Hello book friends, welcome back to booksnbites!! Or maybe I should be welcoming myself back since it’s been a while and life has been absolutely insane. I’m here though, and I’m bringing you a stop on the blog tour for a fabulous new enemy to lovers contemporary romance called Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera. Be prepared for some amazingly steamy scenes, to laugh, and to have your heart melt!
Title: Here to Stay
Author: Adriana Herrera
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Imprint: Carina Press
On-Sale: August 25, 2020
Format: Ebook (Trade Paperback & Audiobook formats also available!)
Ebook ISBN: 9780369700926
Ebook Price: $3.99 USD
Book Description: “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.
Buy Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera
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About Adriana Herrera
Adriana was born and raised in the Caribbean, but for the last fifteen years has let her job (and her spouse) take her all over the world. She loves writing stories about people who look and sound like her people, getting unapologetic happy endings.
When she’s not dreaming up love stories, planning logistically complex vacations with her family or hunting for discount Broadway tickets, she’s a trauma therapist in New York City, working with survivors of domestic and sexual violence.
Her Dreamers series has received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly and Booklist and has been featured in The TODAY Show on NBC, Entertainment Weekly, NPR, Library Journal and The Washington Post. Her debut, American Dreamer, was selected as one of Booklist’s ‘Best Romance Debuts of 2019’, and one of the ‘Top 10 Romances of 2019’ by Entertainment Weekly. Her third novel, American Love Story, was one of the winners in the first annual Ripped Bodice Award for Excellence in Romantic Fiction. Adriana is an outspoken advocate for diversity in romance and has written for Remezcla and Bustle about Own Voices in the genre. She’s one of the co-creators of the Queer Romance PoC Collective. Represented by Taylor Haggerty at Root Literary.
Connect with Adriana Herrera
My Review –
I absolutely devoured Here to Stay by Adriana Herrera, practically a one sitting book for me and that says a lot. This book was so much more than a cute romance story, it has themes of immigrants rights and child therapy for assistance with tough home lives, among other pertinent struggles in our current world. The characters are likeable, dynamic and so much fun to read! I really enjoyed how much spanish language was used in the book, being bilingual with Spanish as my second language it was a blast to get to read tidbits and understand. That really elevated the level of the story.
I felt that the plot development was extremely strong, and I would love to see an additional book in to make it a series with the main characters or even one of the secondary characters. I love Adriana’s writing style as it flows just like a good conversation. I will definitely be adding Adriana Herrera to my auto-read list of authors and very much look forward to her future books! If you want a fun, cute romance with substance you have to read Here to Stay!
Thank you so much to Carina Press and NetGalley for the opportunity to read and review this book! I love to participate and share great books!
Until next time my friends…
Positive Vibes & Happy Reading!