“Hot, heartwarming, and hilarious...This is a knockout.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
Award-winning, highly-acclaimed author Adriana Herrera delivers the sexy, modern enemies-to-lovers romance you’ve been waiting for.
Starting over is more about who you’re with than where you live…
Julia del Mar Ortiz is not having the best year.
She moved to Dallas with her boyfriend, who ended up ditching her and running back to New York after only a few weeks. Left with a massive—by NYC standards, anyway—apartment and a car lease in the scorching Texas heat, Julia is struggling…except that’s not completely true. Running the charitable foundation of one of the most iconic high fashion department stores in the world is serious #lifegoals.
It’s more than enough to make her want to stick it out down South.
The only monkey wrench in Julia’s plans is the blue-eyed, smart-mouthed consultant the store hired to take them public. Fellow New Yorker Rocco Quinn’s first order of business? Putting Julia’s job on the chopping block.
When Julia is tasked with making sure Rocco sees how valuable the programs she runs are, she’s caught between a rock and a very hard set of abs. Because Rocco Quinn is almost impossible to hate—and even harder to resist.
Dating in Dallas
Book 1: Here to Stay
Book 2: On the Hustle
Book 1: American Dreamer
Book 2: American Fairytale
Book 3: American Love Story
Book 4: American Sweethearts
Book 5: American Christmas
Book 1: One Week to Claim It All
Book 2: Just for the Holidays
Book 1: A Caribbean Heiress in Paris
Dancing between hot, heartwarming, and hilarious, this socially conscious enemies-to-lovers romance from Herrera (the Dreamers series) celebrates Latinx family and friendship, with a dash of N.Y.C. pride thrown in. The relationship that motivated Puerto Rican-Dominican Julia del Mar Ortiz to move from Queens, N.Y., to Dallas, Tex., went bust when her boyfriend ditched her, but being man-free leaves Julia the time to focus on her dream job of running the charitable foundation of high fashion company Sturm. But then Sturm hires a fellow displaced New Yorker, Irish-Italian consultant Rocco Quinn, to help it go public, and Julia's department may be on the chopping block. When Julia starts the Gotham Exiles Club to build her Texas social circle, she doesn't expect Rocco to join and she's even less prepared to discover he has a social conscience, a difficult family history, and his own moral conflicts with the job he's been asked to do. Their sensual slow-burn romance takes center stage, but readers will also love how much space Herrera devotes to Julia's satisfaction in helping immigrant families thrive, the supportive friendships that keep the couple on track, and the playful family dynamics. This is a knockout.