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Book Review: ‘Island Affair’ by Priscilla Oliveras

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Thank you @kensingtonbooks & @bookishfirst for my gifted copy of ‘Island Affair‘ by Priscilla Oliveras! (pub date 4/28)

Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic & dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé.

Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, & his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he & Sara have memorized their “how we met” story & are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips…sharing secrets, & slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their island romance last or fade with the stunning sunset?

These days there seem to be social media influencers as a main character in many books, which is always interesting to read about. Do you think years from now readers will say “What’s an influencer?” I do!

Island Affair‘ is an atmospheric, quick-read, rom-com, chic-lit at heart, but also deals with a sensitive subject: eating disorders. The book has well-developed characters & is pretty descriptive without being overly pushy with details. This is book one in Oliveras ‘Keys to Love’ series. She actually has several contemporary romance books with Latinx main characters.

Island Affair‘ is an overall fun read & as the weather is getting warmer, this would make a fantastic beach/poolside read! You can pretend YOU are reading it in the Keys as well since most of us won’t be traveling anywhere any time soon! Click HERE to look for this book & others at an independent bookstore using BookStoreLink.

QOTD: What is your most anticipated romance/rom-com new release or recently released book? Leave a comment.

And as always: stay home, stay safe, stay sane. Now go wash your hands!

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