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Booklist’s Top 10 Romance Debuts
A 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist
From the USA Today bestselling author of Island Affair comes the story of three dazzling sisters brimming with talent, ambition—and passion—in a warm-hearted, sexy new series filled with Latinx culture, family drama, and women pursuing their dreams against all odds. Fans of The Worst Best Man by Mia Sosa, Well Met by Jen DeLuca, and You Had Me At Hola by Alexis Daria.
Ad executive Tomás Garcia shouldn't even be thinking about his daughter’s alluring dance teacher, Yazmine Fernandez. Burned by a shattering divorce, he's laser-focused on his career—and giving his young daughter, Maria, the secure home she deserves. Plus, he's certain that with her talent, Yaz will be leaving Chicago and heading back to Broadway as soon as she can. But Yaz's generous spirit and caring concern are sparking a desire Tomás can't resist—and doesn't want to let go . . .
For Yaz, good-looking workaholics like Tomás simply can't be part of her life ever again. She owes it to herself to get back her confidence and fulfill the dreams her papá could not. She's glad to spend time with Maria—and taste the family life she feels she can never have. And she’s sure that she and Tomás can keep their attraction under control because there's so much at stake. But each unexpected intimacy, each self-revelation, makes the fire between them grow hotter with every step—and every risk to their hearts . . .
“Page-turning plot, great characters, a sparkling debut!”
—Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
“Priscilla Oliveras writes about families and love with warmth and charm. If you love nuanced characters and big emotions, read her books.”
—HelenKay Dimon, author of The Secret She Keeps
“Warm and witty, this wonderful debut novel from Priscilla Oliveras celebrates the best of love and family. Looking forward to more from this fabulous author!”
—Shirley Jump, New York Times bestselling author
Oliveras's outstanding debut tangles romance into family life in present-day Oakton, Ill. Dancer and teacher Yazmine Fernandez left Broadway behind to care for her ailing father, Reynaldo. Single father Tom s Garcias and his young daughter, Maria, struggle to balance Tom s's advertising career with Maria's needs. Tom s is sure romantic love does not exist and is convinced his impulsive attraction to Yaz is a mistake. Though strongly attracted to Tom s in return, Yaz is still smarting from betrayal in New York and feels her duty to her father comes first. However, they inevitably draw closer as Yaz helps with Maria's childcare and Tom s supports Yaz through her father's illness. Helping each other leads them to reconsider their narrow ideas of the future, and to find love together. The realistic, multifaceted characters have interesting nuances, and Oliveras never stoops to employing contrived misunderstandings, instead creating real obstacles with meaning and depth. Moving familial relationships and splashes of Puerto Rican culture round out this splendid contemporary and bode well for the future of the series.
Love the book did not like the ending
I love the entire book and I was wrapped in since I started reading. I love the relationship development between the two main characters. I know that this series follows each of the sister but I wish the end of Yaz story would show more of her life and her relationship and not jump to the second book. But def would recommend. Loved the Spanish dialogue that was sprinkled throughout. It made me think of my family and my siblings. This book legit made me cry and I finished it in a night though I’d started at a bit beforehand
It was very much a slow burn story. The characters were like able especially papi (v wholesome) and the writing was good. The Spanish sprinkled in was cringe and sometimes the dialogue was awkward. Other than that it was a decent read. I hate the fact that they got the happy ending and we didn’t get to see it outside of the end of the last chapter. I loved the tension between Yaz and Tomás though that was a really great aspect of the book.
Her Perfect Partner
Good book, loved the characters!