What happened in the prologue – chapter 5?:
The prologue introduces us to Lorenzo’s backstory and his history with his cheating fiancee, Linda, who admits to him she’s slept with her ex. After he leaves her, he decides to swear off relationships and only engage in one night stands.
But one of his one night stands is different. There’s something about her, about her eyes and her smile, and as soon as they’ve finished, he bails. He knows he’s being an ass, but he just has to run. Unfortunately, he runs into her again a month later in the most unexpected place – Olivia is a dog groomer and Romero’s cousin.
They’re able to avoid each other for about a week, until they have a family gathering to honor a relative. They have an awkward run in, so Lorenzo bails – again. But Olivia hits it off with Rose and they start to hang out and share stuff with other. Olivia tells her about her ex-boyfriend getting engaged to her best friend.
Rose, while drunk, spills everything to Lorenzo and tells him about how Olivia is still into her ex. When Lorenzo hears that, he decides he’s definitely out, after what happened with Linda.
But Lorenzo and Olivia can’t avoid each other, nor can they deny the attraction they feel. One night Lorenzo’s brother Vince sends them out together to go buy alcohol and they confront each other about it. Lorenzo explains his past to her, that he’s avoided relationships because he can’t handle something like with what happened with Linda, and if they’re going to give it a shot, Olivia has to promise she won’t have any other men in her life.
“So is this what you’re doing, Rose Moreno? Wining and dining me in the hopes of hooking up your brother-in-law with someone you do like?”
“No more wondering. No more bullshitting himself that he wasn’t interested in getting to know a little more about this girl. This might be a huge mistake, and he had no idea what he would say or do, but his mind was made up. The first chance he got he was taking matters into his own hands.”
- Do you think Lorenzo was right to immediately try to write Olivia off based on his own past when he heard from Rose what was happening with her ex?
- Would you forgive your best friend for getting together with your ex?
About SUSPICIOUS MINDS
Good girls cheat too.
It’s a bitter reality Lorenzo Moreno knows all too well.
After his “good girl” fiancée blind sides him by cheating on him with her ex Lorenzo swears off relationships for a while, if not forever.
Until Fate steps in.
Unable to fight the incredible pull he feels to Olivia, a girl who was supposed to be just a meaningless one night stand, Lorenzo gives into his heart. But only after making one thing utterly clear. He will not deal with any exe’s or other men in her life. Period.
She’s not that person anymore.
For too long Olivia Romero shamefully put up with an manipulative and overly controlling boyfriend. So when fate pairs her up with the gorgeous but intense Air Force pilot she’s ready to stand her ground. Cutting all ties with her ex is no sacrifice for Olivia. It’s why she willingly complies with Lorenzo’s uncompromising stipulation.
As their relationship intensifies so do Lorenzo’s suspicions about any man in her life. Determined to not be that weak girl anymore, Olivia demands to be trusted. Despite how vehement her new boyfriend can be, her diligence seems to be working.
But when an unforeseen crisis arises Olivia is forced to make a decision. A decision she knows in Lorenzo’s jaded and suspicious mind could be unforgivable.
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About Elizabeth Reyes
Award winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (MORENO BROTHERS #1) in 2010 she has since published seven more in that series, FOREVER YOURS, SWEET SOFIE, WHEN YOU WERE MINE, ALWAYS BEEN MINE, ROMERO, MAKING YOU MINE, and TANGLED with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She’s also published a second series, 5th Street which includes, NOAH, GIO, HECTOR, ABEL. FELIX. Her Moreno Brother’s spinoff series FATE includes FATE, BREAKING BRANDON, SUSPICIOUS MINDS and AGAIN (Sydney’s story). Her debut traditionally published title is DESERT HEAT and her latest release is her first ever three part romance serial DEFINING LOVE.
When she’s not writing (which is rare) she spends as much time as she can with her husband of almost twenty-one years, two young adult children, her Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat named Tyson.