book that was not properly edited.
LadyDimi More than 1 year ago
great book would recommend to anyone.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a good read. Love and romance with mystery. My kind of book. Will read more from this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Def worth reading dont miss out on any in this series!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much i stayed up until 2:30 reading it! I always feel realy jumpy when dramatic parts in a book occur and this book had me on edge the whole time! One of the best books ive ever read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Talk about loving the book is an understatement...cant wait for Romero's, Sofie, and Sals story and then look up all this writter book...I love the way she manage to develope each character to the point that you actually find yourself thinking about them even when your not reading...LOVED IT
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this book was amazing it felt like i was in a roller coaster, omg it just made me love this book even more i fell in love with alex his passion for valerie was beautiful so much love. i love all the books elizabeth has made about the moreno brothers so far and the book fate.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a good story, perfect for a cold winter day to read a little passionate romance that's not too heavy. I get a kick out of the sexy, hot-headed Moreno brothers. It is not the best-written book; there are a lot of grammar issues, some spelling and syntax issues, but it is still a fun story.
MyReadAddiction More than 1 year ago
One one hand I love that we got to know these characters in the first book, but on the other I almost wish we could have had a little more mystery to their romance. I feel like maybe a little too much of their story took place in the first book. That being said, this story was a great one about wanting what you can't have. Alex has been a major player in the past and even though he enjoyed his time with Valerie, he always made sure it stayed light and a non-commitment. Valerie always put off the vibe that she was a "just have fun" kind of girl. But in reality every single time a guy left her, she felt it. Their journey to happily ever after is not exactly an easy one. They have to get over the wrongs they have done to each other while trying to make sure they remain unharmed. There is some great suspense added to this one, which adds a different theme to the story. We are set up for book #3 in this one as well. Again, maybe a little too much, but I will still read it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very lengthy but easy read. I was annoyed by the characters tendancy to avoid anything they felt was uncomfortable like children. Waiting until they were forced to deal with a situation instead of dealing with it. And half the time the things they avoided discussing weren't that serious. I did enjoy the overall story line.
NiinaCs_Blog More than 1 year ago
Valerie and Alex had a relationship, well not really a defined relationship but they hangout on and off, until Valerie had enough and went to see what happened when she wasn't around. As she witnesses his infidelity she calls it quits she wants absolutely nothing to do with him, ever again. She takes her broken heart and swears to never let Alex close again. Alex has bit of a proud streak, with his football scholarship he has to keep his grades up with is not easy for him, he hates people viewing him as stupid so he doesn't tell Valerie just what keeps him away from her - but when she surprises him with a girl, his tutor, he tries to explain but it falls on deaf ears. And it, whatever it is, is over. It's been a year and Valerie and Alex are both living their lives when a family wedding brings them together again, and love, passion and broken hearts are all dragged back out. Love hasn't died and even though Valerie fights to stop feeling for Alex she can't help seeing him as a changed guy. With a jealous ex ( the one she thought she'd use to get over Alex ) is threatening her and her boss wanting to date her she has more than enough on her plate, but when Alex states he wants her back... just how much can a girl have on her plate? ~ Say, Hi, to deliciously passionate and intensily protective Moreno brothers! I really enjoyed this book, it's been a while since I've read just contemporary romance, and it was nice, no shifters or vampires coming out of closets. ;) This story is all about second chances, and I loved that! Things just went wrong with Valerie and Alex, and their pride kept the two apart until something just had to give when they met again. Of course the reader knows these two belong together, but reading the whole journey is still interesting with yummu elements of danger, jealousy, love and passion. I really liked Alex even with his proud streak and his temperament he was lovable and having him pine after Valerie and reacting to her mere presence in the room was yummy reading. I wish though that I could have just shook him and go, "oh come on just tell her how you feel, what really happened!" of course that marks a good book when you can get frustrated at the characters, it means you're involved in the story. But I loved Alex even more after they decide to give things another go, sure he's possessive and jealous but in a deliciously yummy way. ;) Valerie, oh I wish she could have just given him a chance, she harbored her ill feelings for him for a year trying to replace him ( big oh-oh ) and tried to trick him ( by saying she had a boyfriend ) and eventually she just had to open her eyes and see that was changes and hear him. I really liked her, she was fun to read and had really heartfelt emotions, lots of guts and a good sense of humor. Alright, things that needed a little fixing were the repetition of events in the first half of the book, which slightly stalled the reading. But after the half way that didn't come up anymore and the story moved a lot more smoothly. The covers on the other Moreno Brothers books in the series are quite good, this one has something lacking it, could have used something extra, it's not a big problem as I read this on the Kindle. What I loved was all the tension! Loved it, it's just what a good romance needs! The tension caused by Alex's passion for Valerie, tension from Valerie's boss trying to get her to date him and forget Alex, and Valerie's jealous ex tha
Vivi_reads More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Alex and Valerie's story--although it didn't have the innocence of Angel's story or Sophia's. Alex and Valerie are more mature and come together after several years apart. The story was multi-faceted and I enjoyed the broadened storyline. Still an emotional story and one I could not put down. My hat is off to Ms. Reyes--I'm eagerly awaiting the final two books in the Moreno Brothers series.
GrkDina31 More than 1 year ago
Wow- This series keeps getting better and better!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I couldnt put it down! This novel entertained me while out of power from Hurricane Irene!!!!!!!!!!!! You will want more and wish that you had a Moreno all to yourself! Enjoy!
Jutzie More than 1 year ago
Always Been Mine by Elizabeth Reyes Book 2 in the Moreno Series In Forever Mine, the first Moreno book, we meet Sarah who lives with her cousin Valerie's family. When Sarah dates Angel Moreno and eventually become engaged after the ups and downs even out. Sarah knows her cousin always had a thing for Angel's older brother Alex and so she introduces them. Valerie and Alex go back and forth but neither wants a commitment, or that was how Valerie use to be. In this book we find that Alex and Valerie have been going back and forth through the years. It is about four years since they graduated high school. Some have went to college. Valerie now has her realtors license. She had grown tired of being with Alex just to have him disappear so she spies on him. After seeing a leggy young woman go into his home with an overnight bag she confronts him and ends it. He tries to tell her its not what it looks like but her heart can take no more. A year has passed. The parties are starting for Angel and Sarah's wedding. Alex and Valerie definitely notice each other and after he kisses her Valerie has to work hard at reminding herself of how he broke her heart time and again with his womanizing. So she invents a boyfriend and he backs off. Alex had a tough year. His folks travel to see family more in Mexico and have left him to run the restaurant, he still wants to finish his schooling and when he sees Valerie again he misses her. His pride kept him from telling her the truth of what had happened during college and when he saw her last. He still wanted her back. Now more than ever. Valerie tries to move on after seeing Alex again and dates her office manager, Luke. And a date from the past reappears as well. A guy she met in a bar and dated a few weeks. He was suppose to be in jail but was out already and Bruce decided she owed him. There is much going on in this story. Alex and his possessive and protective nature, Valerie and her stubbornness, Bruce the stalker, Luke who would not give up on Valerie, Isabel is Valerie's roommate and she is attracted to her total opposite when she meets Romero at the party. Looking forward to reading the third book Sweet Sofie, which is Sofie and Eric's story. There is language and sexual situations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Didn't keep my attention, wont read againn
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was complete-ly and thorouhly tired of Valerie by the end of the book. How dumb and selfish a character she was! And the continous description of how tiny and short was redundant. The descriptive sex scenes did not help the story at all - so many pages had to be skipped due to the trashy scenes. I don't know how much money i wasted on this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok, but nothing to write home about.
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