From award-winning author Adriana Herrera comes a novel hailed as one of Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Romance Novels of 2019 and a TODAY Show Hot Summer Read.
“A fresh and vital new voice in romance.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[Adriana Herrera] is writing some of my favorite Afro-Latinx characters and giving us beautiful love stories along the way.”—New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo
“[Herrera] excels at creating the kind of rich emotional connections between her protagonists that romance readers will find irresistible.”—Booklist, starred review
No one ever said big dreams come easy
For Nesto Vasquez, moving his Afro-Caribbean food truck from New York City to the wilds of Upstate New York is a huge gamble. If it works? He’ll be a big fish in a little pond. If it doesn’t? He’ll have to give up the hustle and return to the day job he hates. He’s got six months to make it happen—the last thing he needs is a distraction.
Jude Fuller is proud of the life he’s built on the banks of Cayuga Lake. He has a job he loves and good friends. It’s safe. It’s quiet. And it’s damn lonely. Until he tries Ithaca’s most-talked-about new lunch spot and works up the courage to flirt with the handsome owner. Soon he can’t get enough—of Nesto’s food or of Nesto. For the first time in his life, Jude can finally taste the kind of happiness that’s always been just out of reach.
An opportunity too good to pass up could mean a way to stay together and an incredible future for them both...if Nesto can remember happiness isn’t always measured by business success. And if Jude can overcome his past and trust his man will never let him down.
Book 1: American Dreamer
Book 2: American Fairytale
Book 3: American Love Story
Book 4: American Sweethearts
Book 5: American Christmas
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As a cis-gender woman, I didn’t have high expectations for “American Dreamer” - and it blew me away! The love story was sweet without being saccharine, the sex was all kinds of steamy, and the social relevance (the value of a multicultural society, the immeasurable impact of a family that supports a gay son - or doesn’t, and the importance of trust) are presented without a lecture. I was far outside my comfort zone here but was never made to feel unwanted. I’m thrilled that the characters will continue in Camilo’s story, because I’ve fallen in love with all of them and don’t want to lose them... plus now I’m hungry. Where’s a food truck?
This was an immediately absorbing, romantic, and deliciously satisfying read. The characters are well drawn and both their strengths and their challenges are relatable and compelling. Halfway through the book I went and preordered Herrera’s next release, and am now waiting impatiently but happily.