Nochebuena. One Party. Nine Happily Ever Afters.
It's Christmas Eve in New York City, when anything is possible. For these couples, it's the season to find true love. From second chances, big leaps, missed connections, and reconnections, this charming collection celebrates the spirit of the holidays and delivers nine perfect HEAs.
From seven acclaimed and bestselling Latina authors—Zoey Castile, Alexis Daria, Adriana Herrera, Diana Muñoz Stewart, Priscilla Oliveras, Sabrina Sol, and Mia Sosa—comes a holiday romance collection like never before.
Make the Yuletide Gay • Adriana Herrera
After a string of broken engagements, an international Latin Pop Star finds love in her sexy and constant manager. Days before her big live holiday special, Vivi wonders if the woman of her dreams could finally be hers.
Only Yours • Sabrina Sol
The Mayor of New York embarks on a Christmas Eve search to find the woman he loves before she gets away.
Meet Me Under the Mistletoe • Priscilla Oliveras
Challenged by his friends to find a plus one to Nochebuena dinner or else, widower Hector Gutierrez isn't sure he's still got any good moves left. That is until he strikes the right chord with his son's music teacher, Cristina.
All I Want for Nochebuena • Alexis Daria
When sparks fly between adult film stars Honey and Julie, Honey must work up the courage to invite Julie to her family's holiday party or risk losing what she really wants for Nochebuena—a chance at true love.
Santa's Eager Little Helper • Mia Sosa
Sarita's plan to confess her crush on a coworker goes awry when she's tasked with playing the Sexy Elf to his grumpy Santa. Will she seize the opportunity to make Carlos's naughty list, or will she spend another Nochebuena alone?
The Nochebuena Dating Dare • Diana Muñoz Stewart
Eneida Lucero takes a second chance on love with the handsome musical director at her school—even if it means causing some Nochebuena drama with her ex-husband and familia.
Love in Spanglish • Zoey Castile
A heartbroken romance writer gets snowed in with a novel-worthy hero who may just make her believe in love again.
To Us, You Are Perfect • Alexis Daria & Adriana Herrera
Newlyweds Pasquale and Yamilette's Christmas is just short of perfect. The missing piece is their best friend Marcelo, who has loved them from afar for years. This Nochebuena, they'll finally complete their happily ever after.
The Great Holiday Escape • Zoey Castile
Gigi is always on the hustle, making sure her little sister has everything she needs including a big Christmas Eve fiesta with all their friends and family. That night, Gigi receives an all-expenses-paid trip to a luxe South Beach weekend where not one, but two beautiful strangers steal her heart.
A successful and unique collection!
I pre-ordered Amor Actually when @prisoliveras posted about it last month. It sounded perfect: diverse romance authors and a title related to one of my favorite Christmas movies.
I’m embarrassed to say that it took me until the second to last story to realize that each author’s contribution was specifically connected to one of the stories in the movie Love, Actually. Once I figured it out, I looked back and saw the similarities. My mind was blown, even if I was a bit slow on the uptake.
The different ways the authors reimagined the plot lines was really cool to see. The stories covered a very wide range; some were much steamier than I usually prefer to read. But that just means there’s something in this collection for every romance reader.
I was moved by the issues explored in several of the stories, and all of selections delivered Christmas romance, albeit in very different ways. Not surprisingly, I loved Priscilla Oliveras’ contribution, “Meet Me Under the Mistletoe.” She is great at writing romantic tension, and both of her characters were so likable and sympathetic. I have read several of her books and enjoyed them.
The other authors in the collection were new to me. A standout was Zoey Castile’s “Love in Spanglish”; the writing style struck me with its eloquence. I looked up her bio only to discover that as Zoraida Córdova she wrote The Inheritance of Orquídea Divina, a popular new release this year. I will be adding that to my 2022 TBR because I would like to read more from her.
All of the stories celebrated the joys of connections and relationships. The focus was on romance but also on friendship, family, and cultural traditions. Interestingly, even in such short stories, I felt I got to know the characters and they had more depth than the characters in the longer Christmas romances I’ve read this year. Even if some of the stories were way out of my normal comfort zone, this collection will probably be the standout of all my 2021 Christmas romance reads because it was unique and actually captured my emotions.
Five chili peppers
Hot. Love holiday romance.